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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.

using a travel agent to plan a trip

Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip Costs Nothing but Will Improve Everything

Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip is a Necessity Not a Luxury You know taking a vacation is great for your long-term job performance, stress levels, and overall health, and you finally got your spouse to agree to take a trip. But, you google your desired destination and suddenly planning a trip becomes […]


brains and money

Studies Prove Having Both Brains and Money Are Connected

This is Your Brain on…Money. Any Questions? Economists have considered money from every angle for ages, but research in the field of neuroeconomics is relatively new. Neuroeconomics is the study of how humans make decisions using brain activity (neuroscience), economics, and psychology. Researchers use MRI machines to figure out what happens on a biological level […]


appropriate business attire

Science Can Help You Find Appropriate Business Attire to Dress for Success

How to Find Appropriate Business Attire Suit? Dress? Slacks? Skirt? Neutrals? Colors? Don’t get me started on “business casual Friday”! Choosing the appropriate business attire is so time-consuming in our already busy lives. Not many of us are willing to go to the extreme Einstein did to eliminate selecting an outfit from our daily routine […]


benefits of vacation

The Benefits of Vacation are Many- But You Have to Actually Take One

Don’t Underestimate the Benefits of Vacation Are you “too busy” to take a vacation? What if I told you that some of the benefits of vacation include better health and an improved bottom line? Would you take one then? Reducing stress has been proven to have long-lasting health benefits. From lower blood pressure to better […]


health and finances

Does Balancing Your Health and Finances = Wellness?

Wellness is a Daily Journey Your physical and financial well-being add up when you have good nutrition, proper rest and adequate exercise. In fact, study results conducted by researchers at Duke found that low credit scores could be used to predict an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Many people may wonder why this is so, […]


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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