HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict HD42.G33 2017


Having a hard time dealing with conflict? Want to learn some strategies to cope? This book is filled with scenarios and suggestions of how to deal with conflict. Learn the process to prepare you for that conversation. Learn how to assess a situation, find your way of dealing with the conflict, and come to a resolution.


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Long Live the King!!!


Every August, Elvis Presley fans gather in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate the music, movies and legacy of the King of Rock & Roll.  This celebration is appropriately labeled “Elvis Week.”  This year the pilgrimage began on August 9th and runs through August 17th.  Today, August 16th, marks the 42nd anniversary of his death and the activities range from tours leaving Graceland to Tupelo Mississippi (his boyhood home), “Meet n Greets” with tribute artists, 5K run, concerts, and much, much more.  One thing is for sure, you will need to be prepared for traffic and crowds as approximately 35,000 people are expected to visit Graceland during the week.  To help navigate the activities and to enhance your experience, download the app and start enjoying the festivities.  Continue reading

The Ending Acts of World War II

74 years ago this summer, the world was still at war. Victory in Europe took place in early May, but the war in the Pacific threatened to continue for some time. With the capture of Okinawa in June 1945, the Allied forces were within striking distance of the home islands of Japan. Tremendous losses of Allied service personnel and citizens of Japan were anticipated when Japan itself was invaded. An alternative to physical invasion of the home islands presented itself in mid-July, when the scientists involved in the top-secret Manhattan Project successfully detonated the first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert.

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National S’mores Day

Image result for national s'mores dayAugust 10th is National S’mores day! Campfires are fun and good and it doesn’t take much to make s’mores when you have a roaring fire. What happens, though, if you don’t have a fire? Or it’s raining? Or you just have this undying craving for s’mores in the winter? Never fear, there are so many ways to prep your s’mores. Chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallows can be combined in various ways to include brownies, cake, and even cookies. Continue reading

Sister’s Day

All siblings have their arguments, but deep down sisters are forever.  Sisters are with you through thick and thin, laughing with you during the good times, and crying with you during the bad.  They can even make you a little crazy at times. For many of us, a sister is one of the most important people in our lives. Continue reading

National Wellness Month

Live Love Spa founded National Wellness Month in 2018 to promote community, connection, and commerce in the Wellness industry. National Wellness Month inspires consumers to focus on wellness and provides a platform for wellness companies to highlight their services and benefits.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Wellness Month to be observed annually in August.

All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. We encourage you to create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!  Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.

Here are some tips to try this month:

  • Keep a journal to help you process your feelings and thoughts.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables that will make you feel better.
  • Enjoy music that is uplifting and makes you feel good.
  • Our bodies are about 60% water, so stay hydrated.
  • Make sure you take time to do some form of meditation.
  • Make time to hang out with friends and family.
  • Go watch the sunrise or sunset and enjoy nature.
  • Participate in at least one physical activity a day.

If you are looking for even more ideas, this healthy women blog has tips that apply to both men and women.




Celebrate Paperback Book Day

On this date in 1935 Sir Allen Lane published Andre Maurois’s Ariel, a biography of Percy Shelley. What made this publication date memorable was that it was the first paperback edition by an established British publishing house (Penguin). The book trade, as one can understand, was against Penguin beginning to make paperbacks available because of the competition to the hardbound format. But SO many readers have benefitted from being able to own books that we otherwise would not have been able to afford.

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Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal Review


Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal (MLTJ), covers various topics in medicine. Articles on MRI scans, therapy, and reconstructions are part of this journal. It is designed to allow those studying sports medicine to gather a better understanding of the functions of the muscles. It is peer reviewed with articles that provide researchers with a more in-depth analysis of these topics. There are other interesting topics such as: instrumental musicians and posture issues, analysis of fatigue resistance for rotator muscles for ball players, and in vitro studies.

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