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Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast
Episode 222: Good Word's Todd DiMatteo Goes Big on Little Beers

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 72:31


Todd DiMatteo never intended to head up the production side of Good Word Brewing and Public House (https://goodwordbrewing.com) in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. However, after a rocky start with a previous brewer forced him to quickly step up to the brewdeck, he embraced the role with verve. Thankfully, his homebrew experience plus more than a decade serving beer at Atlanta's legendary Brick Store Pub provided a palate and a point of view—two things that he's leaned into while further developing Good Word's beer program. Small beers are a big deal for DiMatteo. Through collaborations and core brews, he routinely plays across the beer map—from “petite IPA” to Czech-style dark lager and English-style bitter. In this episode, he talks about the challenges and techniques to brewing small beers, including: sharpening critical faculties to focus on constant improvement finding inspiration in source material for beer styles staying respectful of style and naming conventions, in part to keep styles alive and vibrant key points for maximizing character and minimizing detracting notes in small beers the value of decoction in low-ABV beers evaluating ingredients and selecting them for flavor using multiple lager and ale strains while remaining efficient from a production standpoint spunding for natural carbonation And more. *This episode is brought to you by: * G&D Chillers (https://gdchillers.com): For nearly 30 years, G&D Chillers has set the mark for quality equipment you can rely on. G&D stands above the rest as the only chiller manufacturer that engineers your glycol piping for free. G&D also stands alone as the only chiller manufacturer with an in house team of installers and engineers, with 30 years of real world, field labor experience in breweries, wineries and distilleries. Contact the total glycol system design experts today at gdchillers.com (https://gdchillers.com) BSG (https://go.bsgcraft.com/Contact-Us) Support for this episode comes from BSG and Fermentis, the obvious choice for beverage fermentation. SafBrew LD-20 is a new all-in-one Saccharomyces Pastorianus yeast and enzyme blend designed to produce lower-carb, dry lager beers. SafBrew LD-20 is capable of high attenuation at low temperatures, making it the perfect choice for clean lagers with very low residual sugars. To harness the power of SafBrew LD-20, or to learn more about Fermentis's range of fermentation solutions, get in touch with BSG at go.bsgcraft.com/Contact-Us (https://go.bsgcraft.com/Contact-Us) Old Orchard (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer): Supply chain challenges are here to stay for a while, so why not trust the experts to handle freight for your ingredients? Old Orchard has partnered with a leading logistics firm in the craft beverage industry to transport your craft concentrate blends. When you order two pails or more of concentrate from Old Orchard, you qualify for freight quotes from various carriers and can stay up-to-date on the status of your shipment. To get started on a freight quote for craft concentrates today, head over to oldorchard.com/brewer (oldorchard.com/brewer) Precision Fermentation (https://precisionfermentation.com/brewing): BrewMonitor, from Precision Fermentation, is the first real-time, comprehensive fermentation monitoring solution. It works with your existing fermentation tanks to track dissolved oxygen, pH, gravity, pressure, temperature, and conductivity in real-time, from any smartphone, tablet, or PC. BrewMonitor provides detailed insight into your fermentations that helps improve beer consistency, reduce tank-time, and increase overall efficiency–saving your brewery time and money. Get started for 30 days, risk-free. Visit precisionfermentation.com/brewing (https://precisionfermentation.com/brewing). Ss Brewtech (https://www.ssbrewtech.com): From the rotatable pick-up tube on Rogue Brewing's pilot brewhouse to the integrated hopbacks on Sierra Nevada's twin prototyping brewhouses, Ss Brewtech has taken technology they invented working with world-renowned industry veterans and made them available to every craft brewer. To learn more about Ss Brewtech's innovation list, head over to SsBrewtech.com (https://www.ssbrewtech.com) Five Star Chemicals (https://fivestarchemicals.com): Have you heard of PBW Tablets? Yeah, that's right, the PBW powder you've known and trusted is now in tablet form from Five Star Chemicals. (https://fivestarchemicals.com) Available in two sizes so you can use just one tablet in either 32 ounces or one gallon of water, to optimize your cleaning. Forget measuring, just add a tablet to water and quickly clean all stainless equipment, growlers, kettles, or carboys. Purchase on their website or your favorite homebrew supplier.

