office downtime

Stop Stealing Your Employer’s Time

We’ve all been there. You have downtime at work because of IT/technical issues. Or you are waiting for a response or assignment. Or perhaps you’re in a holding pattern because you need someone else to do something on their end. Either way, these breather periods are important in the modern, stress-filled professional environment. But like…

made in china

Made in China, But Marketed in the U.S.A

Last week I was clicking around on YouTube and I stumbled upon Phil Busardo’s videos where he went to China. For those who may not know, Phil is a well-respected vaping reviewer and advocate. Anyway, the modern electronic cigarette was invented in China, and the majority of the electronic cigarette/vaping equipment that is in use…

Jamaican Flag Marijuana Leaf

Green Gold: Can Jamaica Really Profit from Marijuana Legalization?

In late January, the Jamaican Parliament passed a bill that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana (less than 2 ounces). This is a really surprising, but timely move by the Jamaican government. In spite of marijuana being so intrinsically tied into Jamaican culture, thank to the Rastafarians, the laws of the country have prohibited…

Dragon's Den

Million Dollar Lemonade Stands in “The Dragon’s Den”

I’m not a person who watches a lot of television; it’s been almost a decade since I’ve had cable. But I do have Netflix! And I started watching episodes of Dragon’s Den, which is a Canadian  (actually it’s global, but I watch the Canadian version) show, that was copied in the United States and called…