After months of digging through online rentals, visiting a potential apartment is a momentous event. There are only so many photos of the same wood floors, red brick and white walls you can sort through before they all start to blend together in your mind. All you want to do is walk into a space that feels like home. This anticipation comes with a danger though: the curse of rose-colored rental glasses.
There’s nothing quite as exciting as planning some much-needed time away from work.
Hitting the road for a cross-country trip, flying across the world, or even enjoying a staycation disrupts the monotony of routine and revitalizes how we look at life. However, returning to work after a refreshing break can bring its challenges.
Every morning, a roly-poly French bulldog sits between my desk and her owner’s.
As I eat breakfast, she studies me, hoping a few crumbles drop to the floor. It’s the kind of dedicated concentration I dream of applying to my own work. After a while, she gives up and snuggles down next to me, providing company as the day goes on.
Moving to a new home can be emotionally jarring, to say the least. Throw everything you own into boxes, move them to an unfamiliar space and try to convince your brain that you live there now. For me, this whole process spikes my fears of instability. I don’t know where anything is, I can’t quite find a place to rest and my to-do list literally surrounds me in piles of unpacked boxes.
The long-awaited AB-5 bill has arrived after a 2018 state court ruling changed the way California differentiates between employees and independent contractors (ICs). The court set the three-part ABC test as California’s method of determining a worker’s status, shifting it away from the more ambiguous, employer-friendly federal standards.
A strong manager can set the tone for your company’s culture and steer the direction of its success. Recent polling suggests that between their contributions to culture, retention, and customer engagement, the top 10% of managers can drive 48% more profit than the average manager.
Preschool allows children to explore their curiosities within a community that understands and celebrates the young mind. It can feel like there are endless variations and approaches to preschool education, each with its own focus on things like child-led learning, social involvement and creativity.
My husband and I have moved four times in the past decade. On two occasions it was by choice – we wanted more space, a better neighborhood, a washer-dryer in the apartment. The other two moves were the result of terrible luck. There was the terrifying mold in the ceiling, a broken hot-water heater that nearly blew up the house or a crazy landlord who was a fan of 2 a.m. construction projects.
A business is only as strong as its community and culture.
No matter the seniority level, a company hires each employee for their specific ability to expand and support the office. But what happens when someone’s hard work becomes commonplace or simply overlooked? Since respect and appreciation are directly linked to retention, unrecognized employees are now more likely to head right for the door.
I’ve had a running narrative in my brain as far back as I can remember.
It observes, analyzes, judges, muses, and when allowed to truly checkout, goes on lofty rants about the world around me. It wasn’t until I built a daily journaling practice did this narration find a home for my rambling ideas and emotions.
Between flexible schedules, one-to-one instruction and the freedom to explore a customized curriculum, there are endless benefits to online and homeschooling for the right student. At the same time, how do students develop social skills without a community of peers by their side? Logically, it’s easy to assume that homeschooled students don’t have the same social opportunities compared to kids in a brick-and-mortar school setting. Surprisingly enough, reality often proves otherwise.
Online grade schools are an excellent resource for families and students with nontraditional schedules and unique approaches to learning. Virtual programs allow families the flexibility to travel, pursue an artistic career, or even simply nurture a student who thrives best in an independent environment.