By Jay L. Zagorsky, Adjunct associate professor, Boston University and first published on theconversation.com.Halloween is here, the night every year when children dress up in costumes and go “trick or treating.”On the surface, that activity appears to be a relatively benign one. What could be more innocent than cute youngsters collecting sweets?Halloween, however, is actually one of our only holidays based on extortion. When children scream “trick or treat,” they are essentially demanding candy in exchange for not doing a prank or something else that is nasty.Some children on Halloween are learning how to ask strangers for candy. Learning to interact politely with strangers is a valuable lesson. Other costumed kids, however, are figuring out how to shake down people for sweets and that threats of mischief are sometimes effective ways to get what you want.Is there a better way than extorting people with tricks to get more treats?A number of years ago when my children were young, I ran a simple, economic experiment to find out. We wanted to discover a way to maximize the amount of candy they could collect without threatening adults.Want more candy? Consult an economist. Candy viewing via www.shutterstock.comThe experimentThe experiment was important to my children because I tried to never buy them candy. Thus their primary source of candy was this one holiday. If they got a large enough haul at Halloween, they would have enough candy to last till the following one.We lived in a small Ohio town that was perfect for experimenting. The town was divided into three neighborhoods separated by large and busy main roads. The north neighborhood had mansions and millionaires. The central neighborhood was middle-class. The south neighborhood, where we lived, was the poorer part of town.What made the town great for experimenting was that it was possible to walk to all the different sections in a single night if you were interested in answering the question, “Where do you go to get the most candy?” By visiting all the neighborhoods in one evening, variables like weather, economic conditions and the particular day of the week were all taken into account.One year, I was able to convince my children to test all three neighborhoods. At first I tried to persuade them that finding out the answer was important for understanding where in future years they could collect the maximum amount of candy. Even as children of an economist, they were unimpressed by this argument. I ended up promising to buy them enough candy to make up any shortfall if they went along with dad’s wild idea.The resultsThe results of the experiment were pretty clear.The rich homes offered the largest and nicest pieces of candy. However, there were two problems with ringing doorbells in the wealthy part of town. Relatively few people were home, which meant few places to ask for treats. Additionally, the distance between houses giving out candy was quite large. This meant it took a long time to collect any meaningful amount of candy. Since the rich part of town was clearly a bust, we all agreed to try a different neighborhood.The poorer part of town was also not great for collecting candy. My kids recognized some of their friends, but they felt the candies being given out were not the kind they really liked or wanted to eat for the rest of the year.This is not surprising since Halloween candy is expensive. Americans are expected to spend US$2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year, according to the National Confectioners Association. This means the average U.S. household will be spending $22 on just candy alone. This is about twice as much as the typical poor family spends on food per day. Buying that much candy could cost a low-income household two days of meals!The children loved the middle-class neighborhood. The distance between houses was not that large and many of the houses were giving out all of my children’s favorite candies. The haul was so much they had enough candy to easily last an entire year.Is there a better way?So, what lessons did I learn from our little economic experiment?First, extortion isn’t necessary. Instead of letting kids shout “Trick or treat,” encourage children to say “Happy Halloween.” Removing the threat of a trick will likely make no difference to the amount of candy collected since it is an idle threat anyway for (most) children.Then take the kids to the neighborhoods with the highest ratio of candy to steps between homes and have a great time. I just ask one small favor. If you or your children get a bellyache or toothache from eating too much candy, don’t blame me. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSHalloweentheconversation.com Previous articleNelson, Agrusa reinvent the State of the City AddressNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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Year: Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 20 Share Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/209688/house-in-aoto-high-land-design Clipboard “COPY” Photographs: Toshiyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. A spiral staircase has been built into the home, enabling the individual to move through out each space with ease. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThis house is located in a heavily trafficked road on the north side. We thought that is important to be connected the scene of life continuously while moved up and down about this project. We placed each space like spiral around the stairs. So that It is possible to move around each space without feeling the difficulty moving up and down. