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prince April 22, 2016
Purple Tears – The Death of an Artist

Undoubtedly countless people have or will be writing about Prince and the impact that he has had on the music industry and/or to them personally. Having grown up as an 80s kid, Prince was part of the soundtrack of my youth. I “inherited” his self-titled album from my mother. His handsome face framed by long […]

January 29, 2016
5 Reasons Why Companies Should Publicize Salaries

Over the course of my professional career, I’ve seen some pretty tense situations involving salaries. One of the most awkward ones was a situation where when it was time to disburse annual bonuses, one co-worker was vocal about the fact that he didn’t receive one. It sparked a domino effect where other people also starting […]

Personality January 11, 2016
Is My INFP Personality Making Me Poor?

Many job searchers have heard about the classic book What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. But for those who aren’t familiar, it basically promotes the idea that you should pursue a career that is in line with your personality type. Of course, it helps to know what your […]

joss stone January 5, 2016
Joss Stone, Reggae Superstar

Right before Christmas, Billboard Magazine gave kudos to Joss Stone for having the #1 Reggae Album of 2015. Since then Jamaicans have been grumbling on social media. I first heard about the whole mishaggus on this facebook post: [facebook_post url=”https://www.facebook.com/riddimmag/posts/995599343811874″ width=””]I commented; but then I realized that I was judging Joss the soul singer. I […]

Vamo V2 December 30, 2015
Vamo V2 Review

About 10 months ago I came across a sale from VaporBeast where they had the Vamo V2 on sale for $14! I snatched it up quick, fast and in a hurry because my Kanger eMow was having some problems and by this point I really wanted to get a unit where the battery was removable. […]

Mother consoles daughter after rocket attack November 15, 2015
Don’t Pray for France, Pray for the World

Yesterday evening, the news started to break about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Since Shabbat had already started, I didn’t get any opportunity to personally review the details of what was unfolding. Earlier this evening, I did my best to catch up. What I saw on social media was a large-scale show of support for […]

office downtime November 11, 2015
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 […]

October 16, 2015
Getting the Inside Scoop: Employer Reviews

I recently accepted a new position at a new company. The process was a whirlwind and forced me to make a big decision in a relatively short period of time. The interesting part is that the pressure to make a decision wasn’t coming from my new employer…but from my former one. We had just come […]

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