Greater Than Code
268: LGBTQA+ Inclusion

Greater Than Code

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 48:47


01:56 - Episode Intro: Who is Casey Watts (https://twitter.com/heycaseywattsup)? * Happy and Effective (https://www.happyandeffective.com/) 02:25 - “Gay” vs “Queer” * Cultural vs Sexual * Black vs black * Deaf vs deaf 06:11 - Pronoun Usage & Normalization * Greater Than Code Episode 266: Words Carry Power – Approaching Inclusive Language with Kate Marshall (https://www.greaterthancode.com/words-carry-power-approaching-inclusive-language) * Spectrum of Allyship (https://aninjusticemag.com/the-differences-between-allies-accomplices-co-conspirators-may-surprise-you-d3fc7fe29c?gi=decb57b48447) * Ambiguous “They/Them” 16:36 - Asking Questions & Sharing * Ring Theory (https://www.everhomehealthcare.com/post/ring-theory-and-saying-the-right-thing-in-2020) * Don't Assume * Take Workshops * Find Support * Set Boundaries * Overgeneralization * Do Your Own Research – Google Incognito (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop) 28:16 - Effective Allyship * Reactive vs Proactive * Parenting * Calling Out Rude Behavior – “Rude!” * Overcoming Discomfort; Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable * Recognizing Past Mistakes: Being Reflective * Stratejoy (https://stratejoy.com/) * Celebrate Progress * Apologize and Move On * Microaggressions: Prevention & Recovery (https://www.happyandeffective.com/workshops/list/avoiding-microaggressions) * happyandeffective.com/updates (https://www.happyandeffective.com/updates) Reflections: Mannah: The people on this show are all willing to start and have conversations. Casey: I will make mistakes. I will find more support. Mandy: Reflection is always a work in progress. It's never done. Keep doing the work. People are always evolving and changing. This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep (https://twitter.com/therubyrep) of DevReps, LLC (http://www.devreps.com/). To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode (https://www.patreon.com/greaterthancode) To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps (https://www.paypal.me/devreps). You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well. Transcript: PRE-ROLL: Software is broken, but it can be fixed. Test Double's superpower is improving how the world builds software by building both great software and great teams. And you can help! Test Double is hiring empathetic senior software engineers and DevOps engineers. We work in Ruby, JavaScript, Elixir and a lot more. Test Double trusts developers with autonomy and flexibility at a remote, 100% employee-owned software consulting agency. Looking for more challenges? Enjoy lots of variety while working with the best teams in tech as a developer consultant at Test Double. Find out more and check out remote openings at link.testdouble.com/greater. That's link.testdouble.com/greater. CASEY: Hello, and welcome to Greater Than Code, Episode 268. I'm Casey, and I'm here with co-host, Mannah. MANNAH: How's it going? I'm Mannah and I'm here with Mandy Moore. MANDY: Hey, everybody. It's Mandy and today, I'm excited because we are doing a panelist only episode. So our host and panelist, beloved Casey Watts, is going to take us through Casey did a LGBTQ panel for Women Who Code Philly a couple weeks ago and it went really great. He offered to do a show to talk about the subject in more depth on the show. So we're here to do that today. So without further ado, why don't you give us a little intro, Casey? CASEY: Sure. I'm going to start by talking about who I am a little bit and why I'm comfortable talking about this kind of stuff. My name's Casey, I'm a gay man, or a queer man. We can get into the difference between gay and queer [chuckles] in the episode. I live in D.C. and I really like my community groups that I'm in to be super inclusive, inclusive of people of all kinds of backgrounds and all the letters in LGBTQIA especially. MANDY: That's awesome. So right there, you just gave us an in. Can we get into the difference between gay and queer? CASEY: Yeah. I love it. People lately use the term “queer” as an umbrella term that represents all the letters in LGBTQIA especially younger people are comfortable with that term, but it is reclaimed. Older people, it used to be a slur and so, like my cousin, for example, who's older than me hesitates to use the word queer on me because she knows that it used to be used to hurt people. But queer people like this as an umbrella term now because it is just saying we're not the norm in gender identity, or sexual, romantic orientation, that kind of stuff. We're not the norm. We're something else. Don't assume that we're the norm and then it's not describing all the little nuances of it. It's just like the umbrella term. So I'm definitely queer and I'm gay. Another distinction that I really like to make and that's cultural versus specifically what the term means. So I'm gay and that I'm attracted to other men, but I don't hang out at gay bars and watch RuPaul's Drag Race like the mainstream gay man does in media and in life. I know a lot of people who love that I'm not comfortable there. I don't like it. I think drag queens are fun I guess, but they're also really catty and mean and I don't like that, and I don't want that to rub off on me personally. Instead, I hang out in groups like the queer marching band which has a ton of lesbian women, bisexual, biromantic people, asexual people, intersex people, and trans people and has all the letters in LGBTQIA and I love that inclusive community. That's the kind of group I like to be in. Some of the gay men there talk about RuPaul's Drag Race, but it's like a minority of that large group. I love being in the super inclusive cultures. So I'm culturally queer, but I'm sexually romantically gay. So depending on what we're talking about, the one is more important than the other. I have a story for this. Before the pandemic, I got a haircut at a gay barber shop. It's gay because D.C. has a lot of gay people and there's a gym above the barber shop that's pretty explicitly gay. They cater to gay people. They have rainbows everywhere. I got my hair cut and this woman just kept making RuPaul's Drag Race references to me that I didn't get, I don't get it. I don't know what she's saying, but I know the shape of it and I told her I don't like that and I'm not interested in it. Please stop. She didn't because she was assuming I'm culturally gay, like most of her clientele and it was really annoying and she wasn't seeing me, or listening to what I was saying and I was not seen. But she's right I was gay, but I'm not gay culturally in that way. Does that make sense? That's kind of a complex idea to throw out at the beginning of the episode here. A lot of people take some time to get your head around the cultural versus sexual terms. MANNAH: Yeah. That is interesting especially because with so many identities, I guess that's true for every identity where there's a cultural element and then there's some other thing. For instance, I'm a Black man and no matter where I hang out, or what I'm interested in, I'll always be a Black man, but there is associated with both masculinity and specifically, Black masculinity. CASEY: Yeah, and I like the – lately, I've been seeing lowercase B black to mean a description of your skin color and uppercase B Black to mean a description of the culture and I like that distinction a lot. It's visual. Deaf people have been using that for years. My aunt's deaf so my family has a deaf culture. I'm a little bit deaf culture myself just by proxy, but I'm not deaf. I'm capital D Deaf culturally in amount. Her daughter, who she raised, my deaf aunt, is culturally Deaf way, way more than the average person, but not fully because she's not deaf herself. So there's all spectrum here of cultural to experiencing the phenomenon and I was happy to see, on Twitter at least, a lot of people are reclaiming capital B black. And for me, it's capital Q Queer and lowercase G gay. That's how I distinguish into my head—culturally queer and I'm sexually gay. MANNAH: So one of the things, I've been thinking about this since our intro and for those of you listening, our intro is scripted and as simple as it was like, “Hey, my name is Mannah,” and passing it off to Mandy. Generally, when I introduce myself – I just started a new job. I introduced myself with my pronouns, he/him, because I think it's more inclusive and I want to model that behavior and make sure that people around me are comfortable if they want to share their pronouns. I do think that this is championed by the queer community and as a member of that community, I'd just love to hear your take on people being more explicit with that aspect of their identity. CASEY: I love the segment. Pronouns is a huge, huge topic in this space lately especially. I like to start from here, especially with older audiences that we used to have mister and miss in our signatures and in the way we address letters and emails, and that's gone away. So including pronouns is a lot like just saying mister, or miss, but we've dropped the formality. I'm glad to be gone with the formality, but we still need to know which pronouns to use and it's nice to have that upfront. I like and appreciate it. I try to include pronouns when I remember it and when I'm in spaces where that's a norm. I like to follow that for sure every time there. But I'm not always the first person to introduce it. Like if I was giving a talk and there were 30 older white men in the audience who've never heard of this idea, I might not start with he/him because I want to meet them where they're at and bring them to the point where they get it. So I'm not always a frontrunner of this idea, but I love to support it, I love to push it forward, and help people understand it and get on board. It's like there's different stages of allyship, I guess you could say and I really like helping people get from a further backstage to a middle stage because I don't think enough people are in that space and there are plenty of people getting people who are in the middle stage to the more proactive stage. Like, “We should use pronouns!” You hear that all the time in spaces I'm in. It's possible I can get pushback for that kind of thing, like even meeting people where they're at, and that frustrates because I want to be effective. I don't want to just signal that I'm very progressive and doing the right things. I want to actually be effective. I give workshops on this kind of thing, too. That's where we're coming from for the today's talk. MANDY: I think on the last show, it might have been Kate Marshall who said that normalizing pronouns is really important to do, but not just when there's an obvious person in the room who you're not sure. Maybe we even started off on the wrong foot on the show by not saying, “Hi, I'm Mandy, my pronouns are she and her.” Just adding that in to normalize it would be a really good step, I think. CASEY: Yeah, love it. Here's where I like to come with my role. Say, “Plus one, I love that idea. Let's do it now.” I like to activate the idea once it's in the room, but it takes someone brave to bring it up in the first place and it's a different amount of social energy, maybe in a different head space you have to be in to be that first person. But being the second is also very important and I like to help people understand that, too. If you're the second person, that's still being helpful. Maybe you can become the first person in some groups, but I want to celebrate that you're the second person even. That's great. Yeah, I think that's a good change we could do. MANNAH: You mentioned allyship and I think that that is why am so proactive in introducing myself with pronouns because I do present as a traditional man. Well, maybe not traditional, but I present as a man and I have the ability to deal with some of that pushback. We talk about superpowers on the show. I feel like one of my superpowers is I am willing to engage in those conversations, even if they are difficult. CASEY: Mm hm. MANNAH: So I can use my powers for good by starting that conversation perhaps, or starting to build that norm. Whether, or not I am doing it for anyone in particular, it is important for me to do it wherever we are. So I think that just wherever we can make spaces more inclusive with the way we can conduct ourselves and our language, it's important. CASEY: I have a framework to share that's kind of related to that. So there's a spectrum of allyship—that's my title for it anyway—that goes from an active detractor all the way over to an active supporter of an idea. In this case, the active supporter would be getting pronouns to happen in a space where they're not happening. And then in the middle, maybe you're neutral, not doing anything. In the middle on either side, there's a passive – like you're not doing anything, but you kind of support the idea. You're kind of against the idea, but you're not taking any action. And then on the active part, there's even a split between and being proactive and reactive. So for pronouns, I guess the way I'm self-describing here is I'm a reactive pronoun person. For better, or worse, that's where I'm at on that spectrum and that's where I like to help move things along. So I can talk to people who are more maybe passively against the idea because I'm not so far on the right. I like to use the spectrum for another purpose, which is moving people from one space to the next is valuable and often invisible. If you can get someone to be loudly against pronouns to just be quiet, that's a step forward. You've persuaded them a little bit to go in that direction, or if they're there to neutral, or neutral to passively supportive, but quiet about it. A lot of this kind of progress with people who aren't active supporters is invisible and that can be really frustrating for people; it feels like you're not making any progress. So for people who are allies and want to be allies, there's a step forward you can do for yourself, which is getting yourself from being reactive to being proactive. But you're not just helping the people in the room, but helping people who could be in the room, or might be in the future. Reactive to proactive. MANDY: I've been doing that a lot with just actually referring to everybody as they/them no matter if I already know how they present, or not. That, to me, is just the most inclusive way to refer to people in general. CASEY: Yeah, that's generally a safe practice, but there are people who don't want to be called they/them. MANDY: Hmm. CASEY: For example, I have some friends who… Let's imagine a trans man who wants to be considered he/him, they are very invested in this and they want the – If you keep calling them, they/them, even if they correct you, “He/him is my pronouns,” then they're going to be upset about that, pf course. But it is a safe, starting point because the ambiguous they is just generally, it's good grammar, the APA endorses it even. You're allowed to use they when it's ambiguous by grammar rules. But if you know someone's pronouns and it isn't they/them, it's generally better to use those because they prefer it. MANDY: Yeah. That's what I meant. If somebody says to me, “I would prefer you call me she/her, he/him.: But when I'm first, like if I'm even talking to say my dad and I'm talking about work, I would be like, “I have a friend, they did this.” CASEY: Yeah. That's ambiguous day and that's perfectly appropriate there. MANDY: Yeah. But as far as like addressing somebody on a regular basis who wants to be referred to as one, or the other, I have no problem doing that. I've just been training myself to use ambiguous terms because I see and I think it's wonderful. My daughter's 12 and almost all of her friends are non-binary. So when I meet them, or I'm talking about her friends for me, it's just more, I don't want to say easy. I don't want to make it sound like I'm doing it, like taking the easy way out, but I'll just be like, do the they/them stuff to have the conversation and then once I find out more, we can transfer over to the he/him, she/her as I'm corrected, or being asked to do one, or the other. CASEY: Right, right. It's definitely safer to assume you don't know than to assume someone's gender based on how they looked, for sure and the ambiguous they is perfect for that. Even for people who use they/them as pronouns, there's a switch in my head at least—you probably feel it, too—from ambiguous to specific. Like now I know they/them is their pronouns. MANDY: Yeah. I've had no problem. When my daughter has brought new people over, who I know are non-binary, I will say to them even if I already know, because she's told me, I'll be like, “What pronouns do you prefer?” And every single time these are 12-year-olds, 13-year-olds, they're like, “Thank you for asking.” CASEY: Yeah. MANDY: Because a lot of times, I feel it's not very accepted yet. So when I hear, or when they hear me say, “How would you like me to refer to you?” They smile so big. CASEY: Yeah, you're treating them like the individual person they are. MANDY: Exactly, and they're like, “Thank you,” and now I'm known as the cool mom. [laughs] CASEY: Ah. Great. [laughs] Yeah. If I could snap my fingers and change a behavior of mine, that would be one. I would consider everyone's pronouns unknown until they tell me and it also varies by context. I don't even want to trust secondhand. Like if Mandy, you said he for Mannah before I met him, I wouldn't assume that's his pronouns. If maybe you are assuming, or maybe you heard it from someone and they were assuming, or maybe based on context, it's different. I want to hear it from the person, ideally. MANDY: Yes. CASEY: I also don't necessarily want to go around asking for pronouns actively all the time. I'd rather us offer them upfront, or have them in our usernames, or something so it's less verbiage in the air about it. I like it to be normalized. We don't have to think about it. That's a dream state. But for now, I'd rather ask people directly than assume anything. But it's a hard habit because I've been trained from school and everything, since a young age, to assume someone's gender and not to use they at first. That's what we've been trained and I love this trend of untraining that. Ambiguous they is accepted and we should start with that. MANDY: I love seeing people proactively put pronouns in their Zoom profiles, or their Zoom names and at conferences, I love the conferences having badges, or stickers. CASEY: Yeah. MANDY: I love that. CASEY: It's helpful. MANNAH: I want to change directions slightly and go back to something you said about the spectrum and how we move people – I don't remember the exact words you used, the two polar opposites. CASEY: Yeah. MANNAH: But how to move people towards a more inclusive mindset, let's say and wherever you are on that spectrum, you might not know how to move forward and the way to kind of deal with that, you might have questions. I just want to hear from you how you would like to be approached with questions around how do you feel about pronouns, or whatever it might be relating to your culture, or your, I guess, I'm going to say sexual identity. CASEY: Yeah. MANNAH: People are unsure how can they approach you with questions in a way that's respectful and a way that will allow them to learn more about you? CASEY: Good question. I feel like you're reading my mind a bit here. I want to start with another framework that you might have heard of. It's the circles of grief Ring Theory. Like if someone just lost their parent, then you need to pour support into that person who's closest to them and if you're outside like a more distant family member, or a friend, pour support in and then the grief gets stumped out. That's the framework, generally. So there's a lot of rings. People who are closer to it are affected more directly and people who are outside are affected more indirectly. That applies to asking people personal things, too. So I'm directly affected by being queer and I've been discriminated against and people have said bad things to me before. To ask me about it and to bring up those feelings could harm me in some way so you can't just assume everybody's comfortable talking about their experience. Like, “Tell me about how you feel about your dead mother.” It wouldn't be sensitive either because they're experiencing the pain directly, but sometimes people do want to talk about that and they're comfortable, they processed it, and they want to help spread the word. So I'm one of those people; you can ask me anything. Even if you don't know me, you can DM me on Twitter. Anyone listening, ask me a question about queer things. I'll point you to a resource, or answer it myself. I'm offering because I'm comfortable at this point. But a lot of people aren't and, in that case, you could ask if someone's comfortable, that's not a bad idea, or you could ask people who are in further circles out. Like you don't need to ask a queer person about queer experiences if you can read about it in an article online, or watch a documentary, or talk to friends who have other queer friends and they know some things about it. It's not as good as secondhand experience hearing from someone with firsthand experience, but you're causing less harm by making the ideas come up again. So you have a range of ways you can find out more about what it's like to be queer and I encourage you to think about all the different ways you can learn about a thing. You don't have to depend on the person who has [chuckles] this negative experience to do it. Another way you can learn more is by doing workshops, like the ones that I facilitate. So I was thrilled to have a good audience at Women Who Code Philly, actively asking question and learning things, and that's a space where you're supposed to ask questions and learn. I've heard of some people have peers they can talk to like peer support; people you can go to, to ask questions like that. Like my cousin asks me questions sometimes about her kids and that's like peers. Some companies actually have support groups like a weekly, or monthly meeting for people in the company to ask these questions that they have [laughs] and they don't know where to ask them and they can all learn from it. I've seen in some Slacks, there's a Diversity 101 channel in one of the Slacks I'm in people can ask questions like when would you, or would you not use this word? That's a space dedicated to asking questions like that and if someone like me wants to go in and contribute, I can answer questions there, but I don't have to. I know I'm welcome to, and I know I'm not pressured to, and that's a great middle ground and that's a lot of options. You've got to figure out what works for you, who you have around, who you can offer the support to, and who you can ask for the support from. Both directions. MANDY: It's great to have someone like you offering to do that and take on because it is of emotional labor and sometimes when people are curious, I know for me as being bisexual, some people are just like trying to – they're asking out of curiosity, but it's more like, “Give me the dirty details,” or something like that. CASEY: Yeah. MANDY: Sometimes it's like, “We just want to know because I don't – so I want to know what it's like for you,” and I'm like, “I'm not going to share just because –” right now, I am in a monogamous heterosexual relationship. Normally, if I was in a single state, a lot of people just try to ask questions that sometimes can be, I find it more inappropriate and they want to know because they're interested in the salacious details, or something like that. CASEY: Right. MANDY: That rubs me the wrong way and I can usually tell when somebody is asking, because they're genuine, or not. CASEY: There's a big difference between asking to get to know you as a person in the context you're in with the background you have versus asking for salacious gossip. [laughs] MANDY: Yeah. CASEY: And the one is much more kind than the other. It sounds like you've done a good job setting boundaries in these situations saying, “That's not appropriate. I'm not answering that. Sorry about it,” or something like that. MANNAH: Not sorry. CASEY: Not sorry. MANDY: Well, in the same token, it's something that bothers me, too because I feel like a lot of times, I just don't even tell people that I'm bisexual. CASEY: Yeah. MANDY: Because it's easier to not answer the questions because once you open that can of worms, then everybody comes at you and wants to know this and wants to know details. “Have you ever done this?” Or, “Have you ever done that?” It rubs me the wrong way again. CASEY: Right. MANDY: So sometimes I feel almost resentful. I feel resentful that I can't be my full self because it causes people to just ask and the whole conversation, or the whole time I spend with them is focused on this one thing and it's like for me, it's just not a big deal. CASEY: Right, right, right. Like on my Twitter profile—I like to use this as an example—I list out like 10, 15 things about myself on my Twitter profile and there is one little rainbow flag emoji in there at the end and I'd rather you talk about any of the other things probably. I'm willing to share that I'm queer and rainbow I affiliate with, but so much more to me, [chuckles] I'd rather you learn about me before that. MANDY: Yeah. CASEY: But it's the newest, novelist thing to those people who don't otherwise get exposed to it. They fixate on it sometimes and that, they might not realize, can be harmful. It can hurt people like you. It does hurt people. [chuckles] MANDY: It absolutely does. It makes me uncomfortable. So it's not an aspect that I talk about much, especially living in rural/suburban Pennsylvania. It's something that I just kind of, aside from my internet friends and tech community, that a lot of people still don't know about me. CASEY: Right. I can imagine not wanting to share. I used to not share my sexuality either in a lot of contexts and still when I go somewhere like the south, if I go to a place that has more bigotry around, I'm not holding my partner's hand there. I might get attacked even, that happens still in certain environments, they don't get it. Okay, I want to acknowledge that people asking these questions might have good intentions and they're making a mistake and I want to explain what I think the mistake is. MANDY: Yes. CASEY: People want to be treated as individuals, but you can go too far in that extreme and treat someone like an individual and ignore their background. Like it doesn't matter that you've been queer. It doesn't matter that you're Black. It doesn't matter, I'm just going to treat you like an individual. Ignoring all this background is its own kind of overgeneralization in a way is ignoring that background and context. And then there's another way you can do an exaggeration, which is only focusing on that background in context and ignoring the person's individual traits and their individual experiences. The best thing to do is to treat them like an individual who has this context and background putting them both together. So maybe these people are trying to understand you better by understanding this context. Maybe—I'm being very generous— [chuckles] some of these people are probably not this, but some people honestly want to know more about your context to understand you and that's thoughtful. They're just going about it in a way that's not the most helpful, or kind to you and I appreciate those people. But then there are other people who want to use the background and context to overgeneralize and just treat you as a member of this group, a token member, and that is a problem, too. So it's like two ingredients and if you put them together, that's the best and a lot of people focus on one, or the other too much. The individual experience versus the group background context experience. MANNAH: Yeah. That was really well put. I do think that as I said earlier, I'm someone who is very willing to have these. However, the downside of that is that becomes who you're and instead of the entire human being and the other – to take it a step further, some people are uncomfortable with that identity, or uncomfortable thinking about those things. Think about the discrimination that you might face and rather than confront it, or address it, they would rather just not deal with you, or limit their interact. CASEY: Right, yeah. MANNAH: So this is not a question for Casey, this is just something to the group. How can we navigate that and wanting to being willing to share of ourselves, but recognizing that there is some social backlash that can come from that? CASEY: I think my number one thing I want allies to understand is they can support each other in being allies and it can take work to be comfortable talking to each other, to support each other. You don't have to just depend on the queer people to learn queer about things. If one of you learns and one ally learns, they can teach another ally the concept, or the idea, or share how to navigate it. I did a Twitter poll for this, actually. Not a huge sample size, but still. A lot of people only have 1 to 3 people they can talk to about things like this. That's very few and they might not cover all the different situations. So that's my number one thing to help people navigate it is get so support, find support, be support for other people and you'll get support in return for that, too. That's your homework. Everyone, write this down. Find 10 people you can talk to about inclusivity related topics, 10 people. MANDY: And Google exists for a reason. So always, when things come up, I like to Google and I've gotten push back about that several times. “Well, I don't want to put that stuff into my search engine because then all of a sudden, I start getting gay targeted ads,” or something. CASEY: That's true. That's a real concern. [overtalk] MANDY: And I'm, “It's not –” Well, hello, incognito mode. CASEY: Right. MANDY: Thank you, everyone. That's a thing. Use it. [laughs] CASEY: Yeah, and you don't have to feel icky using incognito mode. You can use it because you don't want to ads tracking you. MANDY: Exactly. CASEY: Some people use it for everything. They never use the regular browser mode because they don't want the tracking. It's work to learn things about other people and so, that's why I like to focus on the support part. If you get support from people, maybe you can both be looking up stuff and sharing articles with each other, and that's really multiplying the effects here. MANDY: Absolutely. MANNAH: So we started homework for allies. I think now it might be a good time to talk about what makes good ally. We talked a little bit about how it can feel voyeuristic. Mandy, you talked about how people asking questions can sometimes feel a little picky and we talked about some better ways to asking questions. But are there any other ways that either both, all of us would like to see people be more effective ally? CASEY: Yeah. I want to call back to an earlier point. I want to see more people switch from being reactive to being proactive. To being the first voice. Me included, honestly. Whenever you can get away with it and whatever helps you be proactive, do those things, which might be the support thing I keep talking about. Getting support to be more proactive, becoming accountable to people. If you're already an ally, I'm assuming you're being reactively supportive some of the times. A lot of the people I talk to, who consider themselves allies, would agree, but taking that next step. And there's a different spectrum for each issue, like pronouns is one. Pronouns being shared in meetings. How proactive, or reactive are you for that? I don't even know. There are thousands of things [chuckles] that you can do to become more proactive. MANDY: I would like to say for allies, teaching our children love and not hate. I see a lot of nastiness coming from children and that comes from parents. It's really sad to see sometimes the amount of people who don't – they just spew hate and they're like, “I'm not referring to this person as a pronoun.” Like, “They/them, no. They're a this, or they're –” It saddens me to no end when you are around children to model nasty behavior and I think if you are not the person doing that yourself and you're around it, and you see somebody say something and say, “That's not okay, don't. Do you understand how you sound? Do you understand what you're saying? Do you understand that you're having an effect on everyone around you by giving your nasty opinions and that kind of thing?” CASEY: Yeah. I've got a one word, one liner thing that I like to pull out and I'm proud every time I say it. “Rude,” and I can walk away. It can happen in the grocery store. Someone can say something. It doesn't matter the nuance, what's going on and how I might explain it to them in fuller language. I can at least pull that one word out, rude, and walk away and they are called out for it. I'm proud whenever I can call someone out. MANDY: Yeah. CASEY: I don't always do it, though. The stakes can seem high and it takes practice. So this is homework, too. If you see someone and saying something hurtful to another person, it's your responsibility if you dare claim this to defend the other person and call the person rude, or however you would say the same thing. Say something. MANDY: Yeah, say something. MANNAH: I think that that can be really hard for allies. CASEY: Yeah. MANNAH: And if I had one piece of advice for allies, it would be that sometimes allyship is uncomfortable and that is something that you have to navigate. You can't pick and choose when you're going to… Well, that's not true. There's some discretion, but recognize that being a part-time ally, or a tourist in that space has an effect on people and not confronting your own insecurities, or your own feelings limits your effectiveness in allyship. CASEY: Yeah. It can be a deep question to ask yourself what made me hesitate that one time and what can I do to not hesitate helping next time? You can journal about it. You can talk to friends about it. You can think about it. Doing something more than thinking is definitely more helpful, though. Thinking alone is not the most powerful tool you have to change your own behavior. Yeah, it is uncomfortable. One thing that helps me speak up is instead of focusing on my discomfort, which is natural and I do it, for sure, I try to focus on the discomfort of the other person, or the person directly affected by this and I really want to help that person feel seen, protected, heard, defended. If you think about how they're feeling even more, that's very motivating for me and honestly, it helps in some ways that I am a queer man, that I have been discriminated against and people have been hateful toward me that I can relate when other people get similar experiences. If you haven't had experiences like that, it might be hard to rally up the empathy for it. But I'm sure you have something like that in your background, or if not, you know people who've been affected and that can be fuel for you, too. People you care about telling you stories like this and it is uncomfortable. [chuckles] Getting comfortable with that discomfort is critical here. MANNAH: One of the things that is very uncomfortable is, I think that as we go through life, we all grow is being reflective on the times when maybe we're not inclusive, or maybe were insensitive. At least being able to those situations, I feel like is a great first step. CASEY: Mm hm. MANNAH: Saying, “Hey, I said this about this group of people,” or “I use this word.” Maybe you didn't fully know what it meant and recognized the impact at the time, but being able to go back and be reflective about your behavior, I feel like is a very important skill to help become a more well-rounded individual. CASEY: Yeah. Agreed. And it's a practice. You have to do it. The more you do it, the easier it gets to process these and learn from them. It's a habit also, so any of the books that talk about learning habits, you can apply to this kind of problem, too. Like a weekly calendar event, or talking to a friend once a month and this is a topic that comes up. I don't know, there are a ton of ways you can try to make this habit, grow and stick for yourself, and it varies by person what's effective. But if you don't put it into your schedule, if you don't make room and space for it, it's really easy to skip doing it, too. MANDY: Yeah. It's amazing to look back. Even myself, I'm not the same person. I was 10, 15 years ago. I'm sure. Even as being a bisexual person that back in high school, I called something gay at one point just referring to, “Oh, that's gay.” CASEY: Yeah. MANDY: I'm sure I – [overtalk] CASEY: I'm sure I did it, too. MANDY: I'm sure I've said that. Knowing that I'm not that person anymore, recognizing that, and looking back at how much I've grown really helps me to come to terms with the fact that I wasn't always woke on this subject. We do a lot of growing over our lives. I'm in my 30s now and I've done so much growing and to look back on the person who I used to be versus the person I am now, I get very proud of how far I've come. Even though it can suck to look back at maybe a specific instance that you always remember and you're like, “Oh my God, that's so cringy. I can't believe I did that.” Having those moments to be like, “Well, you know what, that might have happened in 2003, but this is 2022 and look how far you've come.” CASEY: Love it! Yeah, growth. MANDY: Like that just makes me feel so good. CASEY: Yeah. We need the growth mindset. MANDY: And having discussions like this is what has gotten me to this place. Entering tech. I entered tech 12 years ago. I know this because my daughter's 12 and I always like, I'm like, “Okay so when my daughter was born, I got into tech. That's when I started actually becoming a decent person.” [laughs] So I measure a lot of my timeline by my daughter's age and it's just amazing to go back and see how much you've grown. Honestly, you should – another piece of homework, if you can just sit back and think about who you were before and who you are now and reflect on that a bit. MANNAH: We talked about normalizing pronouns, but I think it's also important to normalize sharing that story that you just told. I know I had a similar story where wherever I am on the wokeness scale, I was definitely much less so a couple years ago. I just did not have the same – I did not have enough experiences. I did not think about things in the same way. I did not challenge myself to be empathetic as much as I do now. It is a process and we're all somewhere on that journey. Who you are, like you said, 10 years ago is not necessarily who you are now. If it is, I don't know. I hope I'm not the same person in 10 years. I hope I'm always growing. So to make sure to share with others that it is a process and you don't wake up one day being woke. It is something that takes work and a skill that is developed. MANDY: Oh, you definitely have to do the work. Every year, I do a program. It's an actually a wonderful program. It's called Stratejoy. I can put the link in the show notes. But every year there's this woman who you sit down, you take stock of the last year and she asks a lot of deep questions. You journal them, you write them down, and then you think about what do I want to see? What can I improve? What do I want to do? How can I do so? And then we have quarterly calls throughout the year and really sit down, write it down, talk about it, and reflect on it because it is work. A lot of people make fun of people who read self-help books and I love fiction books just as much as the next person, I want to get away and read before bed at the end of the night, too. But it's really important for me to read books that make me feel uncomfortable, or make me learn, or make me think. I read a lot of books on race. So You Want to Talk About Race was one I read and it had a profound effect on me to read that book and take stock of myself and my own actions. It can be hard sometimes and it can cause anxiety. But I think in order to grow as a person, that's where you need to be vulnerable and you need to say, “No, I'm not perfect. I've done this thing wrong in the past and I don't know this, so I'm going to do what I can to educate myself.” CASEY: Another thing I hear a lot is some people say, “You should not celebrate any progress you make. You should always just feel bad and work harder forever.” Do you ever hear that kind of sentiment? Not in those words. MANDY: Yeah. CASEY: But if you ever say, “I learned a thing and I'm proud of it, here's what I learned,” there's someone on the internet who's going to tell you, “You are terrible and wrong and should do even better. Forget any progress you've made. You're not perfect yet,” and that is so frustrating to me. So here's something I'd like to see from more woke allies is less language policing, more celebrating of people who make progress. A lot of it's invisible, like we talked about on the spectrum. I do like when people get called out for making mistakes, like there's an opportunity for learning and growth, but you don't have to shame people in public, make them feel really bad about it, and embarrassed in front of the whole company. You could maybe do it privately and send a message to the companies talking about the policy in general like, “Don't use this word, don't do this thing.” You can do it very tactfully and you can be very effective. You don't have to just be PC police to the extreme. But if you are PC police to the extreme, I'm glad you're doing something. That's good. But you can be more effective. Please think about how you can be really effective, that's my request for all my woke friends. It can go overboard. It can definitely go overboard, being a language police. MANDY: Yeah, and it can make people who are trying to quit. CASEY: Right. That's a huge risk. I want to give all this a caveat, though, because if – here's an example from a friend's company. There was a presentation and there ended up being a slide with Blackface on it, which if you don't know is a terrible, awful thing that makes Black people feel really bad and it makes the person showing it seem like they are malicious, or oblivious and it shouldn't happen. And then we were wondering like, “What should someone have done in that situation?” Call it out, for sure and move on publicly is a good call there to protect any Black people in the room feel like they're being protected and heard, but not necessarily shaming the person and giving them a 5-minute lecture during that. You can be effective at getting the person not to do it again in private later calling it out to defend the people in the room. Protecting is goal number one for me, but what can you do to change the company culture effectively is a piece that I see a lot of people skipping. If you are just 5 minutes yelling at a person that might make them shut down, you're not being your most effective. So it's a hard walk to balance protecting people, calling people out, and changing the culture. But it's possible and it's work. I guess, it's really two things you're balancing, protecting the person, making them feel part of the group included and cared for versus changing the culture of the group and of the individual. We want both outcomes, ideally. But if I had to pick one, I'm going to pick protecting the person first and then the larger change can happen afterwards. MANDY: Yeah. And if you do mess up, which I've done. I've accidentally misgendered somebody and I felt terrible. All night, I kept apologizing to this person and finally, this person took me aside and said, “You're making it worse by keeping apologizing. Let it go.” CASEY: Yeah. MANDY: So also, not rehashing and banging your head against the wall multiple, multiple times. Apologize and move on. MANNAH: Yeah. If your apology is sincere, then you shouldn't need to repeat it multiple times. Make sure that the person you're apologizing to hears it and make whatever amend need be made. But I do think if you over apologizing, it's more for you so you feel better than it is more for the person that you potentially offended. CASEY: Right and I don't expect you to know that without having thought about it like you are right now. Take this moment and think about it deeper. This is intriguing to you. It is natural to want to apologize forever, but it is also harmful and you can do better than that. I offer a lot of workshops in this vein. Like there's one called Bystander to Upstander. There's another LGBTQIA inclusion where I go through a whole bunch of charts and graphs. There's one called preventing and recovering from microaggressions where you can practice making a mistake and recovering from it in a group. The practice is the key here, like really making a mistake and recovering from it, getting that the muscles, the reactions, the things you say to people, it does take work to get that to be a practice. Even if you already agree you want to, it's hard to put it into practice a lot of the time. I give workshops, including these, for community groups a couple times a month and if you want to get updates on that, that's at happyandeffective.com/updates. Also, I do these for companies so if you think your company would benefit from having these kinds of discussions, feel free to reach out to Happy and Effective, too. That's my company. MANNAH: Well, with that, I think it'd be a great time to move to reflections. What do y'all think? I think this whole episode has been one big reflection to be quite honest, but does anybody want to share anything in particular that has stood out to them throughout the hour we've just spent together? MANNAH: I'm happy to kick it off. I think that we've made some really good suggestions around how people can create more through their own actions. Create more inclusive environments. I do want to say that these are not things that are kind of stone. There are a lot of ways. Everybody's an individual, every situation is different, and I don't want to be prescriptive in saying you have to do certain things. I do want to say that when I'm speaking, this is my experience and these are things that I think can help. So please don't take what I say to be gospel. They are suggestions and if you disagree with them, then I'm happy to have that conversation. But recognize that the people speaking on this panel don't necessarily have the answers, but they are people who are willing to start this conversation. CASEY: The thing I want people to take away is—and you can repeat after me, everyone—I will make mistakes. Good, good. I heard it. I will find more support. Awesome. You're great. Okay. You're on the right path for this now. Mandy, over to you. MANDY: This is not something that you do once and you're done. This kind of reflection and this kind of work is always going to be a work in progress until the day you're no longer here. It's not something you can read a book and be like, “Okay, I did that. I'm good now. I know things.” It's constantly changing and evolving and you need to do the work. You need to have empathy for others and realize that everybody is constantly changing and just because somebody isn't one ting one day, they might be something the other day. I tell my daughter all the time because she's very unsure about who is she and I'm like, “You don't have to know right now. Just because you think you're this, or you're this right now, in 2 years, you might feel differently and you might be this.” So people are always evolving, always changing, and that doesn't just go for how you present either your gender identity, or sexual identity but it also just goes for who you are. I always try to grow as a person and the work is never done. CASEY: No one has all the answers, no one knows everything, and anyone who says they do is lying because it's going to change. It will change. MANDY: Awesome. Well, thank you so much, Mannah and Casey for having this conversation today. I know it's uncomfortable, I know it's a hard thing to talk about, and I'm so grateful that you both showed up to have it. If we want to continue these conversations, I invite anybody who's listening to reach out to us. If you'd like to come on the show to talk about it, reach out to us. We have a Slack channel that we can have private conversations in. You can find that at Patreon.com/greaterthancode and donate as little as a dollar to get in. We do that so we keep the trolls out and if you cannot afford a dollar, please DM any one of us and we will get you in there for free. So with that, thank you again for listening and we will see you all next week.

