Ever walk into the office kitchen and wonder, “My goodness; do you people act like this at home?” While common decency (and a desire to keep one’s reputation intact) should lead workers do simple things such as throw out their trash, wash their dirty dishes and utensils, and remove their leftovers from the fridge after the food has gone bad, some people forget, ignore the situation, or figure someone else will take care of it.
If you missed it (and trust me, many of us did), yesterday was National Hugging Day. The celebration was established in 1986 to encourage family and friends “to hug often and freely.” Research shows that positive touch, such as hugging, can improve physical and emotional health. But while an embrace from your spouse before heading to work may start your day off right, does hugging have a place at the office?
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.
Years ago, the concept of “creatively enhancing” your resume (in other words, making stuff up) was sort of an unofficially accepted thing—if you didn’t do it yourself, you likely knew people who did. And the conventional wisdom was that once you got hired and started your new job, the fact that your fudged a few things on your application or added a bit of fiction to your resume was seen as no longer relevant.
The new Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Wolf of Wall Street is getting attention not only for its fine performances but also for its record-breaking use of the f-word (506 times, to be exact, which is roughly 2.81 times per minute in a film over three-hours long). For those who prefer not to hear that type of language or get offended by it, the solution is simple – avoid that movie.
Figure skaters from across the country are gathering this week in Boston for the U.S. National Championships, a precursor to selecting which athletes will represent the United States at the upcoming Olympics in Sochi. While most attention will be on the current competitors, the event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident.