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One out of every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer throughout their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer, the risks and the value of screening and early detection, as well as treatment options.

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to support and participate in causes that fight against breast cancer. We launched our Paint Your Page Pink campaign to raise money and awareness for a cause that is very close to our hearts. We will donate $1 for every new UA Facebook page like and for every new UA Instagram (@uniformadvantage) follower during the month of October 2016. Our goal is to raise $5,000. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society (ACS) Making Strides organization.

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On October 29, 2016 our employees and their families will be participating in the ACS Broward County Making Strides Walk for the eighth year. UA’s Paint Your Page Pink campaign and partnership with ACS, alongside of participating in the Making Strides Walk, has helped to raise more than $35,000 in the past eight years. Make sure to check back to our blog come early November to see our participation in the Walk.

To find out more about the Making Strides organization and how you can be a part of breast cancer awareness please visit the Making Strides website. You can also click here to donate or join our team in the Making Strides Walk.

For more information on Uniform Advantage’s action to help and support breast cancer awareness, visit our UA Gives Back page here. You can also wear your support and purchase our pink ribbon scrubs now.

 

Believe it! These are real uniforms worn by real professional athletes. There are bad uniforms and then there are really awful uniform tragedies that somehow made it out in public.

The newest member of the UA Brands family, Uniform Advantage Corporate Solutions, brings together Uniform Advantage, Uniform Difference, and Chef Uniforms to provide industry-leading uniform program solutions. UA Corporate Solutions offers thousands of uniform styles from popular brands – all in an effort to keep your team out of the Uniform Hall of Shame. Without further ado, check out these epic uniform design fails:

  1. 1999 Ryder Cup Shirts

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The U.S. team’s come-from-behind victory was incredible, but even more incredible was the willingness of Tiger Woods, David Love III, and Phil Mickelson to be photographed in this shirt!

  1. Bogota Humana team riders at the women’s Giro Toscana race in Italy in 2014

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No, these cyclers aren’t half naked, but their uniforms were deemed ‘unacceptable,’ for obvious reasons, the Colombian women’s cycling team uniform caused quite a stir. As some point out, the garment’s light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude.

  1. Fresno Grizzlies, The Price is Right jersey, 2007

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Wow. Just Wow. Brings to mind Happy Gilmore – the price is wrong, Grizzlies!

  1. 2012 Olympic Silver Medalists

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Most biking uniforms aren’t the most flattering, but come on! The cut and seams of these uniforms are in all the wrong places.

  1. 1976 Chicago White Sox

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This uniform is just extremely confusing… baseball player meets elementary school dress code? The open collar, the shorts, the high white socks – all fashionable during this era. Just not all together at the same time!

Last, but not least …

  1. Australia’s Men’s Discus Team in London, 2012

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Yes look again, that is a uniform. The team found an epic way to show off those muscles!

While we don’t specialize in sport uniforms, we do cater to large groups, organizations, and businesses. Whether you are in the medical field, culinary, or hospitality, UA Corporate Solutions’ uniform programs make uniform shopping, options, and overall experience a breeze. Contact UA Corporate Solutions here to learn more or get a quote for your business.

 

 

As nurses or doctors, the night shift is inevitable. Whether it is your first time working the overnight shift, it’s your regular shift, or you flip-flop between day and night, let’s be honest, working at night and being nocturnal is not easy. We have compiled this list of our 6 top tips to help you survive and thrive the night shift.

If it’s your first night shift naturally you are feeling like this:

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Or you are a night shift pro and you are ready as ever:

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Don’t worry whether you are a night shift newbie or a pro, these 6 tips and tricks will help you survive and thrive that 7 pm-7 am shift!

  1. Sleep

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Sleep is the utmost important of our tips. Night shift disrupts your natural sleep patterns and our bodies react to sunlight. So to prepare for the overnight shift, get your best sleep during the day by closing the curtains, wear a sleeping mask, and unplug from all your electronics that will interrupt your sleep.

  1. Hydrate

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Drink some H2O before, during, and after work. Staying hydrated throughout your shift keeps you more alert and allows your body and mind to be at their best. The fact is – it is extremely hard to be high functioning for twelve hours when you are dehydrated.

  1. Meals and Snacks

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So now you have made it into your night shift and your stomach starts rumbling. But with so much to do and so little time, it easy to eat quick snacks with zero nutritional value but hard to prepare nice meals and healthy snacks. To maintain your energy, alertness, and healthy body, here is a short list of excellent healthy snacks: string cheese, nuts, fruit (bananas, apples, oranges), a little dark chocolate, hummus and whatever you like to pair it with. For healthier food and snack ideas visit our Pinterest board here.

  1. Calculated Caffeine

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It’s 2 am and you feel yourself losing energy and fast. Whether your caffeine fix is coffee or tea, it is all about when you are drinking the caffeine and how much. Caffeine does the job so you can maintain alertness and stay awake through the night but overdoing caffeine interferes with tip 1 (sleep), so enjoy the caffeine but know when to stop so you can sleep.

  1. Get Close with Your Co-Workers

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Making it through the night shift is a lot easier and more fun with co-workers you have friendships and bonds with. Get to know the people on your floor. Having go-to co-workers when you are having a rough night or need help or a funny story always helps pass the time.

  1. Healthy Work and Life Balance

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Nurses and doctors who work night shifts often feel like they are missing out on the rest of the world because they are awake while everyone else is sleeping. To help feel like you have a balance between work and life, it is important to keep your schedule but also make time for the people and things that matter to you. Plan your appointments, activities, date night, and Mommy or Daddy time with the kids. Night shift means planning and scheduling for daytime shifts – but remember it is all a balance.

Now over to you, we’d love to hear what makes working the night shift easier for you? Share them with us in the comments. To help make your night shift more fashionable and comfortable shop our scrubs.

 

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