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TEDX MANHATTAN: CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT

TEDX MANHATTAN: CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT This past weekend was the fourth annual TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat. For those who don't know, TEDx events are privately organized events that take inspiration from TED Talks, and allow a broader audience access to a TED experience. Changing the Way We Eat is a topic [...]

TEDX MANHATTAN: CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT2018-08-30T22:04:57+00:00

PLAYING FOR EXERCISE

PLAYING FOR EXERCISE "Shed pounds and inhibitions" is one of the main taglines on Basic Training, an outdoor fitness company based in San Francisco. Unlike gym-based workouts, founder and instructor Jennifer Pattee leads classes through the streets of San Francisco, running, jumping, stretching, and pulling their way through the city. Pattee formed Basic Training back in [...]

PLAYING FOR EXERCISE2018-08-30T21:58:08+00:00

ONE PICTURE SAVES A LIFE

ONE PICTURE SAVES A LIFE Seth Casteel has been photographing animals for years. You've probably seen his work; his book Underwater Dogs was a New York Timesbestseller. 7 years ago, Seth began volunteering at animal shelters, photographing homeless pets to help them find their forever home. After several years, he realized the difference that quality photographs can make [...]

ONE PICTURE SAVES A LIFE2018-08-30T21:57:08+00:00

EMBRACING DIFFERENCES IN THE WORKPLACE: THE DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT

EMBRACING DIFFERENCES IN THE WORKPLACE: THE DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT Arguments have gone back and forth as to whether “showing personality” at work is good for employee morale. Some studies suggest “being yourself” has no positive impacts on life satisfaction or well-being, while others point out the high turnover rates that result from employees hiding aspects [...]

EMBRACING DIFFERENCES IN THE WORKPLACE: THE DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT2018-08-30T21:56:22+00:00

THE LIE ABOUT THE WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT

THE LIE ABOUT THE WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT Every few months, it seems there’s a new article telling women how they can “have it all.” There is constant dialogue about the lack of women in leadership positions, or the lack of women in STEM careers. Many organizations now offer flexible work arrangements like telecommuting, virtual work, and [...]

THE LIE ABOUT THE WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT2018-08-30T20:55:25+00:00

DIRECT SALES ARE BOOMING – ESPECIALLY AMONGST WOMEN

DIRECT SALES ARE BOOMING - ESPECIALLY AMONGST WOMEN In the 1960's direct sales were limited to companies like Mary Kay and Avon, and your customer base was made up of your friends, neighbors, and church groups. These days, direct sales have multiplied, and savvy saleswomen are using social media to help their careers flourish. The [...]

DIRECT SALES ARE BOOMING – ESPECIALLY AMONGST WOMEN2018-08-30T20:53:58+00:00

THE NEW PLASTIC?

THE NEW PLASTIC? At your next cocktail party, don’t throw away those shrimp shells so fast – you may be holding the future of plastic in the palm of your hand. That’s right. The stuff that shrimp shells are made of – chitin – is incredibly cheap and abundant, and may just be the solution [...]

THE NEW PLASTIC?2018-08-30T20:52:40+00:00

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL WINS

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL WINS Happy Earth Day! First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event in which events are held around the world to raise awareness of and support for environmental protection. Although we’ve unfortunately reached another climate change milestone, there have been several environmental wins over the past year. So let’s [...]

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL WINS2018-08-30T20:51:57+00:00

ON SPIRITUAL WARRIORS

ON SPIRITUAL WARRIORS Over on The Huffington Post, psychiatrist Elana Miller talks about how a passage in “A Path With A Heart” changed the way she looked at challenges and obstacles. Miller explains how she was going through an incredibly rough patch during which she was sure that her life couldn’t get much worse. But [...]

ON SPIRITUAL WARRIORS2018-08-30T20:51:03+00:00

THE BEST TIME OF THEIR LIVES? NOT SO MUCH…

THE BEST TIME OF THEIR LIVES? NOT SO MUCH… Move over, Millennials! A 2013 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that teenagers have now become the country’s most-stressed generation. While adults rate their stress level as a 5.1 out of 10, teenagers rate their stress levels at 5.8. Over 1,000 teens participated in the study, [...]

THE BEST TIME OF THEIR LIVES? NOT SO MUCH…2018-08-30T20:50:00+00:00