Magnolia Potter is a muggle from the Pacific Northwest who writes from time to time and covers a variety of topics. When Magnolia’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a good book.
Writing is an ability that is needed throughout all areas of life, including the workplace. And yet, the concept of communicating through the written letter is often left by the wayside, underdeveloped and underappreciated. Often the thought of writing well is either too intimidating to be properly addressed, or overlooked as a menial skill that has no measurable bearing on daily life.
The modern world has become aware of the potential benefits that come with many types of therapies. From chiropractic care to counseling for mental health, therapy has come to command a strong reputation as a viable solution to addressing the challenges of life. However, while a therapist may offer a solution to physical and mental duress, it hardly does much to positively address the state of our finances. In fact, it does quite the opposite.
Those who have been told bad news by a doctor know there’s nothing that can prepare you for that moment. Everyone reacts in a different way — some are shocked, some cry, some get angry, and others simply feel disbelief. A scary diagnosis could involve a chronic illness, an unknown prognosis, unfavorable odds, or a terminal condition. Some people are told that they require a life-threatening procedure, chemotherapy, or a lengthy wait for an organ donation of some kind. They may be told they on...
It can be easy to forget that kids aren’t born knowing some really basic skills. More than ever, teens need to be taught basic social etiquette to become respectful and safe young adults — especially now that the social climate is so different to how it was a couple decades ago.
Each year, car manufacturers get closer to successfully developing a fully autonomous vehicle. Over the last several years, major tech companies have paired up with car manufacturers to develop the advanced technology that will one day allow the majority of vehicles on the road to be autonomous. Of the five levels of automation, companies like Ford and Tesla are hovering around level three, which offers several autonomous driving functions but still requires a person to be attentive behind th...
Maybe it’s the frequent naps instead of playing fetch, or the snacks from the kitchen table. Maybe it’s a mixture of genetics and sore hips. Whatever it is, it’s not uncommon for pets to develop a weight issue as a result. Though a little extra weight isn’t a huge deal, a lot of extra weight can lead to serious health problems for your furry family member. For this reason, it’s important to keep an eye on your pet’s weight to ensure it doesn’t get out of control.
When someone in your family is suffering from mental illness, it takes a toll on everyone around them. Poor mental health can be a really difficult subject in some families, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and that there’s nothing wrong with your family for experiencing mental illness. Depression affects almost 300 million people worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of disability claims.
Educating yourself is incredibly important no matter your profession, where you live, or where you came from. Education is the great equalizer, and with proper access to education, anyone has the potential to change the world for the better. Even if you’re simply educating yourself by researching a hobby, or just reading a book for pleasure, education has a transformative power that can’t be matched.
Big data is already changing the world around us. The retail, healthcare, financial services, and entertainment industries are all using big data to improve their quality of service and optimize efficiency. However, big data’s usefulness is not limited to changing the world of business — it also has the potentially to completely change transportation as we know it.
There is a level of indescribable amazement that goes into grasping the profound strides that researchers have made in their understanding of the human brain and how we have used it to advance technology over the past half-century. The days of limited understanding of the neuro-network are gone. Although many scientists will admit that we are still at the beginning of our understanding of neurology, we are able to do much with the information we have.
Working from home isn’t all comfy slippers and typing from the couch — though it does sometimes involve those things.
Working from home is about creating a space that will make you productive and happy. Working remotely is becoming a popular option for people all over the world, but it has its downsides.
The job market for IT professionals is in a unique position. On one hand, IT companies are still thriving and changing with technology, and they always will be. On the other hand, the rest of the world is trying to catch up.
It’s that time of year again when we wave goodbye to one year and usher another one in. That means it’s also resolution time.
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is the failure rate. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of resolutions fail by mid-February. Failure has become so common that most of us probably expect to fail, especially if we haven’t seen our resolutions through in the past.
In our digital world, the 9-to-5 workday is becoming an obsolete relic of the past. Today’s workforce is multi-faceted, adaptable, and spans the globe.
For many workers, traveling is part of the job description. Work travel could mean attending an industry conference, or helping to open a new company branch in another city or country. Some individuals even make travel part of their lifestyle, working wherever the wind takes them. These workers are widely known as digital nomads.
It may be rather surprising for some to hear that the field of medicine is still riddled with issues of racism. Unfortunately, issues related to race still prevail both for people of color working within the medical system and for those seeking treatment by healthcare professionals. Although there have been a few steps taken to address the issue, it has not been enough.