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Spring 2018 Catalog Now Released

Stephanie Bachman on Dec 8, 2017 8:19:00 AM

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Christmas is a time of thick creamy fudge, gold and red glimmering tinsel, and compassionate and festive moods. It is also a time of transition, as we prep up for the cold winter by donning puffy coats, wool socks, and a resignation that the roads will be snow-coated frequently for at least the next three or four months.

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6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Stephanie Bachman on Nov 10, 2017 3:06:22 PM

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Amidst the holiday glitter of silver snow, pine wreathes decorated on every door, and the scents of peppermint and hot cider, you may notice that you tend to fall into a sad slump as the days become shorter and sunlight fades away earlier than we'd like it to.

The winter blues, however, can be a symptom of Seasonal Affective Disorder (aptly abbreviated as SAD), which affects 4-6% of people and mildly affects about 10-20% others each winter, according to the American Family Physician website.

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The Familiarity Principle: So You Want Your Kid to Attend College

Stephanie Bachman on Nov 3, 2017 4:58:36 PM

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When I was in grade school, my family's restaurant of choice was Perkins. Each month, my family would hoard into the diner-like eatery and order a tableful of pancakes sopping in butter, cheesy omelets, and sugar-loaded pies regardless of the time of day. Specifically, I would order Teddy Bear Pancakes, which came out of the kitchen doused in whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and warm chocolate syrup.

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Why Demand For CNAs Is Increasing—And What You Should Do About It

Stephanie Bachman on Oct 27, 2017 4:53:02 PM

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As Pocatello is recognized by Forbes as a “Best Small Place for Business”, it is only natural for it be chock-full of companies that continue sprouting along the Portneuf Valley. These businesses range from décor boutiques to handcrafted sandwich shops to gritty mechanic stops—and of course, health care agencies.

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Soft Skills: What Employers Really Want From The Incoming Workforce

Stephanie Bachman on Oct 20, 2017 2:46:12 PM

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Besides hard skills, what other issue adds to the dreaded skills gap crisis between employers and employees?

The exact opposite of hard skills—soft skills, which are attributes that employees seek in candidates and a term that sends said candidates to their smartphone dictionary app.

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Festive and Frightful Halloween Events this Fall

Stephanie Bachman on Oct 13, 2017 9:22:00 AM

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 “Listen...With faint dry sound, like steps of passing ghosts, the leaves, frost crisp'd, break free from the trees and fall.”  —Adelaide Crapsey

Halloween is filled with the sweet tang of caramel green apples, the gunky innards of pumpkin guts, and the eerie frost that lines our window panels in the dark hours of a crisp morning. For many of us, Halloween is a holiday well associated with scents, flavors, and sensations of both the physical and the mental kind

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November 11's Princess Tea Party: The Tale of the Princesses and the Somni Sunflower

Stephanie Bachman on Oct 6, 2017 9:33:00 AM

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In a land of Juniper trees and sagebrush-scented air, there lived a witch with silvery cobwebs for hair. She lived above a growing village called Pocatello in an abandoned shack that creaked from the harsh wind. Her garden often swelled with rotted pumpkins, buck-toothed, savage rats, and  purple-headed thistle weeds infested with squirming centipedes.

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Readers' Input Wanted

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 29, 2017 3:15:49 PM

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Hello Readers!

We at CEWT love providing educational tidbits in our blogs to help you increase your skills in workforce training as well as creative endeavors. Because of this, we are interested in hearing your personal feedback about the blog and types of topics we write about.

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The Origins of Sugar Skull Facepaint: Day of the Dead

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 22, 2017 9:36:00 AM

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For much of America, Halloween is a time for bags of candy, elaborate and creative costumes, and eerie tales and activities that pair off with the crisp autumn weather to bring each town a creepy package of spooky holiday spirit. Many might know that Halloween is descended from the holiday All Hallow's Eve, a Celtic festivities holiday in which the Celts believed the veil between the living and the head thinned and interactions beyond the grave were more likely.

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Small Businesses Under Big Risks: An Interview with ISU's Director of Public Safety Lewis Eakins

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 15, 2017 8:03:00 AM

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For many people, when they hear of scams and threats attacking businesses, they think of conglomerates like Facebook or Verizon Comunications, data breeches and cyber criminals, and millions of dollars stuffed into patching up the costs that come with these messy situations.

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