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The Sunday Scaries?

  • MARKETWATCH: The Sunday Scaries are affecting a frightening number of Americans
    • A new survey by LinkedIn found that 80% of workplace professionals experience stress and anxiety that builds up on Sunday nights before the return of the work week, also known as the “Sunday Scaries.”
    • The survey, published this month, looked at more than 1,000 full-time, part-time and self-employed adults across the US and found Sundays can be especially stressful for a number of reasons: 60% of professionals blame worrying about their workload; 44% say it’s because of balancing professional and personal to-do’s; and 39% dwell on tasks they didn’t finish the week before that pile up as the top causes of anxiety. And it’s a reoccuring sense of dread — more than 1 in 3 professionals said they feel the Sunday Scaries every week.
    • A separate global poll conducted by career site Monster.com found that 76% of people in the U.S. report having “really bad” Sunday night blues compared to only 47% of people in other parts of the globe. 
  • LinkedIn: Decoding the Sunday Scaries
    • “Sunday is a good time to take a step back and reflect on all things, including your career. What have you accomplished recently that you’re proud of? What’s something you learned last week that will help you grow? And where do you want this journey to take you? What inspires and motivates you? What are you in it for? Give yourself some space to be proud of your accomplishments and look at your journey to success with perspective so you stop sweating the smaller tasks and keep dreaming big.”
  • TALK SPACE: A Therapist’s Guide to Sunday Scaries
    • “As a culture, we’re often overworked, underappreciated, and struggle with managing our work and personal lives. This can all add up to a difficult start to each week. Sometimes it might feel as if you’re dreading heading back to work the following day. If you’ve ever felt the Monday morning blues, just think of the Sunday Scaries as the appetizer to a Monday blues’ entree.”
  • BUSTLE: 11 Easy Ways To Fight Off The Sunday Scaries, According To Experts

GUEST: Senator Joe Lieberman on his book, The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath


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TABLETALK MAG: You Keep on Using That Word

  • “If you’ve seen the classic 1987 movie The Princess Bride, you can’t fail to remember the word inconceivable. The brainy Sicilian, Vizzini, overuses the word as he, Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya, stealing away with Princess Buttercup, find themselves pursued by a mysterious Man in Black. Time and again, the Man in Black overcomes obstacles to close the distance, and each time Vizzini exclaims to himself, “Inconceivable!” Eventually, Inigo Montoya objects in his heavy accent: “You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. I worry that the same could be said of the present generation of Christians who use three altogether different words—to glorify God.”

DETROIT NEWS: Brooks’ legacy is already at risk

  • “The underhanded dealing to determine who will replace Patterson as county executive began as soon as he died on Aug. 3, and should make residents uneasy about how quickly their county could become ordinary or worse, instead of the good government pace-setter it’s been under his leadership.”
  • “The priorities of a leader matter. Brooks was committed to doing everything possible to keep Oakland County’s stellar bond rating, which is higher than that of the United States’ and nearly 200 other countries.”

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Democrat Dave Coulter, mayor of Ferndale, named Oakland County executive

PRIDESOURCE: County Commissions Take Lead on Expanding LGBTQ Rights in Michigan

  • “I think it really speaks volumes to have a bipartisan vote in support of expanding protections for the LGBT community,” [David] Woodward said, adding that they will ask members of the state legislature from Oakland County to be “champions and leaders” on this issue.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Democrats: The new Oakland County is under construction. Please pardon our dust.


CP: ‘Veggie Tales’ creator: ‘Matter of time’ before Christian kids’ shows are ‘forced’ to address LGBT issues


CP: Founder of Auntie Anne’s shares how Christian faith saved her from sexual abuse, suicide

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