Crystal Dynamics

20 Jun 19
SEEK AND REBUILD

After a long sleep, time has come… Los Angeles, Monday evening. It’s ten days into June but the city is already nearing high summer temperatures at 99 degrees. Next year it will probably be even hotter, there will be even more new announcements, new consoles, new installments or updates in your favorite franchises. Next Gen […]

20 Jun 19
He Never Misses

The passionate, energetic Dad in the center of this photo is an old friend of mine, Nick Bazan! Coach Bazan is THE BIGGEST CUBS FAN I have ever met, and I have spent most my life with some pretty big fans of the Chicago Cubs…so that’s saying something! He’s pictured here with his beautiful daughter, […]

20 Jun 19
♥ SHEKINAH EL DAOUD ♥ DUAL LIFE RAY ♥ PRIESTESS OF THE AMETHYST & VIOLET LIGHT RAYS

~ Initiation of the 2020 Gateway: Freedom and the New  Jun 14, 2019 Blessing Beloveds ~ Friday, June 14, initiates the opening of the Solstice- Eclipse Gateways, and more importantly, the 2020 Timeline energies. In the last few months, we have had major collective shift points. Now we move into the higher collective timelines which […]

20 Jun 19
Health Care Review

During the Square Enix presentation for Marvel’s Avengers at E3 2019, it was said there will be gameplay with one to four players, but they left it at that. IGN followed up with the Crystal Dynamics developers and learned that the entire story campaign is single player only and has no multiplayer option. After seeing […]

20 Jun 19

“Black Friday” by Palehound starts off with an atmospheric church organ introduction that paints a gentle landscape for the band to join. Ellen Kempner has a voice with a whisper like timbre as if she is telling you a secret. As the minimalistic guitar accompaniment builds into as pianissimo as a rock outfit can be […]

20 Jun 19
L4LM

For a whirlwind weekend in Colorado, two white-hot bands, both riding waves of unprecedented success, converged on the Front Range. Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals and Lettuce were booked on back-to-back nights at Red Rocks Amphitheater on the mid-June weekend the iconic Morrison venue celebrated its 78th anniversary. More than halfway through their Best […]

20 Jun 19
I Love Travelling and Exploring New Places

When you think about a tremendous inspirational landscape, what comes to your mind? Whether you’re hiking, skiing or even sightseeing, the mountains are natural wonders that are worth traveling. From magnificent colorful Peru to Mount Fuji in Japan, we’ve rounded up surprising facts and photos of the world’s most pictorial peaks. Keep traveling scrolling to […]

20 Jun 19
structural forensic engineering

When any structure experiences damage, forensic structural engineering services are used to investigate the causes of failure. For instance, a building is collapsed because of unknown reasons the forensic engineers investigate structures, components, materials, and products.that failed to function as intended and caused damage to property, personal injury, or economic loss. It’s completely dependent on […]

20 Jun 19
Iowa Climate Science Education

In climate discussions, someone is bound to say: Climate is a lot more than temperatures. And of course, they are right. So let’s consider the other major determinant of climate, precipitation. The chart above is actually a screen capture of real-time measurements of precipitable water in the atmosphere.  The 24-hour animation can be accessed at […]

20 Jun 19
Science Matters

In climate discussions, someone is bound to say: Climate is a lot more than temperatures. And of course, they are right. So let’s consider the other major determinant of climate, precipitation. The chart above is actually a screen capture of real-time measurements of precipitable water in the atmosphere.  The 24-hour animation can be accessed at […]

20 Jun 19
Witty Weather Pun

The Seattle Storm are a little over a quarter of the way through the 2019 WNBA regular season, having compiled a 5-4 record through their first nine games. Seattle’s hopes of successfully defending its 2018 championship appear slim, but the bar for success changed drastically when Breanna Stewart was lost for the year to a […]

20 Jun 19
AnalytiXon

A Hybrid Algorithm for Metaheuristic OptimizationAn Introduction to a New Text Classification and Visualization for Natural Language Processing Using Topological Data AnalysisWillump: A Statistically-Aware End-to-end Optimizer for Machine Learning InferenceOn the Realization of Compositionality in Neural NetworksRelational Reasoning using Prior Knowledge for Visual CaptioningConcept Tree: High-Level Representation of Variables for More Interpretable Surrogate Decision TreesInference […]