The Chase Thomas Podcast
NFL Forget The Lines Conference Championship Week, 49ers Stun Packers, Sean Payton Retires and Brady's Future In Tampa With Evan Sowards. Plus, Dallas Cowboys With 680 The Fan's Carlos Medina and NBA With SNY's David Vertsberger

The Chase Thomas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 170:13


Outsider and Blue Wire's Chase Thomas is joined by 49er Hub's Evan Sowards to recap the NFL Divisional Round, what made the weekend so special across the board, the 49ers stunning the Packers in Green Bay, Allen vs. Mahomes, the Rams vs. San Francisco Pt. 3 in Los Angeles, Joe Burrow surviving nine sacks versus Tennessee, if the Titans and Packers are in trouble, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady's NFL future, Sean Payton retiring from the Saints, Harbaugh and the possibility of the Raiders, Leftwich taking the Jaguars job, their NFL Conference Championship Forget The Lines picks, and much more (3:00). Then, 680 The Fan's Carlos Medina joins the program to talk about his Dallas Cowboys, how they fell against the 49ers, the possibility of losing both Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore this offseason, Dak Prescott's development, the collapse of the offensive line, Zeke Elliott's health, the NFC East and much more (75:00). To wrap, SNY's David Vertsberger joins the program to talk about the New York Knicks, the Cam Reddish trade, Julius Randle issues, the Hawks, Ben Simmons for Harden rumors for Philly and Brooklyn, wasting an all-time great Joel Embiid season, the latest on Jerami Grant with Atlanta and Sacramento, the Lakers and Clippers and much more (120:00). Host: Chase Thomas Guests: Evan Sowards, Carlos Medina, David Vertsberger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Purely Arsenal - Football Purists, an AFC podcast
The SIT DOWN: Forget Jan, What's the Transfer Plan?

Purely Arsenal - Football Purists, an AFC podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 65:57


The Purely Arsenal podcast (@purelyarsenalFP) is brought to you by James Johnstone (@llcooljames91) and Jack sessions (Jack10Gooner). The panel discuss a terrible month where Arsenal have been knocked out of both cups and halted in their progress for a top 4 finish. James and Jack discuss the two dropped points against Burnley, taking stock of the goals for this season and how they may have changed? We then get into the biggest week of our season with all transfer chat! All this and more on the latest Purely Arsenal podcast! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/purelyarsenal/message

CBS This Morning
Forget the Great Resignation, it's a Great Reshuffle

CBS This Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 36:29


Linkedin's principal economist, Guy Berger, discusses the current job market with CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger. According to Berger, we are seeing a massive reshuffle in the labor market. He shares how workplace dynamics have changed with employees now having more bargaining power, which industries are seeing dramatic increases in pay, and the future of remote and hybrid work.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Just Great Yoga
#158 Forget About It

Just Great Yoga

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 78:56


Nothing terribly fancy, but this came out really nice without much thought and rode a fantastic class energy. A great fundamental flow with some options for getting upside down if you're into that. Extra love for the toes.

The Glass Cannon Podcast
Episode 312 - Forget Me Knot

The Glass Cannon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 89:10


With the naga out of sight, the party must turn their attention to handling Sir Will and his condition.Check out more from the crew by visiting us at www.glasscannonnetwork.com.For exclusive content and more, subscribe to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/glasscannon.And watch us live every week at www.twitch.tv/theglasscannon.

