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Ancient Complications to Modern Career Advice

In 2012, I published a book titled So Good They Can’t Ignore You. It argued that “follow your passion” was bad career advice. I didn’t claim that passion was a problem, but instead argued that it was too simplistic to assume that the key to career satisfaction was as easy as matching your job to a pre-existing inclination. For many people, this slogan might actually impede their progress down the more complicated path that leads to true satisfaction. One of the interesting things I uncovered in...
Tags: College, India, Uncategorized, Pbs, Bill Moyers, Campbell, Carl Jung, Bhagavad Gita, Brett McKay, Joseph Campbell, Arjuna, Bolles, Gita, Richard Bolles, Stephen Cope


Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self: A Dark, Comedic Reflection on the Last Few Months

What would happen if I tried to explain what's happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? That's the question that Julie Nolke asked and answered in early April. Now she's back with a sequel where she tries to explain the events of June to her April self. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Comedy, College, Current Affairs, Facebook Twitter, Julie Nolke


Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self

What would happen if I tried to explain what's happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? That's the question that Julie Nolke asked and answered in early April. Now she's back with a sequel where she tries to explain the events of June to her April self. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Comedy, College, Current Affairs, Facebook Twitter, Julie Nolke


Corporate Resilience and Response During COVID-19

Investors look for evidence during a market crisis that a company is resilient. This study includes findings that challenge the notion that companies need to adopt practices that hurt their employees because investors want them to do so. [Author: by Alex Cheema-Fox, Bridget LaPerla, George Serafeim, and Hui (Stacie) Wang]
Tags: College, Hui Stacie Wang, Alex Cheema Fox Bridget LaPerla George Serafeim


Hear Enchanting Mixes of Japanese Pop, Jazz, Funk, Disco, Soul, and R&B from the 70s and 80s

Franz Kafka’s unfinished first novel, published by his literary executor Max Brod as Amerika, tells the story of a young European exiled in New York City. He has a series of madcap adventures, winds up in Oklahoma as a “technical worker,” and adopts the name “Negro.” Amerika is a novel written by an artist who had never been to America or met an American. His impression of the country came entirely from his reading. And yet, Kafka leaves readers with an authentically vivid, lasting impre...
Tags: Google, Music, Japan, College, New York City, America, Oklahoma, Kafka, Marshall, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Sergio Leone, Franz Kafka, Colin Marshall, Durham NC Follow, Amerika


Engaging online learners 3

Photo by Steve Wheeler In previous posts here and also here, I wrote about how to engage learners in online collaborative writing. I developed a 5 step model based on the work of Lani Gunawardena (1995) which I used to promote deeper and more critical engagement for online learners working in wikis. Here's a snapshot of the model: The model starts with Exploration (where students are finding out about their new learning environment, discovering the do's and dont's and generally orientati...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Support, Wiki, Online, Creative writing, Activity, Engagement, eLearning, Discussion, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Lani Gunawardena, Steve Wheeler ReferenceGunawardena, International Journal of Educational Technologies


6 Important Fashion Lessons We Learned from “Fresh Dressed”

Examining the most important fashion movement in American history.
Tags: Music, Movies, College, Hip-hop, 1990s, 1980s, Fashion Tips


The black physician’s burden

I remember clearly the first lecture in which I began to feel the painful knot of despair clenched in my chest. We were being taught about piebaldism, a disease that impacts the pigment-producing cells of the body. It was not the description of the condition that alarmed me, but rather the picture that was chosen […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


Torrance protesters work out in support of woman who endured racial tirade while exercising

About 100 black-clad protesters held an early-morning workout at Wilson Park on Friday, June 12, the day after a video went viral on Twitter that showed a white woman cursing and screaming racial epithets at a woman who identified herself as Filipino-American as she filmed her exercise routine. The incident occurred at steps leading to the bandstand not far from the ball field at the park. After Friday’s protest, some participants performed the same exercise routine that the victim of the tirade...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Minneapolis, Congress, California, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Public Safety


How 133 Epidemiologists Are Deciding When to Send Their Children to School

“This is the dreaded question,” say experts struggling to weigh virus risks and uncertainty against family well-being.
Tags: News, Education, Children and Childhood, Teachers and School Employees, Quarantines, Day Care Centers, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Coupons & Sales: 65% off Revolve, 50% off Missguided, 50% off Old Navy, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
Tags: Deals, Shopping, Navy, College


Regaining Your Sense of Peace at (in)courage

I’m almost embarrassed to admit what prompted me to set foot in a grocery store again after two months of home delivery. It wasn’t increased feelings of security about entering public places or statistics about a decrease in COVID-19 cases in my area.  It was queso — pure and simple.  The queso my family loves doesn’t appear on Costco’s site for home delivery, and believe me, I check every time I place an order. It was when my desire for queso overwhelmed my fear of going into the sto...
Tags: Faith, Costco, Homeschooling, INcourage, In)courage, Dawn Camp, Covid19, Faithoverfear


After MLK’s Assassination, a Schoolteacher Conducted a Famous Experiment–“Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes”–to Teach Kids About Discrimination

Getting history across to young students is challenging enough, but what should a teacher do when actual history-making events happen on their watch? They have to be acknowledged, but to what extent do they have to be explained, even "taught"? Of the teachers who have turned history-in-the-making into a lesson, perhaps the most famous is Jane Elliott of Riceville, Iowa. On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, she divided her classroom of third-graders alon...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Jimmy Fallon, College, America, History, Current Affairs, Associated Press, Martin Luther King, Seoul, Martin Luther King Jr, Elliott, Facebook Twitter, Morehouse College, Johnny Carson, PBS Frontline


Revisiting The Wire During 2020’s Black Lives Matter Movement

George Floyd’s murder while under arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill of small denomination sparked massive worldwide demonstrations against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter. It also led to the abrupt cancellation of television’s recent hit, Live PD, and its longest-running reality show, Cops. As Amanda Hess recently observed in The New York Times, public opinion has turned on any show that promotes an image of police officers as universally decent forces...
Tags: Google, Hbo, New York, Television, Obama, College, White House, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Current Affairs, Williams, New York Times, Nashville, Houston, Baltimore


Revisiting The Wire in Light of 2020’s Black Lives Matter Movement

George Floyd’s murder while under arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill of small denomination sparked massive worldwide demonstrations against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter. It also led to the abrupt cancellation of television’s recent hit, Live PD, and its longest-running reality show, Cops. As Amanda Hess recently observed in The New York Times, public opinion has turned on any show that promotes an image of police officers as universally decent forces...
Tags: Google, Hbo, New York, Television, Obama, College, White House, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Current Affairs, Williams, New York Times, Nashville, Houston, Baltimore



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