Judging by all the stories that came out from the #MeToo movement, it’s safe to say women aren’t always treated nicely, or fairly, in the office. But, in case you missed it, a new study suggests not all that bad behavior they are experiencing is coming from men.
A study by the University of Arizona reveals that women in the workforce actually deal with more uncivil and rude behavior from other women than they do from men. Yes, it’s true men are mostly responsible for the sexual harassment women experience, but when it comes to overall incivility and rudeness, women are more to blame.
The study, which questioned women at three colleges, finds such women-to-women bad behavior can be the result of females who are more assertive and opinionated on the job, which is usually not the norm, getting unfriendly treatment from other women.
And employers can indeed lose female employees because of bad treatment at work. In fact, such rudeness can cost an employer about $14,000 per employee, especially since it usually results in high turnover rates, causing the need to train employees. The cost can also be chalked up to possible legal claims due to mistreatment.
The days are longer and we’re all enjoying a little more spring sunshine, so that means summer is right around the corner. And while enjoying the warm weather and splashing around in the water, you’ll need a cool pool float to hang out on.
Some folks will be floating on a pizza slice, an avocado, or a unicorn, and those are great and all, but there’s a new trendy water accessory this year and this one is just for the grown-ups. Get ready for the Inflatable Hunk Pool Ring Float. He has muscley arms, a cute smile, six-pack abs, and he’ll even hold your drink, all for just $29.
Amazon shoppers have been happy with this inflatable hunk float. Some shoppers have even named theirs, “Chad” and “Stavros,” but you can call your blow up hunk anything you like. And the best part, when you’re finished with him, you can deflate him and stick him in your beach bag until you’re ready for him again.
Life is stressful, but it turns out, one of the most rewarding ways to manage stress is to own a pet. Studies have shown pet owners have “lower heart rates and blood pressure levels and reacted better to psychological and physical stress and recovered faster from those stresses.” And these are the dog breeds with the most soothing power.
- Chihuahuas - These little guys are less than six pounds and pretty low maintenance because they don’t require much exercise and just need a sweater when it gets chilly. A chihuahua will shower you with attention and distract you from life’s stresses.
- Cocker Spaniels - These dogs are fluffy, sweet and child-friendly and Animal Planet says this breed is also good at connecting with kids dealing with mental health or emotional challenges, so stress doesn’t stand a chance.
- Corgis - According to the American Kennel Club, they’re obedient and loyal “without being needy.” And the fact they’re quick to bond with humans makes them great companion dogs for nursing home residents and people with disabilities, too.
- Dachshunds - It’s easy to ease anxiety with a playful and affectionate wiener dog.
- French Bulldogs - When you’re loving on a squishy-faced Frenchie, how could anything be wrong?
- Golden or Labrador Retrievers - Labs and Goldens are the most popular therapy, guide and rescue dogs. They’re really smart and easy to train and a joy to be around with their happy temperaments.
- Greyhounds - These gentle giants can sprint up to 35-miles per hour, but they like to lie around a lot. These dogs rarely bark and are known for being really sweet and you can’t stay stressed when a greyhound “hugs” its hundred-pound body against your legs.
- Saint Bernards - These massive teddy bears can grow to 180-pounds, but they’re not that active and only require moderate exercise. And with their soulful eyes and calm demeanors, you’ll feel more zen around them.
- Yorkies - A Yorkie became the first-ever therapy dog after Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic took one with him on rounds to see injured naval officers during World War II and the Yorkie lifted their spirits so much. Plus these pups are tight with their owners and you can take them anywhere thanks to their tiny size.
Thanks to smartphones and devices, we’re connected all the time these days, but it’s still easy to lose touch with friends and loved ones when life gets busy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Show your besties you’re thinking of them with these old-fashioned ways to communicate and stay connected.
- Invite friends over, just because - We don’t need an occasion to have a get-together, so don’t wait for a reason to invite your besties over.
- Mail a hand-written note - Taking the time to write out a short note and mail it to a friend will make her day and it’ll really stand out from the rushed way we typically text to communicate.
- Call - How long has it been since you heard your friend’s voice? Too long, so pick up the phone and tell her that.
- Show up unannounced at your buddy’s house - She’ll probably be shocked for a minute, but then she’ll most likely be thrilled to see your face at her door. Bonus if you arrive with cupcakes, wine, or both.
- Send a care package - If you can’t show up at your friend’s house for a visit, surprise her with a good old-fashioned care package. She’ll love coming home to find a box from you in the mail filled with goodies and love. Maybe you’ll even get lucky and she’ll send one to you!