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How to Get Promoted in 3 Hours

I’m going to tell you a real story, of an actual person, who was promoted to a management position from an administrative assistant position because of a three-hour workshop she conducted for her bosses. 1,031 more words

Cultural Detective

Our DNA Match to the Anzick Baby

Last Tuesday I received an interesting email from Felix Chandrakumar:

“This is regarding your DNA having a genetic match with an ancient Amerindian DNA … 398 more words


Guest Blog: Helena Maria Viramontes and Me, by Niamh McNamara

The heady rush of political, cultural and social upheaval is forever linked to the 1960s and 1970s. The growing strengths of the Civil Rights movements in the United States saw hundreds of thousands of people gather together in protest against injustice and inequality. 626 more words

Guest Blog

Waistlines of US adults continue to increase

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. 403 more words

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What Would YOU Do?...if you met John Quiñones?

Well, first things first…you take a picture with him!  Then you listen to his amazing story!

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and my alma mater, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), does things BIG where recognition and celebration are concerned. 649 more words

Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Feliz día de la Independencia de México! -- Happy Mexican Independence Day!

¡Feliz día de la Independencia de México! 

Happy Mexican Independence day!

September 16th marks the 204 years of Mexico’s Independence. “El Grito” or the cry from the priest Miguel Hidalgo declaring their independence from Spain was the beginning of a ten year war. 66 more words


Hey Baby ¿Que Paso? Reflections of a Linguistic Contortionist

“Sometimes I don’t speak right, but yet I know what I’m talking about.” ~ WAR

I have a visceral reaction when people correct what I say. 1,461 more words