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Love as a language

While we tend to think of romantic love around Valentine’s Day, there’s also love of family and friends, self-love, and love of learning, nature, beauty and more. 

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Your financial well-being

Because you are a UFT member, you are well on your way to long-term financial well-being. That’s because when you retire, you will have a defined-benefit pension, as rare today as it is valuable.

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Tackling burnout

Educators have stressful jobs with long hours and a range of challenges, and they may experience burnout as a result. Here are some signs of burnout and ways to address it.


Addiction and families

Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease” because it affects the entire family.

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Developing a gratitude practice

Gratefulness is an awareness practice: a way of deepening and directing our attention. Research psychologists have found that people who have a sense of gratitude feel happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness and have stronger immune systems.

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Getting it all done

Anyone who works in a demanding setting knows that effective time management is a key to success. Here are some ways to set yourself up for a more productive and better year ahead.