Government finance experts were aghast. Continue reading this postKira Vermond: Humour on the jobHey, have you heard the one about the employee with a great sense of humour? Maybe he’s on to something. Numerous surveys and studies tell us a good sense of humour is an asset on the job.
131 points submitted 21 days agoWhat do we think it is about the left/right mindsets which so strongly influences whether someone believes in the dangers of climate change an ostensibly non partisan question of fact?What trait of the left leaning mind leads to higher belief in the danger of climate change, or what property of the right leaning minds predisposes someone to doubt it? Or is it down to lifestyle factors? Or the influence of subcultures?If anyone got any suggestions, I be fascinated to hear them (so long as it not bickering or straight up insults). A series of three experiments examined the extent to which variations in the moral framing of pro environmental messaging affect liberals vs. Conservatives conservation intentions, climate change attitudes, and donations to an environmental organization.
Rod ChesterApple’s new iPhone and Watch may not look all that different but there are some big changes, for better or worse. WSJ’s Joanna Stern takes a first look at the new gear. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street JournalSIX weeks ago, after a rare tour of Apple’s Health and Fitness Lab, I sat with Apple’s Head of Fitness Jay Blahnik and told him what was wrong with the Apple Watch..
Flash Ahead to 2014. At the age of 53, marcoujor still gets highly annoyed when the phone rings from 7PM to 7:30PM (M F). For cryin’ out loud, don’t y’all know, mar is glued to Jeopardy!, which is just about the only programming (well, OK, besides Downton Abbey) that she watches these days.
On the VHSL side of things, each school will only need to pay a $30 activity fee to compete with the governing body’s sanctioning. Currently, 143 schools (slightly less than half of VHSL’s members) have field hockey teams. Those programs are mostly clustered in the Northern Virginia, Stafford and Tidewater regions, said Joyce Sisson, VHSL’s field hockey administrator..
Whereas the products of giant factories were once giant things used to make the giant items that worked to bring people together physically bridges, skyscrapers, trains, automobiles they now operate in a world increasingly focused on the miniature, the micro, the interior. The early 20th century iconography of a brawny steelworker commanding a river of molten metal, shoulders heaving, has been replaced in the public imagination with the image of a meticulous figure seated at a desk covered with tiny silver parts, fingers flying. “All implicated.”..