Source: The Player’s Spot
Do workholics have better efficiency? by Garland Coulson
Answer by Garland Coulson:
Workaholics are people that can’t stop working. They are addicted to work but they are not necessarily efficient at it.
People with good work/life balance tend to be more efficient because they take the time to replenish themselves.
Here is my free course onthat can help people who overwork understand the power of regaining their balance.
If Russia could have one state in the USA without a coastline, which one would they choose? by Edward Lokshin
Answer by Edward Lokshin:
Have you ever wondered why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett own railroad stocks? A lot of people fail to realize the importance of freight railroads to the U.S. economy. As a matter of fact, the rail network accounts for approximately 40 percent of U.S. freight moves by ton-miles.
This is Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska. It has 17 receiving and 16 departure tracks handling 14,000 rail cars every 24 hours. Of those, about 3,000 cars are sorted daily and become part of trains headed for destinations in the East, West and Gulf Coasts of America, as well as the Canadian and Mexican borders. An average of 139 trains per day, comprised of raw and finished goods, such as automobiles, coal, grain, corn, sugar, chemicals, steel and consumer goods, including electronics, apparel and other retail products, are handled at Bailey Yard.
Bailey Yard is not called the “economic barometer of America” for no reason. Whoever controls Nebraska, controls a big chunk of the U.S. economy.
What would you do if you found a random dying kitten on your way home? by Jill E Griffin
Answer by Jill E Griffin:
Meet Mia. I didn't find her. Someone else found her, maybe 3 weeks old, dragging herself across four lanes of busy, morning rush hour traffic by her front paws. Bless them forever for stopping. She was brought to me. My first words upon seeing her was “Oh sh*t!. Urine and feces ran down her limp back legs. She was so young and clearly severely malnourished. If I had to guess, I'd say she had been on her own for a bit.
I took her to my vet, certain she wouldn't make it, but what else can you do?
Her back legs woke up around noon. She accepted food about 3. I picked her up at 5, still pretty certain she wouldn't make it through the night.
Thats when the magic started!
My male border collie, always the picture of indifference, was enthralled by this tiny thing. He stood over her, watching, that first night, and the next, and the next. When the parasites inside her ate enough of her insides to cause….so much blood!!!… to come out her rectum one morning, it was Johnny who woke us up to help her. Two vets said it was the worst such infection they had ever seen. Three times again, I was sure she'd pass in the night, but with her Johnny dog always watching over her, she survived.
He'd worry so when we would bath her, which we had to do, with gloved hands and close attention to infection control. All our pets could have become sick with direct contact, but we didn't let that happen. After multiple trips to the vets and three rounds of medicines, she was well enough to be let out of a crate and be put up for adoption.
Well, this one never made it as an adoption. How could we, after all we …3 dogs & 2 people, (& another senile cat who is utterly indifferent to the world ), bonded so?
Her names Mia. I'm ever grateful to the blessed soul who stopped for her. They saved a life, and enriched ours. This cat filled a void none of us knew we had.
You just never know the end result of even the smallest act of kindness.
How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand
By THORIN KLOSOWSKI
No matter what your profession, you likely have to explain complicated topics to people who don’t understand. Maybe you’re a scientist trying to explain DNA to your grandmother, a literature professor explaining metafiction to drinking buddy, or an IT professional explaining networking to your significant other. Regardless of what you’re explaining, you can make it easier on yourself (and the person trying to learn). We’ll use a few tech-related examples, but these tips apply regardless of what you’re explaining.