It's summer. It's sweaty. And sometimes that means people are trailing some pungent body odors that their colleagues can't help but smell. But how do you tactfully inform co-workers that they stink and need to address it? As Cath Ludeman-Hall will tell you, it isn't easy.
She was just out of college and a newbie at a staffing firm when she was asked to gently talk to an older worker in a retail warehouse after his colleagues complained that he stank.
Marcie Sillman speaks with University of Maryland doctoral student and National Science Foundation research fellow Jesse Harrington about a new report analyzing the "tightness" and "looseness" of American states in regards to social norms such as sneezing and talking in public places.
KUOW's Carolyn Adolph explores the work needs of the millennial generation.
The millennial generation is taking control over how they work and how they live. The group, currently about 18 to 33 years old, is adopting technology that is disrupting old structures and writing the playbook on how to take advantage of technological change.
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Americans want to go their own way.
The right of individuals to question authority is one of the strongest facets of American life. But the ability to strike out on your own has always been balanced against the need for communal action in a complicated, continental country.
Right now, the pendulum is swinging more toward individualism.
When John Reese moved from northern Illinois to Seattle last year he kept hearing people talking about the Seattle Freeze. So far he hasnâ€™t seen any sign of it. In fact, he says people are nicer here than they are back home.
There are about 1,000 trees in the Northwest that share something in common. Youâ€™d never guess what it is just by looking at them. Some are tiny fruit trees. Others are towering cedars. But, under the soil, theyâ€™re connectedÂ to the sameÂ ancient ritual.
Can we all become more competitive? Journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman argue yes. In their new book, "Top Dog," they use science to analyze the drive to win in each of us, including how to tip the scales in your favor.
Katherine Bouton was going deaf by age 30. During meetings at The New York Times, where she was a section editor, she had trouble hearing what her colleagues were saying during meetings. Shouting, she says, didn't help her hear any better.Â
Leslie Helm was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan. Most of his family members are of European descent, and you would be hard pressed to look into his face and see his half-Japanese grandparents reflected back. When he adopted Japanese children, he started exploring his own roots.Â Leslie Helm takes us along on his journey as a "Yokohama Yankee"Â â€”Â a story that outlines the racial and economic tensions that defined US and Japanese relations for much of theÂ 19th and 20th centuries.
When you take stock of Seattleâ€™s cultural institutions, youâ€™ll often see the name Bagley Wright attached. More than 50 years ago, Wright helped transform the Seattle Art Museum from a small, family-run operation into what it is today. One of his final gifts to the museum he loved is â€śMirror,â€ť a permanent installation on SAMâ€™s northwest facade that both the museum and the artist hope will spur urban conversation in downtown Seattle. Marcie SillmanÂ talks with Virginia Wright about her husbandâ€™s legacy at Seattle Art Museum and throughout the city.
There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the US â€“ around a quarter million here in Washington state. Unlike other parts of the country, the majority of immigrants in Washington are from Asian countries. Why arenâ€™t Asian undocumented immigrants more visible in protests and in the press? Ross Reynolds talks with We Belong Together co-chair, PramilaÂ Jayapal.
If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? That's the premise of Ignite Seattle, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes and 20 slides to get a point across. Speakers at this month's event touch on a variety of topics, including viral videos, online dating and how to give up cheese. Ignite Seattle 19 took place at Town Hall on February 20, 2013.
The talk was moderated by The Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman.