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#ILookLikeAnEngineer challenges sexism and showcases real women in tech

First it was #GirlsWithToys, then #DistractinglySexy. Now#ILookLikeAnEngineer has become the latest hashtag that women in science are using to fight sexism and challenge perceptions of whatpeople in the field should look like. This campaign started when Isis Anchale, a 22-year-old engineer at the identity management firm OneLogin, agreed to participate in a recruiting ad for her company, which ended up in San Francisco’s subway system. The poster received lot...

Norwegian “Game of Thrones” fans are enrolling in a new viking school

Seljord Folk High School, a private institution in Norway that offersyear-long continuing education courses, is now attracting students who want to live like vikings.     Interest in the seafarer-warrior lifestyle has increased on the heels of the popular television shows like HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the History Channel’s “Vikings,” according to Norway’s English-language news site The Local. Seljord Folk, which also has course...

Is The Digital Nomad Lifestyle The Answer To The High Veteran Unemployment Rate?

The Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans is almost 2 percentage points higher than the national rate. Over 300,000 Veterans will transition out of the U.S. Armed Forces over the next 12 months and a large number will struggle to find decent jobs. Maybe it’s time for us Veterans to start looking at some unconventional options other than the typical government-backed transition programs that are clearly lacking.   Lately I’ve been get...

The Bruce Lee Method for Mastering a New Skill

  It doesn't matter if you're fine-tuning your presentation skills or your martial arts techniques: this is how to perfect your performance. If you like bromides about persistency, or if you savor the common-sense logic known as the 10,000-hour rule, you'll love this quote from Bruce Lee: "I don't fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks. I fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times." In other words, focused repetition and practice are c...

17 Habits of Highly Effective People Who Take Really Amazing Vacations

  My fellow Americans, we suck at vacations. A new workplace study from Horizons Workforce Consulting found that only a third of U.S. workers take full advantage of their paid vacation days. Almost half of us feel compelled to check in with work while we're away. Overall, those of us who don't take enough time off are more likely to feel burned out, to have less energy to manage our work responsibilities, and to feel unable to meet work requirements....