Charlotte Gill, the owner of Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, has begun to expose lobsters to marijuana smoke before killing them because she thinks the practice makes them more calm and the killings more humane. Gill said that the lobsters are steamed before being served; therefore, the meat shouldn't have any traces of THC when eaten.
Just as the ancient Greeks talked about ethos, logos and pathos, making persuasive arguments today requires credibility and logic, as well as an emotional appeal, says Carmine Gallo, Harvard instructor and author. "Everything about human nature -- from the stock market to where we invest to how we vote -- is based on our emotional narratives that we tell each other as groups and within individuals," he says.
It's a common scenario. A natural disaster strikes, and news of the tragedy is suddenly everywhere you turn. But CPAs specializing in financial-fraud detection encourage caution. In times of disaster recovery, it's not uncommon for scammers to take advantage of our innate desire to help others in need.
Companies that rely too much on singular executives rather than collective leadership struggle to retain leaders and respond to competitive changes, according to a report by EY, DDI and The Conference Board that surveyed more than 25,000 people. Consider using team-based bonuses, hire and promote people known to collaborate and be able to explain the organization's purpose, write Richard Wellins and Evan Sinar of DDI.
When researchers at the National Institute on Retirement Security calculated the median balance of retirement accounts of working-age Americans, that number was zero.
Taxpayers who have vacation homes they rent and use for personal purposes might find they face more complicated calculations under the new tax law, which this article illustrates with examples comparing 2017 with 2018.