Research can be confounding when it comes to understanding what is considered best parenting practices these days. Do you praise a child's behavior or their character? Focus only on rewarding or also include punishment? Praise unconditionally or only in response to good behaviors?
The situation surrounding Marissa's decision is forcing us to think about success in a highly competitive environment and the scrutiny that comes with being the youngest female to take the helm of a troubled but venerated brand with a baby in tow.
As anyone who has tried to keep a resolution knows, change is hard. Many of us over 50 have given up long ago on the idea that making a New Year's resolution is a path to anything but disappointment. It may be time to try again, however.
There are a number of proposed and existing options to help meet some of the funding needs for public drinking water and wastewater utilities, none of which involve raising rates to households or businesses.
In the U.S. we're blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it.
Why would I feel the EPA is going to act swiftly to save these thousands of people across the country who live at the mercy of the evil and despicable polluters that hide under the umbrella of Big Business?