Author Archives: Valerie Hawkins

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Employee Wellness Programs Create Healthy and Happy Employees

Employee wellness. We’ve all heard about it, but what does it really mean and why should you care about it? Research shows when employees participate in wellness programs at work, they feel more energetic, sleep better, and take fewer sick days. Sounds pretty good, right? But who has time to stop in the middle of […]

Book Drive Helps Promote Literacy

Reading is fundamental. Not only is it the name of the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States; it’s also a basic skill many of us take for granted. Studies show reading helps reduce stress and increase tranquility; improve focus and concentration, knowledge, memory, and writing skills; expand vocabulary; and strengthen analytical thinking skills. […]