OMfG podcast: jewish wisdom for unprecedented times

This episode is your official rabbinic permission slip- to just get through. Forget unprecedented- it's hard not to feel like the world is downright unhinged these days. Join the rabbis JG for a reminder that sometimes, one foot in front of another is all we need to do. ** This episode was recorded before the events at Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX. We are grateful for the safety of our colleague Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and his congregants.

WhatCulture Gaming
9 Video Game Endings Developers Want You To Forget - No Man's Sky! Fallout 3! Shadow Of The Tomb Raider! Sonic The Hedgehog 2?!

WhatCulture Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 8:59


Retcons, patches... or deleting a scene and pretending no one saw it. Scott Tailford presents 9 Video Game Endings Developers Want You To Forget... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show
Ep. 463 The Best and Worst of Makeup and No Makeup, Costumes, Stages and Music Videos

Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 83:08


Episode 463, January 25, 2022 Michael and Mark this week talk about the best and worst costumes, stages and music videos from makeup and non-makeup era KISS. Plus what do we think is going to happen with the KISS tour of Australia. Forget the haters, we won! Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at www.michaelbrandvold.com […]

Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
Caffeine and Elimination Diets

Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 35:47


Caffeine and elimination diets…what's the real story behind that?Does caffeine keep your baby awake?  Do you have to give up your favorite foods?And how much caffeine is too much?  And what about that cow's milk thing? Let's break it down…If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox! Things we talked about:The trend of elimination diets [7:11]How much caffeine is too much? [8:57]One ridiculous study…and the rebuttal [10:58]Barriers to breast/chest feeding and how restrictions discourage breast/chest feeding [14:22]The dairy elimination [19:48]Elimination for colic and eczema [21:28]Normal infant behavior and fussiness [23:59]How the formula companies play a role in all of this [26:08]How much dairy can a parent have, anyway? [29:52]Consequences [30:59] *This Episode is sponsored by Zomee and Cake Maternity Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out! https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-problem-or-developmental-milestone/ https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2764081 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2775010 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/bfm.2018.0192 https://af.booksc.eu/book/75198046/e7123a   (just click download and you should be able to see it) Set up your consultation with Diannehttps://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/      Check out Dianne's blog here~https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/Don't Forget!!  Dianne and Abby have started the new parenting podcast!  Check out Revolution Parenting!  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1755123/8400508Follow our Podcast~https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.comHere is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com Music we use~Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

Neurosurgery Podcast
The Case I Can't Forget: His Own Case

Neurosurgery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 38:07


A story from Dr. Alvin Chan

Takeaway Chinese
Stay put for the Spring Festival 就地过年

Takeaway Chinese

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 30:31


Nǐ guònián yě méi huíjiā a? 你过年也没回家啊? You didn't go home for the Spring Festival? Méiyǒu. Xiǎngyìng jiùdì guònián de hàozhào ma, yěshì duì zìjǐ hé jiārén fùzé. 没有。响应就地过年的号召嘛,也是对自己和家人负责。 No. I'm responding to the call to stay put for the Spring Festival, being responsible to myself and my family. Wǒ yě méi huíjiā, nà wǒmen yàobùyào jùyījù, yīqǐ chī gè fàn ne? 我也没回家,那我们要不要聚一聚,一起吃个饭呢? I didn't go home either, so shall we get together and have dinner together? Jīnnián jiù suànleba, yào bìmiǎn bù bìyào de wàichū hé jùjí ma. 今年就算了吧,要避免不必要的外出和聚集嘛。 Forget it this year. We should avoid unnecessary outings and gatherings. Nǐ shuōde duì, nà wǒmen háishì yuē gè shíjiān, yīqǐ zàixiàn wánr yóuxì ba! 你说得对,那我们还是约个时间、一起在线玩儿游戏吧! You're right, let's make an appointment and play online games together.

Hallmarkies Podcast
Clayton James (Chitty) Interview (Don't Forget I Love You)

Hallmarkies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 35:51


Today Rachel got a chance to talk to actor Clayton James (aka Clayton Chitty) about his career and 2 new movies for Hallmark and UPTV Follow Clayton on instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamclaytonjames/ Please send feedback@hallmarkiespodcast.com or the twitter call +1 (801) 855-6407 For all of our interviews https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXv4sBF3mPUA_0JZ2r5fxhTRE_-RChCj Check out the merch store https://teepublic.com/stores/hallmarkies?utm_campaign=Hallmarkies&utm_medium=8581&utm_source=affiliat Please support the podcast on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/hallmarkies Follow us on ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hallmarkies-podcast/id1296728288?mt=2 https://twitter.com/HallmarkiesPod on twitter @HallmarkiesPodcast on Instagram Check out our website HallmarkiesPodcast.com Follow Rachel's blog at http://rachelsreviews.net Follow Rachel on twitter twitter.com/rachel_reviews Follow Rachel's Reviews on youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/rachelsreviews Follow Rachel on facebook www.facebook.com/smilingldsgirlreviews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Salesman.org - Salesman Podcast, This Week In Sales, Sales School And More...
Forget Prospecting! Use This Proven Product Upsell Framework Instead | Selling Made Simple

Salesman.org - Salesman Podcast, This Week In Sales, Sales School And More...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 14:00


Quick—what part of your job do you enjoy the least? If you're like most salespeople, you probably said prospecting. All the cold emails, the endless follow-ups, the calling, and the relentless slog of “no” after “no.” While there's a time and a place for prospecting, if you've already got a long list of current clients, […]

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.20.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 59:57


Magnesium is essential for the immune system, including in the fight against cancer University of Basel (Switzerland), January 19, 2022 Previous studies have shown that cancerous growths spread faster in the bodies of mice when the animals received a low-magnesium diet – and that their defense against flu viruses was also impaired. However, there has so far been little research into how exactly this mineral affects the immune system. Now, researchers have discovered that T cells can eliminate abnormal or infected cells efficiently only in a magnesium-rich environment. Specifically, magnesium is important for the function of a T cell surface protein called LFA-1. (NEXT) More lycopene linked to longer lives for people with metabolic syndrome University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 16, 2022 Higher blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of mortality in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is present in red- and pink-colored fruits and vegetables. As well as being used as a food coloring, it is also used in supplements and functional foods and beverages. New data published in Nutrition Research suggests that higher serum levels of lycopene were associated with greater survival times for people with metabolic syndrome, compared to low serum levels. (NEXT) Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits European Journal of Neuroscience, January 19, 2022 A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in life. Investigators found that this decrease in reward relates to reduced activity in one of the key hubs of the brain's reward circuitry, called the nucleus accumbens. Such long-lasting alterations could have important implications for reward-related disorders such as substance abuse or eating disorders. (NEXT) Unveiled the epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (Germany), January 19, 2022 In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body - tolerance to oneself - does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of some types of neurons, causing progressive neurological disability. Dr. Esteban Ballestar, leader of the Epigenetics and immune diseases group at the Josep Carrreras Leukaemia Research Institute, and Dr. Eva Martínez-Cáceres, leader of the Immunopathology group at the IGTP-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, have recently published in the prestigious journal Cell Reports the mechanism by which vitamin D activates the tolerance program of dendritic cells. (NEXT) Study links poor sleep in seniors to more severe arteriosclerosis University of Toronto, January 19, 2022 Poor sleep quality in older people is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain, both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment, according to the newest findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and so-called "fragmented" sleep has been studied in the past, but this is the first study to look specifically for an association between sleep fragmentation and detailed microscopic measures of blood vessel damage and infarcts in autopsied brain tissue from the same individuals. Fragmented sleep occurs when sleep is interrupted by repeated awakenings or arousals. In this study, sleep was disrupted on average almost seven times per hour. Researchers found that greater sleep fragmentation was associated with 27 percent higher odds of having severe arteriosclerosis. Moreover, for each additional two arousals during one hour of sleep, researchers reported a 30 percent increase in the odds that subjects had visible signs of oxygen deprivation in their brain. (OTHER NEWS) America's New Class War Chris Hedges, January 18, 2022 There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union, Kroger, teachers in Chicago, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, fast-food workers, hundreds of nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States. Over four million workers, about 3% of the work force, mostly from accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance, transportation, housing, and utilities have walked away from jobs, rejecting poor pay along with punishing and risky working conditions. There is a growing consensus – 68% in a recent Gallup poll with that number climbing to 77% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 – that the only way left to alter the balance of power and force concessions from the ruling capitalist class is to mobilize and strike, although only 9% of the U.S. work force is unionized. Forget the woke Democrats. This is a class war. The Democratic Party will not push through the kind of radical New Deal reforms that in the 1930s staved off fascism and communism. Its empty political theater, which stretches back to the Clinton administration, was on full display in Atlanta when Biden called for revoking the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, knowing that his chances of success are zero. Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, along with several of the state's voting rights groups, boycotted the event in a very public rebuke. They were acutely aware of Biden's cynical ploy. When the Democrats were in the minority, they clung to the filibuster like a life raft. Then Sen. Barack Obama, along with other Democrats, campaigned for it to remain in place. And a few days ago, the Democratic leadership employed the filibuster to block legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz. The Democrats have been full partners in the dismantling of our democracy, refusing to banish dark and corporate money from the electoral process and governing, as Obama did, through presidential executive actions, agency “guidance,” notices and other regulatory dark matter that bypass Congress. The Democrats, who helped launch and perpetuate our endless wars, were also co-architects of trade deals such as NAFTA, expanded surveillance of citizens, militarized police, the largest prison system in the world and a raft of anti-terrorism laws such as Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) that abolish nearly all rights, including due process and attorney-client privilege, to allow suspects to be convicted and imprisoned with secret evidence they and their lawyers are not permitted to see. The squandering of staggering resources to the military — $777.7 billion a year — passed in the Senate with an 89-10 vote and in the House of Representatives with a 363-70 vote, coupled with the $80 billion spent annually on the intelligence agencies has made the military and the intelligence services, many run by private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton, nearly omnipotent. The Democrats long ago walked out on workers and unions. The Democratic governor of Maine, Janet Mills, for example, killed a bill a few days ago that would have allowed farm workers in the state to unionize. On all the major structural issues there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. The longer the Democratic Party does not deliver real reforms to ameliorate the economic hardship, exacerbated by soaring inflation rates, the more it feeds the frustration of many of its supporters, widespread apathy (there are 80 million eligible voters, a third of the electorate, who do not cast ballots) and the hatred of the “liberal” elites stoked by Donald Trump's cultish Republican Party. Its signature infrastructure package, Build Back Better, when you read the fine print, is yet another infusion of billions of government money into corporate bank accounts. This should not surprise anyone, given who funds and controls the Democratic Party. The rapacious pillage by the elites, many of whom bankroll the Democratic Party, has accelerated since the financial crash of 2008 and the pandemic. Wall Street banks recorded record profits for 2021. As the Financial Times noted, they milked the underwriting fees from Fed-based borrowing and profited from mergers and acquisitions. They have pumped their profits, fueled by roughly $5 trillion in Fed spending since the beginning of the pandemic, as Matt Taibbi points out, into massive pay bonuses and stock buybacks. “The bulk of this new wealth—most—is being converted into compensation for a handful of executives,” Taibbi writes. “Buybacks have also been rampant in defense, pharmaceuticals, and oil & gas, all of which also just finished their second straight year of record, skyrocketing profits. We're now up to about 745 billionaires in the U.S., who've collectively seen their net worth grow about $2.1 trillion to $5 trillion since March 2020, with almost all that wealth increase tied to the Fed's ballooning balance sheet.” Kroger is typical. The corporation, which operates some 2,800 stores under different brands, including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Mariano's, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick'n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler and Smith's Food and Drug, earned $4.1 billion in profits in 2020. By the end of the third quarter of 2021, it had $2.28 billion in cash, an increase of $399 million in the first quarter of 2020. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen made over $22 million, nearly doubling the $12 million he made in 2018. This is over 900 times the salary of the average Kroger worker. Kroger in the first three quarters of 2021 also spent an estimated $1.3 billion on stock buybacks. Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history, have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains. (NEXT) Was Peter Daszak Working For The Central Intelligence Agency? Kanekoa, January 18, 2022 “We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well, I didn't do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people. You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers." This statement was said by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak at a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic”. Daszak, who received more than $118 million in grants and contracts from federal agencies, including $53 million from USAID, $42 million from DOD, and $15 million from HHS, appeared to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” at the now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology. According to investigative research done by independent-journalist Sam Husseini and The Intercept, much of the money awarded to EcoHealth Alliance did not focus on health or ecology, but rather on biowarfare, bioterrorism, and other dangerous uses of deadly pathogens. EcoHealth Alliance received the majority of its funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a State Department subsidiary that serves as a frequent cover for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Their second largest source of funding was from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is a branch of the Department of Defense (DOD) which states it is tasked to “counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of acting as a contract vehicle for various CIA covert activities. With an annual budget of over $27 billion and operations in over 100 countries, one former USAID director, John Gilligan, once admitted it was “infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people.” Gilligan explained that “the idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas; government, volunteer, religious, every kind.” From 2009 to 2019, USAID partnered with EcoHealth Alliance on their PREDICT program which identified over 1,200 new viruses, including over 160 coronavirus strains; trained roughly 5,000 people around the world to identify new diseases; and improved or developed 60 research laboratories. What better way for the CIA to collect intelligence on the world's biological warfare capabilities? Dr. Andrew Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health specializing in emerging diseases before becoming an Associate Vice President at EcoHealth Alliance, where he developed novel methods of bio-surveillance, data analytics, and visualization for disease detection. On January 12, 2022, Dr. Andrew Huff issued a public statement (on Twitter) in which he claimed, Peter Daszak, the President of EcoHealth Alliance, told him that he was working for the CIA. Dr. Huff continued, “…I wouldn't be surprised if the CIA / IC community orchestrated the COVID coverup acting as an intermediary between Fauci, Collins, Daszak, Baric, and many others. At best, it was the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history by bureaucrats or political appointees.” In February 2020, Daszak told University of North Carolina coronavirus researcher Dr. Ralph Baric that they should not sign the statement condemning the lab-leak theory so that it seems more independent and credible. “You, me and him should not sign this statement, so it has some distance from us and therefore doesn't work in a counterproductive way,” Daszak wrote. More unredacted emails have revealed that while these scientists held the private belief that the lab release was the most likely scenario, they still worked to seed the natural origin narrative for the public through the papers published in Nature Medicineand The Lancet. If Dr. Andrew Huff is telling the truth, Fauci, Collins, and Daszak might be covering up the lab origin not only for themselves, but also for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government.

