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Tip of the Day

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Self-Esteem: 2 out of every 3 Americans have low self-esteem. (Gallup Poll)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Crime: Every 17 seconds in the United States a child is arrested; children in the US are 10 times more likely to commit murder than comparable aged youths in Canada. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
School dropout rate: 30% of young people drop out of school before getting their high school diploma. (First 5 of California)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Negative Words: The average child hears 432 negative statements per day to only 32 positive statements. (Jack Canfield, self-esteem expert)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Psychological damage: 80% of people are hurt by words. Research shows that only about 20% of children and adults are able to handle put downs without emotional pain or psychological damage. (California Task Force for Personal and Social Responsibility)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Gossip: Workplace gossip is the clear winner. 60% of people in the workplace cited gossip as the No. 1 problem. (Staffing firm Randstad)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).