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  • Obsolete Man Skills You Should Ditch

    05/25/2019 3:43:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 263 replies
    askmen ^ | January 11, 2019 | Ian Stobber
    1. Hunting Hunting was a hugely important skill for much of human history, but in light of the rise of cheap and readily available factory-farmed meat, hunting’s relationship to the food we actually eat has disappeared for the overwhelming majority of the population. If you grew up in a rural area, there’s a good chance you learned to shoot game at some point, but as much as many contemporary guys fantasize about being able to kill a wild animal and eat it (Mark Zuckerberg, anyone?), particularly if you live in a big city, there’s really not much real-world benefit to...
  • The $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is Never Going to Happen

    05/06/2019 11:20:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/06/2019 | Allan Golombek
    President Trump and the Democratic Party congressional leaders agreed this week to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure in order to create jobs. It’s never going to happen - and that is a good thing. The infrastructure spending Trump agreed to with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is DOA for several reasons. The federal budget doesn’t have the money, and congressional Republicans don’t have the inclination to dig yet another deep hole of debt. The idea itself is less than serious; apparently Trump embraced it because $2 trillion sounds like more than $1 trillion. In any event,...
  • California sisters, 8 and 5, survived 44-hour ordeal by drinking fresh water from Huckleberry leaves

    03/04/2019 10:40:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4,2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Two young sisters who survived for 44 hours in the wilderness of Northern California before they were found alive on Sunday did so by using basic survival skills they learned at their local 4-H club. Carolina Carrico, 5 and Leia Carrico, 8, were discovered around 10:30 a.m. by two firefighters who were able to follow their tracks and locate them, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal told reporters. "This is an absolute miracle," he said. "This is rugged territory, this is an extreme environment. How they were out there for 44 hours is pretty amazing." Officials were able to locate the...
  • The Nature of American Work is Changing: Closing America's workplace skills gap

    08/31/2018 7:55:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/31/2018 | By V. Brett Melvin
    The 21st century American workforce is changing, and will look very different just a few years from today given the ongoing technological innovation and the number of retirements of the baby-boom generation, which as begun, and will accelerate. In one sense, this prediction is not difficult to make. The workforce — specifically the necessary skills that comprise it — has constantly been changing throughout the nation’s history. This is all the more reason to ask: Is America ready to meet the needs of its workforce and industries to sustain a growing, competitive economy? Many signs today indicate our labor force...
  • Michigan Axes Basic Skills Test For Teachers

    07/03/2018 5:54:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Michigan lawmakers axed a requirement that would make prospective teachers take a basic skills test before earning their certification in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week to get rid of the law requiring all prospective teachers to take the SAT to become certified in the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported. Knollenberg, who serves as the state Senate Education Committee chair, said the panel made its decision to make it easier for people to become teachers. “To me, the good teachers — they’re inspired and have passion. Why should they be burdened with a test...
  • 10 Essential Life Skills to Pass on to Your Kids (And You Should Have these Skills Yourself)

    04/03/2018 8:28:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/03/2018 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Recently a UK paper published a survey of the top 30 “basic life skills” fathers are no longer teaching their children. The list, topped off with “building a tree house” and “making a catapult,” reads more like a lament on the invasiveness of modern technology than a realistic parenting critique. I know it’s British, but “playing Pooh sticks” isn’t exactly what I’d dub a “basic life skill” in the twenty-first century.There is, however, a point to be made about what parents aren’t teaching their children any longer. In the era of two-working-parent families with single motherhood on the rise,...
  • Trump wants more apprentices. But can they fix America's big jobs problem?

    06/13/2017 11:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | June 13, 2017 | Patrick Gillespie, CNN Money
    President Trump is trying to focus this week on one thing: Jobs, jobs and more jobs. The White House is dubbing it "workforce development week" and has filled the president's schedule with workplace visits, speeches and roundtable discussions on the subject. The aim is to present a fix to a big U.S. problem: job skills. What's clear: Trump wants to make a big commitment to expand apprenticeship programs. What's unclear: How his budget will pay for it and whether apprenticeships alone can fix the country's massive job skills gap. Trump's budget proposal allocates $90 million for grants to apprenticeships, but...
  • Does America Need More BA Degrees?

    07/29/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 116 replies
    If you were to give career advice to a high school student of average intellectual ability (he is not going to medical or engineering school), what kind of advice would it be? We have a shortage of well-trained car mechanics, plumbers, electricians, painters, roofers, and the like. But we have all these BA graduates walking around jobless.
  • The 8 fastest growing tech skills worth over $110,000

    04/25/2016 1:35:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Julie Bort
    In the tech industry, one day a skill is hot, the next it's not. IT professionals spend a lot of their career learning, training, and trying to keep up. Job hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000+ tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings. We then cross-checked those skills against Dice's annual salary survey, published in February, which offered the average salary for jobs using those particular skills in 2015. The good news?...
  • Where were Trump's 'Leadership Skills' in Iowa? All I Saw was a Poorly-Managed, Ego-Driven Mess

    02/04/2016 3:07:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 52 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    When you're battling for something as important as the US presidency -and you've got financial resources and a lengthy record of success launching new ventures into the business and entertainment spheres- most observers would surely expect to see a guy like Donald Trump roll into Iowa with a polished, professional organization based on sound principles of what's worked in the past... as conservative politics  -and most sound business decisions- are grounded in. I know that's what I thought we'd be seeing... Something more along-the-lines of the impressive campaign thatTed Cruz has bolted together. Instead we get an hyper-arrogant Trump...
  • 30 specific tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

