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We all know there are certain dos and don’ts when it comes to office etiquette although managers and employees don't seem to agree on what they see as the biggest offenses.

A new poll by AccounTemps finds that senior managers say running late or missing meetings is the most common breach of business etiquette committed by staffers (34%), followed by not responding to calls or emails in a timely manner (26%), and gossiping about co-workers (23%). But when you ask workers, they say the most common offense is talking about colleagues (24%), followed by being distracted during meetings (18%), and not responding to work communication in a timely fashion (17%).

Regardless of which offense you find to be the biggest breach, the study suggest workers would benefit from being more courteous to their coworkers. In fact, 65% of managers and 46% of workers say such common courtesy can lead to career advancement.

But advancing in the company doesn’t necessarily mean those folks will keep their good office manners. The study finds that while 61% of leaders say professionals become more courteous as they advance, 48% of employees say politeness actually declines with career advancement. 

Source: Accountemps


High school and college kids across the country are either already out of school, or will be in a matter of weeks, which means more teens will be on the road than ever before, which, according to data, can be very dangerous.

The AAA reveals that summer can be the deadliest time on the road, and teens are particularly to blame. In fact, in 2016, during what’s called the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving teens. Just how high is that number? Well, that translates to about 10 people a day, or an increase of 14% compared to the rest of the year.

Speed and driving at night are the two biggest factors when it comes to teen accidents during the summer months. Overall, 36% of all motor vehicle fatalities involving a teen driver occurred between 9 pm and 5 am, with teen drivers responsible for 10% of all nighttime crash fatalities. What’s more, as compared to the rest of the year, those 100 Deadliest Days saw a 22% increase in average number of nighttime crashes involving teen drivers.

As for speed, 10% of all speed-related fatalities involved a teen driver, while 29% of all motor vehicle deaths involving a teen driver were speed-related.

Source: AAA


For some, there’s nothing more relaxing and serene than a long soak in a tub. Add in a bath bomb and you’ve got spa-worthy self-care. Bath bombs are pretty to look at, come in amazing fragrances, and make all your senses happy in the bath. But what if you live in a tiny apartment without a bathtub, or you’re just one of those people who despises taking a bath? For those folks - they make shower bombs.

Shower bombs work like bath bombs, they’re little tablets, sometimes called shower steamers or shower fizzies and you just place one on the floor of the shower and let it work its magic. When the water hits it, it releases fragrant and relaxing essential oils that upgrade your shower experience.

You can get shower bombs all over at places like Bath & Body Works and there are varieties that focus on stress relief, sleep, or energy, among others. Baths aren’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this aromatherapy experience.

Source: PureWow


When we’re lucky enough to come across someone who’s lived a long life and is still around to tell us about it, we like to know the secret to their success. And for Madeline Dye, a 106-year-old woman in the UK, she says the key to longevity is single life.

Dye was born in 1912 and was a bookbinder until she retired, and in her many years on Earth, one thing she’s never had is a boyfriend. So the 106-year-old says she’s enjoyed a long life because she “avoided the stresses” that can come with relationships and marriages.

According to Dye’s niece, Diana Heaton, her aunt didn’t even live in a nursing home until she had a bad fall at 103. She has always been independent and still walks without a cane now. Dye gets herself dressed and hangs out and socializes with other residents in the common room Heaton says she’s never lost her great sense of humor.

“Whenever anyone asks her about her past romances or if she has a husband, she says, ‘I’ve never had one, that’s why I’m this age’” Heaton explains. But Dye’s long life could also have something to do with the daily two-mile walk she took to work, up a steep hill, which she did a couple times a day.

Source: New York Post

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