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Guest Post – Do I Have the Traits of an Inclusive Leader?

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. This term “leader” has torqued in recent years. Where it used to automatically apply only to those who were at the top of an organization’s hierarchy, it now applies to all of us. This makes sense because, after all, we all lead in one way or another. Whether it be … Continue reading

World Oceans Day is June 8, 2019

Oceans play a very important part in everyday life of the inhabitants of planet Earth. As one person puts it, the world’s oceans are the lungs of our planet! They provide 71% of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of World Oceans Day is to raise public awareness of the impact of human actions on … Continue reading

Spaghetti Models and the Upcoming 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Memorial Day Holiday weekend has come and gone, but don’t blink because the 2019 Hurricane Season is about to begin. Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Depending on the intensity of the hurricane, some potential risks are powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland … Continue reading

Guest Post – Aversive Bias: I Don’t Hate You, but You Sure Make me Uncomfortable

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. How important, really, is it that vegetables be arranged by color, cereal boxes stacked perfectly on the shelves, or soft drinks arranged by size as opposed to brand? These elements might not seem particularly important to the rest of us, but ask someone in the food retail business if they … Continue reading

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend 2019: What are your plans?

It’s almost time! The 2019 Memorial Day Holiday weekend is almost upon us. Is a road trip in your plans for this weekend? According to AAA travel statistics, nearly 43 million Americans are planning to start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day Holiday weekend getaway. Since this holiday weekend travel period … Continue reading

Sunscreen: History, Development, and Current Questions

Ambient temperatures are rising across the country and summer is on its way. The frequency that I have been reaching for my sunscreen lotion over the past four weeks is also increasing with rising temperatures. Therefore, imagine my confusion when news outlets began reporting over the past 7 to 10 days that some of the … Continue reading

Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates For 2019

In my last post on the Ebola virus disease (EVB), Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates for 2019, published on July 3, 2018, I shared that health officials in West Africa and other organizations were close to declaring the most recent outbreak of EVD over. I also shared that the challenge is not that this outbreak … Continue reading

Gas Prices and Temperatures Are On The Rise

Periodically, since the inception of this blog, I have included updates on trending U.S. gasoline prices. By the way, today’s average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.892 per GasBuddy.com. Going forward, gas price info and other updates will continue to be provided on this blog, and the plan is to add gas facts … Continue reading

Guest Post – Unconscious Bias: The Pyramid Principle – How to Achieve Successful Dialogue About Bias

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. I remember some years ago sitting in my hotel room in Cairo, feet up on the sill, gazing out the window at one of the most amazing sights on the planet: the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Looming in the mist, it was grander and more elegant than its likeness in … Continue reading

For Earth Day 2019, Be Kind to Mother Earth and to Each Other

In a world where you can be anything, why not be kind? The 49th annual celebration of Earth Day will happen on Monday, April 22, 2019. This year’s theme, adopted by members of the Earth Day Network is  Protect Our Species. My focus for this Earth Day is to encourage everyone, and I do mean … Continue reading