There is an issue with women in the workplace right now, not enough of them are being promoted. Even though women at this time make up close to half of all of the people who are working, they are not even making up 15% of those who are in executive positions. It is a problem that grows worse by the day. Susan McGalla has some tips to help make those numbers make more sense.
Invest In Higher Education
Susan McGalla absolutely believes that women should be investing in higher education for themselves. She says that those with a higher education are more likely to have a higher paying jobs. Plenty of statistics and plain common sense back up her claim on this. The better one’s education, the more likely they are going to get a better paying job. It is really as simple as that.
Confidence Boosts Career Prospects
Here is another one that a lot of people may have not thought about. Confidence can be a very big deciding factor when it comes to one’s chances to making a good career. The more confident people are often the ones who float to the top. This is simply because they have proven that they believe in themselves, so others naturally gravitate towards this. If that is the case, then the confident person can easily get a job that they want in life.
The Glass Ceiling Cannot Hold You Down
Allowing the glass ceiling to hold you down is actually allowing something to prevent you from success. The glass ceiling may be a real concept, but it does not have to be something that you allow to get in your way permanently. Instead, take the time to try to ignore the glass ceiling and just try to strive past it.
After attending college, Jonathan Veitch found himself doing
some amazing jobs just to get by. He soon settled down a bit and put his education, skills and goals to good use by writing and teaching. Along the way, he fell in love and started a family. Eventually, he went on to become the president at Occidental College
. Learn how Veitch went from a dockworker to school president.
Carol Lee Veitch gave birth to her son Jonathan Veitch in 1959. She was the stepdaughter of Alan Ladd, who was a popular film actor. Jonathan’s father, John, was president of film productions at the well-known Columbia Pictures. Johnathan spent his childhood growing up California near Los Angeles.
In 1979, Jonathan attended Stanford University where he received a degree after completing studies in American Literature and English.
The Tough Years
The eighties were a time of opportunity and new challenges that beckoned young men to try their hand at a variety of jobs. Johnathan explored the Mississippi as a tugboat hand, and next, he found work in Nebraska as a laborer at a dairy. One of his most memorable jobs and dirtiest was his stent in Boston, where he worked on the fish docks.
After testing the waters at odd jobs, Veitch pursued additional education at Harvard where he graduated with an M.A. and a Ph.D.
A Ray of Sunshine
Soon after graduating, he met and married Sarah Kersh in 1992. They were married in a chapel at Columbia University.
By 1993, Jonathan and his wife headed west where he accepted a job at the University of Wisconsin as an English Professor. His first book, “American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s” was published in 1997.
During the next stage of his career, Jonathan was happy to accept a teaching post at the New School in New York. This gave him the opportunity to teach his favorite subjects such as cultural history, literature and American films. Veitch was a very active faculty member at New School and was soon promoted to the Dean of Liberal Arts.
Occidental College/Family Life
After years of applying himself, Jonathan Veitch was finally rewarded with a job offer as president for Occidental College in 2009. Today, he lives on the college campus with this three children and his wife. Jonathan stays active by playing tennis and working out at the gym.
Well, now you know the life story of Jonathan Veitch. He persevered through odd jobs, gained an incredible education and today, he represents a college as the president.
With the spread of measles having increased to 59 cases as of January 21 from Disneyland across California into other areas of the country and other countries, officials have had to make difficult decisions regarding how to best protect the public. In Orange County, they decided to crack down on the spread at schools by sending home anyone who hadn’t received the measles vaccination.
Did this outbreak occur because of fears about vaccinations causing autism, an anti-vaccination movement which has gained more advocates over the last ten years?
Doctors who support childhood vaccinations have pointed out that the disease was under control by 2000. Doctors in the anti-vaccination camp have pointed out that the best way to stop the spread of a contagious disease is with better quarantine and contagious disease education measures.
Alexei Beltyukov wonders: Who’s right?
Actually, both sides make good arguments. The fact is that vaccinations do help the majority of Americans. The problem is that there are many people who also react badly to them in different ways. There’s no guarantee that this spread is entirely the result of low immunizations and there’s no absolute proof that vaccinations don’t cause autism in all people. Lastly, quarantine and education measures have helped prevent spread elsewhere. A small isolated town in Africa that enacted strong quarantine and education measures because of Ebola prevented spread for a long time until visited by by an infected outsider.
One of the more recent subject of scientific investigation should hit close to home for most office workers. There’s been a significant amount of new studies focusing on the effects of exercising during one’s workday. As one might expect, most of this research has been in regards to the effects that exercise has on overall health. Doctors and scientists were curious about what a little physical activity during the workday might do for someone’s health. People expecting positive results from that increased activity wouldn’t find anything too surprising. But what is raising some eyebrows is a new study which links a lunchtime stroll and mental health. The study set participants on the task of simply taking an afternoon stroll every day.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this study to health enthusiasts, like Sergio Lins Andrade, is the use of a cellphone app to measure the participant’s mood. One of the more difficult aspects of studies such as this is the fleeting nature of memory. It’s hard to really ask people how they felt at any particular point in the day. Apps on smartphones are the perfect remedy to the situation. They’ve even begun to find use with cardiologists measuring heart health. So it’s little wonder that they’d prove effective for logging the heart in a more metaphorical way.
The findings were nothing less than remarkable. Almost every aspect of mood was improved by simply taking a walk for thirty minutes during a participant’s lunch break. However, it wasn’t all good news. People who said they wouldn’t be able to continue taking the walks often listed an expectation to work through lunch breaks as the primary reason. At the same time though, there is reason for optimism. This is just one study among many that show positive health effects from physical activity during lunch breaks. Hopefully more employers will take note, and realize that happy, healthy, and fit employees produce great work.
Ten years ago businessman Vijay Eswaran brought the World his personal philosophies regarding the use of yoga and the silent techniques of mouna to bring happiness and a sense of relaxation to any life, PR Newswire reports. This yoga technique is something Vijay has used since childhood to center his life and make sure he brings a sense of happiness to the world anybody lives.
Even ten years after the book was initially released, Vijay feels the information within is still relevant and even more so in the modern World we live in. Eswaran explains that the modern World is filled with distractions that are often difficult to escape from, finding a small piece of silence in the World we live in is one of the best ways of reducing stress levels and finding a sense of belonging we are often disconnected from. Silence and Hindu based relaxation techniques are used on an everyday basis by Vijay Eswaran to reduce the level of stress he feels and allow him to focus on the truly important matters of each day. For example, many people find their minds are filled with the many thoughts and issues that overwhelm the mass media outlets, such as climate change and population growth. Detachment within the modern World can be reduced with the use of the techniques found within In The Sphere of Silence, the text of the full press release can be found here.
The developments human beings have made in technology and medicine during their time on Earth are astounding, and there’s one more triumph that can be added to the list: a second disease is about to be eradicated from existence on our planet.
In 1986, more than 3.5 million Africans and Asians lost their lives after contracting the Guinea worm disease. Last year, only 126 cases remained, and now the disease is on the verge of being wiped out completely thanks to the Jimmy Carter Foundation after at tireless 30-year-campaign. After smallpox, the disease would be the second ever in human history to be completely eradicated, and the first to have been done so without any vaccine or medication.
Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis) is contracted when an individual drinks water that contains Guinea worm larvae. The termination of the disease is being achieved mostly through intervention in at risk communities, educating people on the importance of drinking filtered water,how to do so, and preventing those who are infected from entering clean water sources.
The news of the close eradication of Guinea worm disease was announced last week by former president Jimmy Carter in New York City during a press conference to commemorate the opening of Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, a new exhibition that focuses on disease control and prevention that will be showcased at the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The Carter Center. He isn’t making any trips to Africa in the upcoming furutre, but Igor Cornelsen is relieved for this news and advancement in disease control. More on Cornelsen is available at Heraldonline.com.
