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1/21/2022

A Twitter video showing a dog gently rock a baby by nudging a bouncer with his head has attracted 1 million views and more than 84,000 likes. "This is Bowser. He's the designated baby bouncer for today. Doesn't mind the responsibility because he's quite good at it," the tweet says.

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1/21/2022

Kindness pays in business by generating repeat clients, referrals and a good reputation, entrepreneur Ken Sterling writes. Sterling's company puts kindness into action by taking care of employees, viewing competitors as allies and handling problems with honesty and accountability.

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1/21/2022

Data from the Census Bureau shows that 8.8 million Americans were out sick between Dec. 29 and Jan. 10 due to contracting the coronavirus or looking after someone else who was ill. In addition, 3.2 million didn't go to work because they were afraid of getting the virus, an increase of 25% over December.

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The Hill
1/21/2022

Consumers are building bathrooms with a "spa feel" in their homes through high-tech upgrades such as touchless faucets, smarter showers and bathtubs and bathroom-specific refrigerators. "It has been a surge ... a tsunami of need for home spas," Irish designer Clodagh said.

1/21/2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies is awarding $1 million each to 15 cities in 13 nations as part of the 2022 Global Mayors Challenge, which aims to fund innovative and potentially scalable solutions to urban problems. "As the world works to address the profound public health and economic effects of the ongoing pandemic, cities can implement innovative ideas at a pace that national governments simply can't match," said founder Michael Bloomberg.

1/21/2022

Why it matters: Juuuuuust in case you needed another reason to visit Tahiti, a team of explorers led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has found a massive coral reef off the coast of the island that they say is in "pristine" condition. The discovery is bound to attract divers and other tourists, so something tells me the reef might not stay pristine much longer.

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BBC
1/21/2022

This is one of my own, taken from the deck of Stickmen Brewing. I like the way the clouds reflect on the lake. And don't worry, I took this pic before The Natty (see bio below).

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Flickr
1/21/2022

Smart leaders deal with challenges by being realistic, curious and willing to make the changes that are needed, writes Chick-fil-A executive and author Mark Miller. Leaders must also create space in their lives "to reflect, assess, think, create and plan," Miller writes.

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1/21/2022

Legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant embodied the leadership values of hard work, preparation and dedication, writes Wally Bock. What leaders do matters "because your people watch how you act [and] figure out how they should act," Bock writes.

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1/21/2022

Ideation is better than rehashing old ideas, but your new plans had better "solve new problems for your customers," writes Mike Shipulski. Old ideas and position-defending efforts also leave you vulnerable to upstarts that "create whole new technologies from scratch (new ideas on a grand scale) and pull the rug out from under you," Shipulski writes.

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Shipulski on Design