PEZ Easter Egg Hunt in Connecticut Reportedly Descends into a ‘Mess’ – People.com

“Children were trampled.”

Source: PEZ Easter Egg Hunt in Connecticut Reportedly Descends into a ‘Mess’ : People.com

If initial reports turn out to be true and factual then we can no longer consider our species to be civilized.

Happy Easter.

There is always hope.

Source: Scientists Slowly Reintroducing Small Group Of Normal, Well-Adjusted Humans Into Society – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Why Americans just won’t take time off

It’s all about corporate culture. Good luck trying to change that.

Fortune

One editor at a weekly magazine admits that he skimps on vacation. In more than two decades, he says he has only used all of his annual vacation days twice–the years his child was born and when he was promoting his book.

He is far from the exception. Paid leave, whether in the traditional structure of vacation and sick days or as the more general bank of hours paid time off policy, makes up nearly 7% of total compensation in private industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But employees rarely use all the time allotted. Workers, on average, fail to use nearly five vacation days a year, the U.S. Travel Association found.

As a result of all these unused days off, one study puts the liability taken on by U.S. businesses at $224 billion, due to workers’ rolling over unused paid time off. And that doesn’t take…

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Genworth Finds Material Weakness – WSJ

Insurer Genworth Financial Inc. said it didn’t have adequate controls in place and failed to identify a $44 million calculation error as it implemented changes to its methodologies as part of a review of its long-term-care claim reserves.

via Genworth Finds Material Weakness – WSJ.

oops.

Update 03.04.15

Miscalculated Risk: The Old-Age Bill That s Crushing Genworth – Insurance Networking News.

This link provides more in depth analysis.

What Resilience Means, and Why It Matters – HBR

A whopping 75% of them said that the biggest drain on their resilience reserves was “managing difficult people or office politics at work.”

via What Resilience Means, and Why It Matters – HBR.

Presented without the usual snide comment.

For a better article on understanding the importance of resilience read the following article:

How Resilience Works – HBR.