I Must Live in a Boring Neighborhood

I have written a few times about how much I enjoy using the Nextdoor app, but after reading a few posts from the Best of Nextdoor Twitter account, I realized we live in a pretty boring neighborhood. Here are some examples of the messages people have posted in their local Nextdoor app, courtesy of the … Continue reading I Must Live in a Boring Neighborhood

Is This My Chance to Finally Be Charismatic?

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article by Ray Smith, in face-to-face meetings, physical charisma often goes a long way in helping someone get noticed and advance in their career. More reserved or shy types are often at a disadvantage. But physical charisma can be more challenging to replicate online—creating a potentially different pecking … Continue reading Is This My Chance to Finally Be Charismatic?

22,000 Per Week; 131 Per Hour; More Than 2 Per Minute

When I first saw the 22,000 number, I thought it was an annual amount, and even then I thought it seemed quite high. But boy, was I off. On average, the Federal Bureau of Investigation receives about 22,000 tips about potential threats of violence weekly. 22,000... Weekly... And if that doesn't seem high enough, that … Continue reading 22,000 Per Week; 131 Per Hour; More Than 2 Per Minute