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  • Friday Fun in Las Vegas

    It’s Friday morning and we’re livin’ la vida Vegas! After laughing with Opening Keynote Speaker Jay Leno and learning from the industry’s top experts, it was time to cut loose. And what better way than at yesterday’s NAA Thursday Night Party at Mandalay Bay Beach & Pools–an event truly fit for the Entertainment Capital of the World.  From the food stations to the yo-yo trickster, synchronized...
  • Welcome to Las Vegas!

    If you’re up and reading this prior to noon, congratulations—you survived your first night in Las Vegas! Start that caffeine drip now, because the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is just getting started.  While the details of your evening may be hazy, we hope you remember yesterday’s Conference Kick-Starters—a series of quick-paced, interactive sessions new for 2015. With topics...
  • Casual Fridays, Flexibility and Taylor Swift: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

    Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m a Millennial. I like flex Fridays. I want a job that makes me feel good about myself. I wear a necklace that says ‘follow your bliss’ and frequently listen to Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday podcasts. I sometimes throw around the phrase ‘authentic self.’ I know how to Google the average salary of people with similar jobs in my city.  I really love Taylor Swift, and not...
  • It Can Wait Until Morning

    Here’s a shocking fact: When people get work emails after they’ve left work, they get angry. WHAT?! This news comes from a study released in February from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. In the UT-Arlington study, “Hot Buttons and Time Sinks: The Effects of Electronic Communication During Nonwork Time on Emotions and Work-Nonwork Conflict,” researchers surveyed...

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