20 Jun 19
Thrive Global
A generation ago, it was normal to get a job right out of high school or college and stick with it until you retired. That’s no longer the case: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years the average worker stays at one job is 4.6 years. But if you are someone who has worked in the same position — or the same career — for a number of years, it can take some ingenuity, inspiration, and creative spark to stay excited and energized. We asked members of the Thrive community to tell us how they’ve stayed fulfilled in their long-term jobs or careers, and they shared helpful advice about how you can find the same sense of gratification in the workplace. Communicate your goals and potential “I worked in health care for six years, and there were times when I felt my potential wasn’t being used within my position. So, I made a point to establish healthy communication between me and my manager. After I felt more comfortable, I wasn’t afraid to communicate that I wanted to work on new projects when they sparked my interest. I also wrote down my current and long term goals so that whenever I started feeling discouraged, I had a physical reminder of where I was heading and a way to check that I was on the right track.” —Arielle Wiltshire-Scott, UX researcher, Kenosha, WI Step outside of your comfort zone “I’ve been dancing in the same West End show for five years, and I’ve learned that trying new things outside of my work keeps me excited about my job. I make it a point to take an art class every once in a while, and I signed up for an African drumming class a few weeks ago. Sometimes, I take a dance class in a style foreign to me, just to give my body a new way of moving and my brain a new challenge. I’m enrolled in an acting course and finding that it pushes me so far from my comfort zone that it encourages me to take more risks in my current show. Trying new things will keep you excited about your job by creating new ways of thinking.” —Crystal Nicholls, performer and teacher, London, UK Build new connections “What keeps me interested in my job is the connections that I am able to establish when I meet new people. It’s like having a mini work family, which I look forward to engaging with everyday. Thanks to all the newness and learning attached to these interactions, my professional life is dynamic and fun.” —Aakriti Agarwal, coach, facilitator, and image consultant, Hyderabad, India Befriend your co-workers “What helps me feel appreciated and satisfied in my job are the relationships I’ve built with two of my co-workers. We’re all on different teams and my friendship with each of them is completely unique from the other. I don’t always look forward to work, but there’s always a part of me that looks forward to coming into the office because I get to see them every day.” —Melissa Muncy, content marketing, San Francisco, CA Take risks “I started my company in 1981 and since then, our company has thrived. We have placed a high value on employee retention because it makes sense for a company that invests heavily on individuals’ training and development to hold on to that investment.  This has created a culture of commitment to our team members and the work we do as architects. We stay inspired by encouraging appropriate risk taking, and knowing that we have a team to back us up — a ‘creative spotter.’ Risk taking and thrill-inducing activities can only happen when they are driven by curiosity. Curiosity-based risk taking leads to change and evolution in the individual and the firm.” —Antonio Argibay, AIA, LEED AP, architect, New York, NY Enjoy your successes “I stumbled into the design field almost 25 years ago remodeling the many homes in which we lived. Designing kitchens and baths allows me to be creative, build relationships with my clients, partner with contractors, and get to know my suppliers. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a completed project and toasting with the homeowner to their new space.” —Carla Gaeta, business owner and lead designer, Bernardsville, NJ Learn new skills “I stay excited and fulfilled in my long term job by continuously learning new skills and proactively seeking new experiences in my job through, for example, secondments and involvement in projects. In my last long-term job, which I held for nine years, I was involved in a secondment and several projects, all of which taught me new skills, introduced me to new people and colleagues, and expanded my knowledge greatly. The skills and knowledge I acquired in that job helped me to get into a different, unrelated role once I left, opening up a new career avenue. I think it’s important for any job, no matter how long you’ve been in it, to avoid ‘going stale’ by constantly learning new things, no matter how small. Small things eventually build to bigger skill sets.” —Madylene Planer, knowledge management consultant, Sydney, Australia Practice mindfulness and reflection “I stoke daily excitement about my work by using work as a mindfulness practice — I  bring my full presence and self-reflection to each person who sits across from me. I also diversify my work into harmonious yet diverse subjobs — I work with individuals, couples, and groups, supervise interns,  lead study groups, create post-graduate training courses, and write. Lastly, I continue to learn — I study, apply, and teach the latest information in my field.” —Candyce Ossefort-Russell, psychotherapist, Austin, TX Develop an unquenchable curiosity “I have been a career counselor since 2000 and I have intentionally sought out opportunities that have diversified my background. If you look at my calendar, you will see that I am in a webinar at least once a week and I am always finding new ways to expand upon my expertise. If I didn’t love my work, have an unquenchable curiosity, and seek out my own continuing education, I could easily become stagnate and bored. I choose to stay engaged and enthusiastic about my career. When I find that either are waning, I find something new to learn. Having things to look forward to outside of work, such as meeting family or friends for dinner, also helps recharge my batteries. Most of my day is spent listening, so I know that at the end of the day, I need a social network that listens to me, too.” —Helen Godfrey, counselor, Houston, TX Follow us here and subscribe here for all the latest news on how you can keep Thriving. Stay up to date or catch-up on all our podcasts with Arianna Huffington here.
20 Jun 19
The Australian

Will they make it or will they fall? Even the most refined circus performer knows that playing with risk — even a little sense of bloodlust — is a key part of the appeal.