Focus ONLY on this…

Have you ever heard those individuals bragging about how they can juggle 10 things at once? Checking their email, messaging their friends, listening to music, holding a conversation, AND doing their homework… Well, turns out they can’t. At least not simultaneously. Turns out that this multi-tasking is just lightning-quick “task-switching,” according to Stanford professors. And all this multi-tasking is lowering our productivity for all these … Continue reading Focus ONLY on this…

HARRY POTTER WORLD??

FINALLY millions of Harry Potter fans can penetrate Platform 9 3/4 and enter Diagon Alley and the magical world of Hogwarts. Universal Orlando is building The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as part of an attraction to their theme park “Islands of Adventure.” This place sounds incredible. The precision with which they’ve ensured that The Three Broomsticks, Ollivander’s, Zonko’s Jokeshop, and other Potter landmarks all … Continue reading HARRY POTTER WORLD??

Playing into Western stereotypes of femininity…

The controversy over 800m race winner Caster Semenya is not a matter of he versus she. It’s a battle of standards of feminine beauty,  a lop-sided one in which Western standards continue to win single-handed. The same stereotypical physical definitions of thinness, little or no strength, and a large chest are the rigid standards of what a woman “should look like.” Facial beauty of a … Continue reading Playing into Western stereotypes of femininity…

Time to buy a domain name?

No, this is not my attempt to billboard my face across my blog. But this article from PBS’ Mediashift by Alfred Hermida got me thinking. “Journalism Students Need to Develop Their Personal Brand” Do I really have to become a “product,” as the article suggests, to become a good journalist? I beg to differ. I think this shift towards all journalists owning a domain name … Continue reading Time to buy a domain name?

Worried about finding a job??

Never fear! JobNob’s here. So I profiled a start-up company, JobNob, which was co-founded by a Stanford Business School grad, Julie Greenberg, and Alan Shusterman. It was printed in The Daily, where I hope the company will get the publicity it deserves. Their whole concept is incredible. They post very specific salaries from very specific companies. The greatest weapon we have in this day and … Continue reading Worried about finding a job??

A CNN Hero…

Too often admirable success stories involve multi-billionaires like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet who have earned their dough, and then subsequently began donating millions to various charities. While these efforts are extremely commendable, this particular woman’s story demonstrates true generosity. Through her non-profit organization Rising Tide Capital, which is based in New Jersey, Alfa Demmellash helps small businesses prosper by tackling their simple management problems. … Continue reading A CNN Hero…