humanity

The real lives of businessmen, professionals, the everyday man, stay at home parent, healthy lifestyle influencers, and general feel good human stories.

Nightmare Boss
As I write, I wonder if I've been spoilt in my previous employment. While there have been people with whom I'd rather not have worked, I've been lucky with having nice long-term bosses and several yea...
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
Last October at work, one of the Managers at the Store, decided to have a contest just for the delivery drivers. Up for grabs was a twenty-five dollar pre-paid Visa gift card. If nobody won the contes...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part VII
The three days I'd spent doing observation in what would be my future classroom, were just foreshadowing the rest of my teaching career. A few days after I'd settled into my classroom, a teacher appro...
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Rhonda Farley3 days ago
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
We have a developmentally challenged employee at work. He visits several stores during the week and he folds boxes for each store. This guy has been an employee at work longer than anybody. He has the...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part V
I knew I'd get in touch with my former high school teacher, and I was anxiously looking forward to it. It was always great talking to her because she was always positive and encouraging; she had more ...
Casey Parker8 days ago
Power Trips Trip You Up
Power Corrupts. Power affects people. Power interferes with the ability to think straight. Power drives those with any significant amount of it to become desperate and irrational to hold onto it; to a...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part III
My mother's death numbed me for weeks or months, and I literally lost all sense of time. I kept going to school only to not be home where mom's life had ended, and I wasn't sure I could live there muc...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part I
When I was growing up, I never even imagined finishing elementary school; this was especially true due to our family's severe poverty, so I was lucky I survived adolescence and graduated from elementa...
Abraham Mathew19 days ago
Why Study Philosophy?
A question that is often asked of philosophy majors is, “What are you going to do with your philosophy degree?” Many believe that a degree in philosophy possesses lesser practical value than a degree ...
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Heidi Tien20 days ago
First Time Living In An Apartment
On May 8, after everyone had left campus for the summer, APU student HT started her new adult living experience by moving out of her freshman dorm Adams Hall, and moving into her first-time apartment ...
What Does a Respiratory Therapist Do?
I wanted to be a Certified Nurse Midwife. That's an R.N., (at least), who then goes on to midwifery school, and catches babies. I had attended a handful of home births as a doula. It was my passion! I...
Sharon Giardina25 days ago
How [Work] Guilt Kills You
There's a whole suite of psychologists who primarily work in the area of clinical patient care relating to shame and guilt. Academics write monstrous theses on the topic of guilt. Entire shelves in bo...
Clara Lina month ago
Victory and Defeat
Anyone would long for a sweet taste of victory. They want to feel the rush of joy when they win a match or be a part of this pinnacle moment when they receive a scholarship or hold a trophy in their h...
Casey Parkera month ago
Default and Working Modes
Breaks are often considered unproductive time by employers and teachers alike. According to a number of published studies, taking some downtime after a study session or a work project has a positive e...
Rochelle Jamillea month ago
Social Workin' Wonder Woman
Have you seen her in action yet? The new Wonder Woman film is a thrill for so many reasons, especially to social scientists like myself. We study the things people do, say, and feel so that we can get...
Working for Happiness
A key thing to look at in our vocational lives involves a simple question like, "What do I really want to be doing?" We're all well aware of the problem many of us can face in life. We can be stuck in...
Angela Baerthela month ago
Boxed In
I spend a lot of time alone in my grown up world. Partly because I like to. But also because I have to. I have come to a crossroads in my life. One where soon I will have even more time alone. My olde...
Dre Josepha month ago
Blackonomics
In America, what do Hip-Hop and R&B music, the black hair industry, and professional basketball and football leagues all have in common? They should ALL be owned by black people. Period. If blacks want to be strong enough to one day throw their money behind a political candidate to run for public office in every predominant US state with a pronounced black population, we will need the political capital to do it. What better way to do that then by the way of one of the industries we have a strong...