Alone at Work

The Harvard Business Review recently posted an article about the Loneliness Epidemic and how organizations can work to fight it. Here is a link to the article. A Summary Loneliness is a more significant health problem than we think. People live shorter lives, abuse substances, and become depressed all because of loneliness. To emphasize the point, loneliness does more damage to life expectancy than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. Why should employers be concerned? To many, this article seems like something that psychologists and the likes should be exclusively involved with, but employers can make the difference. Most people spend more time at work thanRead More →

Never Stop Learning

This short story describes a character-building moment that defines my personality to this day. I have intentionally left out names. The year was 1999, it was late September, and everyone was settling into the routine of the new school year. The weather was starting to cool down and evenings were coming earlier and earlier each day. After school, you could hear the rumblings of the football team practicing outside and the consistent interval of the marching band drumming along as they circled the building during their drills. The school district had one high school, three middle schools, and six elementary schools. In addition to the schools,Read More →

Small Business

As a small business owner, I want to know all the secrets of how to make my business stronger, faster, and — importantly — more successful. When I learn something new, I absorb that knowledge and apply it to my business as soon as possible. Does this sound like you? Great, because this article is all about one of those secrets that every small business or startup needs to know and that every successful large business uses all the time. The missing ingredient So what is it? Let’s illustrate with a story. Imagine this scenario: Everyone keeps telling Sue that she makes the best sandwiches, her attentionRead More →

Virtual Reality

Do you agree? Will Apple be as strong as TechCrunch suggests in AR? It’s been said that augmented/virtual reality is the fourth wave of consumer technology, and that AR could become much bigger than VR. But AR itself is not one giant wave, it’s a set… Source: The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns) | TechCrunchRead More →

Public Speaking Tips

Entrepreneur.com has an article featuring public speaking tips: 7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers. If you feel like you could brush up on your speaking skills, this may be the article for you. Simon Sinek delivered TED Talks’ third most-watched presentation ever. Here are his top secrets for capturing, captivating and connecting with your audience. Source: 7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks SpeakersRead More →

Vue JS 2 Video Tutorial

I want to make a recommendation to anyone interested in learning Vue.js. If you are a video tutorial kind of learner, I encourage you to watch Laracasts’ Vue 2 Step-by-Step series.  Jefferey Way is an incredible teacher and will get you going in no time. I have watched several of his other tutorial series too.  I can say that he is a talented coder and a great teacher. Vue is easily one of the most exciting additions to the front-end world in many years. With its intuitive API, and the fact that it can be applied to any type of application, it’s no wonder whyRead More →

Toiler Paper Roll designs

I am loving the detail and work put into these toilet paper rolls. 16,788 points • 222 comments – Just toilet paper rolls. – IWSMT has amazing images, videos and anectodes to waste your time on Source: Just toilet paper rolls.Read More →

If you are the average website designer or developer, the word ‘security’ gives you an unshaken feeling. I know it has for me, that is until recently. I am by no means a security expert or novice. However, I want to do the very best I can for my clients and myself. I am willing to learn a little if it means I will achieve better security. Security Technologies Can Be Baffling But where do you start? The number of resources and initialisms in the world of IT and IS security is baffling. Here are just a few to scare you: DNS, DNSSEC, CAA, SMTP, STARTTLS,Read More →

The Great British Baking Show Judges - Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Well, if you are like me, you can’t get enough of the Great British Baking Show: Masterclass as us American’s call it. I love the dynamic between judges/co-hosts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. The only thing warmer than their friendship are the tasty cakes, breads and pasties coming out of their oven. I am planning on trying to make a few of their creations at home soon and found this website with the recipes for their bakes during the Masterclass series. Now I just have to convert the recipes and find equivalent ingredients in the States. I have already started studying up on caster sugarRead More →