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What Scary Movies Can Teach Us
Written by Editor   
Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:38 AM

Everybody knows the fundamental rule of horror survival: when you unexpectedly find yourself up against a monster or crazed slasher, you stick together. Splitting up just makes it easier for the adversary to pick you off one-by-one.  Our profession has long endured the attacks of such crazed slashers, but we don't seem to have learned these lessons.  

A review of the lessons learned from scary movies might help you, and our profession, better learn the basic survival skills.

Horror movie fanatics also know:

  • You don’t go to sleep – remain ever vigilant and it is much more difficult for the monsters to sneak up on you.
  • You avoid the local food and water, flora and fauna, as much as possible – If something looks particularly attractive it just may be a trap!
  • You keep your libido in check, (Slashers hate the amorous) – When you are in a fight for your life, now is NOT the time to think about "other things," see the first rule about vigilance.

Here are some other movie specific lessons for you to ponder:

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Fall in Malpractice Awards, Rise in Malpractice?
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 07:45 AM

In spite of a small jump last year, medical malpractice payments seem to be trending downward, although medical errors remain a major problem, according to a report from the consumer group Public Citizen. The American Medical Association, a longtime critic of the consumer group and its methods, questioned the validity of the report.

Public Citizen said it is troubled by the overall decline in the volume and value of such claims over the last 15 years, because it found no sign that the actual incidence of medical errors is falling. If anything, the group said, "the actual crisis over avoidable medical errors is worse than we ever knew."

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5 Surprising Energy Zappers
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 07:37 AM

1. Bad posture

Sit up straight! And not just because your mother told you too…according to the American Chiropractic Association, your body actually consumes more energy when you’re slouching. Make sure you’re taking breaks to stretch. “When you stretch, you elongate and elasticize your ligaments and muscles and lubricate the joints. Your joints will glide more, which will require less consumption of energy in the muscle.”

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BBB Alerts of Voter Scams
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 06:50 AM

Early voting is in full swing and Election Day is only one week away. But unfortunately, with elections often comes the possibility scams. While politicians are seeking your support, scam artists are busy trying to steal money and identities by pretending to contact you about an election-related issue. 

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers of four common election scams to look out for before casting their vote for the Nov. 4 elections.

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Turning Pro
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Monday, October 27, 2014 04:48 PM

Graduating with a professional degree does not automatically convey professionalism to the recipient of the degree. A graduate degree is only part of the journey to becoming a professional. In fact, most people with graduate degrees never reach the level of being a professional. Becoming a pro is a life-changing transformation that is costly, and most of us cannot bear the cost.

A professional degree does not make a person a professional any more than a self-defense class makes the student a champion fighter. In both cases, the training is the first step in a lifelong journey that requires self-sacrifice, focus, hard training and relentlessness.

Ironically, the ability to turn pro requires nothing external. It is an internal decision to become more: more committed to your life’s work, more consumed with learning and more dedicated to create. When you decide to turn pro, you begin to do the hard things in life, to live life without excuse or alibi. You understand your life’s mission, and your decisions and schedule will change to reflect this.

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