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Understanding the multigenerational workplace

Understanding the multigenerational workplace

Dec. 19 | Prior to embarking on a career in Human Resources, I did not pay much attention to stereotypes or perceived notions about Millennials, Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers. However, as I have become a student of people, I have noticed differences among these...

Salute to the armed forces’ curlies!

Salute to the armed forces’ curlies!

Dec. 19 | On March 31, 2014 the Army released an updated appearance and grooming policy known as AR670-1. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two-strand twists; dreadlocks of any style; and cornrows must...

Wiping away the dirt through the arts

Wiping away the dirt through the arts

Dec. 17 | A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change   By Ezekiel Caligiuri Contributing Writer   When I was young, I worked with other kids in Phillips and Powderhorn putting...

Preventive medicine: Police stops, a discussion for the times

Preventive medicine: Police stops, a discussion for the times

Dec. 17 |               A helpful checklist on what you should do and say if you are driving and get pulled over by the police    Part  one  of  a three -part  column   Preventive Medicine is a board-certified specialty...

Start your journey to health with three simple, if challenging, steps

Start your journey to health with three simple, if challenging, steps

Dec. 13 | Introducing a new monthly health column   For most of my adult life, I have struggled with my weight despite the fact that for over 20 years I have counseled and guided others. It wasn’t that I didn’t have the knowledge or resources. It had...

Circumcision is a family decision

Circumcision is a family decision

Dec. 10 | Circumcision of the male is the surgical removal of the foreskin on the tip of the penis. Circumcision is often performed for cultural, health, hygiene, family tradition or religious reasons. In the United States, circumcision is commonly performed...

Dealing with holiday depression

Dealing with holiday depression

Dec. 6 | By Alphonso Gibbs, Jr. Contributing Writer The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s — collectively called “the holidays” — are for most a magically unique time of year. But for many, the holidays bring hurt. Caused...

Carolyn Smallwood named to foundation board

Carolyn Smallwood named to foundation board

Dec. 5 |  The Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (RKMC) Foundation for Children has announced the appointment of Carolyn Smallwood to its board of directors. Carolyn Smallwood is entering her 10th year as executive director of Way to Grow, Inc., an early...

Fashion, Fashion, Fashion!!!!!!

Fashion, Fashion, Fashion!!!!!!

Dec. 5 | Fashion is all I see, all I feel when I am in New York. Just a couple of weeks ago I basically became fashion. While walking the streets with a couple of friends, I saw a young lady carrying an amazing structured bag. I said to my best friend, “That...

From a letter to lunch: refusing the prisoner-community disconnect

From a letter to lunch: refusing the prisoner-community disconnect

Dec. 3 | A new biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change.               By Vina Kay Contributing Writer   Driving away from Lino Lakes Correctional...