My time contributing short updates to the microblogging site Sulia wrapped up unceremoniously Monday morning when an e-mail–”ending our paid arrangement”–landed in my inbox. The site’s pivoting in another direction that doesn’t involve paying for my input or that of what seems to be most other contributors it had signed up (for example, … 376 more words
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By Jim Euchner, VP of Global Innovation, Goodyear, and RTM Editor-in-Chief
A career in R&D is an interesting one. It offers the opportunity for continuous learning, the chance to work with interesting people, and the satisfaction of creating something new. 326 more words
After whittling down five years of cubicle files, I walked away with 90% less clutter, 100% less stress from politics and unhealthy personalities, and 110% sense of freedom, happiness and burden removed from my shoulders. 1,154 more words
One of the terrible consequences of writing in multiple modes is the difficulty of shifting from one set of expectations to the next. When teaching poetry, for example, I encourage students to think of units of thought and feeling, some of which may emerge almost organically in conventional shapes and structures (the poem that breaks down naturally into stanza-sized sentiments) and some of which will dictate the density and volume of the whole (the short poem used to convey a singular impression, the long poem that winds up to an indelible image). 519 more words
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It has long been known that coal dust is one of the least harmful of all the dusts inhaled industrially. Since the practice of laying down stone dust in coal mines was adopted, however, a certain degree of uneasiness has been felt as to the possible effect of the stone dust on the collier’s lung.