How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict


An executive leadership coach shares some tips on how to approach potential conflicts.     By:Joel Garfinkle Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks byContinue reading “How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict”

What is a “Karen” What does it Mean?


“Karen” WHAT DOES KAREN MEAN? Karen is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors. As featured in memes, Karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retail and restaurant managers to voice complaints or makeContinue reading “What is a “Karen” What does it Mean?”

Students Turns on Permit Karen


FALSE CLAIMS Fareed Nassor Hayat/Facebook  On June 30th, Fareed Nassor Hayat , a law professor at the City University of New York School of Law, took to his Facebook page to post a video of a woman in his Montclair, New Jersey neighborhood reportedly harassing him and his family. Hayat wrote that a woman named SusanContinue reading “Students Turns on Permit Karen”

TV’s Mythical Lesbian Bar


FREEFORM Gay women looking for a cool night out will find better prospects on their screens than their streets. By: Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner/Marie Claire Kat and her chic friends sip cocktails at a packed lesbian hotspot in Manhattan on The Bold Type. In Almost Family’s version of Brooklyn, Tiffany lamps adorn a retro sports bar full of athleticContinue reading “TV’s Mythical Lesbian Bar”

This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked


Columbus, Ohio, exceeded its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids.  Giving someone a short test drive in a plug-in vehicle is the quickest way to get them to consider buying one.  Monty Rakusen/Getty Images   BY:Jonathan M. Gitlin/arstechnica.com In 2016, the city of Columbus, Ohio, won a nationwide Department of TransportationContinue reading “This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked”

Germany Is Betting Everything On Electric Cars


Image: Volkswagen   BY: Bradley Brownell/Jalopnik   Earlier in June the German government announced a huge economic stimulus package with sweeping incentives pushing the country toward an electric transit future. In all, the country will be spending some 130 billion euros on an economic recovery plan that involves cash for Germans buying electric cars, aContinue reading “Germany Is Betting Everything On Electric Cars”

Why Forgiving Yourself For Past Mistakes Is The Key To Manifesting Love


BY: Orna and Matthew Walters Letting go of the past allows you to create a love that will stand the test of time. Forgiving yourself can be one of the most difficult steps you take on your journey to lasting love, but it can also be one of the most worthwhile endeavors. Self-forgiveness is a journeyContinue reading “Why Forgiving Yourself For Past Mistakes Is The Key To Manifesting Love”

Every Republican for him/herself!


    The headline is Covid-19. The President has instructed his administration to add glitter and sparkles to the virus.  It will be better any day, just wait and see .  With each new news report with record numbers of new cases, Trump becomes an  Egyptian and goes into de-Nile. Every week is more humiliatingContinue reading “Every Republican for him/herself!”

Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing


The restaurant is located in the forest of Värmland. Photo: Jacque de illiers/imagebank.sweden.se Worried about the risk of infection while eating out? One restaurant in rural Sweden has taken the guidelines on social distancing to the extreme, serving individual diners in an empty field with the meal arriving by zipline. Aptly named “Bord for en”,Continue reading “Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing”

When Cigarette Smoke Knew Its Place


There was a time in America, when nearly everyone smoked.  It was sexy, glamorous, and even macho.  Cigarettes were everywhere, even cartoon characters like “The Flintstones” sold Cigarettes and you could smoke everywhere. In the 60’s  the US Surgeon General placed a health warning on every pack of cigarettes.  Slowly, smoking wasn’t sexy or glamorousContinue reading “When Cigarette Smoke Knew Its Place”