How to Deal With a Boss With a Big Ego


Some egos are so enormous, they take up the entire work space. If that ego belongs to the boss of the office, however, you may think you pretty much have to deal with it. Wrong. If your boss’ ego is getting in the way of your productivity, there are ways of dealing with it that don’t involve letting his ego swallow you whole.

Assess the Situation

Before doing anything, observe. Watch and see how the boss’ ego is affecting productivity, whether yours or other employees in the workplace. Think about the behavior you consider egotistical, ensuring it’s not behavior you’re biased against and is truly disruptive behavior. See how other employees react to his ego. If they feel the same way about it as you, and their work suffers just as much if not worse, then you may be right to want to do something.

Speak With Him/Her Privately

When you do talk to your boss, do so privately. Big egos feed off the presence of others, so confronting him in front of his peers isn’t going to help matters, unless you like getting screamed at. Send him an email during quiet hours in the office and tell him you’d like to arrange a time to talk with him.

Insist on Proper Treatment

People with big egos tend to respect confidence in other people. If your boss’ ego is causing him to treat you improperly, make a point early on to tell him you are not going to stand for behavior that causes your productivity to decline. Speak calmly and politely, but firmly and decisively.

Battle on Neutral Ground

Avoid threatening his ego. Knowingly attempting to one-up his ego by sharing knowledge in subjects he isn’t familiar with or flaunting material possession he doesn’t have will only lead to an ego war. Instead, try putting his guard down by reaching common ground on a subject, one in which competition isn’t likely. Don’t feed into the egomaniac’s traps by reacting to it, instead simply redirect his attention to something else.




Ciguatera is a foodborn illness (food poisoning) caused by eating fish that is contaminated by ciguatera toxin. Ciguatera toxin is a heat-stable lipid soluble compound, produced by dinoflagellates and concentrated in fish organs, that can cause nausea, pain, cardiac, and neurological symptoms in humans when ingested. The toxin may be found concentrated in large reef fish, most commonly barracuda, grouper, red snapper, eel, amberjack, sea bass, and Spanish mackerel. These fish live in coral reef waters and accumulate the toxin when they eat smaller reef fish which feed on the dinoflagellates. The area of concern include the Caribbean Sea, Hawaii, and coastal Central America. With fish from ciguatera endemic areas being shipped nationwide, poisonings can potentially occur in any areas in the United States




Refined sugar as a poison because it has been depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals. “What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. The body cannot utilize this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins and minerals are present. Nature supplies these elements in each plant in quantities sufficient to metabolize the carbohydrate in that particular plant. There is no excess for other added carbohydrates. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of ‘toxic metabolite’ such as pyruvic acid and abnormal sugars containing five carbon atoms. Pyruvic acid accumulates in the brain and nervous system and the abnormal sugars in the red blood cells. These toxic metabolites interfere with the respiration of the cells. They cannot get sufficient oxygen to survive and function normally. In time, some of the cells die. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease.





  • Protruding ears come in many forms, on a variety of people and for different reasons. Infants can be born with protruding ears or folded ears and some will develop normal ear shape after birth, others will not. Some protruding ears seem to have a Dumbo-like appearance, while others protrude from the lobe like abnormally elongated lobes. Ears can protrude due to a falling over of the upper ear like a flopped-over ear. As people age the tissue of the ear (cartilage) can build up and cause the appearance of protruding ears.


  • There are many causes for protruding ears ranging from genetics or birth defects to trauma or nerve damage. Many infants are born with protruding, floppy or abnormal ears. For infants it can be just a developmental defect; protruding ears are the most common birth defect in infants because of the very delicate process of their development in the womb. A baby can be born with abnormal-looking ears and be perfectly healthy and eventually grow out of the protruding ears. In some infants, flopped over and protruding ears are a sign of a greater chromosomal abnormality and are usually a doctor’s first sign along with widely spaced eyes to do chromosomal testing. Protruding ears along with other physical defects can be a sign of Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders. In adults, trauma to the ear or side of the head can damage the delicate cartilage of the ear and cause protruding or flopping. Most commonly seen in boxing as cauliflower ear, this is a form of permanent protruding from repeated trauma to the cartilage of the ear. Nerve disorders like Bell’s palsy can cause drooping of the ears because of the loss of facial nerve function usually on one side of the face, causing the entire side to droop. The cartilage in the human body never stops growing, although it is at an extremely slow rate as we age; ears and noses continue to get larger. In some people as they age the ears become so large that they will start to protrude, more so in people who had larger ears to begin with.






Squirrels are everywhere. But you’ll probably never eat one for three reasons: they’re not that easy to catch, even if you’re a hunter. Because they’re so quick, they’re hard to shoot decisively and you don’t want to watch a wounded animal limp off into the woods to suffer.

Two: Even though they chatter and bark and generally make a racket around humans, squirrels can also stay still and silent for hours at a time, much longer than most humans are willing to perch on a tree stump waiting for them.

And three: Eating some parts of squirrels could turn you into a nutcase. In parts of Kentucky, eating squirrel brains is considered a delicacy. But doctors say some squirrels could carry Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as mad-cow disease, which zombie-fies you by eating holes in your brains.




What is fiber?

Dietary fiber refers to the edible parts of plants or carbohydrates that cannot be digested. Fiber is in all plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. You can also find a form of fiber called chitin in the shells of crustaceans such as crab, lobster, and shrimp.

Which type of fiber is best to ease constipation?

Go for whole-grain breads, cereals, and pastas. Cereal fibers generally have cell walls that resist digestion and retain water within the cellular structures. Wheat bran can be highly effective as a natural laxative.



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Effects of smoking on the respiratory system

The effects of tobacco smoke on the respiratory system include:

  • irritation of the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice box)
  • reduced lung function and breathlessness due to swelling and narrowing of the lung airways and excess mucus in the lung passages
  • impairment of the lungs’ clearance system, leading to the build-up of poisonous substances, which results in lung irritation and damage
  • increased risk of lung infection and symptoms such as coughing and wheezing
  • permanent damage to the air sacs of the lungs.

Effects of smoking on the circulatory system

The effects of tobacco smoke on the circulatory system include:

  • raised blood pressure and heart rate
  • constriction (tightening) of blood vessels in the skin, resulting in a drop in skin temperature
  • less oxygen carried by the blood during exercise
  • ‘stickier’ blood, which is more prone to clotting
  • damage to the lining of the arteries, which is thought to be a contributing factor to atherosclerosis (the build-up of fatty deposits on the artery walls)
  • reduced blood flow to extremities (fingers and toes)
  • increased risk of stroke and heart attack due to blockages of the blood supply.

Effects of smoking on the immune system

The effects of tobacco smoke on the immune system include:

  • greater susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia and influenza
  • more severe and longer-lasting illnesses
  • lower levels of protective antioxidants (such as vitamin C), in the blood.

Effects of smoking on the musculoskeletal system

The effects of tobacco smoke on the musculoskeletal system include:

  • tightening of certain muscles
  • reduced bone density.