How to tackle the cascade effect of minor problems.

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A top 50 survey of ‘first world problems’ by Business Insider lists the biggest ‘first world problem’ as a runny nose. Second place on the list was getting a call from an unknown number. In third place, it was being left on hold in the middle of a call.

We…


Especially when it is conflicting or contradictory

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I have been on Medium for exactly one month now and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have made enough money to pay the $5 Medium membership fee and I even have a little bit left over for a fancy cup of coffee and a treat.

When I…


It can reveal a candidate’s personality and their fit for the job

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Some years ago, I was a budding PhD scientist in Chemistry trying to make it into the big leagues of academia. I never did make it but that’s another story. Anyway, what I needed most at that time was a recommendation letter. Whether you are applying for a research grant…


That is the question from a new Medium writer

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I am either old or out of the loop because I had never heard of the word listicle until I started writing on Medium a few weeks ago. When I first heard of the word, I thought it was a joke. …


Spooktober 2020 Entry

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There is nothing more terrifying to me than the pounding of my heart as the stories of ghosts, spirits, and demons come alive through the pages of a book. …


Why I dream about light, airy spaces

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Clutter! It's everywhere around me. I am at my desk typing away on my computer next to a bookshelf overflowing with books. …


Ryan Poston had a date with beauty queen Miss Ohio but he never showed up because he had been murdered by his obsessed ex-girlfriend

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Ryan Poston, a good-looking 28-year-old lawyer from Cincinnati met 19-year-old Stacey Hubers, a college student, on Facebook. He was immediately attracted to her provocative Facebook pictures and by the spring of 2011, the couple met and started dating.

Trouble in the relationship started soon after because Shayna had a difficult…


It was a bloody Valentine for Richard Schoek when his wife hired a hitman to take him out

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Stacey Schoeck, 36-years old, was having an affair and cheating on her husband, 46-year-old Richard Schoeck.

Stacey worked as the head administrator for a medical practice in Dekalb, Georgia. She met her lover at work and the affair went on for years. …


William Mintram was a crewman on the Titanic but he was also known to be a murderer

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When the RMS Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage on 10 April 1912, there were more than 900 crewmen on board the ship. Out of the 900 crewmen, 150 men worked as stokers or firemen.

The job of a stoker was lowly and difficult. It involved back-breaking work and…


Brittany Norwood bludgeoned her co-worker to death and then claimed that she was a victim

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Lululemon Athletica is a high-end clothing brand that sells athletic clothes for yoga and other sports so it was highly surprising that in March 2011, the brand became associated with a brutal murder.

It all started at the Lululemon store located in Bethesda, Maryland. On March 12, 2011, a store…

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