Leadership Is Changing
253: Ask Denis: The Power of Routines

Leadership Is Changing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 12:25


Over the past couple of Ask Denis episodes, we've been talking heavily about goals. How are your goals going so far for 2022? Here's a secret, people who are constantly reaching their goals all have one thing in common: they set up routines, and follow them up with discipline. If you want to learn how to set your year up for success, dive in, and let's unpack the power of routines.  On this episode: Forget about the New Year's resolutions, it's time to set up a routine for long-term success. I give an in-depth look into the example of Ryan Serhant's routines and why they work so well. How do you handle ambiguity? I talk about the value of setting up your rituals to be simple and easy to follow and how to follow them up with discipline.  Key Takeaways: Routines are better than resolutions  Rituals set your day, month, and year up for success Make your routines simple but effective  It comes down to D.F.C. - discipline, focus, and consistency  Anything good comes with work - do what is right for you  Leaders are tired, it's time to come together and help each other   Tweetable Quotes: “By having routines… THAT is what's going to set your day up for success - in fact, it's going to set your month up for success and year up for success.” - Denis Gianoutsos Resources Mentioned:  https://www.amazon.com/Big-Money-Energy-Dominate-Millions/dp/0306923106 (Big Money Energy) Reach out to Denis: Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ (http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/)  Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/) Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/)

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman
What Does It Mean to Walk Worthy? – 5

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 3:00


A prayer I often pray for my extended family—the young people coming up behind us—is that they will walk worthy of the Lord; walk worthy of their heritage and the truth they've been taught from God's Word. Walking worthy of the Lord is evidenced in our lives especially when things are not easy. You are probably familiar with the term “playing hurt,” which is a description of an athlete who gets back in the game and gives it his or her best, even though they are hurt or injured. Well, as Christ-followers who desire to walk worthy of the Lord, there are times when we have to “play hurt.” What do you want to do when you've been hurt? Suppose someone has trampled on your feelings or been very cruel to you. If you're like me, it makes you want to go to the sidelines and lick your wounds, doesn't it? It throws you into a pity-party, and your first reaction is to walk out of the game and say, "Forget it. Who needs this!" But walking worthy of the Lord would motivate you to “play hurt”—to hold your tongue, refuse to indulge in self-pity, and continue to stay in the game. Jesus is looking for people with perseverance; people who play in spite of the pain; people who stay in the game even though they might want to go sit on the bench for awhile. While in prison for preaching the Gospel, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Ephesus: “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1). He defined himself not as a prisoner of the Romans, but a prisoner for the Lord. He walked worthy of his calling under the worst kind of circumstances. Can you think of any effective servant of God who hasn't had to play hurt? I can't. Are you hurt today? If that describes you, are you going to go sit on the sidelines and lick your wounds, or will you choose to walk worthy of the Lord? Ask God to give you the grace and strength to play hurt, so that you can keep on keepin' on for Jesus. (Click here if you would like to download the entire week's devotional.)

The Daily Swole
#2085 - Forget The Masks, Cover Your Eyes!

The Daily Swole

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 82:50


Watch out, Covid wants to bang your eye holes.   Our special offers are now LIVE for FYR!! Check the links down below and join the SwoleFam today!   BEST OFFERS OF THE YEAR!: https://www.swolenormousx.com/fyr APPAREL - Use code "DAILYSWOLE" for 10% off: https://papaswolio.com Get $10 In Bitcoin: http://www.swanbitcoin.com/papaswolio Check Out More Links: http://links.papaswolio.com Free Swolega Class: https://www.swolenormousx.com/swolega Download the 7 Pillars Series HERE: https://www.swolenormousx.com/7-Pillars-Ebook Daily Swole Podcast LIVESTREAM Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/dailyswolepodcast

Holiness Preaching Online
Rev. Roger Peyton- “ The power to forget”

Holiness Preaching Online

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 65:49


Rev. Paul Peyton preached this sermon at Bethel Chapel in Granite city, IL on 8-21-16

MAPS Podcast
Episode 49 - Dr. Carl Hart, Exploring America's Relationship with Drugs

MAPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 60:47


Episode 49 - Dr. Carl Hart, Exploring America's Complicated Relationship with Drugs This espiode of the MAPS Podcast features an all new interview with Dr. Carl Hart, author of the book "Drug Use For Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear." Forget everything that you think you know about the War on Drugs and open your mind to Dr. Hart's inspiring and provoactive point of view on the drug war, social justice, racism and modern scientific drug research. Dr. Hart's decades long experience and passion will inpire you in so many ways you thought were not possible! Carl L. Hart, PhD, is a neuroscientist and psychologist studying the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans. Specifically, he aims to understand the factors that mediate drug use behaviors to develop more effective treatments for substance-dependent individuals. Hart is the chair of the department of psychology at Columbia University and a Dirk Ziff professor of psychology and psychiatry.

The Remote Real Estate Investor
This is the reality of owning multi-family property

The Remote Real Estate Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 24:14


We often hear investors tell the story about starting in single-family rentals and then quickly changing to multi-family properties to kick their growth into hyper-speed. But that transition is not always perfectly seamless. In this episode, Emil shares his struggle with one of his multi-family properties, and Michael helps him come up with a plan to solve his problem. --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Michael: What's going on everybody? Welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael album and today I'm joined by my co host,   Emil: Emil Shour.   Michael: And today, Emil and I gonna be talking about his real life debacle that he's in with his triplex and how he's going to be getting himself out of it. So let's get into it.   All right, well, a meal first and foremost, and to all of our listeners and watchers. Happy New Year. We're recording this a couple days after the first, you have a good celebration?   Emil: Happy New Years, my friend. Yes. I had some delicious I made some wagyu steak at home. We fired up the hot tub at our new house. So it was very mellow, but very relaxing and awesome new year. How about you, man?   Michael: Nice. It was great. I went with my wife to a friend's house out in Stinson Beach. California was just right on the water hanging out through the beach walking doing some paddle boarding so no complaints very relaxing.   Emil: Very good man.   Michael: So today earlier before this episode, you and I were chatting and you've got this triplex and it's given you some headache. And I know you've talked about the this particular triplex in the past but maybe never in this capacity. So if you could bring all of our listeners up to speed what's going on with this triplex?   Emil: Oh, man, so for anyone who's probably been listening to the show for a while they know the infamous triplex I'm sure you're tired of hearing about it. But this was a triplex I bought is my first foray into small multifamily. I bought this the end of 2020, November 2020. middle of last year, we had as planned some tenants move out, which was great. We wanted to do some work because it was pretty far under market rent. And so long story short, took us a couple months got the work done. And this one unit of mine has just been sitting vacant for a very long time.   I had a my previous pm who wasn't very good. They came to me and they said, all right. It's very diplomatic of you. We have it I have a new property manager as of late so we're seeing how they're doing. But this property manager, we finished everything, the leasing agent. I thought this this property could probably rent for or this unit would rent for somewhere in like the $600 neighborhood. He's like, No, the market has gone up a ton. It's really hot in St. Louis right now. I'm going to shoot for $850 and kind of raise a red flag, but I'm like, You know what, I think this will be a good test of this leasing agent. If they're confident it they can make it happen. I mean, who's gonna say no to 200-250 bucks more rent per month, right? Like, I was like,   Michael: Okay, and this was, this was the old pm?   Emil: This is the old property manager. Correct. Okay, so sir, a 50. Crickets, I think a month later. Yeah, go ahead.   Michael: Sorry. Emil, what was the rent when you bought it?   Emil: The rent on this unit was I think 485 or something.   Michael: Okay, so you did the Reno and then your projection of six to 650 was already a big jump, but they're saying, Okay, now maybe almost double.   Emil: Right. Right. They're saying, you know, okay, we've seen rents go up across the country. They, I think they just overshot it. But I was, again, testing, right property manager I've been working with for about six months, new leasing agent, let's see what they can do. Right, let's see if they can, I think these are all just things to test, right. I try to trust and enable my property manager as much as possible. So I just let them run with it sits there for about a month, nothing, not getting really any applications with decided lower to 800 nothing for another two, three weeks, we lower it to 725 as Keep going Keep going. We get down to I think 675 650. And it had been months and months. And it was just the same old story, you know, property. The leasing agent coming back to me every week, telling me oh, I'm confident we're gonna get it this week. And it's just crickets every week.   And so, at that point, you know, this property with with getting it rehabbed and being marketed, were at like, five, six months of no rents. And to me it was just a major, major red flag. Like we're in a hot market, it's true rent is going up, but they just can't execute. And so for me, it was a time to pull the trigger and find a new property manager. I like to move fast. I don't want to wait too long. I think I gave them enough chance and I just wasn't really happy with what they were doing. So I have since then moved to a new property manager, the beginning of December. We've been Marketing at 650. And we're getting kind of similar stuff.   What's interesting though, what the difference is here, this property manager, they no longer accepting voucher tenants, and they just have higher qualifications, which I'm okay with. I'm okay if we wait a little.   Michael: And what's a voucher tenant?   Emil: Voucher is Section Eight, someone who meets a certain income threshold where the city the local authority is helping them pay their rent.   Michael: Okay, so this Pm is not accepting those tenants.   Emil: Yeah, they've decided, I think this is recent, they decided they're no longer filling vacant units with voucher tenants. So okay, which is fine. I want them to manage, you know, I want them to do whatever they're comfortable with, they have 1200 plus units, they manage they know this game, so I'm letting them handle it.   So it's a new year, you know, December was slow the holidays, we didn't get much. And so now it's like, my leasing agent comes to me, he's like, I think we should be at 600. That seems where the market is, is telling us to be. And so, you know, this is just a rough spot for me where I'm like, What do I do here? I've tried multiple property managers. Is it my location? Is it the property like what's going on? And I, you know, I get different answers every week. But it's like, Man, I don't know. I'm curious if you've been in positions like this, what do you what have you done to get a tenant in place? Some additional background, I'd call this a classy property over 100 years old, you know, it's been, there's things have been fixed, but it hasn't gone like I didn't got rehab this place or anything special. So okay. That's the context.   Michael: All right. Well, I've got an answer for your question. But I'm gonna first answer it with a couple of more quality questions for you, my friend. So this Pm that you got rid of, because I think I know, I've been hearing a lot of stories like this from people both in the academy, and then just people, fellow investor, friends and colleagues that they're frustrated with their PM, and they don't know what to do, and they don't know how to approach a situation. So was this lack of getting a proper at least, like the final straw? The, the, the, the property manager had been kind of screwing up up to this point. And this was the straw that broke the camel's back, or, or was this kind of that first, second and third strike for you that said, Hey, I gotta I gotta make a move.   Emil: The rehab, I think was it went a lot longer than originally anticipated. I think that's every rehab, right? Like, every time you hear about that, it was just like, you know, I got pictures back. And the quality of my property managers telling me, oh, work was great, blah, blah, blah, I'm looking at the work. I'm like, yeah, it's okay. And it looks like we you know, we didn't pay. It wasn't the cheapest, but it wasn't the highest. I don't know, just, it was a couple things for me. But I would say the majority of it, it's the if you can't lease my place, like, how can I continue working with you? That was the majority of it, like, your leasing agent isn't doing their job? I can just keep a property with you. That's sitting two thirds vacant?   Michael: Yeah. Now it makes total sense. And so what was the physical process that you went through to get a new property manager? Was it a, let's have a discussion with the existing pm saying kind of an ultimatum, hey, if you can't do this, then this is the consequence? Or was it you know what I'm so fed up. And now I did this other stuff. So walk me through what you did.   Emil: I thought about saying, Guys, if you don't get this place rented by the end of whatever, like, I need to move on. My fear there is then I'm basically forcing their hand to find a terrible tenant, just to fill the place and keep my business. So I refused. I didn't want to set an ultimatum and then be in a worse situation a couple months down the road, I try to work with them. You know, I'm following up. I'm not like playing on the sidelines, like I'm getting regular updates. I'm trying to just hold them accountable as much as I can. And just seeing how they do things. And I I wasn't happy with it for months. And so for me, it was just time to move on. Try something new.   Michael: And so were you interviewing other PMS? Did you cut the cord before you found a new one? What was that process? Like?   Emil: You know, I talked to this was my second property manager in St. Louis. So I had been talking to some other property managers, there's people in the academy who you know, I chat with in Slack, and they tell me, Hey, you should check out so and so. It's funny, you talk to two different investors who've used the same property manager and you get a different story. And so I hadn't, I hadn't there was one backup I was thinking of, but I had mixed reviews about them. And then actually, you had a friend who was raving about a property manager they use in St. Louis. And I, you know, I was getting fed up like, Hey, man, just give them a call. So I called them we had a good conversation. They seem like they really knew their stuff and so, so further out has been great.   You know, the last property manager, I was using smaller team, which I was curious to see, like, you know, do I get a little bit more sway with them because they don't have 1000 plus units. But I think sometimes you find that their operations are lacking, or as this company 1200 Plus units, their operations are much tighter, I get answers faster. They have a person who like they have people who master a certain domain, not like you're wearing seven hats within the company, which is actually yeah, I think better personally.   Michael: Yeah. Makes total sense. Just, you know, why did you say you're so surprised? Like, can you have a friend like, what are you just like, pick? I don't have friends.   Emil: And what was funny, because you asked, and I'm like, Well, you know how this story ends? She told me about the property manager. You're asking me like, you don't know. But you know,   Michael: It's it's part of the ship, man, you know, it's for the pod. Alright, cool. That makes sense. And I think that's really good takeaway from from like a process standpoint, for anyone who is in a similar situation or feels like they might be in a similar situation with the property manager of being kind of fed up or having the the demerits accumulate. This is a pretty repeatable process that anyone can go through. And frankly, I think you should be interviewing property managers, as soon as you get an inkling of yours not working out, because you don't want to wait till after the fact you don't wanna be playing catch up, you want to be proactive and have a plan B, and possibly even C, for if and when that day ever does come that you're like, I'm done.   Emil: Yeah, I can tell you personally, every time I've started to have doubts about a person, a vendor, or whatever, and I try to work through it, it almost always doesn't work out. So I feel like once you have that gut feeling like things aren't working out. Like you said, you should be talking to other people as a backup, because I found it rarely works out.   Michael: Yeah. But so do you think then now having had that experience, you as soon as your next vendor, or relationship you get that gut feel? Are you going to cut the cord sooner? Or are you still going to try to kind of work through it to give people the benefit of the doubt?   Emil: I stupidly still give people benefit of the doubt and try to work through it. Because you know, I'm, I'm not like going to fire somebody at the first. A mess up is different to me than like, I don't feel like this is going to work out. Everyone messes up its account, a bit like, are they accountable? Do they have a plan for how to fix this? It's a matter of like, when people mess up and there's no accountability, and they're not. They don't have a game plan for how we're going to fix this or anything. Or they're just being vague. That's when I'm like, Okay, this is starting to give me red flags.   Michael: Yeah, makes total sense. And then just out of curiosity, when you ran this, the numbers on this property, how did it cash flow? I mean, what was your expected monthly cash flow?   Emil: I don't remember the number I can probably go dig it up. It was probably gonna, I think it was gonna be once we rehabbed it, you know, if I include all the rehab costs, as like, my cash in the property, we were probably going to cash on cash around 10%. I think it was   Michael: Okay. And so now the fact that this property or this unit, the middle or whatever, the the unit is vacant, are you negative cash flow every month? Are you still able to cover your costs?   Emil: Uh, that one we were okay with when it was offline, we have the bigger townhouse style of the triplex vacant. That's the moneymaker. Right? That one's like 1000 Plus that we're marketing it for right now. It was at like 850 or 900. Before. So with just the one bedroom that we were talking about just now, offline or vacant, we were okay. But now that two are are vacant. Yeah, we're, I'm coming out of pocket every month. Right now.   Michael: Okay. All right. And so is your property manager seeming confident that I can get the bigger unit rented out just as easily as the smaller one.   Emil: They I mean, when I'm looking around my like, on Zillow for in the area for a three bedroom apartment. There's nothing right now. So for me, it's a rough time because it's the new year. It's cold, usually in colder climates, tougher to get people moving, like people don't move as much during the winter. Plus, you also just had the holidays. So not a lot of people, not as many people are moving. But in looking at the landscape. Like within a half mile mile radius. There's literally no three bedrooms for rent. So anyone who needs some bigger space, we're looking pretty good. I just think it was a time of year. So I'm more optimistic about that one. I'm just this this one bed one bath is like, Man, when are we going to figure this one out?   Michael: Yeah. All right. Well, that's super good perspective and good background. So getting back to the crux of your question with you know, advice tips have ever been a situation before? Yes to all three. In April of 2020. So right when COVID was really hitting hard in the States, I was trying to rent out a freshly rehabbed four unit that I talked a lot about on prior episodes, which is like, Oh, my God, could you have picked a worse time to have four units have to come online. And like at a at a premium, they were really expensive units, because I put a ton of money into them, they're very high end, because when I started the rehab in 2019, that's the way things were going. And so things would have worked out quite well.   And so we just could not get these things rented for the life of us, my property manager, somebody your started high, and then brought them down low, which I was fine with, because they've been vacant for so long. So it's an extra three, four or five weeks to try to get them leased up. So it would came to a point where we were kind of at our bottom threshold of where we could be. And I said, Hey, let's start doing some some moving specials. 200 bucks off, 300 bucks off 400 bucks off per month to get someone to move in, just so it made that easier for them to get in the door.   Because I think that I think a lot of people forget myself included, is when you physically go move into a new property. There are a lot of expenses associated with doing that. So first and foremost, there's the physical cost of moving, if you're going to rent, some kind of assistance, whether that's movers or a truck, whatever, then there's a security deposit, which is usually at a minimum, one month's rent could be one and a half month's rent. And then you have first month's rent, and sometimes last month's rent. So depending on what the lease structure looks like, I mean, so for that $600 A month unit, you're looking at a minimum of 1200 bucks if they move themselves 600 bucks and in deposit 600 bucks for the first month's rent. And so if you could just make it a little bit easier on someone to move in, it can often go a long way towards actually getting the needle moving, so to speak.   And so we did this on, I think three of the four units. And we had people in there, I think within a month, which was pretty awesome. And so what I did is basically I just said, Okay, how much is this each unit? How much is it costing me on a daily basis in like last opportunity costs essentially. And so what I figured out is, look, if I can get someone here in here in two weeks versus a month, and I'm giving them 400 bucks off, I'm kind of picking numbers here at random. That's actually cheaper than if the thing sat vacant for an additional two weeks. And so I would encourage you to do the same thing and sit down and say, Okay, what can I stomach from a financial perspective? Forget the ego side. But put that aside, your ego is not your Amigo. And you know, what can you financially stomach and say, Okay, well, if I can get if I give that to a discount, and somebody just to get them in here is you know, that can often be a really good move.   Emil: Yeah. I have a question. Did you find that you guys weren't getting a lot of activity? And then you did that special? And you were? Because we're we're getting interest? We're just not getting qualified applicants. So did you guys have a like a traffic problem? Or was there a quality problem as well that your PM was like, No, we don't want these types of this tenant doesn't qualify before you?   Michael: I, I think it was both, I think but because they handle all the inbound leads. That's not something that I get too involved in. So I don't I don't really remember specifically. But I think it was both a traffic and a quality issue. But try it. I mean, worst case scenario, you still don't get any qualified tenants inside two weeks, and you take it down, and you go back to what you're doing originally. I don't think it it hurts to try.   Emil: Yeah, yeah, I should. I should just email my leasing agent. Honestly, I'm gonna do that right after this episode be like, Hey, let's do a $200 off special. And we should just time bound it right. Did you guys time bound to like move in before the end of January or? Yeah,   Michael: Exactly. Yep. To encourage encourage people to stuff like, Hey, here's a carrot to do something.   Emil: Right. Cool. I'm doing that right after we hit pause on this. Yeah, stop record. Right.   Michael: Yeah. Can you post it? I think little things to differentiate yourself too. Because I mean, there might be a bunch of other ones in the area for 600 bucks a month. Right? But if you can be different. And we all like to think that we're different because of whatever we did to the property physically, that we put in granite countertop, whatever, why couldn't someone see the value here, like, of course is a good deal. But we need to remove ourselves from the situation. And so yeah, often just giving a monetary instead of like money talks.   Emil: From these experiences, do you when you go into a vacancy, and when you're going to rent it out? Where do you like to be? Do you go market do you start a little high and come down if it doesn't work out? Where do you how do you start the game?   Michael: Yeah. So on these ones, we started definitely top of market because they were brand new. And so that didn't work out. So then we kept lowering and lowering and lowering. So I think that especially for for some of the markets that I'm in and in the price points for the rents that I'm in the difference between market and under market, like isn't a huge deal, right? You know, 50 bucks, maybe maybe 100 bucks versus what does that vacancy cost? In, in the amount of time it takes you to get that unit leased?   Emil: Right.   Michael: So it tends to be nominal. And so I'm happy being slightly under market, just to get bodies into the property qualified bodies into the property. But that's how I think about it. And then once someone's in there, I mean, it's much easier to keep someone and incrementally incrementally increase the rent, as opposed to trying to get someone in at a much higher rent. And so that's what we did on the on that four Plex is I knew that we were well under market. And so I got seven to 9% rent increases almost across the board on those units, because the rent went up, but it was still a great deal. So that's kind of how I think about it.   Emil: Yeah, I'm, I'm starting to feel the same way. Like if my property manager ever wants to go above, I'm going to say, no, I'd rather be at or slightly below and get someone who men turns are the worst vacancies are the, like, they crush you. So if you can be a little bit under I mean, I get it for commercial stuff. You know, every extra dollar you get of NOI it changes the value of the property, I get that. But in the single family and small multifamily space where things are run on comps, right? Like, I think getting rid of your vacant like having less vacancy, having someone just stay longer. I mean, I've seen it in my own portfolio, like the best performers are the ones where the tenants just don't move, and you slowly increase their rent, you know, maybe, maybe it's even small moves, nothing, maybe it's 2%, whatever it is, but like, making sure you don't have vacancies is like so key.   Michael: It's so so key. It's so key. And I mean to that point, too. And when it comes time for renewals, like you mentioned, think about even maybe not raising my rent, if someone's a really great tenant, what's it worth, it's you to keep them, right, 25 bucks a month, 30 bucks a month of what you might get in an increase. I think we need to sometimes get outside the spreadsheet, and just look holistically and say, okay, is this truly worth it?   Emil: No, Michael, my cash on cash will only be 8% instead of nine. And I'm not happy with that.   Michael: And my pro forma said nine.   Emil: That's right. And I want to tell people about my percentage on the spreadsheet. But let me tell you the percentages blow up real fast when you have a three to six month vacancy.   Michael: Yeah. So yeah, very, very fast.   Emli: So anyway, that's, that's what I've learned.   Michael: Awesome. We'll do this was like super insightful and great, I think, for a number of different reasons to talk about problems with PMS problems with leasing problems with rent setting. This is all really real world stuff. And it's not always butterflies and rosebuds, so I appreciate you being vulnerable and sharing with us.   Emil: Absolutely. I mean, I like when people talk about this stuff, like the actual stuff going on instead of   Michael: The real stuff.   Emil: Yeah, instead of just, you know, it's always this we talk about all the time, this is this is part of the business, like you have to be good at dealing with problems. It's not, you know, just mailbox money all the time. That's not how it works. So I think people have more realistic expectations. It's easier to when you have those challenges to just work through them so…   Michael: Well, already when that was our episode, a big thanks to a meal for sharing. This was great, man. really insightful, really humanizing, you know, this is good. This is good. This is therapeutic. This is cathartic. It's good to talk about the crap stuff.   Emil: That's right. You gotta you gotta.   Michael: As always, if you liked the episode, feel free to leave us a rating or review wherever it is that you listen to podcast. We look forward to seeing on the next one. Happy investing.   Emil: Happy investing everyone.  

