We’ve all heard of wildfires being ignited by lightning strikes, a careless camper’s discarded cigarette, or a poorly put out campfire, but one of the latest California wildfires is believed to have been started by something you normally wouldn’t imagine is a fire hazard: a gender reveal party. … [Read more...] about What is a gender reveal party? Here’s what to know after the latest California wildfire incident
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Figure out your why by continuing to refine it until it’s the strongest why you can have, says Sajnog. “If you can get to some version of love as the reason you want to do something, you’ll be motivated to do the work,” he says. “Being better at something is not a strong enough reason to propel you.” … [Read more...] about These Navy SEAL techniques can help you lead and motivate your team
At first, shoppers were loading their freezers in what some in the grocery business politely refer to as “the initial pantry filling.” For some consumers, frozen fruit and vegetables became a less expensive and more reliable alternative to fresh. And then there was a simple reality: Some days it is just easier to pull a meal from the freezer. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food
There’s a phrase going around Silicon Valley: while all of us are in the same storm, we are each in different boats. Individual employees should be given the flexibility to take the time and actions necessary to ensure their health and well-being and that of their family. Since not everyone is equal in the burdens they may be experiencing outside of work, some team members may not be able to do as much, and others may have to pick it up. This is what great teams do, and you should expect it of yours too. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
Today, the effects of the NEA’s role as a matchmaker of sorts between agencies and designers is still alive and well. When the Department of Housing and Urban Development was embarking on its Rebuild by Design competition–a two-billion-dollar resiliency initiative for the coastal communities of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut–the NEA helped HUD write RFPs to design and architecture firms, worked its Rolodex to promote the competition, and assisted with organization. “There needs to be someone who can find design talent and handle paperwork to make sure [designers] show up,” Schupbach says. “That alignment is an important role the NEA plays, and it came out of that moment [in the 1970s].” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design