Help the economy with your business

Thomas Edison once joked that "We will not have better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all that we have today." In our current organizations, are our team members looking for ways to improve things independently of management? What is communicated and what is hidden? What does the pulse of the team environment tell you? An organization is an organism of desires, survival and...

Writing suggestion: expression verbs

Josie shook her head, "It will never work." "I can't believe that worked," Ben laughed. Miss Gilmore woke them up with a cry, "Time to get up!" "What the hell is a verb of expression?" Maria asked. In the sentences above, the phrase "Mary asked" would often be referred to as a label. The phrases "Josie shook her head" and "Ben chuckled" can be called labels, but they should also be considered...

4 reasons to love being a PC gamer

PC games have been found to be much better than game consoles. There are several advantages of using PC games. To be honest, I've tried both console and PC gaming, and believe me, PC gaming has won my heart. It's not that I hate game consoles, but I like PC games better. Even now, at this age, games draw me in and call me. I feel a certain impulse towards them every time I see someone playing....

What is your real goal: appointments or sales?

You're a business manager or owner who wants to increase sales from your appointment reps. That's a no-brainer, right? Make more appointments, they'll talk to more people, and the law of large numbers will do the rest. They will close more deals, and what can be simpler than that? But the trick seems to be getting them to "sit down" with prospects more. If you ask your salespeople to dial more...

PS4 and PC graphics comparison

The Sony PlayStation 4 game console shares much of its hardware technology with the personal computer. We take a look at how it compares to a gaming PC in terms of price and performance. The PS4 uses a graphics processing unit (GPU) based on the Radeon HD 7000 series of PC graphics cards designed by AMD. It has 18 compute units with 64 cores per compute unit, giving it a total of 1152 cores. This...

Using Pictures to Teach Narrative Writing with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Subject: 6th Grade Language Arts - Segregation and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Allotted time: 90 minutes Organization: large group Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the components of a narrative by using images of segregation to write the narrative. Student Worksheet available at Teaching mode: live Provision for individual differences: students mix heterogeneously. The...

A Chinese revolution concerning

There are reasons to be concerned about China, at least for its robot revolution. We face an ever-evolving world spouting groundbreaking technological advances with the torrid pace of a tennis ball shooter on top. Pew: Autonomous cars. Pew: agricultural drones. Pew: portable translators. Every day, innovations advance, and although it is exciting to live these revolutionary technological times,...

Why You Should Use Shellac On Your Weissenborn Guitar

When I started building my Queensland Maple Weissenborn guitar, I almost immediately started thinking about what kind of finish it was going to have. To be completely honest, I really had decided early on that it would be a Shellac or "Polish French" finish. The maple was extremely tough and very light with a beautiful flamed finish and no way was I going to contemplate drowning it in a thick,...

Year One movie review

Let's be honest; a Jack Black movie is hardly going to be unpredictable. One can imagine the tone: lovable overweight loser (Black) falls for an unattainable girl, but (and here's the twist, boys and girls) how about we turn him into a caveman this time (how apt ) who, with his best friend, goes on a quest that rocks the ancient biblical world. Oh, and we have to have at least one scene where he...

Exclusive Remedy Provisions: Why You Can’t Sue Your Own Employer When You’re Injured

Many clients, sometimes after years of litigating a workers' compensation claim, reach the point of frustration where they decide, "I guess I'm going to have to sue my employer." It is at this point that the harsh reality must be revealed (or reiterated). In most cases, if you have a workers' compensation claim, you cannot sue your employer, even if they were negligent, for the same injury. This...