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The “Seer of Seers” Says Six More Weeks of Winter

Today is my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays. I was also reminded earlier this morning by Al Roker, the Today Show’s meteorologist, that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Roker informed Today Show viewers that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. As this historical tradition goes, we are in for six more weeks of winter! It … Continue reading

Samsung Reports on Investigation of Galaxy Note7 Overheating Incidents

  Activities of the past two weeks, including the inauguration of America’s 45th president, put the squeeze on some newsworthy information that may not have received proper coverage. One of these announcements came from Samsung about the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 battery overheating incidents that caused a few of the smart phones to catch … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: Researchers Report New Better, Faster Test

Since my last post on the Zika virus, Holiday Travel Warnings and A Conundrum in Columbia, researchers and scientists around the world continue to work aggressively to develop a vaccine for treatment as well as studying other impacts of the disease on humans, the unborn, and mosquito populations. This week, scientist reported a better way to … Continue reading

Steady Gas Prices Greet New Administration This President’s Inaugural Weekend

U.S. motorists have been enjoying relatively steady gas prices over the past three months. Today’s average of $2.31 for a gallon of regular gasoline greets the new Trump Administration on their first full day on the job.   The 3-month retail price chart above shows that gas prices ranged from a low of $2.12 per … Continue reading

Leaders: Feelings Don’t Care About The Facts or The Law

At the heart of many conflicts in business, STEM, and just about everywhere else is a collision of emotions and facts. Emotions and facts are clearly two distinct topics, however, they can become almost inseparable without self-control and common sense. Simply put, feelings don’t care about the facts or the law! My challenge in developing … Continue reading

Planning to Stay Hydrated in 2017? Know Your Water Source.

A recent Business Insider post, Why top executives swear by a 30-second morning habit anyone can adopt [Ref 1], caught my attention a few months ago. Three business execs: Kat Cole, president of FOCUS Brands – the parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon, Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington, and former Birchbox Man chief Brad Lande … Continue reading

It’s 2017: Resolutions, Goals and Opportunities

For this first week of Calendar Year 2017, I’ve listened to or participated in at least one conversation each day that relates in some way to New Year’s resolutions. Actually, discussions of these resolutions, which often prove hard to keep, started in December if not sooner. A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common … Continue reading

This New Year’s Eve, Raise Your Red Solo Cup In Honor of Its Inventor, Robert Leo Hulseman

News of the death of Robert Leo Hulseman came during the this last week of 2016. While many of you may not be familiar with Bob Hulseman, most of us have used one of his patented products, the Solo cup.  Solo cups have been around since the 1970s and come in as many colors as … Continue reading

One last peak at retail gas prices for 2016

It is December 30, 2016, the eve of New Year’s Eve! Today’s average price per gallon for regular gasoline in the U.S. is $2.324. As we look forward to a new year, this post provides a quick glance at gas prices for CY2016. The chart below provides a better visual of where retail gas prices … Continue reading

Ebola Virus Update: Promising Vaccine Is on the Horizon

  Last week, as many of you were putting the finishing touches on your Christmas shopping and other holiday activities, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that an experimental vaccine was found to be highly protective against the deadly Ebola virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published in The Lancet. [Ref 1] … Continue reading