It really is a leading news story everywhere we turn:
Bullying. In the classroom, the workplace, the dwelling, around the road and
more: Individuals everywhere are concerned in regards to the sheer volume of
disrespect and lack of civility in our society. A bully is: a person who’s
habitually cruel, intimidating or overbearing, particularly to smaller sized or
weaker people. I broaden the definition to include things like any act in which
we exploit perceived weakness. The issue is just not only that bullying is so
prevalent; it is that we don’t usually recognize the lots of forms it takes, or
extra importantly, the harmful systems we’ve got set up that result in and help
Recognizing the Status Quo
Exploitation of weakness is quickly recognized when 1 person
taunts and torments an additional with verbal or physical threats. At the same
time, bullying is often subtle and socially supported as when adults overpower
kids, or by means of the many politically right utilizes of arrogance, guilt
techniques, weakness and fear to compete, pressure, manipulate, threaten or
intimidate. Recently in my practice, a 7-year girl admitted having a smile,
“I get my dad to yell and go out of handle by crying real really hard and
running to my mom.” For every bullying tactic we know, there are lots of
that go unrecognized.
What Dismantles Bullying?
I after coached an atypical 8th grade class in which a
teacher had adopted skills to cultivate individual responsibility and
leadership within her students. Her method offered many possibilities for them
to often feel powerful, lovable, connected and contributing– important needs
for cooperation and caring behavior. One particular day a student in her class
rebelled against a new school-wide practice named “a peace pledge”
where students put their hands on their hearts reciting, “I …
Childhood obesity has become a national issue. In fact
obesity is so common among kids in our country, that it is commonly said that
if things don’t change, our children may belong to the first generation in
history that on average lives shorter lives than their parents did. That is the
reason that we as adults really have to act now when it comes to making sure
that our kids are eating healthier and getting more exercise.
However one of the main places where we can’t control all
the things that kids get exposed to is at school. By the time a child is 7 or 8
years old, they spend more of their waking hours at school than they do in the
home. Because of that, as parents it is vital that we check up on what kids are
eating while they are in the school environment. That is where vending machines
I hadn’t really thought of this and how it could influence
my children before recently when it had gotten a little bit of news coverage.
So I went to my child’s school and sure enough right there by the lunch room
there was a vending machine stocked with Cheetos, candy, sodas and chips. I was
so mad that I actually wrote a letter to the school board. I couldn’t believe
that a businessperson in my community thought it was acceptable to fill a
machine with junk food like this and then place it in my child’s school, or
that the school would actually let them. It’s literally disgusting that these
companies are sitting there making a profit hawking candy bars to overweight
That is why I think that if schools are going to be
permitted to have a vending machine on their campus, there …
The use of culinary herbs is no longer limited to
professional kitchens. Many homes have adapted these edible plants to their
menus by substituting herbs for salt and sugar. Herbs in recipes can be used
directly after it is picked or hung to dry to create a more intense flavor. The
popular use of herbs for culinary purposes is attributed largely to health the
benefits they can provide.
For instance, coriander is credited to be rich in essential
oils that make it ideal for people with arthritic and rheumatic problems.
Parsley, which is often used as a garnish on plates, is a remarkable herb to
ease digestion. Studies also indicate that parsley can perhaps hinder the
formation of lung tumor, improve bone quality, and may even prevent strokes and
Though easily purchased at any garden shop, the beauty of
herbs aside from their medicinal value is the fact that these plants are very
easy to grow. Plant herbs as a row of hedges in a garden or simply cultivate
them in a small pot placed on the kitchen windowsill. Either way, herbs can be
a beautiful accent to any home’s design theme.
Herbs are also prominent in many craft projects for their
both beauty and scent. The trendy potpourri is a perfect example of this. Ideal
herb plants for potpourri include bay, basil, lemon balm, rosemary, and sage.
Potpourris may be a blend of various herbs or purely one variety. Aside from
potpourri, use these small plants to create essential oils, herbal syrup, or
even a fizzy, flowery drink.
Distance education courses on culinary herbs offer a great
way to get familiar with these versatile plants. The online courses provide
both a scientific background help a user identify herbs accurately. Online
education courses prepare the students for an …
When you look at your favorite video game, you are looking
at the work of a team of people. They include at least one game designer, some
programmers, a team of animators and other technicians and testers. Then
there’s the guy who thought who the whole thing up. This leader is called the
In many ways a game developer is the first step into gaming
management. If there is a close parallel to this position, it’s probably the
producer of your favorite animated TV show of movie. Although the developer
more than likely rose up the ranks from a particular specialty, they have to
have at least a solid general knowledge of what others in the development team
It’s also a highly creative position as the basis of the
game starts with the developer. Many these days keep their eyes on publications
such as the Hollywood Reporter or Variety for the next ultra popular book,
sport, TV show or movie, and then try to figure out how to make a game out of
The ones that software publishers truly treasure are the
ones who come up with a totally original game concept. That’s because the
publisher doesn’t have to share any licensing fees with the original property.
In fact, the savvy software company turns around and starts brokering their trademark
and copyright to film and TV studios, toy manufacturers and whatever else they
can collect a licensing fee from.
Once upon a time computers were so simple that the
development could all be done by one or very few people. That was back in the
days of Pong, Brick Out and maybe Alien Invaders. These days, a contemporary
computer game may include advanced physics, artificial intelligence, 3D
graphics, digitized sound, an original musical score, complex strategy …
Digital marketing is a complex and demanding industry, and there are a number of trends that we have seen over the years. Here’s a quick look at six of the key trends, and how our digital agencies will align their services with these trends.
1. Get More for Your Money
Budgets are being squeezed harder than ever so commissioners are looking for more assets out of the same budget. Agencies need to figure out how to deliver more without it costing them more money; for example, making multiple assets out of a single piece of content. Take a video clip and make it into sound bites and longer or shorter content clips or use stills from it to market to other channels. We work with our clients to suggest ways to use assets more creatively to produce more value for money.
2. Focus on the People
There is a huge shift towards people-first operation in both SMEs and global businesses. We are seeing initiatives happening across the board to engage employees, from marketing director jobs downwards, and make agencies operate in a better way. We need to be more creative when it comes to dealing with people, both employees and clients, and finding ways of personalising content for different audiences, just as we personalise the way that we deal with our employees. Operating under strict time constraints and budget constraints while creating engaging content and delivering on the demands of our clients is not an easy thing to do.
It is more important than ever before to find ways to innovate to keep both the people we serve and the people that work with us happy and engaged.
3. More In-House Work
In house teams might seem like a threat to the average agency but they can actually be a …