FoodKeeper is a new app designed by the USDA to help consumers prevent food waste, save money, and ensure food safety. Now available on Android or Apple. More information is available in this FoodSafety.gov blog article announcing the apps release on April 1, 2015: http://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/2015/04/FoodKeeper-application.html
Tips for identifying–and avoiding!–pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, direct from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Read the full Fact Sheet.
There are tons of health, fitness, and wellness apps on the market, so it can be hard to decide which ones might be the best. To help people, the University of Utah Health Care system has compiled a list of basic mobile health apps suggested by their health professionals. Many of the apps are free and available for both iOS and Android devices.
Visit the site to check out the list: U-Bar Apps
Newport reexamines the claim that following your passion is good advice and writes about strategies that have helped others turn hard work into rewarding and compelling careers.
Read the Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport (2012)
Includes chapters on a range of retirement topics, including information on spending plans, working part-time, and relocating.
Read the Book: Pre- & post-Retirement Tips for Librarians Edited by Carol Smallwood (2012)
The author discusses the differences between fixed and growth mindsets and offers strategies for being more open to change.
Read the Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (2006)
Penman’s book provides a four week program to help you develop and put into practice mindfulness techniques to enhance creativity, problem solving, and decision making.
Read the Book: Mindfulness for Creativity: Adapt, Create, and Thrive in a Frantic World by Danny Penman (2015)
Pantry provides information about conflict resolution skills and defining a healthy working environment.
Read the Book: Managing Stress and Conflict in Libraries by Sheila Pantry (2013)
This book, applicable to all types of librarians, includes chapters on a range of topics, including dealing with difficult patrons, burnout, and physical and mental health.
Read the Book: Job Stress and the Librarian: Coping Strategies from the Professionals Edited by Carol Smallwood & Linda Burkey Wade (2013)
In this revised edition, Allen revisits his original 2001 book and writes about skills needed to master workflows, project planning, and stress-free work.
Read the Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (2015)