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communication breakdown

Why you're (probably) not a great communicator [more inside]
posted by flex on Jun 24, 2014 - 23 comments

Thanks for trying...

"Recently, I applied for a retail job. Upon receiving my resume, the owner of the store emailed me asking for a full breakdown of my payment and benefits desires along with my availability. After sending her an email back explaining my negotiations, she then wrote me back asking for a video of me explaining my abilities and what skills I would be able to bring to her boutique. ... This is when I realized that I have been going about applying for jobs all wrong! So here's my new resume."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 23, 2014 - 154 comments

Killing is my business, and business is acoustic

Killing is my business: badass acoustic cover. For comparison's sake: Original; Live. [more inside]
posted by googly on Jan 10, 2014 - 7 comments

Important communication skills

Use "Metatalk" skill to discuss communication problems.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 15, 2013 - 46 comments

GOOD GIRL

Every time a man throws away his laundry a cat jumps out to grab it.
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 18, 2013 - 45 comments

I want to learn

"Learning to draw primarily comes from practice. Spend ten to twenty minutes every day sketching something new. Don't feel demotivated if you start off as a not-very-good artist." Want proof? Check out the dates of this conceptart.org thread: Over the next sixty pages and seven years of drawing, you'll see how Jonathan Hardesty was working a little bit every day and developing from a beginning hobby artist to an accomplished art teacher. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Oct 19, 2012 - 47 comments

the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.)

The Swiss Army Tampon - a life-saving wilderness survival tool
posted by flex on Oct 17, 2012 - 49 comments

Not an Obit, an Epistle

Ernest Callenbach, author of the classic environmental novel Ecotopia among other works, died of cancer at 83 on April 16th, leaving behind this document on his computer.
posted by oneswellfoop on May 6, 2012 - 37 comments

Random And Useless Skills

Random and Useless Skills Part One - Part Two - Part Three
posted by wayofthedodo on Feb 1, 2011 - 21 comments

Specialization is for insects?

100 skills every man (or woman) should know (with videos!) from Popular Mechanics - learn how to split firewood or solder a wire, among others. Before you look, take the quiz and see how you stack up against people like our own Adam Savage. Need more? Esquire offers a more touchy-feely list of skills; the Art of Manliness has a list that includes how to land a plane and how to survive a street fight; and also a (PDF) book listing medical skills for surviving the end of the world. And if you prefer the fictional, there is also the classic list of skills from Robert Heinlein and the skills of a certain TV stuntman.
posted by blahblahblah on Oct 2, 2008 - 96 comments

Obsolete Skills

What do making a poultice out of deer fat, IDDQD & IDKFA, and balancing the tonearm on a turntable have in common? They are obsolete skills.
posted by shiu mai baby on Feb 20, 2008 - 49 comments

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Much of the “jobs of the future” rhetoric surrounding the eagerness to end shop class and get every warm body into college, thence into a cubicle, implicitly assumes that we are heading to a “post-industrial” economy in which everyone will deal only in abstractions. Yet trafficking in abstractions is not the same as thinking...
posted by Kwantsar on Sep 7, 2006 - 54 comments

MathFilter(edout)

The Value of Algebra: "Gabriela, sooner or later someone's going to tell you that algebra teaches reasoning. This is a lie propagated by, among others, algebra teachers."
posted by daksya on Feb 16, 2006 - 190 comments

Teenagers find the internet very difficult to use ....

Teenagers find the internet a frustrating experience A survey in the north east of England finds that teenagers are increasingly being alienated in their online experience because they aren't being given the skillsets to cope with finding or using the information. Seems to be the old story of schools buying computers but the kids not being engaged enough on how to use them (which has been the case since I was stuck in front of an Acorn Archimedes fifteen years go). Here is a similar article from Australia which describes how their eductation system is coping with the issue.
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 23, 2003 - 14 comments

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