Hazard Preparedness Guide Available Now – The Garden Island

The fourth edition of the “Owner’s Manual for Preparing for Natural Hazards” is now available free of charge from public libraries and some Kaua’i County offices. The “Homeowner’s Handbook for Preparing for Natural Hazards,” published by the University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant College program, provides detailed information on how to prepare homes and families for […]


Employer Handbook Contract Created Despite Disclaimer

The Minnesota Supreme Court held that a manual’s contractual disclaimers did not allow an employer to refuse to pay a former employee paid time off (PTO) accrued in accordance with its manual. In 2017, the city of Plainview, Minnesota fired the plaintiff from his position as manager of its municipal liquor store. At the time […]


Here is a beautifully illustrated textbook for Greek mythology

Many courses during my years at school have covered the subject of Greek mythology. Since then, I have devoured books, watched docuseries, and read novels that make familiar characters spin on their heads. I never tire of learning about the gods and goddesses and (usually) unhappy souls who cross their path. And a new book […]


Tucker Carlson’s college yearbook says he belonged to Harvey Milk’s murderer club

Fox News host Tucker Carlson identified himself as “Dan White Society” in his 1991 Trinity College yearbook entry. Dan White was the name of the man who killed the San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official, in 1978. A representative from Trinity College confirmed the veracity of […]


Why I Created an Employee Handbook Before I Even Had Employees

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. There are a lot of things you need to document properly for a startup, not the least of which is the employee handbook. When I decided to leave my previous startup and move on to a brand new idea, I wrote it all down before anyone even […]


Anthony Bourdain’s New Book is a Guide to the Places He Loved Most

Anthony Bourdain’s television programs, including Visit of a cook (2002-2003), No reservations (2005-2012) and Unknown parts (2013-2018), make great last minute travel guides. His shows, for example, helped me find underground cafes in Chile and discover places to sing fado in Portugal. Bourdain’s food writer and assistant Laurie Woolever must have recognized how useful her […]


Five takeaways from NYPD’s ‘Goon Squad’ guide – streetsblog New York City

Notoriously aggressive NYPD agents who used their bikes as weapons to violently arrest peaceful protesters last year were only following their own manual, according to an explosive new report from The Intercept. In January, Attorney General Letitia James filed a federal lawsuit against the NYPD over its use of excessive force during months of summer […]


Meet the gothic teen from Long Island whose yearbook photo went viral

Phone book photo goes viral A Long Island high school senior is an internet star after her yearbook photo exploded on social media. MATTITUCK, NY – Weronika Jachimowicz describes herself as a creative person who doesn’t like to stick to the norm. High school Salvatorian Mattituck, 17, herself is shameless, usually decked out in dark […]


Gothic high school salutator yearbook photo goes viral

Weronika Jachimowicz took two senior photos. In the first, she dressed, in her own words, “normally”. During her recovery, she decided to “do it all” and be herself. The 17-year-old high school student from Mattituck High School took the opportunity to express herself fully, donning layers of accessories including a pair of black horns, choker, […]

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How to use what you have

Skills data is complicated. Talking about it and researching it can help, but you’ll often find jargon, acronyms, and even conflicting ideas. Cutting through all this noise is important because understanding skills data is invaluable to your organization. To help you harness its power, we’ve simplified the terminology in our three-part series, The skills data […]