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Living Well(ness) By Mercedes Holmen

A Financial Poise column committed to sharing how health, wellness, and beauty impact your bottom line.

Unemployment and Depression

Sacrificing for Service: Military Spouses Can Break Free from Unemployment and Depression

How Unemployment and Depression Affect Military Spouses Everyone knows that people get down in the dumps when they are out of work, but did you know the “out-of-work-blues” can become full-blown depression that often requires medication to resolve? Unemployment and depression have strong ties. While recent unemployment rates for the United States hover around 4.1 […]


beauty bias

Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your Career

Beauty Bias: The Ugly Truth Right or wrong, the reality is that when you put your best face forward, it positively impacts your bottom line. While being too pretty backfires and results in the “bimbo effect,” research shows that 84% of managers operate under beauty bias. Most perceive younger-looking workers as “more tech-savvy, cheaper, and […]


sleep and finances

Did You Know? The Relationship Between Sleep and Finances is Stronger than You Thought

Getting Enough Sleep and Finances that Add Up Makes Good Sense Everyone has heard the term “beauty rest,” and it is common knowledge that sleep deprivation speeds up the aging process. But did you know that there is also a correlation between your sleep and finances? What if I told you that getting just one […]


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