humanity

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

Casey Parker2 years ago
Testing... 1, 2. Testing
This is going to sound a little pointless. I assure you, it's not. Today, I took a retest. That's totally normal; the weird bit is that I aced the thing the first time. That may seem masochistic. That...
Audrey Hutchins2 years ago
Choosing to Work from Home
I'm still wondering how I've determined that the smartest move for my life is to become a stay at home mom who works at home. Even as I sit here with my duct tape-covered laptop while Tumble Leaf play...
Roy Osing2 years ago
4 Powerful Ways You Can Tip Without Feeling Guilty
The hospitality industry expects you to tip their employees and employees expect to be tipped. Your bill arrives, and, under the guise of making it easier for the customer to calculate the tip, owners...
Angela Baerthel2 years ago
Welfare
8/26/15 Today is a great day. After a lifelong journey on the welfare rolls....we are done. Say goodbye to the bullshit of the Ramsey county welfare office. No more every six-month review. The dauntin...
Clinton Jones2 years ago
Which Banana Would You Choose?
There is of course never a single answer that perfectly encapsulates the choice we would each make when hiring people. I have hired some great candidates in my career and made some dud choices too. Wi...
Markie M2 years ago
Production, Reproduction, and Feminism
Studies in feminist theory at Indiana University make a specific effort to discuss issues relevant to people around the world. The larger critique, which is incredibly appropriate, is that mainstream ...
Remember the Cabbage
**Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of the commencement speech given by Tricia Stewart Shiu on May 21st at Baker University. Good afternoon everyone I'm so honored to be here and I first off want to thank President Lynne Murray for asking me to give the commencement speech today. I also want to thank Bruce Woodruff for delivering the invitation. You have impeccable timing, Bruce. To be honest, after the shock wore off in hearing that I was invited to give this year’s commencement spee...
Loni Beach2 years ago
Freelancing, and Why I Risked Everything to Do It
We have all dreamed of becoming our own boss, right? Not taking orders from someone else, creating our own schedule, and not dealing with those pesky customers. Trust me when I say I know plenty of pe...
The Playground Vs the Work Place!
The last post I wrote about bullying in the workplace prompted a lot of people to come forward and say they have been victims of bullying by a boss. When I have conversations with my daughter about th...
Damon Nailer2 years ago
Tapping the Inner Treasure
Have you ever felt as though there was something very valuable inside of you? If there was a way to access this hidden treasure, would you be interested in learning how to do so? I have just the insig...
Sue Thomas2 years ago
Getting the Balance Right
Hi. I'm Sue, a professional actress and cover Drama teacher, working across Essex on a daily basis during Term Time. Over the last few years I have been working as a cover teacher covering just about ...
Markie M2 years ago
Lean In and Sandberg’s Faulty Feminism
Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and in 2013 she published Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Her book was met with both profound praise and critique—from women. She...
Laura LaBrie2 years ago
Trying to Figure Out What to Be When You Grow Up?
Did you know you get to decide what you want to be when you grow up several times during your life? Well, really as many times as you want, but there are a few mile markers. Like when you are six and,...
Manuela Gomes2 years ago
Art X Corporative World
Well, I am a former professional ballet dancer that retired at a young age and soon went to college so I could study and get prepared to enter the corporative world. From 9 years old, until I was 21 I...
Matt Cates2 years ago
"How Did You Want to Spend Your Life?": Fight Club Philosophy Meets Overseas English Teaching
"I don't want to change your life," I wrote to her via Facebook Messenger. And that was true...because what I wanted was for her to change her own life. My role was only to act as catalyst... Stop, le...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
How Many Hours Should You Work In a Week?
If there's one common complaint in the workplace, it's overwork. People often believe that they are working too many hours, or worry that they are working too little. Some even just worry that they mi...
Peter Perry2 years ago
The Prison Called 'Social Media'
Facebook begun in 2004, although before the emergence of Facebook, social media like SixDegrees.com (1997), Blogger (1999), Friendster (2002) and MySpace (2003) was already in existence. But Zuckerber...
Bullying Bosses Beware!
It is the very classic childhood fairy tale that someone who was considered ugly at school, never picked for a team, later on becomes stunning, with a very happy successful life. Even Einstein was kic...