The film Selma, starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr., focuses on the Alabama city in 1965, when a protest for voting rights turned tragically violent. The outcry over the images of black men and women being beaten by police galvanized the nation and helped secure civil rights that were merely theoretical. Fifty years later, as we prepare to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it's hard to ignore the parallels in the film as the rallying cries "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe" demand similar change and social justice today.Continue Reading
Job seekers often forget to prepare for the opening minutes of a job interview. First impressions are formed within seconds of meeting someone, and become filters through which future words and actions are judged. Employers are predisposed to hire people they like and to hire those people who share the same values and interests as they do; therefore, a job seeker's likeability quotient can mean the difference between employment and unemployment. Try these simple tips to ensure you create a good first impression and establish common ground with a potential employer.Continue Reading
Has an internal voice or sudden impulse ever told you to call the doctor, not get on an airplane, or take a specific job–and you later came to realize that it was, in fact, the best decision you ever made? That's intuition! It's a sixth sense, a sense of “knowing” from within. From You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven.Continue Reading
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