Showing posts from January, 2019

One Person's Way to Losing Fat - Intermittent Fasting, Low Carb, Apple Cider Vinegar

Losing and managing weight is hard for some; myself included.  The following is an approach I'm currently using.   Method: Try to eat only between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., or a time of your choosing within a similar window of time Try to eat 20-30​ grams of protein as a first meal to attack/mitigate hunger  Eat only:  protein-rich foods e.g. fish, chicken turkey, etc eat your proteins slowly fats in the form of avocado, nuts, real butter carbohydrates/complex carbohydrates in the form of kale, cruciferous vegetables, beans Drink:  Water and unsweetened teas Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) - ensure the label states it contains MOTHER Mix 1-2 teaspoons of ACV with about 8 ounces of water (do this before each meal 1-3 times daily)  protect your tooth enamel by using a straw Avoid:  all simple carbohydrates and sugars as much as possible do not drink calories Reasoning: *Liability comment: This posting is for informational pur

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21st Century Career Managing Tip - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Job Market

Hello; Monitoring the job market and preparing for career changes never ends, this includes having awareness of the future job environment.  As technology grows, the impacts on society and our ability to survive on our own terms can bring stress and uncertainty in an already uncertain period. Here are a couple of observations I share for your consideration and further research. 13Jan19; CBS 60 Minutes ran a story about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications on society and the job market. The interview was with Kai-Fu Lee, an AI expert and venture capitalist. Lee stated in the 60 Minute’s interview he expects approximately 40% of todays jobs become irrelevant within the next 15-20 years. Those jobs tend to involve processes that can be automated such as vehicle drivers, bookkeepers, store clerks, etc. 11Jan19 and 14Jan19; Time and CNBC ran articles where Lee identified jobs most likely safe from AI. Those jobs are ones involving creativity, negotiation/em

SNOW BULLY–Better than a Shovel, Easy to Use, Energy Efficient, Cost Effective and Made in the USA

Are you ready for the snow season? I don't know about you, I have a long driveway I hate just pushing snow out with the shovel. I don't have a truck where I can add a snow plow blade to push away the snow. However, I did find something that may be of interest to you… It's called the SNOW BULLY . I just purchased a SNOW BULLY a little over a month ago. It’s made of heavy steel, but very easy to maneuver. I cannot wait to use it. Shoveling can be backbreaking work, it can also be dangerous because of the amount of stress it can put on your heart. The SNOW BULLY is easy to maneuver and push your way through snow. The SNOW BULLY is cost effective; you do not have to hire someone to clear your driveway. Its energy efficient, you do not need gas or fuel, you just push…its totally green in terms of clean energy use. The SNOW Bully does not stress the muscles in your back like shoveling. To learn more about the SNOW Bully, you can watch the video below and visit th

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Making a Living in the Future - What You Should Know

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Making a Living in the Future - What You Should Know  Notes from: CBS 60 Minutes Interview: Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence AI Expert Kai-Fu Lee Image Source: Video key points: Machines run by AI are learning at a rate of speed that is unpredictable. Kai-Fu Lee assessed 40% of today’s blue-collar and white-collar jobs -in the world- will be replaced by AI in approximately 15 years Jobs mentioned: drivers, chefs, waiters, bookkeeping; anything where systematic processes are employed, and creativity is not a dominant element of the job. Kai-Fu Lee stated “I believe it’s going to change the world more then anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity.” AI is rapidly developing visual and emotional recognition capabilit

Veteran Jobs, Benefits, Opportunity and Training

Veterans Assistance URL Site Name Comment Transition Assistance Program - VA Benefits Briefings Ebenefits Veteran Employment Transition, Employment, and Economic Impact Transition Planning DFAS Pay/Retirement Networking For Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition into the Civilian Workforce   Networking Signs of a Great Résumé: Veterans Edition: How to Write a Résumé that Speaks for Itself   Resume Writing The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded   Making an Impact Veteran Mentor Net