AM/PM Podcast
Don't Screw Up The Sales Pitch! How eCommerce Sellers Forget To Sell With Jeremy Miner

AM/PM Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 33:41


Tim welcomes Jeremy Miner to talk about selling, how its principles apply to all industries including eCommerce, and tips on improving your selling skills!

New Books in African American Studies
72 Caryl Phillips Speaks with Corina Stan

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 49:59


Our second January Novel Dialogue conversation is with Caryl Phillips, professor of English at Yale and world-renowned for novels ranging from The Final Passage to 2018's A View of the Empire at Sunset. He shares his thoughts on transplantation, on performance, on race, even on sports. Joining him here are John and the wonderful comparatist Corina Stan, author of The Art of Distances: Ethical Thinking in 20th century Literature. If you enjoy this conversation, range backwards through the RtB archives for comparable talks with Jennifer Egan, Helen Garner, Orhan Pamuk, Zadie Smith, Samuel Delany and many more. It's a rangy conversation. John begins by raving about Caryl's italics–he in turn praises Faulkner's. Corina and Caryl explore his debt (cf. his The European Tribe) to American writers like Richard Wright and James Baldwin. Meeting Baldwin was scary–back in those days before there were “writers besporting themselves on every university campus.” Caryl praises the joy of being a football fan (Leeds United), reflects on his abiding loyalty to his class and geographic origins and his fondness for the moments of Sunday joy that allow people to endure. John raises Orhan Pamuk's claim (In Novel Dialogue last season) that the novel is innately middle-class; Caryl says that it's true that as a form it has always taken time and money to make–and to read. But “vicars and middle class people fall in love, too; they get betrayed and let down…a gamut of emotion that's as wide as anybody else.” He remains drawn to writers haunted by the past: Eliot, W.G. Sebald, the huge influence of Faulkner trying to stitch the past to the present. Mentioned in the Episode James Baldwin, Blues for Mister Charley, The Fire Next Time Richard Wright, Native Son Johnny Pitts, Afropean Caryl Phillips, Dancing in the Dark J. M. Coetzee, “What We like to Forget” (On Caryl Phillips) Graham Greene (e.g Brighton Rock and The Quiet American) wrote in “The Lost Childhood” (1951) that at age 14 ” I took Miss Marjorie Bowen's The Viper of Milan from the library shelf…From that moment I began to write.” Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom Read a transcript here Elizabeth Ferry is Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. Email: ferry@brandeis.edu. John Plotz is Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University and co-founder of the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. Email: plotz@brandeis.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

Logos Institute Podcast
C. Stephen Evans on Moral Obligations and Divine Command Theory - Part 1

Logos Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 41:03


In this episode of the Logos Institute Podcast, we (Dani Ross & Jason Stigall) interview Professor C. Stephen Evans (University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor; Professorial Fellow at the Logos Institute) about his extensive work on divine command theory and moral obligations. This is only part 1 of the interview, so we have much more to come. If you're interested in looking ahead, here are a few time stamps to help: 0:45 - How did you become interested in moral obligations and divine command theory (DCT)? 3:19 - How is your account of divine command theory different from theological volunteerism and other traditional renderings of DCT? 5:55 - What is the divine discretion thesis? 10:10 - Why is it misleading to describe all DCT's as a type of theological voluntarism? 15:43 - What are moral obligations and where do they fit in your account of DCT? 23:42 - How moral obligations are grounded on your account? 26:15 - What it means for Gods commands to be directed at the good 31:42 - Do moral obligations come in varying degrees? 34:41 - `how much do humans have to be aware of these obligations/standing to God in order to be subject to them? 36:20 - What are the different types of obligations? Are all obligations moral obligations? To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@TheologyStAs) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w Music: “10 Days (Instrumental)" by Forget the Whale
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Deluded Podcast
Arsenal €106m Vlahovic bid accepted | Xhaka still wants Roma move | FORGET VLAHOVIC GO FOR ISAK!

Deluded Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 104:44


BIG UP EVERYONE FOR LISTENING. IN THIS PODCAST , I TALK ABOUT THE LATEST FOOTBALLING TALKING POINTS.

Who Goes There Podcast
338: Ep338: Scream 1996 - WGT

Who Goes There Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 83:16


My eyes are covered, colored with blood. Tell me why I don't lie. A cold wind blows; I feel the eyes on me. All the pain flowing through my veins. My tied up hands are getting numb. Everyone throws stones at me, but I can't escape. This isn't fun at all. Who is this for? Someone please tell me. On the burning path of fire now. Please I don't want to Scream (1996). Spreading in the darkness scream. Tricks behind the mask, ridiculous freaks, the growing hatred gives birth to random targets. I swallow up the burning thirst but hypocrisy says isn't my fault. The end is sitting at the end of a cliff. And I'll be a choice that only remains. Words that cut like a sharp knife, dig deep into scars, but the breath won't stop. I can't figure any of it out. Who is this for? Someone please tell me, in this rising smoke now. Please I don't want to scream. (Devil eyes come, eyes open, eyes open) After everyone left I'm opening my eyes, all traces have disappeared. Can't believe me. Don't be sad, no more. For me no more. Uh huh. Forget everything you saw. Believe that nothing happened. One by one, everyone goes crazy. I just wanna make you scream. Everyone looks at me and scream. Artwork was once again done by the incredible Cal Gee. Go follow him on instagram. Also follow Matt on Twitch: @MattyDingDong If you enjoy the show, please consider joining our Patreon subscribers. That means for less than the cost of a beer, you get bonus content, exclusive merchandise, and special giveaways! Most importantly, you get to help us continue doing what we love. The Who Goes There Podcast is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Spotify.  Can't get enough? We also do that social media shit. You'll find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube.

The Dave Ramsey Show
Save and Give, but Don't Forget to ENJOY Your Money Too (Hour 2)

The Dave Ramsey Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 40:15


Career, Debt, Home Buying, Home Selling, Budgeting, Investing As heard on this episode:  Zander Insurance: https://bit.ly/2Xbn7hD  Sign up for a FREE trial of Ramsey+ TODAY: https://bit.ly/3rZTUAx Tools to get you started:  Debt Calculator: https://bit.ly/2Q64HME Insurance Coverage Checkup: https://bit.ly/3sXwUn5 Complete Guide to Budgeting: https://bit.ly/3utmVXi Check out more Ramsey Network podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fHhbVE

Rich and Daily
Did Someone Forget to Invite Kanye to His Kid's Party?

Rich and Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 12:43


Leave it to Kanye to bring drama to a 4-year-old's birthday party! Ye says he wasn't invited to his daughter Chicago's b-day bash on Saturday -- and told the world about it. Then he shows up anyway. So was he blocked by less-than-thrilled Kim, or is this another bizarre concoction to show himself as a good dad? A for effort, Papa Ye. But keep it up and next time you won't get past the porch.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Mark Kaye Show
Forget MLK! Biden Remembers Floyd!

The Mark Kaye Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 103:38


1-18-2022 Chuck Schumer is not happy with Kristen Cinema and Joe Manchin, Hannah's Horrific History, and Guile's Grocery Games!

