LA fam! I’m coming for you

LA fam! I’m coming for you. Tomorrow May 22 from 8 – 10 p.m., I’ll be getting real and raw with my boy Quddus at The Last Bookstore. The mesmerizing Kerry Hart will be singing her heart out and Jenny Feinberg will be painting live. I would LOVE to see you there and give you a big hug. ❤️

So Neal Bodenheimer just won the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Bar Program! Very proud and deserved by everyone involved in Cure Co

So Neal Bodenheimer just won the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Bar Program! Very proud and deserved by everyone involved in Cure Co.
I still remember thinking WTF have you done when he showed me the building the day they got the keys. It was a flooded out mess with pigeons everywhere, but he and Matthew had a vision and an amazing team that made it the special place it is today.
Congrats to everyone involved!

Here’s a glimpse into the wondrous celebration that was my book launch

Here’s a glimpse into the wondrous celebration that was my book launch. My hope with this message is to put on experiences that evoke a sense of curiosity and awe, so we can see and taste what wonder feels like. This is JUST the beginning.
It was SUCH a dream to celebrate this moment surrounded by so many people I love, and to have dear loves like Farhad Attaie, Tatiana DeMaria, Max Stossel, Quddus Philippe, Niki Morrissette, Nicole Adriana Casanova, Laura Griffiths, and Beverly Dawn share their stories and gifts. I feel SO blessed!
Thank you to The Assemblage John Street for the space, Josh Robertson for shooting the video (and the insanely fast turnaround), Tony Bacigalupo and Kellee Tarum for MVP event producing, Soul Potion for the music, and all my beautiful friends who came out to celebrate.
#ChooseWonder #LetsGo

I never knew this until I taught a technical writing course

I never knew this until I taught a technical writing course.}
I mean, I “knew”, but I never knew.
Just like, when it comes to German (my 1st language till I was 3), I can usually tell the gender of a noun by saying it out loud. If it sounds right, it probably is.

Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt. (Exodus 23:9)
No stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler (Job, discussing his devotion to God) (Job 31:32)
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:25-36)
*****For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”*****(Galatians 5:14)
He asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:29-37)
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2)
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:18-19)

“American hospitals, which often operate unnervingly close to full capacity, likewise struggled with the surge of patients

“American hospitals, which often operate unnervingly close to full capacity, likewise struggled with the surge of patients. Pediatric units were hit especially hard by H1N1, and staff became exhausted from continuously caring for sick children. Hospitals almost ran out of the life-support units that sustain people whose lungs and hearts start to fail. The health-care system didn’t break, but it came too close for comfort—especially for what turned out to be a training-wheels pandemic. The 2009 H1N1 strain killed merely 0.03 percent of those it infected; by contrast, the 1918 strain had killed 1 to 3 percent, and the H7N9 strain currently circulating in China has a fatality rate of 40 percent.”

HR outsourcing – the optimal choice for any businesses

Human resource outsourcing is when a company employs another organization to do their work, rather than using its own employees to do it. In other words, the business hires a third company to recruit and train new workers and even take responsibility for the legal regulations instead of doing these tasks by themselves and by their resources including personnel department, time and place, etc.
By having HR outsourcing perform human resource tasks, the small and medium businesses are able to minimize the expense and time and maintain the optimal outcomes at the same time, particularly in terms of the payroll management. When it comes to a larger scope, employing human resource outsourcing can improve the administration information through the IT system, look for the prospective applicants who are not internally available, and provide the HR department with a relief from other problems.
Human resource outsourcing companies tend to equip themselves with a fixed location and facilities to foster the recruitment process, associated with well-qualified and experienced staff who devote to the particular task of outsourcing. Therefore, the team is likely to focus attention on the crucial points and perform efficiently. Human resource outsourcing can be given in various ways.
- Business process of HR outsourcing is when all the activities in the Human Resources Department are carried out by the third company, entirely separated from the main business.
- Sharing service of HR outsourcing is when a part of management factors is sub-contracted to the external supplier.
- Application service of HR outsourcing is when the HR company supplies facilities to support the recruitment process, no human involvement.
With regard to services, the supply of payroll management and recruitment will be readily available from any HR outsourcing companies. Apart from these, the package also includes statutory insurance and personal income tax.
According to the statistics by the economists Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer, businesses that used HR outsourcing is 7 to 9 percent faster in developed rate, in comparison to those which did not use. Taking advantages of these HR outsourcing organizations enables small companies to set aside the staff problems, focus on the main performance, and therefore contribute to renovating the company position. Moreover, curbing the recruiting expenditure can assist the business in reducing its product price tags, benefiting the customers. Thus, human resource outsourcing is the optimal option for any organizations.
Taking pride in more than 10 years of establishment and operation in the Vietnamese market, Faro Recruitment Vietnam is one of the best options for human outsourcing services. Faro knows what is taking place in the labor market, conscious of the target customers of the individual enterprise, its developing objectives, and its working environment, etc. Therefore, Faro Vietnam can be located in the post of outsourcing supplier.
Payroll management grasps the undivided attention of all companies. In the case, Faro Vietnam can offer these companies a relief from a burden of salary, commission, annual payment, insurance, and other financial issues. Furthermore, HR outsourcing offers all cutting-edge facilities to search and approach which keep the organization on the top list of HR service supplier.  

Thanks for sharing Helga Ingeborg Vierich, “

Thanks for sharing Helga Ingeborg Vierich
“…the operating assumption behind the Intellectual Dark Web seems to be that angering progressives represents a mark of honor in itself. Indeed, the group’s signature hack is leveraging these alleged badges of honor into greater fame and fortune. (Witness the singular genius of Jordan Peterson.)
“…Meh. How is this really about intellectualism, darkness, or a special web? If these people are having conversations that are so rare “in the culture,” how is it that they have millions of followers and pack auditoriums?…
The whole thing — especially the excitement over these people having found a “profitable market”- I don’t see it as a sign of intellectual progress when a bunch of smart people find a way to make money off of niche political audiences by spewing opinions without doing much new research…”
“…I’m all for bringing intellectualism to the masses, but like a lot of academics, I value ambivalence itself, along with intellectual humility. Yet these values seem in direct opposition to the kind of cocksure strutting that is the favored dance move of the IDW.
What I’m left with after this experience is a sense, for myself, of how much academe matters. How we need to fight back against university administrators’ equation of “entrepreneurship,” funding, and publicity with scholarship. How, since resigning my position at Northwestern University over my dean’s censorship of my work, I miss the Intellectual Light Web, the crisscross of walking paths that bisect the campus green. How we need job security to keep people from going to the dark side.
Professors, listen to me: You don’t want to be in this dark-web thing, even if it comes with an awesome trading-card photo. You are in the right place. Carry on.
(Alice Dreger is a historian of medicine and science and the author of Galileo’s Middle Finger (Penguin, 2015))