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Less Demand For Oil Keeps Gas Prices Stable For Now

This past weekend I racked up a few miles transporting family members and friends to work, swim practice, and various appointments. I suppose it was my turn to be the driver-helper. All that driving required at least one trip to the local service station. This also afforded me an opportunity to make a price check on gas … Continue reading

Leaders: You Control Your Happiness (International Day of Happiness 2015)

International Day of Happiness is Friday, March 20, 2015. Are you planning to do anything special? This question came to me in a LinkedIn Group discussion from Dorothy Dalton, Global Talent Management Strategist. I may have missed her post had I not been citing a statement from the Declaration of Independence earlier to a friend: … Continue reading

How Much Are You Paying In Taxes At The Pump?

Today’s price check on GasBuddy.com shows that the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.415 – an increase of $0.155 from one month ago. However, since March 1st, the prices have declined in a number of markets across the U.S. While most of us pay a lot of attention to the overall … Continue reading

FDA Approves Quick Test For Detection of Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is still making news, however, today’s news is not all negative. Corgenix Medical Corporation, a Colorado firm that develops and manufactures test kits, announced earlier this month that their ReEBOv Antigen Rapid Test has received FDA approval. [Ref 1] The rapid test can be used under elevated risk conditions to detect the … Continue reading

STEM: What Is Math?

Pi Day, 03.14.15, is almost here. This year, I am observing Pi Day by having a conversation about math. In a recent post, STEM: What is Science?, I shared that I would develop a post on each of the letters in the STEM acronym. It seems appropriate to pose the question: What is math? for … Continue reading

Behaving Spitefully Requires Brain Power

While waiting for my last haircut, one of the patrons was sharing with me and others that at times, her grandson’s behavior makes his parents climb the walls. He has a tendency to exhibit good behavior when grandma is present, and at other times….let the tantrums begin. The behavior of the three-year old is especially … Continue reading

Black Women’s Health Study Turns 20

Anniversaries are special and as the years go by, they become more memorable. This year the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) turns 20. It is the topic of this post and my focus for Women’s History Month. Twenty years ago, I received a letter informing me that the National Institute of Health had recently approved … Continue reading

STEM: What is Science?

A large number of STEM volunteers across the U.S. can breathe a sigh of relief this month. We recently completed another year of participating in the National Future City Competition. This includes those of us in the Arizona Region. Almost since the inception of the Arizona Region’s Future City Competition 18 years ago, each year a few … Continue reading