“No words to describe how cruel it is”: What slashing the Labor Department budget by 21 percent...
Trump's “budget blueprint” would devastate worker safety, job training programs and legal services
3D Printing: Where are we and what is next?
3D Printing: Where are we and what is next? Alshakim Nelson, University of Washington In the last 5 years, 3D printing has re-emerged into the spotlight. The first…
How to be Trauma-Informed
Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
That's What Happens When You Bring a Gun to a Snake Fight
Don’t worry, honey, I’ll take care of that snake for you. . . Oh (explicit!!!) This funny clip shows what happens when A: you mess with snakes, and B: you’re not a very good shot. Before you try to pull off a stunt like this, make sure you at least hit the range first. Folks …
The Extreme Complications of Tree Removal
Sometimes, deciding whether or not to remove a tree is a most difficult question to answer.
Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
What Does Zero Waste Really Mean?
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, "What does zero waste really mean?" I have. So I set out to find the best answer out there. Here it is.
5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips
The sun is shining, birds are singing and it's time for your garden to come back from the winter weather. Your garden needs some help getting back in sha...
Why is it called the Camp Fire? Here's how wildfires actually get their names
How a wildfire name originates often combines only two elements, who's there and where it's at.
What Happens When You Don't Shoot: Meet Stephen Mader
Early in the morning of May 6, 2016, Weirton Police Officer Stephen Mader responded to a domestic dispute call. When he arrived on the scene, he encountered R.J. Williams, a young African American man. When Officer Mader asked Mr. Williams to show his hands, Mr. Williams revealed that he was holding a gun. As Mr....