If you know who Jim Jones was, you're probably familiar with the expression "drank the Koolaid". Even if you have to consult the Urban Dictionary chances are you know that the phrase refers to followers of the Reverend Jim Jones who committed mass suicide by drinking poisoned Koolaid at their compound in Guayana. It's become a meme for folks accepting some too good to be true promise or scheme that someone online is selling them.
The weather is one of the most misunderstood areas of natural phenomena that we as humans actually think we understand. Maybe that is why it has come up with some really cool and unique ways to kill you that almost nobody ever stops to think about. Sure death by tornado, hurricane, freezing temperatures or blistering days with high humidity claim a fair amount of victims every year, but there are a few really cool ways the weather can kill you that you never see coming - and of course it’s only cool to the point that you or someone you care about is not on the receiving end of nature’s wrath.
It is kinda fitting that I am writing this Life@42 blog post on the 60th Anniversary of the birth of Douglas Adams. While Douglas Adams was busy writing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, he was often quoted as saying "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
I first read Eve Mayer Orsburn's
Everyone that knows me is aware that I hate the word Guru in general but really in regard to Social Media. Everyone that is involved in any Internet Marketing and or Social Media type of Industry realizes that this industry is still evolving and we are all on the fast track to continuous learning due to the super fast growth of this technology.
Procrastination is a state that has complex origins. It may be due:
- In the fear of success (more pressure thereafter);
- In the "pleasure" of having the pressure;
- To protect against everything and everyone...;
- The lack of confidence (failure);
- The lack of motivation (goal too far away or unclear);
- And many others.
Though it is, she rots our existence, blocking our way and be happy in life.
It is time for people to become more active politically, socially and culturally. It is not enough to spend your entire life waiting to be entertained by the political rhetoric.These are 1000 ways in which you can politically and socially activate your life:
- The next time you're with family or friends, discuss a particular cause, instead of letting the conversation drift to celebrity gossip.
UPDATE: Tens of thousands of readers have found this post and hundreds of you have commented. A few have said that these analogies were actually taken from other sources and were not written by high school kids at all. Now, we have a link that ends the debate. These analogies are the winning entries in a 1999 Washington Post humor contest, and there are more than 25.
I find myself thinking today that a good blog is actually quite a bit like a good New Orleans seafood gumbo. It requires a number of different skills (ingredients) as well as considerable knowledge in combining these ingredients into a coherent whole. Gumbo is definitely not a recipe for beginners. It also most certainly is not something quick and easy that one can just whip together.
Social media professionals have spent the last few months trying to incorporate Pinterest into their strategies. We are just starting to figure out the best ways to do it, and calculate if it's worth all the trouble. In some cases, it's not.
If you've somehow missed the barrage of coverage, Pinterest is a social media site where people can create "boards," on which they pin pictures they find online, similar to a scrapbook in real life.