The Life Stylist
Oxygen Training for Immunity, Brain Health, Anti-Aging & High-Performance Fitness w/ Mark Squibb #390

The Life Stylist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 105:48


I can't wait for you all to breathe in the wisdom of Mark Squibb. A serial inventor, Mark's foray into brain health tech started with his family before ​​evolving to LiveO2, an intensive oxygen training device that's taking center stage of today's neurological conversation. Forget your run-of-the-mill Peloton – this life-boosting technology will have your brain and body firing on all cylinders.  In this episode, we dive into LiveO2's origin story, the benefits of oxygen training, and how the technology is helping older people get their groove back while transforming the adults of tomorrow.    04:35 — What is Oxygen Training? Amplifying natural exercise  How “adaptive contrasts” makes LiveO2 unique  Why an oxygenated brain leads to a higher IQ  Anti-aging capabilities  The components of LiveO2  Breathwork modalities in comparison to oxygen training    38:39 — Performance Enhancement & Oxygen  Cellular healing experiences with LiveO2 Tricking the vascular system into a maximum flow  How Mark increased his functional IQ by 17%   44:11 — Brain Function, Injury & Stress  Concussion damage and effect on lifestyle  Training versus therapy    01:02:20 — Brain Function & Spirituality  Why a happy body gives you a happy spirit  Oxygen training and increased sexual performance Using oxygen training for recovery  Taking fear out of the physical body  Opting out of the traditional health system Engineering protocols for different tissues  The secret to raising healthy children    More about this episode. Watch on YouTube.   Connect with Luke on social media to learn how to take your lifestyle to the next level, plus catch exclusive live interviews & events: INSTAGRAM - @lukestorey // instagram.com/lukestorey/ FACEBOOK - facebook.com/MrLukeStorey/ TWITTER - @MrLukeStorey // twitter.com/MRLUKESTOREY YOUTUBE - youtube.com/c/LukeStorey THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ADVANCED REJUVENATION. Advanced Rejuvenation are pioneers in PRP/Stem Cell Therapy, TRT/True Shock Wave Therapy/ StemWave, Ketamine and Psychedelics and my current favorite, Methylene blue IV + Red Light Laser Enhancement. If you're ready to take your healing and performance to new heights, get in touch with Advanced Rejuvenation to explore your treatment options. Check out: advancedrejuvenation.us   AND…   LEELA QUANTUM TECH. Improves your health, fitness levels, and mindset. Their products harmonize harmful frequencies like 4G,5G, microwaves, and WIFI and give your body, home environment, and even your pets a huge quantum upgrade. Go to leelaq.com and use the code “LUKE10” for 10% off their product line.    AND…   MITOPURE. Mitopure is a breakthrough postbiotic which activates your body's natural defense against aging. Clinically proven to unlock the potent bioactive, Urolithin A. It is the purest form of Urolithin A, a molecule, which is only produced as a by-product when gut bacteria digest specific ingredients found in pomegranates. Go to “LUKE10” for 10% of any 2, 4 or 12 month Mitopure plans at timenutrition.com. AND…   BLUBLOX. The REMedy Sleep Mask blocks out 100% of the light around you while you're sleeping, setting you up for a blissful night's rest. And it's not just great for better sleep — it can also be used for meditation, deep touch pressure therapy, air travel, and migraine relief! You can get all of this epicness and more by using the code LIFESTYLIST for 15% off at BLUblox.com.   HELP SUPPORT THIS SHOW! Love the show? You'll really love Luke's Master Market Online Store!  It's a win-win! Get direct links to all of Luke's hand-picked biohacking and health products all in one place, exclusive discounts, and support the show by making purchases through the web store >> SHOP NOW.   Other ways to support:  SUBSCRIBE >> Apple Podcasts + Stitcher + Google Podcasts + Spotify LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEW >> Simple step-by-step instructions SHARE >> Spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and all your social pals   Resources Website liveo2.com Are you ready to block harmful blue light, and look great at the same time? Check out Gilded By Luke Storey. Where fashion meets function: gildedbylukestorey.com Join me on Telegram for the uncensored content big tech won't allow me to post. It's free speech and free content: www.lukestorey.com/telegram

The Chase Thomas Podcast
NFL Forget The Lines Wildcard Weekend Recap, 49ers Embarrass Cowboys, Burrow's Win For Cincy and Mayock Out In Vegas With Evan Sowards

The Chase Thomas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 67:52


Outsider and Blue Wire's Chase Thomas is joined by 49ers Hub's Evan Sowards to recap a wild NFL Wildcard Playoff Weekend, his Niners taking down the Cowboys in unreal fashion, how Jimmy G played as a whole, what makes San Francisco so unique, Dak's post-game comments, the Raiders losing to the Bengals, Vegas moving on from Mike Mayock, if Russell Wilson played his last game as a Seahawk, Pete Carroll's 2022 return, Texans& Flores, best and worst GM jobs, and much more. Host: Chase Thomas Guest: Evan Sowards Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Financially Naked
Eight Steps For Breaking the Debt Cycle with Kadri & Myriam

Financially Naked

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 39:29


Today's episode of Financially Naked: Stories from The Financial Gym, two of our Certified Financial Trainers, Myriam and Kadri, sit down to talk about 8 strategies for paying down debt. Whether it's consumer debt, student loans, medical debt, personal loans, or some combination of these, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Myriam and Kadri talk about concrete action steps you can take to tackle debt and break the cycle.   Podcast Notes STOP USING YOUR CARDS - The most important step of getting out of credit card debt is to stop adding more debt.  Kadri often talks to his clients about credit card psychology. Using debit cards while on a debt payoff journey will help you reduce spending. When you spend on a credit card, that balance increases. When numbers go up, we get a good feeling. We only have to pay the bill one time at the end of the month, instead of feeling the money leave with each transaction. It can be a challenge, but here are some tips to make the transition easier:  Take them out of your wallet if you can. Forget chasing credit card points - it isn't worth the interest and the larger minimum payment  Unlink cards to convenience apps like Uber and DoorDash Chase Sapphire Preferred gives you DashPass, the membership program to DoorDash. While this may help you reduce fees, remember that if you are ultimately going to pay interest then any deal can't offset that! There are cases where you have to use your credit card. Maybe you don't have an emergency fund and putting something on your cards will be the difference between caring for a sick family member or not. If you truly want to break the cycle, you need to also work towards an emergency fund FOCUS ON BUILDING AN EMERGENCY FUND BEFORE AGGRESSIVELY PAYING DOWN DEBT  This is the best way to break the debt cycle  If you've heard the phrase “pay yourself first,” this is an example of that. If you are constantly using your spare cash exclusively towards debt and something major comes up, you'll have to rely on your credit cards This can take time. Saving money is a grind, and that's totally okay!  Though you won't earn a ton of interest, it's worth it to build this insurance policy to prevent you from using cards. However, there are still ways to be mindful of the interest you're paying - one is through the debt avalanche approach. THE DEBT AVALANCHE APPROACH  Tackle the highest interest debt first. If you have an extra $500 to put somewhere (and your emergency fund is fully funded), use that total amount and put it towards one debt, rather than spreading it across a few. This is mathematically the best way to pay down debt if you're going to make additional payments.  You may not like math, but you can use it to your advantage by paying down your highest interest rate debt first by putting extra money towards it.  You can reduce your debt payments even further with a few tools - one I would consider a little tricky, which is debt settlement, and one I would consider more straightforward, which is balance transfer cards and personal loans.  The Snowball Method is another option for paying down debt. Instead of working on the highest interest debt, extra payments are made to the smallest balance debt. This method works well for a lot of people. It comes down to knowing yourself and using whichever method works for you! DEBT SETTLEMENT VS. DEBT MANAGEMENT  Debt Settlement The pros: you can potentially reduce the amount of money you need to pay for your debts, and you can use the money you were spending on debt minimums to save for your emergency fund or make ends meet. The cons: your creditors may not agree with debt settlement, your credit score will likely tank, and you could be charged more debt and fees. This is also tricky because you can get in hot water if you choose to not pay your debt obligations to have more bargaining power in the settlement. There are other somewhat shady companies that handle the debt settlement process for you. What they provide is nothing that you can't do yourself. Always be careful and ask a lot of questions when looking into these companies.  They'll typically ask you to still make monthly payments that they save on your behalf so they can pay the reduced amount for you later. Debt Management  In contrast with debt settlement companies and strategies, there are debt management nonprofits that work with your creditors on your behalf to help lower interest rates, lower fees, and sometimes monthly payments.  They help you keep your credit from suffering if you're struggling with your monthly payments and can work with you to create better cash management habits  It's important to do your research and ask questions. ‘Nonprofit' does not mean they have your best interest in mind. At the end of the day, it is a corporate filing.  They look at your full debt picture. If you have cards open, they require you to shut down your cards, keeping just one open. They have relationships with lenders and will go to them and negotiate the interest on your behalf. Instead of paying the lenders directly, the minimum payment goes to the nonprofit. Programs like this have advantages, but you can also do this on your own, though it takes some time and you might have to make a few rounds of phone calls.  If you miss a payment, all bets are off. You cannot miss a payment. There is risk there, but that's pretty much how it goes.  There are other ways to lower your interest and / or your monthly payments. They are balance transfer cards and personal loans BALANCE TRANSFER AND PERSONAL LOANS  Balance transfer cards usually offer a 0% or lower APR, and you move the balance from one card onto this new one, giving you more time to pay down the debt.  While helpful to reduce interest payments, this can enable you to spend more because you now have more available credit.  Before consolidating, make sure to give yourself some time to get used to a new spending plan that is sustainable for your income. Knowing yourself and your habits is important.  To find a list of BFF Approved Balance Transfer cards, check out this page!  Nerdwallet is also a great resource when looking for cards.  If you already have credit cards, there may be balance transfer options available, so make sure to check those out when you do your research. INCREASE YOUR INCOME This can come from getting a promotion, switching jobs, getting a second job, or starting a side hustle (with low to no startup costs).  Earning more money is something Kadri encourages all of his clients to do. It's easier said than done, but Trainers see it all the time with their clients. They'll get a new job with a 40k salary increase or really advocate for themselves and get a raise in their current roles.   Think about all of your talents, expertise, and get creative when thinking about how you can make more money.  Once you start making more money, be mindful of lifestyle creep. It's important to know yourself and have a plan in place.  Take a look at your expenses and ensure they're helping you reach your debt repayment goals. When it comes to building wealth, look at both sides: increasing income and reducing expenses is the key. REDUCE EXPENSES  The first step, add up all of your fixed expenses, including debt minimums. How much is left over for your variable expenses, savings, and extra debt repayment? There is a minimum you want to have for your variable expenses, especially in high cost of living areas.  When Myriam makes financial plans, she aims to have at least $860 per month or $200 per week for variable expenses. The bare minimum for lower cost of living areas is about $530 per month or $125 per week.  It can feel like a lot of sacrifice. You want to check in with yourself and ensure your physical and mental wellness is being taken care of.  It's easier said than done. There is only so much that can be cut.  Closing the gap between your income and spending is the only way to truly break out of the debt cycle. It is a process and takes time. Be patient and find what works for you. DON'T BE AFRAID TO CONSIDER BANKRUPTCY  Bankruptcy gets a bad reputation, but it can be an amazing tool, especially if your debt to income ratio is 50% or above.  A quick rundown on bankruptcy: it gives you a lot of protection. Your creditors cannot contact you, sue you, put liens on your property or garnish your wages. You can also sometimes be protected from any income tax penalties for the forgiven debt. It is a tremendous tool to give yourself a clean slate. Once you have gone through the process, the debt is gone.  It is a long process and can take months. While bankruptcy does not need to be scary, it should be taken seriously. You can only declare bankruptcy every ten years, so having a plan of action for once the debt is clear is incredibly important!  Martinis and Your Money Episodes about bankruptcy  Declaring Bankruptcy with Colleen  Life After Bankruptcy with Natalie Jean Baptiste  From The Financially Free Blog:  How to File For Bankruptcy  THE BIG TAKEAWAY:  Stop using your credit cards (if you can, and there are some situations where you temporarily have to) Build your Emergency fund Debt avalanche approach Debt management vs settlement Debt consolidation using tools like balance transfer cards and personal loans Increasing your income Reducing your expenses Don't be afraid to consider bankruptcy One of the newest programs at The Financial Gym is our Trainer on Demand, where you can schedule a call every month to chat with a Certified Financial Trainer. If you're looking for someone to help you make a debt management plan and click this link to learn more!    MEET THE TRAINERS Level 3 Certified Financial Trainer, Kadri Augustin Level 2 Certified Financial Trainer, Myriam Robinson 

24 Carat Conversations with Phylis and Rhonda
118. Anti Human Trafficking - Guest Tania Andre Montanez

24 Carat Conversations with Phylis and Rhonda

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 38:04


It is Human Trafficking Awareness month and we wanted to share our guest Tania Andre Montanez story with you. Tania Andre Montanez is an Anti-Human Trafficking Missionary and #Churchtoo Child Sexual Abuse Survivor who travels throughout the U.S. and internationally with her non-profit, "The Mavuno Project" sharing her testimony. She shares her transformational message of being a victim to a survivor and now a thriver. She has disruptively obeyed God and stepped into her purpose. Tania has been featured on TBN Salsa (Trinity Broadcasting Network) and has spoken at women conferences, non-profit organizations, schools and churches. She has been honored by Congressional Recognition sealed by the US Congress and signed by Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. Tania has a B.A from Lee University in Ministry Leadership. She is married to Reginald and together, they own ARK Solvers (Cyber Security & Information Technology Services). They share a lifelong commitment for helping their community achieve family values, integrity, generosity, and gratitude.   Follow our guest on all her social media platforms https://instagram.com/taniaandre_?utm_medium=copy_link https://instagram.com/taniaandre_?utm_medium=copy_link https://instagram.com/themavunoproject?utm_medium=copy_link https://instagram.com/themavunoproject?utm_medium=copy_link https://instagram.com/its_apenalty?utm_medium=copy_link https://instagram.com/its_apenalty?utm_medium=copy_link     Don't Forget to join our Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/24CaratConversationsPodcastGroup   Follow our Host Phylis Mantelli  https://www.instagram.com/phylismantelli/  https://www.facebook.com/phylismantelliauthorpage   Rhonda Velez  www.rhondavelez.com https://instagram.com/realityoflife02?igshid=1dpidv6xl9exi

Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show
Ep. 462 New KISS Off The Soundboard, Vinnie Vincent, Judas Priest and Dr. Fukk

Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 118:04


Episode 462, January 18, 2022 Dr. Fukk is back! Ralph joins Lisa and Michael to discuss the new Off The Soundboard release, Vinnie Vincent and Creatures Fest and Judas Priest announcing they will tour as a four piece band. Forget the haters, we won! Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at www.michaelbrandvold.com Since launching in […]

Unnatural 20's
Forget Resolutions, We Want Revolutions!

