Pepper Spray Pen for Self Defense in the Workplace

A pen is something we all carry at one time or another. But a pepper spray pen can also be your unnoticed weapon of self defense. Whether you take it to your workplace or college campus, this uniquely disguised weapon can actually be used to prevent crime because of it's element of surprise. ...more

Learning 2.0 Applied by Real Teachers Who Blog

There are time when I have my head in my hands waiting for the Muse on Duty to show up and give me a hint. I search but nothing is sticking. Finally the Muse shows up. “Where have you been; I’m on deadline you know?” The Muse said, “Not my problem. I’ve got more important things to do than to wade through that muck you call memory.” “There is no reason to be nasty. All I’m asking for is a little help. Aren’t you supposed to be a bit more nurturing? “I’m no angel, I’m a Muse. Come on, times a ticking what do you need? ...more

LAUSD - with certain school exceptions maybe but for the most part, nope. I wish there could be ...more

Mary and Max Oscar Winner Adam Elliot's new feature film

Tuesday, Apr 07 2009 Mary and Max's journey [Vita's Arts & Culture] -  vitalingus - @ 02:11:pm Adam Elliot and his Producer Melanie Coombs ...more

will more school make us better people?

I'm concerned about President Obama's assertion that children should spend more time in school.  I absolutely disagree; I think children should spend a lot of time learning - in fact, I think they should spend all day, every day, learning, as should adults - but that "school" is only one, and not always the most effective, path to learning. ...more

Educational Podcasts and Vlogs – Learning On The Go

I have an increasing appreciation for educational podcasts and videos. I love having the ability of downloading a lecture, web seminar or literature. I wish that we were not be so busy that there only time for tweet-sized chunks of information. I’m not knocking the torrent of information.  It is just that I need more than 140 characters to truly understand a concept. ...more

Feeling isolated working at home? Try a coworking space.

Many entrepreneurial businesses start in the proprietor’s home. For some, this is exciting; while others miss the personal connection and water cooler conversation of the office. If you are an entrepreneur that misses having a co-worker to shoot the breeze with, coworking might just be for you. ...more

Building a Culture that Empowers

A business’ culture is what makes it unique. Just look at Apple and Microsoft. They both provide similar goods and services, but their cultures allow consumers to differentiate the two mega computer companies. Your culture is your competitive advantage, so be sure to create a remarkable one. ...more

Are universities abusive employers?

The economy sucks. You're not sure what to do, but you really enjoyed college, especially all that great stuff you read for your English major. You're thinking you should go back to school. After all, people have been predicting for more than a decade that there is a big wave of retirements coming to the professoriate soon. Should you invest the next several years in graduate school so you can become a professor? Um, no. ...more

How Successful Women put Personality into Business

Rohit Bhatgava, author of Personality Not Included, just released a new downloadable eBook, called The Personality Project: “Women of Personality” . This book features 20 women who have successfully melted their personalities into their businesses. Does your business reflect your personality? My business, Real Living , does—it’s spunky, like me! ...more


You know what? I am going to school full-time. I have 3 children aged 5 and under. I am doing the work of a full-time job as I student teach. I am also a pastor's wife which is a part-time job all on its own. Therefore, I am not going to worry about my messy house. I have decided to not care. ...more