Here is a revised version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”– a song originally recorded on earth and released June 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing– which was recently covered by Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, while on board the International Space Station. Someone had to do this eventually– cover the . . . → Read More: David Bowie’s Space Oddity – Chris Hadfield
Have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of the latest exercise fad? Maybe you thought you’d get a beach body in 90 days or tried to whittle your thighs into submission with the thigh master. If you can count yourself among the millions that have fallen for one of the latest exercise . . . → Read More: Do You Remember These? 10 Biggest Fitness Flops
Much is made over famous entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs was practically immortalized, for example. But an important concept to keep in mind is that entrepreneurs rarely make it to the top alone. Successful companies have a team of successful employees who work together to make the entrepreneur’s ideas materialize. Not only is it . . . → Read More: Why Choosing Your Employees Might Be the Most Important Business Decision you Make
In a recent article on Slate.com, Amazon has been compared to a charitable organization. Despite sales in the billions, Amazon’s profits tumbled by 45 percent. How in the world does this happen and why aren’t investors up in arms? The answer may lie in the fact that Jeff Bezos is looking at the . . . → Read More: Why Doesn’t Amazon Make Any Money?
Your new job will be in Washington, D.C., and you have visions of the Potomac, the Smithsonian and the National Gallery dancing in your head. But DC is a little more complicated when it comes to real estate. In fact, most people who work in DC live either in Maryland or Virginia. As . . . → Read More: So You’re Relocating to DC: Where Should You Live?
There’s an enduring saying in the public relations industry that getting any sort of press coverage at all is a good thing, even if what’s being said is not favorable. While this might be true for companies that have virtually no name recognition and would do almost anything to get their names on . . . → Read More: Is Bad Press Better Than No Press? When Public Relations Goes Bad
Because both lawyers and social workers commonly stand up for the rights of others, there are not only many similarities between the work that these professionals do, but several ways they can partner with each other to be advocates, especially in the healthcare field. An organization called the National Economic & Social Rights . . . → Read More: How Social Workers and Lawyers are Teaming Up for Advocacy in the Healthcare System
Bad Religion are considered the Godfathers of Punk and rightly so. Formed in 1979, they obtained notoriety with their 1994 album Stranger Than Fiction. Now with three-fourths of the original members back in the band, Bad Religion are hitting the road. With them will be beloved and acclaimed LA band, The Bronx, who have . . . → Read More: Bad Religion and The Bronx Come to Portland, Seattle, By Holly Homan
When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg moved to ban super-sized sodas he brought to light a huge problem in America today: Obesity. With two-thirds of Americans being overweight or obese, Bloomberg’s efforts were applauded by many. Even the iconic Coca-Cola weighed in recently declaring “obesity the issue of this generation.” While . . . → Read More: Obesity: Is Soda to Blame?
So, Mike speaking here. I’m sitting in Austin-Bergstrom Airport at the end of my second SXSW. I’ve got the cans on to drown out the sound. You can’t knock it, there’s 3 live bands playing in the airport departure lounge on the Monday after it’s all over, but I need to concentrate. On the . . . → Read More: SXSW 2013 – Ground Zero and Day One, By Peter Dysart and Mike Hughes
If you’re buying a house, you’re probably going to have to get a mortgage. Few people have enough cash to buy a house outright, and if you want to invest in a rental home, leveraging your cash can get you a higher return rate. As successful investor Jim Randel states in his . . . → Read More: Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage Rates
For many nurses, patient contact is a part of every shift. However, according to the American Nurses Association, some hospital personnel members are at risk for ending their career due to injuries related to back and shoulder strains. In comparison to other occupations, nursing is one of the ten most likely professions to . . . → Read More: Are Poor Patient Handling Techniques Putting your Career at Risk?
Learning new random tidbits of knowledge is fun, but does it really add to your intelligence? It may seem like you’re just wasting time learning useless facts, but actually when you read a short piece of trivia or take a quick trivia quiz, you’re also helping your brain stay sharp and quick and . . . → Read More: Does Trivia Really Make you Smarter?
Geographers concern themselves with more than maps; they examine the whole of life itself. They view the planet as one interconnected symbiotic system, and this perspective comes to bear in their approach to the problems humanity faces. They favor hard facts over naive idealism. They seek to help the world, but they . . . → Read More: The Major Concerns of Geographers Today
Public administration came into existence in the late 19th century in response to urban crises like the horse manure dilemma that defined 1894 (no, really, it was a serious problem). From there the role of public administrators expanded to encompass many other facets of life including access to water and transportation. Public administrators are . . . → Read More: Famous Public Administrators and What You Can Learn From Them
Seattle writer Chris Estey will chat with Richard Hell, a true King of Punk, live on stage Thursday, March 21, at the Rendezvous in Seattle (2322 2nd Avenue) at 7 PM as part of a show promoted by the University Bookstore.
Richard Hell has a new book out called I Dreamed I Was . . . → Read More: Punk Legend Richard Hell to Appear Live on Stage in Interview with Chris Estey
The lecture in which Pat Thomas will participate, sponsored by the Northwest Film Forum on 1960s/1970′s underground African American films on Saturday March 23rd in Seattle has been changed from 8 pm to 6 pm – the NEW time for this free event is 6 pm !
After two trips to London (May and . . . → Read More: Pat Thomas, Ron Johnson and Gary Perry to Discuss Legacy of the 1965 Watts Riots, the LA Rebellion and Social Justice, Reviving a Cultural, Social, Artistic and Political Framework on March 23 at 6PM, New Time
Are you concerned about security? If you own or run a business, you should be. Even though business owners would like to think that they can trust their employees, the truth of the matter is this: Your employees may be stealing from you or each other. This can be especially true if you . . . → Read More: Preventing Theft in Your Office
This student protested against MAP testing last January.
On a drizzly Thursday night I ventured ten miles south to the University of Washington’s Science & Engineering Building for a seminar on Scrap the MAP. As many of you know, there has been a boycott started in the Seattle School district against the MAP (Measure . . . → Read More: Scrap the Map: Teachers and Parents Gather To Hear A Seminar About Standardized Testing For Washington Public School Students, By Holly Homan
I’ve recently moved to Everett, WA, but I find myself in Sweden again for a couple of weeks and just in time to be caught up in the voting for Sweden’s Eurovision candidate. A quick Wikipedia search will tell you that Eurovision has gone on since 1958 and launched careers for among others ABBA, . . . → Read More: What Every American Needs to Know About Eurovision, By Linda Newman Andersson