Unnatural 20's

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 75:50


We used our time off as a chance to reflect on ourselves and what we want to change in this New Year and ultimately, we decided that we aren't going to change! Instead of changing ourselves, we are going to change the world to work for us. We cannot guarantee that these changes will be for the ultimate good, but you know they are going to be good to us. So grab your journals and join the party as we enjoy being back together, switch from screech to foghorn, leave space for a slow clap, knock the DM off her pedestal, catch a piece of the pandemy, lose our sense of smell but gain a superpower, get dunked on by a doctor, give the honeymoon to our family, appreciate the beautiful bubble dog, die in our party t-shirts, sharpen our Nylabones to use in the Bone Zone, meet the most powerful dogs, fear the thumbs, snap that neck back, choose butt flaps and drop zones, make the world soft because life is hard, bring a Limited Too aesthetic, give Lego to the people, make your nose an unfunctional fashion piece, get emotionally attached to trash, build a shrine to our past selves, find the whimsy, create a true toilet world, have a quick little breakdown, get confused by semi-circles, and lose our minds after being apart.  Join in on the adventure by sending your quests to unnatural20s@gmail.com Check out our bonus content on Patreon Proud Member of the Scavengers Network

Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
Microbiome and Poop

Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 33:55


Microbiome…and poopDo you know how your milk affects your baby's microbiome?  And their poop?Dianne lets her nerd out and brings some cool research to the game today.  Listen for more!If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox! Things we talked about:How baby poop becomes everything [6:11]Is there an APP for that? [8:17]Definitions [11:03]Vaginal birth vs cesarean [12:25]Does it start in utero? [15:04]Skin to skin [16:29]How breastmilk helps the microbiome [21:03]Parent antibiotic use [22:43]Breastfed babies may not poop daily [25:30]Antibiotics in hospital [27:26]Probiotics [29:06]Open gut [31:45] *This Episode is sponsored by Zomee and Simple Wishes Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsob.190128 https://www.thealphaparent.com/virgin-gut-note-for-parents/ https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2019.00047/full https://www.dnainthenews.com/health-disease/gut-microbiome-and-the-risk-of-celiac-disease/ Set up your consultation with Diannehttps://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/      Check out Dianne's blog here~https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/Don't Forget!!  Dianne and Abby have started the new parenting podcast!  Check out Revolution Parenting!  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1755123/8400508Follow our Podcast~https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.comHere is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com Music we use~Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

Neurosurgery Podcast
The Case I Can't Forget: The Frequent Flyer

Neurosurgery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 42:43


A story from Dr. Kurt Eichholz

Comparing Notes
Ep: 83: Anastasia: A Past Worth Remembering or One We'd Long to Forget?

Comparing Notes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 46:25


Dancing bears, painted wings, and a royal debate on the 1997 animated film Anastasia! Champa Lo, Hmong-French illustrator, joins us for our last work in our “Baby It's Cold Outside” theme. Is Anastasia a lovely waltz through nostalgia or a film we're Russian to finish?   Find Champa at: https://dribbble.com/ChampaLo Champonit.com Donate to our Patreon Email Comparing Notes @ comparingnotes.hello@gmail.com Learn More about our Show Song & Artwork

Side Hustle School
#1841 - Q&A: “The Super Mario Bros. civil war reenactment…”

Side Hustle School

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 6:14


Today's caller has an idea to remix a historical event for a new generation. Forget about civil war reenactments—they want to create a reenactment of classic video game battles!

Overcoming Adversity
“Yea, They May Forget, Yet Will I Not Forget Thee” | Cecilia M. Peek | November 2011

Overcoming Adversity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 27:15


The Lord has promised that, even when we feel most lost and alone, even when those closest to us have forgotten us, He is aware of us. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Departures with Robert Amsterdam
Irregular warfare is becoming the new regular

Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 32:27


Forget tanks, missiles, and soldiers. The forms of warfare predominantly being used against the United States today are much more often unconventional and irregular, such as large-scale offensive cyber actions, disinformation campaigns, spying, economic subversion, and smaller armed conflicts via proxies.  This is a deeply worrying trend, argues Seth Jones, author of the terrific book "Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare," because the United States is very poorly prepared to defend itself and is instead still stuck in the old world and over-invested in the means of traditional military conflict. In this conversation with Robert Amsterdam, Jones discusses the main findings of his book, exploring various similarities from China to Russia to Iran in terms of how irregular warfare is used and deployed in support of their interests on a daily basis, and how response and countermeasures from Washington have been uninspiring. Jones and Amsterdam also discuss the problematic disregard the United States has shown toward its allies in recent years and the waning influence of its soft power. Jones argues that there has been a corresponding impact on the challenges of forging successful partnerships to withstand the onslaught of irregular warfare tactics, and the many areas in which the US should look to improve to address these security gaps.

How Do We Fix It?
I Changed My Mind About Nuclear Power: Zion Lights

How Do We Fix It?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 26:04


Earth's global average temperature in 2021 was the sixth warmest on record, according to two new reports issued this week by U.S. Government agencies. Scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies report that collectively the past eight years were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. The research adds to overwhelming evidence of climate change.This episode looks at the role played by carbon-free nuclear power in providing one solution to the growing climate crisis. Our guest, British environmental activist and science communicator, Zion Lights, tells us whyt she changed her mind about nuclear safety and reliability. After playing a leading role with Extinction Rebellion UK, Zion left the group and founded Emergency Reactor, which calls on fellow activists to "stop spreading misinformation and fear. Follow the science about nuclear energy." "People are already worried and scared about climate change. Let's look at solutions," she tells us.This show is the latest in a series of "How Do We Fix It?" episodes about the need to come up with pragmatic, workable solutions that limit the damage to our warming planet. Recommendation: Richard has spent part of the past year reading literary classics, including the three books of Dante's "Divine Comedy", Virgil's "The Aeneid", and The Iliad and Odyssey by Homer. "My recommendation is to challenge yourself. This may lead you to change your mind about something that's important to how you see the world," says Richard.Note: Zion Lights is an amateur astronomer. Her Tedx talk, "Don't Forget to Look Up" is full of curiosity and wonder about stargazing and the universe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The American CREAM podcast with Hyacinth Henderson
You MUST Choose A New Identity!!

The American CREAM podcast with Hyacinth Henderson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 45:29


It's time for a new YOU!!! Forget what they say, in order to go to the next level...you MUST choose a new identity in 2022! The old you won't achieve new goals so get it in gear and let's go!!! #2022TheYearOfChange This episode is brought to you by POSA Wellness Co  You deserve to feel good!  Visit Hyacinth's YouTube channel  IG: Hyacinth.Henderson IG: theCREAMtribe www.HyacinthHenderson.Com www.TheHendersonFinancialGroup.Com

Python Bytes
#266 Python has a glossary?

Python Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 26:46


Watch the live stream: Watch on YouTube About the show Sponsored by Datadog: pythonbytes.fm/datadog Brian #1: Python glossary and FAQ Inspired by a tweet by Trey Hunner that referenced the glossary glossary All the Python and programming terms in one place Often refers to other parts of the documentation. Forget what an “abstract base class” is? Just look it up FAQ Has sections on General Python Programming Design and History Library and Extension Extending/Embedding Python on Windows Graphic User Interface “Why is Python Installed on my Computer?” Some decent reading here, actually. Example What is the difference between arguments and parameters? - that's under Programming Michael #2: Any.io Learned about it via asyncer AnyIO is an asynchronous networking and concurrency library that works on top of either asyncio or trio. It implements trio-like structured concurrency (SC) on top of asyncio Works in harmony with the native SC of trio itself Check out the features AnyIO also comes with its own pytest plugin which also supports asynchronous fixtures. Brian #3: Vaex : a high performance Python library for lazy Out-of-Core DataFrames suggested by Glen Ferguson “Vaex is a python library for lazy Out-of-Core DataFrames (similar to Pandas), to visualize and explore big tabular datasets.” out-of-core: “The term out-of-core typically refers to processing data that is too large to fit into a computer's main memory.” - from machinelearning.wtf, a Machine Learning Glossary site. nice tie in, right? Vaex uses memory mapping, a zero memory copy policy, and lazy computations. There's a great intro in the form of a presentation from SciPy 2019 Michael #4: Django Community Survey Results Only 15% of Django developers use it ONLY for work, while two thirds use it both for work and for personal, educational, or side projects. Majority use latest Django Most devs upgrade every stable release Postgres is the primary DB (MongoDB is nowhere in sight) Most sites have Redis caching tiers Michael #5: Extra, Extra, Extra, Extra: Django security releases issued: 4.0.1, 3.2.11, and 2.2.26 Static Sites with Sphinx and Markdown course by Paul Everitt is now out CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub review (more info Video by Doc Rock, get it on Amazon here) StreamDeck setup for our live streams Michael's PyBay HTMX talk is up Python Web Conf 2022 - I'll be speaking there and we're media sponsors of the conference so use code PythonBytes@PWC2022 for 15% off, March 21-25. PyCascades 2022 is also happening soon, February 5th-6th, 2022 Joke:

Wine for Normal People
Ep 409: Wine Aromas Explained

Wine for Normal People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 36:09


Photo: Pixabay Note: I recorded this right before I got sick so I sound a little 'throaty' but I hope you'll enjoy the show nonetheless! For the first show of 2022, we start out with a dorky one and answer the question: Where does aroma come from and are the things people describe in wine like roses, smoke, and pepper real or total BS?   We take the questions head on and give some answers that may surprise you! Enjoy and thanks for your continued support of the show and all we do!   Here are the show notes:  We start with the basic, defining aroma, as I do in the Wine for Normal People book: The smells unique to the grape variety, demonstrated in a varietal wine in its youth.   We discuss perception, wine tasting, and then I review some very cool findings from this article, “Aroma Compounds in Wine” By Fengmei Zhu, Bin Du and Jun Li, Published: October 19th 2016   "File:Head Olfactory Nerve Labeled.png" by Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator is licensed under CC BY 2.5 At a high level we talk about aromas from the grape, from yeast and enzymes, from amino acids, and those from malolactic fermentation. We talk about the effects of weather and soil briefly as well.   Then we go through the laundry list of compounds in wine, and what each brings to the aroma, bouquet, and flavor:   Terpenes: In grape skins also in fruits, flowers, leaves of some plants. Big component of aromatic whites – Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Riesling. Includes: Linalool: When in contact with other things in the wine, makes lavender, orange blossom, lily, bay leaf notes Geraniol: Rose petal smell Nerol and citronellol:Floral, citrus notes, also in flowers and fruit Limonene and citral: Found in citrus peel Hotrienol: Elderflower, gooseberry 1,8-cineole and alpha-pinene:Eucalyptus, garrigue (airborne and can cling to the skin of grapes)   Rotundone: In skins, aroma of peppercorns, particularly white pepper Photo: Pixabay Aldehydes: Hexanal and hexenal: Fresh cut grass, tomato leaf Vanillin:Vanilla beans, vanilla Benzaldehyde:Bitter almond or marzipan in Italian white wines Furfural: Dried wood, caramel, oak     Pyrazines/ Methoxypyrazines:  Green bell pepper, herbaceous notes   Esters: Created by reactions between alcohols and acids Primary fruit aromas like apple, orange, citrus, banana, pear   Photo: Pixabay Ketones and diketones: Beta-ionone: Violets, dark flowers Diacetyl: Butter, creaminess in wine - byproduct of malolactic fermentation. When combined with new American oak with its vanilla- nut notes - like buttered popcorn     Thiols/Mercaptans: Volatile sulfur compounds in grapes, released by fermentation (when bad – like garlic or onion!) 3MH (3-mercaptohexan-1-ol):Passion fruit 3MHA (3-mercaptohexyl acetate):Guava and gooseberry 4MMP (4-mercapto-4-methylpentan-2-one): Blackcurrant (Cab)   Lactones Sotolon:Sauternes, Madeira  -- either Botrytis or age has an effect here - spice, nuts, maple syrup Octalactone:  Coconut notes   Phenols are derived from oak aging:  Guaiacol: Smoke, roasted, toasty notes Eugenol: Clove   Other common wine aroma compounds TDN (1,1,6-trimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene): Petrol or kerosene in Riesling Noriosoprenoids: Spice, raspberry, rose, vanilla Photo: Pixabay   What's the point of this show? Forget all the technical terms and just know: what you are tasting and smelling is based on something REAL -- not some nonsense made up by wine snobs. There is a legitimate reason for why wine smells the way it does!    _____________________________________________ If you think our podcast is worth the price of a bottle or two of wine a year, please become a member of Patreon... you'll get even more great content, live interactions and classes!  www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople     To register for an AWESOME, LIVE WFNP class with Elizabeth go to: www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes   ___________________________________________________________ Sources: Scientific Papers Series Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development Vol. 18, Issue 4, 2018 PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, E-ISSN 2285-3952 423 AROMATIC COMPOUNDS IN WINES Luminita VISAN1 , Radiana-Maria TAMBA-BEREHOIU1 , Ciprian Nicolae Wine Enthusiast, The Science Behind the Main Wine Aromas, Explained, ANNE KREBIEHL MW -- The source for this article seems to be the article above, which I also used, but it's a handy, quick summary of the more academic one above!

The Chairish Podcast
Trends at the Table: What's Next for Entertaining

The Chairish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 43:54


Forget crowded cocktail parties or stiff, formal dinners. Even prior to the pandemic, the way we entertained was changing. Photos of home-baked bread and elaborate table settings filled social media. So, what's next for parties, dinners, and gala events? Three experts—Paperless Post founder James Hirschfeld and designers and renowned hostesses Mally Skok and Shelley Johnstone—talk about how Instagram has transformed entertaining, why smaller, more spontaneous—but still carefully planned—events are likely to fill the months ahead, why they feel that preparation remains paramount, and why a welcoming, thoughtful, and caring approach is far more important than the menu. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Key Life with Steve Brown
Don't forget the nails.

Key Life with Steve Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 13:30


The post Don’t forget the nails. appeared first on Key Life.

The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong

You've heard of The Wright Brothers, the first people to fly. Maybe you've heard of Alberto Santo Dumont, too. Arguably he managed to fly two years earlier. Perhaps you know The Montgolfier Brothers, who first got a manned balloon in the air. But what about all the people who tried and failed? Forget the history of flying; to start off 2022 we're giving you the history of falling. Continue your education via University of California Irvine now! Get $75 credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/theconstant Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Get up to 14 free meals AND three free gifts from HelloFresh by visiting: HelloFresh.com/theconstant14 and entering code "theconstant14" at checkout. How about a free fourteen day trial of Shopify? Grab it here! Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS! Music by: Epidemic Sound ​Blue Dot Sessions Lee Rosevere Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Parenting with Ginger Hubbard
Ep. 051 | Time-Outs and Kids Who ”Forget”

Parenting with Ginger Hubbard

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 29:12


Are you unsure about whether or not timeout is an effective consequence? Are you concerned that you spend too much time on correction and not enough time on connection? Join Ginger Hubbard and Katy Morgan for another edition of “Ask Ginger” (also known as “Q & A Day”) as they discuss how you can use time-outs and ways to move forward in confidence with correction. *** For show notes and episode downloads, go to GingerHubbard.com/Podcast *** Support this podcast:   https://www.gingerhubbard.com/support *** Sponsors for this episode:   Dwell | dwelldifferently.com   ***