By David Workman, SimplyEffective.co Over the last 20 years, there have been many articles written on the subject of how to best organize, direct and manage employees. In fact, the word “manage” itself has undergone a lot of criticism because it seems to imply overseeing employees without necessarily getting involved in the process. Other approaches [...]
By Kevin Yaley Imagine a summer immersed in learning and discovery: Students preparing fine cuisine with farm fresh ingredients; Others honing their athletic skills under the sponsorship of Nike or learning jazz music skills from recognized local artists. Imagine all this and more. At Francis Parker School, it is our goal to inspire excellence. Students [...]
Single mothers working at clerical jobs don’t have a lot of status in a place like La Jolla (OK, anywhere) but for a few years, there were two weeks a year where I owned this place. I had the official scale for the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, the only scale that counted.
According to the World Factbook, as of 2008, 33 percent of the adult American population is considered to be obese (calculated by Body Mass Index of 30 or greater). A poor diet leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, assorted cancers, diabetes, infertility, and alas, snoring. As March brings in a mentality of rejuvenation across the land it is fittingly time to pay homage to National Nutrition Month.
By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems It never ceases to amaze me how technological advances enable us to live our lives more conveniently, comfortably, and safely. Today, we can easily control the lighting, temperature, appliances, and security systems of our homes in the palms of our hands—and what’s astounding is that those home automation features [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Have you ever visited a doctor with a symptom, such as a headache, abdominal pain or back pain, only to be told that he or she can’t find anything wrong with you? This is actually quite common, and a well known fact in the health care provider community. A recent [...]
A century ago cabbage was sneered at as a peasant’s food. Today, it is lauded as a nutritional powerhouse with anti-cancerous and anti-aging agents:
By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Your home has been good to you. It’s provided you with a place to sleep, eat, and entertain friends. Maybe it’s even given you a place to raise a family. But you have to ask yourself: has my home really given me everything it can? Most likely it hasn’t. Chances [...]
You never hear the term anymore, but when my former husband and I first moved here in the 1970s, encounter groups were in full swing. For those who may have arrived in Southern California later, encounter groups were generally weekend or week-long unstructured group meetings of eight to 12 people plus a leader/facilitator with the alleged intent of increasing emotional expressiveness and communication, and promoting personal growth.
It would probably surprise many people who know me (or then, maybe it wouldn’t) that one of the highlights of my life was waltzing to the Dr. Zhivago movie’s “Lara’s Theme” with a homeless guy on the sidewalk in downtown Santa Cruz serenaded by a space-alien-costumed accordion player named The Great Morgani. The homeless guy had asked me to dance and it would have been rude to decline. Plus, the opportunity to embarrass your two college-age sons? Oh, yeah.