All posts tagged: modern

Nail Your Next Phone Interview in 4 Easy Steps!

? Phone interviews are hard. These tips can help. 🙂 Dress to Impress I know what you’re thinking. “T.A. this is a phone interview. Who cares what I’m wearing?” They might not be able to see you, but you can see you. The way you feel about yourself has an affect on the way you and come across over the phone. If you’re lounging around in sweats and a hoodie, that will come across in your interview. You don’t have to wear a suit or anything. Just put in a little effort into your appearance before you interview. It’s the same concept of dressing up for a test or a class. You look successful, you feel successful, you are successful. Learn Everything About Your New Potential Employer Literally, stalk them. Learn everything you can about them. What awards did this company win recently? What is their motto or mission statement? What do they do primarily? What is their largest source of revenue? Are they involved in charity work? If you know these things well, it…

Amazon Killed the Bookstore, Long Live the Bookstore

Originally posted on The Scribble Bug:
Source: The New Republic, Dustin Kurtz Time Magazine might have thought it popped up by surprise, but in reality Amazon’s first physical bookstore has been a long time coming. Yes, you read that right. Amazon’s first physical bookstore. To be exact, they’ve opened a 5,500-square-foot bookstore, carrying a not-that-impressive 5,000 to 6,000 titles with 15 employees under the direction of Amazon Books Vice President Jennifer Cast. It’s also in Seattle (so most of us don’t have to worry too much just yet). However, if you’ve paid any attention to the larger book world of late, you’ll realise those usually soft susurrations of discontent are more like a cacophony of squawk boxes (and far more rancorous). Because bookstore owners loathe Amazon. Everyone knows that. They undercut the cost of books through ecommerce, drove more bricks-and-mortar shops out of business than can be counted, and upended the bookselling industry. That’s before they branched out into publishing, whereupon they pissed off the rest of the book industry as well. With this in…

For The Peeple, Hated By The Peeple

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Last week, the Internet was up in arms (but when is it not) about a new app called Peeple, which lets you rate and review other people. It’s been called “Yelp for Humans”, which is how it’s being marketed around the web, hence the outrage among social media users who haven’t done any further research. I’m definitely not defending this app, but I wanted to figure out why the founders of it wanted to make it in the first place. These two best friends, one in Canada, one in the U.S., were dedicated to “changing the way people can learn about each other online.” Their solution was Peeple, an app that “allows you to rate and comment about the people you interact with in your daily lives on the following three categories: personal, professional, and dating.” Ok, seems easy enough. But, why sign up to do it? What is the goal to be accomplished here? According to these ladies, their mission is to “find the good in you”, and “enhance your…

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party Scene Edited In The Styles Of Famous Artists

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
Someone WAY more talented then me (and most likely the greatest love maker of all time) has reanimated the tea party & riddle scene from Alice in Wonderland (1951) in the styles of 17 different artists. Who is this talented person? Why it’s Gene Kogan (@genekogan), you know him? Ya neither do I, but he makes a pretty solid video. For those of you wondering the artists in order of…appearance? are: Pablo Picasso Georgia O’Keeffe S.H. Raza Hokusai Frida Kahlo Vincent van Gogh Tarsila Saloua Raouda Choucair Lee Krasner Sol Lewitt Wu Guanzhong Elaine de Kooning Ibrahim el-Salahi Minnie Pwerle Jean-Michel Basquiat Edvard Munch Natalia Goncharova Enjoy!

Bringing Back the Colouring-in Book

Originally posted on Oh but if not:
Every once in a while we all need a day to unwind. Or even just a few hours. After a cold but beautifully clear winter in Sydney, the rain arrived yesterday and has set in for the week. I don’t know about you but when it rains my productivity and mood drops pretty much instantly! All I want to do is curl up in bed or watch endless hours of videos, but today I was determined to not let myself waste it! I did have quite a busy weekend so while I had today off I thought I would treat myself and just rejuvenate a little bit. Last week I bought myself a colouring in book which I have seen so many people loving. I know what you are thinking… ‘colouring in? How old are you?’ but hear me out! Growing up I could colour in for hours and even during my school years I did a lot of art. Now that I’ve finished school I have a…

5 Reasons Why Underpaying Pastors is Poor Stewardship for Congregations

Originally posted on The Millennial Pastor:
The topic of clergy pay is a touchy one at best. Churches, pastors, denominational bodies all have vested interests in how clergy are paid… but sometimes those interests aren’t always aligned. Determining what is appropriate pay requires that a number of questions be answered: How is professional ministry measured when it comes to compensation? How do you compensate someone who is fulfilling a calling? How do congregations balance shrinking membership and budgets with the need to keep clergy pay increasing, if even with just the cost of living? How do denominational bodies recommend guidelines that congregations can meet and that adequately provide for clergy? Lately, I have heard a number of troubling comments and stories from colleagues about clergy salaries. Money troubles, like in marriages, can often be the straw that breaks the camel’s back between a congregation and pastor, and result in separation. Unfortunately, clergy often end being underpaid for a variety of reasons, which ultimately ends up hurting the congregation just as much as it hurts the…

90’s Trends Making a Comeback

Originally posted on modernteenfashion:
Fashion from the 90’s is definitely making an epic comeback here in the teen fashion world, and I’ve got to say that I’m really loving it.?All over Tumblr and Instagram I’m seeing awesome 90’s inspired outfits put together, a combination of grunge and chic, which in my opinion is super cool. So I decided to share the 5?most popular 90’s trends that are making a comeback, and I am deeply in love with each one of them. Top 5?Returning 90’s Trends: 1) Mom Jeans. These jeans are so comfortable and casual that it’s almost impossible to resist them. Perfect for running errands, going to school, or even going on a day out with your girlfriends, these jeans will make you feel comfy but make you look stylish in the process. I love pairing them with a fitted crop top and platform sneakers for a laid back, classic 90’s look. ??Mom?jeans from Brandy Melville? 2) Jelly Sandals This more girly style, represents one of those things that people either love or hate,…