Raising Working Spirit: Solutions for Heavy Industry

Working spirit is one of the most important factors in overall working process efficiency. If the spirit is high and everyone is interested in reaching the goal, then the industry would flourish. In case you don’t maintain working conditions and motivation for your team properly, you risk losing in efficiency and as a result workers and money. So, if you’re interested in keeping your business at the top, read below several tips for heavy industry working spirit. 1) Stay tuned Working in the industry producing solutions for heavy…

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How to Stay Sane when Moving: Organization Tips

Thousands, if not millions, of people move daily to new districts, cities, countries, and even continents. Yet not all of them move easily and successfully; unfortunately, a lot lose lots of nerve cells and sanity in this process. But everything doesn’t have to be so complicated. Here are a few simple tips to stay sane in a relocation. Make a list A to-do list can save you hours of time and organize a step-by step relocation. According to professional moving companies this is one of the most important…

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Why move to another city?

Have you ever thought of what your life would be if you moved? Maybe you have, but never actually did move. Well, if you don’t have a very good job and dream about trying something new, then moving to a new city or maybe even country can change your life forever. There are thousands of reasons why your should do so, but here are four most important of them. 1. You learn everything about yourself Moving can be scary and intriguing, but it’s also a great experience for…

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Red Flags of Moving Companies: How to Choose a Good One

When you’re planning to relocate, having a professional mover on your side can save you a lot of energy, time, and money. Whatever the reasons of your moving are, ensure that you find a professional moving service. But the question is how to find a reliable mover? What are the signs of professional movers? The thing is that it’s easier to point out red flags of bad companies than describe all the possible benefits a moving service may have. So below read about the red flags movers may…

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Moving to Your Dream City: San Antonio

The city is huge according to the population, which is over 1.5 million people, but at the same time it has the small town feeling. It’s reach in history and also is one of the fastest growing cities in the whole country. Whether you’re looking for a new place to start your career or planning to begin a family, this city should be on your top 5 list because of the flowing reasons. 1. The population is on the rise According to statistics, San Antonio is one of…

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Moving to a City Limits: 5 Steps to Success

Intercity relocation’s are always fun and exciting because you never know what to expect from them. Yet many people are afraid of such encounters because they don’t like to pack, unpack, and move their stuff in general. Don’t worry, here you can read about five steps that will guarantee your successful moving. Step one: learn to let go You don’t need to relocate your whole home because without any doubts there are things you don’t really need. So when packing separate things that you haven’t been using for…

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How not Get Broke when Moving?

Moving can be expensive if you don’t plan everything ahead. But at the same time it can be affordable if you get ready for it in advance and follow a few simple steps. Here are several tips from professional moving companies to help you move without getting broke. Declutter Keep in mind that when working with a professional moving company you will pay for the scope of your move. Whether the mover charges by the weight or the volume of your belongings, the rule remains – the less…

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A letter to the man who tried to rape me

Dear individual, I write to you on this cold December evening, almost one year after you tried to rape me, because it’s the first time that I’ve felt strong enough to put pen to paper. I write to you because this afternoon we met again, only the surroundings were not quite the same. Your hands were cuffed behind your back, not sweatily gripped around my body. Your eyes were on the floor, not greedily inches away from my face. We were in the same room, only this time…

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To the 4 white male policemen who beat me for checking the health of a sick black man in their custody…

You may or may not know that the incidence and relapse rates of schizophrenia in African-Caribbean males in Western countries has been reported as being much higher than equivalent white male cohorts. E.g. We found remarkably high IRRs for both schizophrenia and manic psychosis in both African-Caribbeans (schizophrenia 9.1, manic psychosis 8.0) and Black Africans (schizophrenia 5.8, manic psychosis 6.2) in men and women. Fearon et al, 2006 http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/4110/1/Fearon_et_al_2006_final.pdf This knowledge was forefront in my mind when I saw a man in his twenties muttering to himself, handcuffed and…

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30 Days of White Privilege

The straw that broke the camel’s back was a New York Timescomment section. “There is no such thing as white privilege. It’s something the liberal media created. Black people and white people have the same opportunities now. Stop being sheep and get over it.” In response, I took on my own Facebook challenge. For one month I would post daily status updates regarding my own white privilege. Once I had finished, I was asked to compile these observations. They follow, for better or worse, verbatim: For the next month,…

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Let’s Stop Talking So Much About Privilege

Not because it asks too much — because it asks too little Acknowledging your own privilege or encouraging others to check theirs can be a great starting point for conversation and vehicle for consciousness-raising. But when it comes to meaningful social change, it is not close to enough. It is not enough to pay lip service to the idea that you are privileged and others are not, and then go about your privileged life ignoring those who lack the basic rights you take for granted. “I acknowledge my privilege” is the…

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We Can All Learn from Creating Change 2016

You may have read the news reports about the protest of a reception at this year’s Creating Change conference in Chicago. Maybe you were there? Maybe a friend called you from the conference relaying a breathless account? There’s no point in me recounting the events or even my own experience that evening on the third floor of the Chicago Hilton. Read the Windy City Times’ coverage here or the very thoughtful statement of Jewish Queer Youth here. Read the post-conference statement by the National LGBTQ Task Force. What’s most important now in the…

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The Danger of Scalia’s Words

Last week, during the case Fisher v. University of Texas, Supreme Court Justice Scalia questioned the effectiveness of affirmative action by stating that African-American students do not do well in “advanced” schools. He said, “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less — a slower-track school where they do well.” Justice Scalia’s words sicken me. In 2005, I was accepted to Cornell…

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The Other Side of Social Media and Politics: Does It Undermine Social Issues?

In a previous article, we discussed the increasing influence that social media has within the political realm (particularly as a medium for tackling social issues in developing countries). While this is reason enough for social media to take centre stage in modern political debate, however, there is an alternative side to this argument that is worthy of equal consideration. This is most prevalent in developed countries, where social media is commonplace and contemporary politicians are exceptionally adept at using this medium. This has bred familiarity and in some instances misjudgement,…

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An Open Letter to Amy Schumer

One week ago, a man brought a gun into a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana at the showing of comedian and actress Amy Schumer’s new film Trainwreck. Below is an open letter I have written to her in response: ~ Dear Amy Schumer, This week, #Aurora and #Lafayette were trending on Twitter at the same time; one tragedy was just closing in court and one was just beginning in a theater. All of this transpired on social media just as we marked the one month anniversary since a…

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Hacking the Science of Happiness

If you follow positive psychology, you’ve heard the technique, ‘Three Good Things.’ It’s a simple method to redirect your attention to positive thoughts vs. our natural bias towards the negative. Mastering this shift in mindset is proven to improve your sense of wellbeing. It’s also the first exercise introduced in The Science of Happiness, an online course offered by UC Berkeley. By putting my own creative twist on this technique, I’ve experienced magically delicious results — I’m calling it the ‘Happy Bomb.’ In this short video, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, co-instructor of ‘The…

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