Maybe it’s just me but sick leave is something that seems like common sense. If you are sick you don’t do quality work. If you come to work sick you also risk making your fellow employees sick and then they will not do quality work. It’s a vicious cycle. But apparently a lot of people don’t get paid sick days especially if you are among the lower paid part of the work force in the USA. Check out the graphs about it here. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/15/more-than-a-third-of-american-workers-dont-get-sick-leave-and-theyre-making-the-rest-of-us-ill//a>
You would think employers would understand that a healthy worker is going to bring them more money than a sick one, in fact a sick employee could actually harm your business and not just because they might get other workers sick. They could actually drive customers away. Who wants to eat food brought to them by a waiter or waitress who is congested and coughing? Not me. Would you like your sub sandwich made by someone with a runny nose or who looks like they might vomit right there on your sub? I think not. Am I happy to be handed a receipt by someone who just blew their nose? Nope, I don’t need a receipt that much.
So to all you employers who make truly sick people come into work I say that you deserve to catch whatever they’re bringing in. North American Spine talks about this on Twitter.com.
The system is very much simple. You need to have a base, Hugone, which connects small sensors, Minihugs to slip under mattress used to monitor the quality of the sleep.
During the night, the wave emission is cut and only activated in case of alarm to send an alert if the user wants.
Tchedikian Simon, CEO and cofounder of Sevenhugs and Status Labs says that this solution has been designed especially for children.The Minhugs also seen on Twitter can measure temperature and humidity.
They may be associated with some thermostats connected to the home temperature which may be automatically lowered when everyone is asleep. This is a safety measure that is intended to safeguard against some of the common dangers that can occur in the household.
It is worth mentioning that some motion sensors, like those of Withings, or Jawbone, are for analyzing the quality of sleep, but this new one involves sleeping with a bracelet or a watch. Less intrusive, Withings launched ‘Aura’ last year which includes a base (large enough, but it can also serve as a lamp, alarm clock) and a large sensor to slip under the mattress. The sensor is connected to the base by a wire, both can be connected. The system is expensive and bulky, but after some bungling at launch, it works well.
Senator Bernie Sanders cares deeply about the country. His most recent op-ed, a potential forerunner to a 2016 presidential bid, outlines his views for rebuilding the middle class. Predictably, he seeks to mandate good paying jobs by demanding that businesses pay their employees a livable wage. Sadly, reality cannot be altered by Congress merely passing a law that everyone’s income be sufficient to sustain a life style.
He believes the past six years have seen strong economic improvement. Despite the fact that the unemployment rate is at 5.6%, there are over 90 million workers who have given up seeking employment. The work force has become dominated by part-time workers for the first time in US history. It is no wonder that over 70 million people rely upon the government to pay their grocery bills. Yet nowhere in his vision of rebuilding America is his call to end the Affordable Care Act whose employer mandate is driving businesses to offer only part-time work to avoid the law’s penalty. Revoking the employer mandate alone would free businesses to create more full-time employment which would be a stark improvement in earnings over part-time work.
Senator Sanders seems to believe the best way to create employment is to fund a massive repair of the nation’s infrastructure IE shovel-ready jobs. Yet, Obama tried that approach to the tune of $787 billion back in 2009, and it flopped. The millions of unemployed include college graduates, highly skilled techies and professionals. These are people not suited to toting picks, axes, and shovels. Sadly, shovel-ready jobs aren’t the best way to rebuild the middle class; its progressives only remedy to rebuild it. For those employers who like to take a break from everyday life can get on the app skout from any android phone.
A road so long, looks impossible to cross. During the travels of your life, you may find yourself in difficult times. Are you going to give up when challenging situations present themselves to you? Or, are you going to keep on pushing forward? There is only one option, and that is to keep on going. If you need the help if your life to fulfill these goal look into Status Labs on Facebook. Then Dig your heels in the dirt, and push that immovable burden across the road of your life.
You have a destiny to fulfill and dreams to accomplish. Nothing can stop you, only yourself. Everything around you may seem so important, but it’s not. The only truly important thing in your life is to achieve your destiny. I understand that you may have a job, a family, and other responsibilities of life, but do not allow any of those things to be an excuse. People have done incredible things while going through insurmountable struggles.
In order to live a fulfilling life, you must be willing to walk through the fires of tribulation. Everyone goes through hard times, even those that are born with a prestigious background. Allow nothing to stop you from completing your goals. Look into the sky and see the beauty that is our world. When you look into the heavens, you must realize that there is no end. When you close your eyes, you must envision no end.
You can accomplish anything that you set your mind to. I hope that you reach your destination by the time that you finish your journey.
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