Why is the 4th of July a Day of Fireworks & Fun?

Tomorrow, the 4th of July is Independence Day. A day for fireworks, cookouts, and concerts. It's a day of parades, speeches, and special events held by municipalities all over our nation. So, how did the celebration become what it is today? The first skirmishes of the revolutionary war began in April of 1775. The American [...]

By |2022-07-03T13:02:56+00:00July 3rd, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Why is the 4th of July a Day of Fireworks & Fun?

Has Ageism Become Acceptable in the Workplace?

Has Ageism Become Acceptable in the Workplace? I recently clicked on an infographic posted on LinkedIn claiming to explain generational differences. That's not what it did; it stereotyped people by the year they were born. It claimed Gen Xers were independent, Millennials selfish, and Boomers were hard-headed. Like a daily horoscope, it was general enough [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:57:00+00:00June 9th, 2022|Interesting Stuff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Has Ageism Become Acceptable in the Workplace?

13 Ways to Stay Calm

There are time we all could use ways to stay calm. We all get upset. We all have fears. Everyone gets mad. Sometimes it's justified, sometimes not. Regardless, it's no fun, and it's not good for anyone. Can anger be controlled? Yes. Is it difficult? Yes, but it may not be as hard as you [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:59:31+00:00February 15th, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on 13 Ways to Stay Calm

Ten Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Is it time to fight holiday stress? Most of us experience some level of stress during the holidays. Last minute shopping, agonizing over whether Uncle Pete will get along with Uncle Bob at the Christmas party, and wondering if everyone will like your homemade cookies can lead to stress. But if we stop to think [...]

By |2021-12-02T15:04:22+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Ten Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Is Social Media Making Us Antisocial?

Is social media making us antisocial? I'm not the first to ask this question. Most of what I read answers this question with a resounding yes, social media makes us antisocial. I don't see it this way but give me a minute to explain. Is Social Media Making Us Antisocial? Human Nature Hasn't Changed—Much  I [...]

By |2021-11-18T14:51:29+00:00November 18th, 2021|Interesting Stuff|3 Comments

How to Stop Worrying About What Others Think of You

If you want to stop worrying about what others think – good luck. I don't think I've ever met someone who didn't occasionally worry about what others thought of them. But wait, don't click out yet. The title of this post isn't clickbait because what you can do is reduce how often you worry about [...]

By |2021-09-30T13:55:29+00:00September 30th, 2021|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on How to Stop Worrying About What Others Think of You

Why the Hell Aren’t You Wearing a Mask?

So, why the hell aren’t you wearing a mask? If you're not wearing a mask in public, here's what you need to know. Countries that have mandated and enforced wearing masks have lower rates of infection and mortality from COVID-19. For example, take Taiwan, a country of nearly 24 million, has had 724 cases of [...]

By |2021-03-23T14:40:43+00:00February 4th, 2021|Interesting Stuff|2 Comments

7 New Year’s Resolution Mistakes

Most of us have made New Year's resolutions only to abandon them after the mood was gone. If you're like me, it wasn't because you didn't want to achieve the goal. You probably didn't plan to quit. So, why didn't you keep your resolution? The answer might be in one of these 7 new Year's [...]

By |2020-12-29T12:40:41+00:00December 29th, 2020|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on 7 New Year’s Resolution Mistakes
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