This summer, I took a friend on a drive through beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine. After devouring a lobster roll, we hopped on some large rocks and sat down, staring into the beautiful, crackling waves. I have always harbored a healthy love and fear of the deep ocean. I want to learn its secrets.
I shared this thought with my friend. “I wish I had a science-brain,” I sighed. “But I don’t.”
My friend, who is both a mathematician and science enthusiast, laughed. “I think everyone already has science-brain. We all want to discover things. Scientists are just the people who …read more
Whether your non-profit or organization is large or small, I’d venture a guess that when a position opens up or you’re looking to expand, you post on idealist.org or a more generic jobs site, and keep your fingers crossed for a diverse set of quality applicants.
If you get the applicant pool you’re looking for, your next move is to conduct dozens of screening calls for the applicants you are interested in. Then, you invite some into your offices for interviews (perhaps multiple rounds). During this process you are losing time, money, and patience.
Even with today’s job friendly Internet …read more
What do you do when you can no longer go home for family dinners? This is the question our family recently faced when my sister and I relocated to Maryland this June, moving 588 miles away from our dad and our hometown in Lansing, MI.
Family dinners are important to the three of us and we were able to recreate the experience with Skype, an online video calling platform that allows you to call anyone, anywhere, for free. Every other Sunday my sister and I sit down for a Skype dinner with my dad. We each cook the …read more