Professor Bob Sutton offers advice about how to deal with jerks at work

Bob SuttonBob Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School, believes that managers and workers with negative, dysfunctional attitudes are a huge drain on organizational resources. He cites research that demonstrates that negative experiences are five times more powerful than positive ones. Power over others can blind us to our own boorish behavior. So, Sutton has written books to help businesses and other organizations become aware of their possible dysfunction: Good Boss, Bad Boss (2010) and The No Asshole Rule (Rev. ed. 2010).

Follow Sutton’s musings on his blog. Take his online test to see if you share the negative tendencies that make you a problem at work: The Asshole Rating Self-Exam, or ARSE (http://electricpulp.com/guykawasaki/arse/).

Work Matters
http://bobsutton.typepad.com

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The Naked Truth about Catching Love on the Net

Rachel DeAltoListen as author Irene McDermott shares her online dating success with flirt expert Rachel DeAlto on The Naked Truth About Dating.

The Naked Truth About Dating – Catching Your Love on the Net
http://webtalkradio.net/2012/05/14/the-naked-truth-about-dating-catching-your-love-on-the-net/

Sell Mementos of Your Romantic Disappointment on Never Liked It Anyway

Never Liked It AnywayYour romance has gone south. You were going to have a beautiful future together but now your dreams are smashed. What will you do with those earrings, that engagement ring, that wedding dress that you will never wear? Why not put them up for sale, accompanied by the sad tale about how these things became radioactive to you. You’ll cleanse your closet and your heart and make bucks in the bargain.

On the other hand, if your love is thriving, visit this site for bargain wedding togs!

http://www.neverlikeditanyway.com

Irene McDermott Talks About Finding Love on the Web

Irene McDermottListen as Irene McDermott, author of The Internet Book of Life, shares with Georgia’s Barbara Dooley her own story of finding romance over the internet . This interview originally appeared on WGAU AM, News and Talk radio in Athens Georgia.

http://wgauam.media.streamtheworld.com/audio/barbara_dooley_101541241.mp3

Free Relationship Tests Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Queendom.comCanadian Queendom.com offers free psychological self tests to help you to discover your relationship style. Are you a good listener? Do you need your space? Are you a taker or a giver? Take a quiz to see if your love is true; or, take one of four separate jealousy tests designed for gay men, lesbians, and straight women and men.

You can sign up for a free account to keep track of your scores or just take the tests and run. Queendom.com offers a variety of other personality quizzes, too, including career, IQ and health tests.

http://www.queendom.com/tests/testscontrol.htm?s=74

PointerWare Makes Regular PCs Simple for Seniors

PointerWareCanadian computer guys Raul Rupsingh and Stephen Beath volunteered in senior centers and tested their simple 5-button interface with genuine grandmas. Now, their web-based subscription software is used in many Canadian retirement and nursing-home chains. The home version costs $8 per month or $149 for a year of access, support, and upgrades. It is available in eight languages including Hindi and simplified or traditional Chinese. PointerWare works on Windows-based PCs and tablets. It is not compatible with Apple products.

PointerWare
http://www.pointerware.com/c/pages/home

Many Seniors Enjoy the iPad2

iPad for Seniors for DummiesApple’s tablet is easy to use and the screen text can be enlarged with the spread of two fingers. “My 76-year-old Mom got an iPad, initially to use as a reader,” writes college buddy Laurie Howlett. “But she and her husband fought over who got to use it so they bought another!” Professional organizer Tracy McCubbin also says that many of her older clients “have loaded up the Kindle app on it for easy reading.” They also use the iPad for email.

iPad2
http://www.apple.com/ipad

All of the elegant, intuitive Apple products seem to be popular with tech savvy older folks. McCubbin’s 83-year-old client had her load an iPod Nano with meditations that she listens to at night to go to sleep. Writer Kathy Talley-Jones notes, “My father likes to listen to books on his iPod Touch and gets every new iPod Shuffle, Nano, etc. when it is released!”

Dummies.com offers these lessons for new old owners of iPads:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/consumer-electronics/iPad-For-Seniors.html