Friday, February 25, 2011

Be Flexible

Ok, time to change my workout routine, again. I no longer need to get up at 5 am and I'd really like to deal with the last extra 10-15 (?) lbs I am needlessly carrying around.
So, new plan:

M, W, F: 50 minutes incline intervals on treadmill, then 10 push ups (done at local community center)

T, TH: 50 minutes weight training circuit (done at home)

S/SN: 60-120 minutes walking

I will do this for a month, then add more cardio/strength as needed.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Run An Illegal Facebook Contest: Get Shut Down

Run an illegal contest, promotion, etc. on your Facebook Page and it could get shut down. That's right, all your hard work, your connections, your photos... poof! Gone.

Here are some quick examples:

Did you add?

"This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to [disclose recipient(s) of information] and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for [disclose any way that you plan to use the user's information]."

No? Then it's illegal.

Do you notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles or Pages? Yes? Then it's illegal.

So how do you prevent this from happening? Easy, just follow the

Facebook Promotions Guidelines

PS- To report a Facebook page that is running an illegal promotion, just click on the 'Report Page' link on the bottom left of its page.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Be Above The Mob

I recently realized that I didn't know the difference between the words: scapegoat and sacrificial lamb, so I did some investigation.

The main differences are that while the scapegoat is just punished, the sacrificial lamb is actually killed. Also, the scapegoat is often used to deflect blame by the actual wrong doer, while the lamb is usually chosen by all involved.

But in both cases, the parties involved have transferred their own insecurities, issues or sins onto the scapegoat or sacrificial lamb hoping that this will erase the problems. But of course, it never does. So the parties must find another scapegoat or lamb and then another...

This investigation also uncovered a word I was not familiar with: mobbing. Essentially it is bullying done by adults.

In the book MOBBING: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, the authors identify mobbing as a particular type of bullying that is not as apparent as most, defining it as " emotional assault. It begins when an individual becomes the target of disrespectful and harmful behavior. Through innuendo, rumors, and public discrediting, a hostile environment is created in which one individual gathers others to willingly, or unwillingly, participate in continuous malevolent actions to force a person out of the workplace."[7]

The authors say that mobbing is typically found in work environments that have poorly organised production and/or working methods and incapable or inattentive management and that mobbing victims are usually "exceptional individuals who demonstrated intelligence, competence, creativity, integrity, accomplishment and dedication".[7]

I am always fascinated with how people interact with each other, so I look forward to learning more about mobbing.