Summer 2005

EAP NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE
Energy Efficient Tips
Credit Card Offers
Family Exercise
Kids' Boredom Busters
How to Use Your EAP

These Tips Can Make Any Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

1. Seal it up. Insulate the attic; stop air leaks; install energy efficient windows when it's time to buy new ones.
2. Plant trees. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent of a household's energy consumption. Plant them so they shade the house...

The Dark Cloud of Negativity

Negative thinking patterns can distort your view of what's really going on in your life. They can make you feel down, worried, or stressedout, and they can provoke you into ill–chosen actions. Learning to take a positive view on life and on yourself has major rewards, not just in terms of happiness, but also in terms of health. Studies support this...

Handle Those Credit Card Offers With Care

Zero percent for a year, big rewards, and cash back. The offers sound wonderful, especially with interest rates rising, but it's not as simple as it seems...

Financial advisor Jane Bryant Quinn says that if you always pay in full and the card has no annual fee, you might as well take all the perks. But for the 60 percent of consumers who carry balances all or part of the time, the card might not be the best deal...

How to Encourage Family Exercise

It sounds almost like a comedian's gag: How do you get a couch potato off the couch?

But there's nothing funny about the punch line, especially when that snack–munching bag of laundry propped up in front of the television is just a teenager or younger...

Kids' Boredom Busters: Quick, Fun Activities

Summer months are prime time for ”informal learning,” child development experts say. Brain research shows as children play and pretend, they are re–enacting experiences they've had and trying to make sense of the world...

How to Use Your EAP

When help is needed call the office location most convenient for you. The office coordinator will ask for your name, employer and a brief description of your presenting concern. If an emergency exists you will be given immediate assistance. If your situation is not an emergency, you will be offered telephone assistance and/or inperson sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed.

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