With constant technological pings, a heavy workload, an ambitious riding schedule, and a busy social calendar, it’s no wonder you’re always tired and tempted to hit the snooze button every single morning. You’re not alone: A whopping 85 percent of Americans wake up already feeling poorly rested, according to a recent survey. Aiming for eight hours of shuteye is a great start to tame the tiredness, of course, but that’s not always possible. Your daily habits can fill in the energy gaps if you eat a healthy diet, according to Jenna A. Werner, R.D., creator of Happy Slim Healthy. “Food is our fuel. Calories are literally units of energy. When we eat the right foods and the right combinations of foods we are literally fueling our bodies.” Here are seven R.D.-approved eats that will perk you up until you can pencil in more pillow time.[Build a killer midsection in the kitchen for powerful, effortless miles on the road with Eat for Abs!] 1 Avocados … [Read more...] about 7 Energy-Boosting Foods That’ll Perk You Up Better Than a Cup of Coffee
Joyce M. Rosenberg Associated Press Published 7:09 PM EDT Oct 31, 2018 Chris Welles isn’t taking chances with holiday staffing. He’s paying seasonal employees more than last year and offering sports and theater tickets to persuade people to work at his stores. “We’re in a full employment economy in the service industry — especially in the Northeast where life is good and finding people to do retail jobs is a challenge,” says Welles, owner of American Rhino, a clothing retailer with a website and stores in Boston and Nantucket. Welles, who has two open positions, is finding recruiting tougher this year in Boston, where unemployment is under the already low national rate of 3.7 percent. Welles is paying $15 to $16 an hour for his seasonal hires compared with last year’s $12 to $13, a significant increase for a small retailer. He’s also promised baseball tickets and the musical “Hamilton” as incentives for staffers to stay … [Read more...] about Small businesses up the ante in quest for seasonal help
QUESTION: My small business has got bigger over the years and I am keen to reward my loyal workforce with any tax free benefits that are available. Can you tell me what employer benefits are taxable a[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about What workplace perks do I pay tax on?
It's more than just a place to buy toilet paper in bulk. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping Updated 2:07 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Here's a smart reason to buy your next TV at Costco: With all tech purchases at this discount retailer, you get access to an on-call concierge line for free tech support via the phone. No more yelling at the remote the next time your Netflix isn't syncing. less Here's a smart reason to buy your next TV at Costco: With all tech purchases at this discount retailer, you get access to an on-call concierge line for free tech support via the phone. No more yelling at the ... more Photo: PAUL SAKUMA, ASSOCIATED PRESS "You can buy various gift cards at a discount — usually a $100 value for just $79.99," says Matt, the mysterious blogger behind Costco Insider. Look for gift cards for movie theaters, restaurants, entertainment, and more. less "You can buy various gift … [Read more...] about 10 perks of your Costco membership you probably didn’t know about
By Catherine Ho Published 5:00 pm PDT, Monday, September 3, 2018 Camilla Ring, a product specialist at Strava, gets a checkup from Dr. Anju Goel in a conference room at the S.F. firm. Camilla Ring, a product specialist at Strava, gets a checkup from Dr. Anju Goel in a conference room at the S.F. firm. Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Buy photo Heal’s Dr. Anju Goel examines Camilla Ring in a conference room at fitness app maker Srtava, where Ring is a product specialist. Heal’s Dr. Anju Goel examines Camilla Ring in a conference room at fitness app maker Srtava, where Ring is a product specialist. Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Buy photo Camilla Ring has her pulse taken during a doctor visit at work in San Francisco. Heal, a startup that provides doctors who make house calls, is growing by tapping large employers with the … [Read more...] about Latest perk for tech companies: doctor visits at work