Cynicism

Feeling cynical? Find a veteran

Feeling cynical? Find a veteran

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Feeling a little cynical about life or country? Spend a day with a few World War II veterans on the National Mall. I guarantee a complete recovery, or your money back.

Cynical people are more likely to develop dementia, researchers say

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Cynical people tend to die younger and are nearly three times more likely than others to develop dementia, according to newly published research findings.

Shock 'em with action

Shock 'em with action

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On a scale of A to 17, with one being "Always" and red being "Parsnips," how would you rate your experience with customer satisfaction surveys? I'm sure most of you use them, though I haven't done a survey to back that up.

Cynical admins apt to leave jobs: study

Cynical admins apt to leave jobs: study

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Cynicism and "emotional exhaustion" are the strongest predictors of nursing home administrator turnover, according to doctoral research by a former administrator. Misaligned personal and corporate values also lead to turnover.

Changing lives or just shoveling snow?

Changing lives or just shoveling snow?

Like any good long-term care provider, I should know that to breathe a sigh of relief after weathering a crisis is to challenge the gods. Remember Brad, the nursing home administrator who left the deposition shouting, "Hurray, the worst is over!"? Of course you don't. No skilled administrator would ever tempt fate by even thinking something so cosmically naïve.

Increasing cynicism is No. 1 predictor of nursing home administrator turnover, research shows

Increasing cynicism is No. 1 predictor of nursing home administrator turnover, research shows

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Nursing home administrators with high levels of cynicism related to a feeling of professional burnout are most likely to leave their job, suggests new research from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.