    03/19/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2015 | Julie Bort
    Being a tech professional is a good career with plenty of high-paying jobs. But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not. Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills. Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list. Of course, skills alone won't always lead to a high salary. Work experience counts, too. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ No. 30: RDBMS is worth $114,100 RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) is the full-jargon term for the thing otherwise known...
  • Top 10 IT Skills In Demand for 2015

    01/05/2015 1:12:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    IT CAREER FINDER ^ | 01/05/2015 | Daniel Greenspan
    IT pros and executives break down the most sought-after technology skills for 2015. As technology continues to become an increasingly vital part of how we do business, the race is on to secure top-notch talent in IT skill positions that will not only keep the organization running through 2015, but lay the groundwork for secure and successful expansion in the coming year and beyond.In its annual IT Forecast report, Computerworld surveyed 194 technology executives about the technical job roles they’ll be looking to fill in 2015 – here we present their findings, identify the hottest IT skill sets in each...
  • The Top 10 Skills That Got People Hired This Year, According To LinkedIn

    12/18/2014 7:46:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/18/2014 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO
    >With more than 330 million people using the service to list their resumes, find jobs, or find new hires, LinkedIn has a lot of data about the job market. To close out 2014, the company released a list of the top skills people who got hired this year had listed on their profiles and that recruiters searched for the most. These are the 10 skills that got people jobs this year:
  • The 10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

    07/02/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CIO Insight ^ | 07/02/2014 | By Karen A. Frenkel
    The current job market has been very good for software developers, especially those with experience in several programming languages. The unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent in Q1 of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a notable drop from the 5 percent unemployment rate in Q2 of 2009, the quarter when the economic recession ended, and 5.5 percent in Q1 2010. This quarter's report by Dice.com reveals the most-requested skills and platforms, and notes that those with expertise in clusters of language skills are in demand. Furthermore, the Dice report looks at what skills may...
  • The Decline of Small Business = Decline of Basic Skills

    05/20/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 05/20/2014 | Charles Hugh-Smith
    An economy where most people work for the state or a global corporation is an economy that has lost its knowledge of the key entrepreneurial building blocks.The decline of small business has numerous long-term consequences. One is the decline of the middle class, as entrepreneurial enterprise is a key pathway to generational wealth-building and prosperity. Another is the loss of employment opportunities. As U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created, there are fewer sources of employment. Since many people get their first job at small businesses, the decline of small business has an outsized effect on entry-level...
  • MAN STUFF: 100 Things A Real Man Doesn’t Do

    05/03/2014 4:18:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 91 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 2 May 2014 | Chad Howse Fitness
    What is a man? Biologically we know he has a braciole, balls, and hair under his arms. But what makes a real man? Our society is filled with men who aren’t real men. It’s also filled with guys like you and I, who aspire real men, but we don’t always know what that entails. To identify what a real man is, we’ll look at what he isn’t. 1.A real man doesn’t whine. 2.A real man doesn’t worry about that which he can’t control. 3.A real man doesn’t fear the loss of love. He’s secure in his relationships. 4.A real man...
  • Skills Every Man Should Know?

    05/02/2014 8:59:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 172 replies
    Today a young guy at the office got a flat tire. A bunch of young guys gathered around in the parking lot and I was amazed how none knew how to change a flat. I commented this had to be one of the top things all men should know. What would be some of the things you would include on a list that all men should know how to do? (Like change oil, etc)
  • Futsal wizard shows off dizzying move

    12/21/2013 8:10:13 PM PST · by albasun · 15 replies
    albasun portal ^ | 21.12.2013 | albasun
    Futsal wizard shows off dizzying moves in Belgian match. His name is Ismael. Ismael Hamdaoui. Ismael "The Hitman" Hamdaoui can do things with the ball that human eyes can barely comprehend. The kind of stuff that requires repeat viewing in slow motion to fully appreciate what's happening. In a recent Belgian futsal match, he punished his opponents with these skills, giving them little chance to fight back. read more and video here
  • 10 IT Skills That Are Becoming Obsolete

    11/15/2013 7:52:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Enterprise CIO ^ | 11/11/2013 | Esther Shein
    One of the givens of working in IT is that the pace of technology changes rapidly, and so too, do the skills that are needed to stay current. Here are 10 that John Hales, a VMware instructor at Global Knowledge says are going away:1. Windows XP/2003 and earlier. Why? Mainly because the operating systems are reaching their end of life and won’t be supported/updated by Microsoft any longer. Also, new applications no longer support them.2. Silverlight. This was Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash and it can’t be used with the new Windows Store (metro) apps or on a Windows phone.3....
  • Bob Funk: Where the Jobs Are—and How to Get One (From the man who matches companies with workers)

    09/21/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/21/2013 | Stephen Moore
    Here's something you don't often see in Washington: a businessman trying to repeal a law that helps his company. That's Bob Funk's latest mission in life. He's the president and founder of Express Employment Services, the fifth-largest employment agency in America, with annual sales of $2.5 billion and more than 600 franchises across the country. This year he will place nearly half a million workers in jobs. "ObamaCare has been an absolute boon for my business," he says as we sit in his new office headquarters near downtown Oklahoma City. "I'm making a lot of money thanks to that law....