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Career Series 4: The Federal Bonding Program—What It Is and How to Benefit from It

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What are Fidelity Bonds? Fidelity bonds are a type of insurance for employers that covers dishonest acts of new employees within the first six months of employment. These bonds cover theft, forgery, larceny, embezzlement, and other acts of employee dishonesty. Fidelity bonds are purchased by companies due to state requirements or to provide peace of [...]

Create Healthy Habits Post Incarceration

Habits set the pattern for your life. Habits are the things you do every day without thinking about it, so developing good habits is the key to setting yourself up for success. Developing new habits takes repetition, so after a few weeks of persistence your new habits will be second nature. Here are some healthy [...]

How to Set New Year’s Resolutions and Stick to Them

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For many people, the beginning of a new year signifies a blank slate and a chance to start fresh. Some like to set a resolution at the beginning of each year of things they would like to change or improve throughout the coming year. The most popular resolutions typically involve self-improvement such as to lose [...]

Overcoming Winter Blues

What are Winter Blues? As the days become shorter and there are less daylight hours, you may find yourself feeling down. Approximately five percent of Americans face seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. Even if you do not face SAD, it is still very common [...]

How to Reconnect with Your Community Post-incarceration

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After incarceration, you may reenter your community to realize you’ve lost that sense of connection to your town. Depending on the length of your incarceration, a lot may have changed within your community, and you may feel like an outsider. Luckily, there are ways to rebuild that connection such as clubs, volunteering, and meetup groups. [...]

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

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Gratitude is one of the most positive emotions you can feel, and it comes from being grateful for all that you have no matter how big or small. Gratitude can overpower negative emotions and induce positivity into your life. When you are grateful for what you already have, you open the door for more good [...]

Stress Awareness Day: Tips for Managing Stress

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What is stress? Stress is normal, and nearly everyone gets stressed at one point or another. Prolonged stress, however, can create a large mental strain that negatively affects your well-being. Excessive stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and panic attacks as well as physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, weakened immune system, and trouble [...]

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