Tag Archives: Years

History repeating: 100 years ago, schools closed due to the Spanish flu. What’s different now?

If your school is closed because of the novel coronavirus, you have something in common with kids growing up 100 years ago. In 1918, schools closed temporarily in response to a new H1N1 virus. Like COVID-19, the illness it caused spread rapidly in communities because no one was immune to it yet. Did students still… Read More »

Merck & Co.’s touted chief digital officer bolts for Marriott just 2 years into tenure

In a sign of the times, Merck & Co. mimicked other leading drugmakers in late 2018 by hiring its first chief digital officer––a position tailor-made to bring the company’s R&D and marketing into the tech-fueled future. But now, less than two years in, Merck’s digital head is moving on. Jim Scholefield, Merck’s short-lived chief information and digital officer… Read More »

How to keep New Year’s resolutions

Great. Now’s the time to set those New Year’s resolutions. As we head into a year — and a new decade — your first step is to believe you can do it. The opposite is also true, said University of Scranton psychology professor John C. Norcross, who has studied resolutions for decades. If you think… Read More »

13 Tricks for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions, from People Who Actually Did

Figure out the “why” file404/Shutterstock In the world of titles, Seth Lejeune is the proud owner of quite a few: entrepreneur, small business owner, and father. But a new one he wanted to add? Reader. Thanks to a commitment to a lifetime of learning, he wanted to get serious about his own self-education, so he… Read More »