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In honor of national book month, we’d like to know, what type of reading is your favorite? Maybe you get lost in the words of Steven King or perhaps you prefer reading tales from Nicholas Sparks. You might like to dream about worlds created by Orson Scott Card or envision the romances created by Nora Roberts. Or maybe you like to read nonfiction books in categories such as business, health, or self-help. Take the poll below to share your preferred type of reading, and add a comment below sharing a favorite book or author.

What is your favorite type of book to read?

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When most people refer to a workday, they mean 9 to 5. But that’s not the case for all workers. Some folks work three 12-hour days, while others work part time and less hours. How many hours a week do you spend working? Cast your vote on today’s Hopkins Happenings poll.

How Many Hours a Week Do You Work?

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Whether it’s for 30 minutes or an hour, do you catch up on bills, take a walk or grab at bit to eat at a nearby restaurant? Cast your vote on how you spend your lunch break most of the time. Feel free to share a photo of your lunch.

How Do You Typically Spend Your Lunch Break?

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Leaves changing. Pumpkin everything. Football. Fall is here. We’d like to know, what is your favorite season? Cast your vote in this week’s season poll. Also, post a comment on what makes this season your favorite.

What’s your favorite season?

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Whether it's because you have multiple projects due by the end of the day or the thought of how you’ll get through dinner and homework with a headache, stress happens. Cast your vote for how you typically de-stress during the workday.

How Do You Relieve Stress During the Workday?

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Share your tips for how you relieve stress at the office.

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Gallup, who conducts the annual Johns Hopkins Medicine Employee Engagement Survey, examined 49,928 business or work units in 34 countries and found that employee engagement has a strong effect on organizational outcomes such as fewer patient safety incidents, higher productivity and lower turnover. What are the aspects of your job that keep you motivated and engaged at work? Take the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

What Makes You Feel Connected at Work?

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Did you know that September is National Yoga Month? We want to know: Are you practicing yoga, or is there some other type of fitness routine that you prefer?

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Keeping your skills current is one of the best ways to stay on top of the changing demands of the workplace. As we know, updating our knowledge and acquiring new skills is crucial to staying current, both professionally and personally. Whether you are a lifetime student always looking for the next degree to conquer or whether you stay enlightened with a good book at the end of the day, how do you stay on top of your area of expertise?

How do you stay on top of your area of expertise?

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Do you have the ease of waking up every morning and putting on a required uniform, or are you allowed the creativity to pick out what you will don each day?

What do you wear to work?

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Temps around the nation reached well into the 90s this summer. Staying cool needn’t mean sitting in your house running the air conditioner all day long, as there are plenty of ways to beat the heat when the mercury rises.

How are you keeping cool this summer?

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