Category Life

[INFOGRAPHIC] US Employment Growth By State

Interesting map showing job growth throughout the country over the last month, year, 3 years, and 5 years.  New York is one of the few states that showed growth over time!  Click the graphic for a detailed version.

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Who Really Owns Your Favorite Brands?

Stumbled across this today on Reddit.  Who really controls the brands that you consumeon a daily basis?  Click the image for an enlarged version.

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Safely Decorating Your WNY Home For The Holidays

Well, it’s officially December 1.  We ate all the turkey, we shopped for gifts, and now it’s time to turn to the coldest part of the year outdoors, and the warmest part of the year in our homes.  As we prepare to celebrate with our friends and family, be sure to do so responsibly.  Here are some holiday decorating tips to keep you safe:

Holiday lig...

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Thought of the Day

“Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all.” Charles Schumer

I’ve had a project that I have been “picking” at for probably a year.  And another that I’ve been working on since before I graduated college.  Neither of these projects get the attention they deserve.  I can claim that it’s because I don’t have the time, but I’d find the time if I REALLY wanted it.  I let projects sit idle because I don’t know how they will turn out.  They could be tremendous successes.  Or they could be ABSOLUTE FAILURES.  And that fear of failure is what keeps me paralyzed.

Time to reframe my mindset, and finally start pushing forward on some of the “maybe someday” projects.

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Life Is A Cup Of Coffee

I’m not sure where I got this from.  It was something I found interested and saved in a notepad file on my computer, and found today as I was looking for another document.  I don’t know the source, or who to cite, but here it is!
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university Professor.

Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the Prof. went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups:
porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them
to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the Prof...

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Fireworks and Festivities In Western NY – Independence Day Weekend

Independence Day is upon us yet again!  As we spend time with our families and friends, remember that the safest fireworks display is the one put on by professionals and NOT the one in your back yard!

Here are some of the highlights of this weekends festivities!

Saturday July 2:
Niagara Falls:  Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Seneca Square at Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St. Free. Rain date: Sunday.

Sunday July 3:
Lockport:  Parade at 6 p.m., starting at the intersection of Locust Street and Lincoln Avenue, proceeding down Locust Street and ending at Walnut Street.
Olcott/Newfane:  Fireworks over Lake Ontario at dusk. Best viewed from Lake Ontario shoreline, Krull Park and Olcott.

Monday July 4:
Buffalo:  July Fourth Celebration in the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf...

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