Education

Who Knew? What do Knitting and Computers/Digital Technology have in Common?

Both have a positive association on cognitive abilities such as executive function, short term memory, reasoning, global cognitive function, processing speed and recall. In older adults these skills can stimulate several cognitive abilities, brain plasticity and  possibly reduce MCI (mild cognitive impairment).   Knitting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels …

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Risk Management – Leverage Excel for fast, easily revised Risk Analysis

Product release to the customer often requires a FMECA (Failure Modes Effects and Criticality) along with the Reliability Prediction to complete the delivery package; in addition, revisions are common along with the pressure to update the Risk Analysis package quickly and accurately.  Excel provides data import, lookup, merge and formatting to automate this process and …

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Productivity? Distractions? Who Knew?

More and more experts are telling us that interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate.  Can you imagine a world without smartphones and other devices that make us accessible and distracted and interrupted every second of the day.  This fragmentation of our time and lack of concentration has become the new normal. When …

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Our new workforce, is, simply: Us.

We are living in very interesting times of a new approach to work.  More of us than ever own and control our own ability to work and make income. Uber, We Work, telecommuting, AirBnB, technology, and a very strong desire to be in control of our daily lives is painting the new landscape.  I meet …

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What do Ed Sheeran, Mike Rowe, Jimmy Stewart and Kylie Minogue have in common? They all suffer from a speech disorder – Disfluent speech or Stuttering

There are a few reasons why people who stutter don’t do so when they sing. One is called easy onset of speech, or easy voice, or smooth speech. This describes the way you sing. Think about it – you generally use a smoother and easier voice when you’re singing versus when you’re speaking. Speech therapists …

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Gender choices: Why even bother with gender today?

There is some recent news in Mass about the RMV and offering more “gender identity choices”.  And we’ve all filled-out employment applications lately where they ask you about how you “identify”.  Pause. We need think about just how ridiculous this. First, WHY would anyone, any hiring company, any road official really need to know what …

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Oh McDees and life is us now!!! #mcdonalds

I spent (sadly) too much of my life at #mcdonalds or #starbucks, and THEY understand US…isn’t that comment (alone) on life?  McDees has now decorative lighting, human-alive plants on stools, and, well, value.  Bucks same but different. All: Free WiFi, so that you, I, can work, socialize. If I (or you?) go to a “coffee …

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