"There's no such thing as a routine call," the instructors told us. Even the most benign situations could turn lethal in an instant. You had to approach every situation "tactically," which meant you had to always be thinking about the numerous ways in which you could be killed.
"When men speak up, they also foster awareness and acceptance about gender inequity as a shared problem, not a special interest."
Communications guru and consultant Susan McPherson shares how to make the most of digital conferencing platforms in the excerpt from her new book 'The Lost Art of Connecting.'
Bestselling author and career and workplace expert Lindsey Pollak shares her insights on how to make the most of LinkedIn in this excerpt from her new book, 'Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work.'
"Someone had launched a major chemical weapons attack on the suburbs, no more than 5 miles from his hotel. They had killed and injured scores of civilians, and perhaps more...And it happened at the precise moment when a body of U.N. experts was present in Syria to document the deed."
"Your greatest opportunity to succeed occurs in moments when everybody else is giving up."
In this excerpt from his new book, 'Get What's Yours for Health Care,' best-selling author Philip Moeller explains how too many tests, procedures and other care can lead to unneeded care and bad outcomes—and what steps you can take to get just the right level of care.
"it's not the people of yesteryear who have to live with these statues. Monuments are given pride of place in our public spaces, so we really need to weigh up what's more important to us: the memory of who we once were or the celebration of who we are now."
On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, can understanding differing perspectives on the American flag at the Iwo Jima memorial help us understand the legacy of other statues—and whether they should still stand?
"The Russians' goal was not just to sow chaos and confusion but to tip the 2016 presidential election to Donald J. Trump."
"Have a backup for your backup—whether we're talking about computer data, access to your money or escape routes."
"The key to well-being underground, he told me, could be about creating an illusion of 'normal,' aboveground, pre-event life."
In an excerpt from her new book, Miss Manners takes on the challenges of maintaining polite interactions among people who really want to stick their (ideally well-covered) noses into others' business in the age of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Bezos sees a future where packages will be delivered by self-driving vans, small bots rolling through neighborhoods and drones buzzing to their destinations."
"A 2015 study showed that the start of puberty is actually a trigger for marked declines in parents' feelings of 'self-efficacy.'"
"Parents shouldn't micromanage. And trying to 'work things out' with other parents just about always backfires."
"I won't unfriend depression. While the friend wants to kill me, I have learned to deny it the means and opportunity to do so, so we're good. Honestly, the perspective that depression has on the world can be edifying even if it is full of distortions," says podcaster John Moe.
Depression "is not a mood, it's a psychological disorder," says John Moe, podcaster and author of "The Hilarious World of Depression." "Simplistic solutions [are] useless to the point of being insulting. It's like saying, 'Just go for a nice walk and you won't have such leukemia.'"
"In 2000, 537 votes in Florida weighed more than 537,000 votes in the rest of the country."
Chairman and CEO of DICK'S Sporting Goods Stores Ed Stack grew a small family business from two storefronts into the largest sporting goods retailer in the country with over $9 billion in sales and close to 800 locations—and he did so with a sense of responsibility to the communities he serves.
These tasty cocktails are refreshing, surprising and not at all stuffy. Welcome to the (new) world of gin!
In the new book "Downriver," Heather Hansman paddles the length of the Green River—the biggest tributary of the Colorado River - in an attempt to understand the fight overwater, and what's going to happen to those battles in a hotter, drier, more crowded future.
"As has now come out, that just wasn't the case," she said.
What divided Indians and the white man during Sitting Bull's life is still in play.