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe first floor is garage and work spaces, the second floor is a living and dining space on sunny south side, the third floor is a private room and master bedroom. And we have placed closed spaces (such as toilet ,storage, sanitary) on the north side. So we were able to get a quiet and sunny living environment.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessYoung Architects Forum Summit20ArticlesRio Carnival 2012 kicks off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated SambadromeArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/209688/house-in-aoto-high-land-design Clipboard 2011 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHigh Land DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on February 21, 2012Cite: “House In Aoto / High Land Design” 21 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Projects Area: 157 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” 2018 Architects: DTR_studio architects Area Area of this architecture project Claire House / DTR_studio architects Year: Claire House / DTR_studio architectsSave this projectSaveClaire House / DTR_studio architects Manufacturers: Ikea, Weber, Aduro, Criseba, SumumSave this picture!© Cris BeltranRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARADoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Claire House is a Terraced House sites in Gaucín. It has a amazing 360º views: from the Strait of Gibraltar to Cortes Mountains.Save this picture!© Cris BeltranThe project has tried to power it.Save this picture!Plans 1.200We have proposed a open space concept in the living areas to enjoy the panoramic views, putting the windows in a strategy positions.Save this picture!© Cris BeltranThe design of the windows with a huge fixed piece of glass and a blind opening system remark the improvement of the views.Save this picture!Sections 1.200The position in the outskirts of the town does to propose a double lenguaje in the opposite facades: a more traditional to the town and more abstract to the periphery.Save this picture!© Cris BeltranThe outside spaces generates itinerary as the Andalucian patios where the White color, the wáter and the vegetation are the fundamentals ingredients. Save this picture!© Cris BeltranIn the materiality of the house the white and the simplicity in the details are the main actors, without forget our commitment to efficiency and comfort.Project gallerySee allShow lessSwimming Pool in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie / Brochet Lajus Pueyo ArchitectsSelected ProjectsExtra Time Café & Gallery / XU StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893844/claire-house-dtr-studio-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Gaucín, Spain Spain Photographs: cris beltran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893844/claire-house-dtr-studio-architects Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Cris Beltran+ 20Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyAbout this officeDTR_studio architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGaucínSpainPublished on May 22, 2018Cite: “Claire House / DTR_studio architects” [Casa Claire / DTR_studio architects] 22 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Home News Feed Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock Praises Russia PNTR Vote Following an important House vote Friday on trade status with Russia, Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock released the following statement: “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 365 – 43 permanent normal trade relations to Russia. Indiana Farm Bureau appreciates the support of Reps. Bucshon, Burton, Carson, Donnelly, Rokita, Stutzman and Young in passage of H.R. 6156 in the House. SHARE Source: Indiana Farm Bureau Facebook Twitter Previous articleEthanol Groups Praise EPA for Denying RFS Waiver RequestsNext articleMaking Rural Cool Again Andy Eubank American Soybean Associaiton President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, NE., applauded the House’s bipartisan vote and called on the Senate to pass the bill quickly. “Today’s passage of the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act is a great step toward helping American soybean farmers capitalize on the valuable and fast-growing Russian marketplace. We call on the Senate to pass its version of the bill with the same expediency and bipartisan cooperation as their House counterparts so that American soybean farmers can reap the benefits of this new partnership,” said Wellman. “Russia is home to more than 140 million consumers and a fast-growing economy, which last year imported more than $770 million in American meat, poultry, egg and dairy products, which require soybean meal as feed in the production process.” American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman echoed Villwock’s thoughts, “America’s farmers and ranchers will have more certain and predictable market access as a result of Russia’s commitment not to raise tariffs on any products above the negotiated rates and to apply international food safety standards in a uniform and transparent manner. Russia’s membership in the WTO will provide significant commercial opportunities for U.S. agriculture, including increased sales of poultry, pork and beef. “It is great to see such convincing support by Indiana’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Trade is critically important to Indiana agriculture and passing PNTR allows for Indiana farmers, particularly pork, poultry and beef producers, to gain more competitive access to a significant market and economic opportunity.“Russia joined the World Trade Organization on Aug. 22, 2012. If PNTR is not enacted U.S. farmers will continue to be disadvantaged in the Russian market. American agriculture exports over $1.4 billion to Russia annually, primarily poultry, pork and beef products.“Now we urge action and support in the U.S. Senate.” Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 16, 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock Praises Russia PNTR Vote read more
Interferometric synthetic aperture radar data show that Devon Ice Cap (DIC), northern Canada, is drained through a network of 11 glacier systems. More than half of all ice discharge is through broad flows that converge to the southeast of the ice cap, and these are grounded well below sea level at their termini. A calculation of the ice-cap mass budget reveals that the northwestern sector of DIC is gaining mass and that all other sectors are losing mass. We estimate that a 12 489 km(2) section of the main ice cap receives 3.46 +/- 0.65 Gt of snowfall each year, and loses 3.11 +/- 0.21 Gt of water through runoff, and 1.43 +/- 0.03 Gt of ice through glacier discharge. Altogether, the net mass balance of DIC is -1.08 +/- 0.67 Gt a(-1). This loss corresponds to a 0.003 mm a(-1) contribution to global sea levels, and is about half the magnitude of earlier estimates. read more
Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, is one of the most beloved and beautiful venues in the country. Each summer, fans from around the world flock to the iconic outdoor venue to see some of their favorite acts play the natural amphitheater, with Red Rocks playing host to a diverse collection of artists from across the musical spectrum. Marking a special moment in the venue’s history, in December, to close out the year and ring in 2018, Red Rocks will be hosting its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration, dubbed New Year’s Eve On The Rocks. The event, in collaboration with Cervantes’, Feyline, and KS107.5, has tapped Migos, Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and more to help celebrate the new year.Listen To The Grateful Dead Debut ‘Shakedown Street’ At Red Rocks In 1978The event is somewhat of a risk given its winter timing, though not as much as those unfamiliar with Colorado’s weather might think. Red Rocks season peaks during the summer, though it regularly hosts shows from early spring through to late fall, with its annual Winter on the Rocks event consistently taking place in January each year. Given Denver’s high altitude, the weather at the venue is fairly fickle, with all traces of snowstorms regularly erased by high temperatures and sunny skies the next day. That said, Red Rocks has canceled shows in the past due to snow (such as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s initially scheduled headlining Red Rocks debut in April of this year, which was later moved to the end of August), though these cancellations are generally few and far between.[Photo: ontheDL Photography][H/T 303 Magazine] read more
Your Netflix Date With Norbert Leo Butz Norbert Leo Butz is heading to a small screen/computer/mobile device near you this March. Bloodline, the previously reported Netflix thriller series starring the two-time Tony Award winner, will hit the internet on March 20, according to HitFix. Joining Butz in the series are fellow Broadway alum Steven Pasquale, Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek. Get ready to binge-watch some Butz! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Rumer Willis Set for Dear John Hughes Don’t you forget about him! For the Record: Dear John Hughes, an immersive concert mash-up of the legendary director’s work, will play Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse March 5 through March 15. Starring Pretty Little Liars and off-Broadway alum Rumer Willis (you may recognize her parents, to the left), the show will celebrate Hughes’ movies including The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Sixteen Candles. This sounds right up our alley! Billy Elliot Gets a New Grandma Gillian Elisa has been tapped to play Grandma in London’s Billy Elliot the Musical, having previously alternated in the role. Elisa takes over from Ann Emery who originated the character in 2005 and who recently retired from the show at the age of 84, having worked with all 39 London Billy Elliots. This Song Will Save Your Life to be Adapated for the Stage Leila Sales’ young adult novel This Song Will Save Your Life, which follows the story of a girl’s rise from social outcast to DJ sensation, will be adapted for stage and film. Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum (In the Heights, Avenue Q, Rent) along with Michael Novick, who was a creator and original producer of Glee, have snapped up the rights. Definitely one to watch. Forest Whitaker’s Eyeing Broadway Oscar winner Forest Whitaker wants to be on Broadway, perhaps even in a musical. He stopped by LIVE with Kelly and Michael on January 7, below, and revealed that he’s “talking to different producers to figure out what I might be able to do.” We hope to see you here soon, Forest! View Comments read more
Soda Stream We’ve spent almost 1,000 nights living in a van. Instant Pot Ah, another heating of the things. My Instant Pot obsession came about long before moving into a van. This thing is a wonderful kitchen tool that speeds up the work of a crockpot. If you don’t have one, it’s time to hurry up and wait for an Amazon sale. I now realize that Ben and my’s relationship is probably based around me obsessing over things we don’t have in a van, and then Ben swooping in with a solution. We have the 3 quart Instant Pot, the smallest you can buy, in the van. It was also a Christmas present. I guess aggressively dropping hints for a year works sometimes. Ceramic French Press We have no idea how many more nights we will total in the van, but we are grateful for the luxuries we have with us! Maybe in a year we will have even more comforts stored in our home on wheels. Exciting! Toaster Well, here we are again with me and my preferences. Who can enjoy a shot of espresso without some fizzy water to go along with it? Back from a long hike and need a refresh? The only answer is the soda stream. This is a bulky large item that will never leave the van. Because I will always need the fiz. After a month or two, it starts to set in, this is real life. After six to seven months, you start to miss the luxuries of a non-mobile living arrangement. After two years, it’s time to stop missing those luxuries, and just bring them with you. Here’s a list of the luxuries that have made it into our van after a few years. Espresso Maker + Milk Frother There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our awesome sponsors that make this tour happen: Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Big Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA. For more info on our sponsors, check out the post, “Live Outside and Play is Back!” Oh, the coffee. Coffee really is a life force when you live in a van. There are too many mornings where you wake up and it’s raining, cold, and sad, and the only answer is more coffee. We were using a metal french press that we thought was indestructible. But alas, every item has an expiration date when it travels on backcountry roads for hundreds of miles. This ceramic one came as a surprise when my mom had an extra sitting around in storage and gifted it to us. What a pleasure it is to have something fancy to make coffee in. This was a breakfast game-changer. Once we start ramping up the physical activity in the summer, we also ramp up the bagel consumption. The last thing you want after sleeping in a van overnight is a soggy bagel. We might have to turn to the van on so our battery system can handle the power needed for heating components, but… it’s WORTH it. I’m an espresso fanatic. I’m the one that orders two separate shots from a single-origin coffee roasting company to taste the notes of mango. I know, I hate myself too. But, it’s the truth. I’ve been asking Ben for an espresso machine in the van since we moved in, as a joke, sort of. He pulled through with a lever powered hand espresso maker, and milk frother to match. Thank goodness for solar power. Now, all we’re missing is a hand-powered bur grinder that doesn’t break after a few uses. This was a gift from Ben to me, Roxy, last Christmas. After creating this list, it’s clear that most items revolve around coffee, and heating things up — true non-mobile living staples. read more
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jill Nowacki Jill Nowacki started her career with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations. Now, she uses her experience … Web: www.humanidei.com Details Have you seen the list of Forbes’ 100 Most Innovative Leaders published earlier this month? It received quite a bit of attention for one big reason: Of the 100 individuals on the list, 99 were men. Prior to publishing the list, Forbes certainly noticed that only 1%– ONE PERCENT!—of their most innovative leaders was female, right? Of course they did. In fact, they were even ready with a response: “Don’t hate the player; hate the game.” Okay. Maybe not verbatim… The actual response from Forbes Magazine editor Randall Lane was, “Women, as we all know, are poorly represented at the top of the largest corporations (just 5% of the S&P 500) and fare even worse among growing public tech companies. In other words, for all our carefully calibrated methodology, women never had much of a chance here.” The “carefully calibrated methodology,” measured four essential leadership qualities: Media reputation for innovation;Social connections;Track record for value creation; Investor expectations for value creation. It is curious that the methodology itself was not questioned. When the results indicated that 50% of the population is responsible for only one percent of great innovation, was nobody left wondering if a built-in bias caused the results? For example, is it possible that a history of creating lists that spotlight men’s contributions at a rate of 99:1 might systemically harm women’s “media reputation for innovation”?Women never had much of a chance here.Evidence like this is why- after decades of advancing women, focusing on gender balance, and debating whether there is a glass ceiling or a gender wage gap- women still feel there are obstacles that prevent their full inclusion. It often feels like there is more attention given than progress made. It doesn’t have to be this way in credit unions, though. We can do better than Forbes and the Fortune 500 both by building a system where all of our leaders are more likely to succeed. Here are a few ideas—related to the Forbes-identified “essential leadership qualities”—where credit unions can cultivate inclusive cultures that foster leadership in all: 1. Media Reputation for Innovation: If you are positioning people in your organization as thought leaders—or if you are responsible for organizing conferences, educational events, or workshops—ensure the voices of women and people of color are well-represented. Look at that agenda one more time: In addition to making sure you have diverse representation, are you selecting women and minorities to speak as subject matter experts that go beyond the topic of being a woman or person of color? If you have the ability to help someone raise their voice as an expert in a key technical area, it may be just what they need to take their next step forward. 2. Social Connections: When the backlash of the #MeToo movement caused an increased number of men to embrace the Billy Graham rule (or Mike Pence rule, depending how long you have been aware of it), the ease of women gaining access to influential social connections decreased. Women were being excluded from the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings and mentorship with men, and sometimes even to travel for work. If you are in a leadership position, consciously seek out opportunities to connect directly with someone who has a different background from you. In-group promotion (helping those like you) is something humans do naturally. Being a resource to someone who does not have the same access to your network can offer an important boost.3. Track Record for Innovation: Many credit unions say they want more diversity in their leadership, but they want to be clear: “We value diversity, but we don’t set quotas. We are committed to hiring the best candidate in the pool.” The best is often defined as the most experienced, and the most experienced is usually someone who already found an open door. Is it worth taking a risk to tap into potential over past performance? While it may be a difficult choice to hire or promote someone without a track record, there are ways to help high-potential employees gain experience. For example, build project teams with an intentional focus on increasing the diversity of team members and you may create a win-win: Your employee gains experience and a track record and the organization tests a not-yet-proven executive when the stakes aren’t as high.4. Investor Expectations for Value Creation: I have to admit that this was a tough one to translate directly to the credit union space. After mulling it over a bit, I decided the closest metric to measure might be member growth: More people joining a credit union seems like a good indicator of the expectation of value. How does this translate to the Forbes leadership qualities and removing barriers? Maybe this: Investor expectations are shaped by the promise of a brand, of a new product, of the leadership behind it. Investors develop these expectations based on a combination of facts and feelings, but it all comes down to the story they believe. Is an inclusive culture part of your credit union’s story? Do you demonstrate to your future members that they belong at an organization led by people who look like them and share a similar frame of reference? Crafting a story—and an organization—that welcomes all will grow your membership. Make sure you include all the right voices in that story. There may never be a list of the 100 Most Innovative People in Credit Unions. If there is, an inclusive credit union system will ensure that list represents our commitment to the whole communities we serve. It matters that we build this together. read more
The Los Angeles Lakers wore special “Black Mamba” jerseys to remember Kobe Bryant in game four of their first round playoff series on Monday in the NBA’s quarantine bubble in Florida.The Lakers also wore a special patch bearing the No. 2 in a heart as they paid tribute to Bryant’s daughter Gianna as well before the Western Conference contest against the Portland Trail Blazers.The 18-time all-star Bryant died, along with his daughter and seven others, in a helicopter crash seven months ago in Calabasas, California. He was 41, and Sunday would have marked his 42nd birthday. Bryant wore No. 24 for his last 10 seasons and No. 8 before that with the Lakers.The move comes one day after Vanessa Bryant posted a heartfelt message to her late husband and daughter.”To my baby. Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh,” she wrote in an Instagram post.On Sunday, Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers paid tribute to Bryant with a pre-game ceremony before their 11-3 win over Colorado.The Dodgers donned Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys and the team played a video tribute.Bryant became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Lakers. The 6-foot-6-inch Bryant scored 33,643 points, the fourth-most in NBA history, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and LeBron James (34,241).Bryant was chosen as the NBA finals MVP for both of the two most recent Laker championships. Topics : Monday was also ‘Kobe Bryant Day’ in Los Angeles, where the city is honoring the five-time NBA champion with a move to rename the downtown road in front of the Staples Center arena after him.”This is a gift to the city of Los Angeles and to all the Kobe Bryant fans around the world,” councilman Curren Price said of the proposal. Kobe Bryant Boulevard will stretch south from the arena for several blocks to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.In 2016, Los Angeles initially declared August 24 to be “Kobe Bryant Day”. Orange County followed suit earlier this month with the same honor. read more
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