Giveaway FAQ

Many blogs offer giveaways at one point or another. With all the bonus entries and such, some may be confused and just decide it's not worth it to enter. Actually, you have a better chance at winning a blog-hosted giveaway with a couple hundred entrants versus a sweepstakes at the mall for a car or Hawaiian vacation. I hope these answers help a bit:...more

If only we could face the TRUTH about America’s current recession

According to Lawrence Lessig, there are two places we are in denial:...more

America’s leaders are fundamentally hypocritical

Looking at the cover of today’s online Huffington Post, one could wonder just how ‘asleep’ Americans really are.  Is there no one in charge who can connect the dots and shout from the rooftops how unfair our systems are towards working American Taxpayers?  The oligarchy continues to siphon off huge profits from the top, walk away from debts they don’t wish to pay and pay themselves billions in bonuses for their hubris....more

Praise at work

I had my quarterly review at my main job last week, and it went extremely well. Our quarterly bonuses are now based on performance, and the top bonus anyone could get was 96 percent, due to the crummy economy. I qualified to get 95 percent, almost the max. Last quarter, I only got 75 out of 100 percent, so it's a significant improvement. I've made a concerted effort to tailor my work to the bonus criteria, making myself more visible, taking on more leadership, being more engaged, etc. And it's paid off... ...more