Take Your Dog to Work Day was on June 21st this year. The annual non-official holiday, sponsored by Pet Sitters International, encourages people to bring their furry friends to the office for a day.
High school, for most, means a packed schedule: between classes, friends, extracurriculars, college applications, and maybe even a job, there isn’t much time left for anything else. But while most of their peers were just worrying about doing well on their finals, these teenagers found time to invent some new technology: a Twitter-enhancement program, and a superfast phone charger. Both inventions were taken from prototype to final product before their inventors graduated.
Remember how easy it was in school to get your homework and projects done on time? Well, “easy” might not be the right word, but motivation certainly wasn’t a problem: if you didn’t turn in the assignment, you had an irritated teacher and a bad grade to contend with. Now that we’re adults, the only person we have to answer to for most things is ourselves—and we tend to be pretty lenient on discipline.
Recently, both the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles introduced merit badges for video game design. It might sound odd on the surface that two organizations dedicated to improving the minds and health of kids would encourage video games, but the badges stress the technological and creative process behind game design.
Spring is here at last, but that means severe weather for many parts of the country. We got our first taste of it yesterday as thunderstorms and heavy rain grounded flights out of Chicago and Denver, and cancelled two Major League baseball games. No tornadoes or large hail this time around, but Midwest weather can take a turn for the worst this time of year. That’s why it’s important to have a disaster recovery plan in place, for both your home and your business.
Much has been made recently of the statistic that the millennials (the generation currently in their 20s) has already worked an average of 6.3 different jobs before age 25. That’s a lot of bouncing around in a 9-year window. The numbers point to a dramatic shift in how Americans are thinking about their work life—hopping from place to place instead of settling in for the long haul at one company. But is it really that dramatic a change?