Today marks the start of Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 10-16), a time when the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation encourages you to “step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day.” Everyone could use a little cheeriness during this never-ending winter, and chances are the smiles your actions bring to the faces of others will encourage them to make similar gestures. Here are a few to get started.
While the Opening Ceremonies aren’t until tomorrow night, viewers who can’t wait for Olympic competition can tune in tonight to see two of the Winter Game’s newest sports: team figure skating and slopestyle snowboarding. In the spirit of Sochi, here are some words of wisdom from past Olympians that ring true whether you’re an athlete or an admin:
“Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose.” -- Nancy Kerrigan, ice skating
It’s easy to get stuck, and reach a point where we feel trapped in our career. You may not like what you’re doing—frankly, you may even hate it—but you can’t or won’t walk away. Often, this is due to practical concerns. It’s tough to walk away from a job that pays you’re a decent salary, even if you don’t like it.
Most of us have heard the saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” But with constant demands on current time and energy, it can be difficult to devote proper effort to visualizing the future and how to achieve goals. Finding the motivation to do so, however, can have exciting results down the line.
Online courses are a convenient way to expand educational horizons. To get the most from them, however, a student needs to approach these classes with the same vigor as she would a physical classroom experience. Here are some tips for being an A+ virtual learner:
Many people are looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday on February 2 as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos. Even if you’re not a football fan, tuning in for the commercials and half-time show or to see what the temperature is at game time (the event is happening outdoors in New Jersey) can help you be part of the endless office conversations that are bound to happen the next day.
No doubt many celebrities are overjoyed today by the news that they are nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards. Yet as critics look at the lists of contenders and start strategizing about who will take home an Oscar, talk also will turn to the actors and actresses whose performances were not recognized. (Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, and Oprah Winfrey seem to be the most notable exclusions this year.)