Considerations for Protecting Brain Functions Through Food and Exercise

Considerations for Protecting Brain Functions Through Food and Exercise Notes from: Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck Video key points: Diet and exercise have a significant impact on reducing cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimer’s as we age Genes for Alzheimer’s are not destiny A 40-minute brisk walk three times a week impacts the size of the hippocampus and can reverse brain shrinkage Vitamin E mitigates Alzheimer’s. found in avocados, almonds, walnuts, spinach and other foods. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant.  Vitamin E is best taken from food, NOT supplements.  Eat colorful foods e.g. blue berries and grapes, purple etc Mild cognitive impairment starts on average age at age 50 Alzheimer’s risks are higher in people who eat more than 21.6 grams of fat daily Dairy products is the number one source of saturated fat Oxidized iron and copper in your body acts as sparks. This material comes from copper pipes or iron pans. Metals in food and wat

How and Why to Manage Carbohydrate Intake

Source:  Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU Video key points identified by 'Obesity Doctor' - Dr. Sarah Hallberg: ·        Medical science is biased; hence why diets are confusing and information is contradicting ·        Discusses insulin resistance which can lead to diabetes and heart disease ·        Carbohydrate is the largest contributing factor to insulin resistance and diabetes leading to a need for medication ·        Carbohydrate is not a nutrient ·        Protein is a nutrient ·        Fat does not cause insulin spikes; carbs does…keep blood sugar low ·        Recommendation? Minimize the amount of carb intake, but increase protein and fat intake ·        Hallberg provides viewers a vignette of how her clinic had a diabetes patient come off insulin by using the low-carb approach ·        Her recommended rules for a low-carb diet are: 1.      Don't eat 'fat-free'

Family Security Resource: The Art of Invisibility - Kevin Mitnick

The Art of Invisibility by Kevin Mitnick Here is the book link: Worth Reading? Absolutely. Kevin Mitnick (author) provides novice and sophisticated computer users numerous tips to enhance personal on-line / cyber security.  I've been in the security business for almost 30 years, and this is one of the best books I've seen that provides at home users deep, but applicable, insights to home on-line security. Worth Owning? Yes. The book gives readers the mental insights and perspective one must have to best maintain personal privacy. Is there such a thing as right of privacy? In theory yes. However Mitnick proves how computer/phone users relinquish that privacy through vanity purchases. The government does not need to monitor your information; you give your data away to companies who SELL your private information to big data services supporting businesses using big data to target your wallet; determine whether an employee should hire you; yo

If You’re Over 50, Chances Are the Decision to Leave a… — ProPublica AGE DISCRIMINATION If You're Over 50, Chances Are the Decision to Leave a Job Won't be Yours A new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible. by  Peter Gosselin  Dec. 28, 2018, 5 a.m. EST Scenario; You are over 50 years old and you are pushed out of your job.  What options do you have to find another job?  Will you be sure you will get at least the same amount of pay? What is your bump plan if you cannot find another job? What skills are you developing now to prepare for a potential job loss?

Age Discrimination — ProPublica

Career planning requires more than: researching the job market developing a pathway to promotions training for new skills and knowledge developing personal relationships Career planning also requires recognizing how you will survive as you age. Some options to consider are: Having hobbies that can turn into self-employment opportunities Strategic investing strategies; not only of money, but also the use of time and other resources that you can scale to mitigate potential challenges beyond your control   AGE DISCRIMINATION For a half century, it has been the law of the land that with few exceptions older workers can't be treated  differently than younger ones. But the protections against age bias aren't working like they used to. Visit for more articles:  

10 Facts About Age Discrimination in the Workplace

10 Age Discrimination Facts While the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) makes it illegal to discriminate against workers age 40 and up, the exact rules, and how they are interpreted, aren't always so clear to workers. Here are 10 important facts you should know about age discrimination: Read more here: