Genius Man Used One First Class Airplane Ticket to Eat Free for a Year

Posted on January 28, 2014

While this article calls the man who used his first class airplane ticket to eat free for a year a “genius,” I will do no such thing.  This is a reminder that just because you can get away with something doesn’t mean you should and also that getting away with it doesn’t make it right. Continue Reading »

Sustaining the Seeds of Change

Posted on January 22, 2014

  When implementing new programs, it is extremely important to change things as necessary.  We know firsthand that it works to be flexible, and think of the context that people will be working in, in order to better our programming.  Check out this article, which is all about successfully implementing a new initiative.

Why the Rich Aren’t Good at Giving

Posted on January 21, 2014

  We all have the ability to do more in terms of our tzedakah-giving.  This article talks of author Eric Friedman, and his issues with how wealthy people donate their money.  Most money given by the wealthy, as mentioned by the article, is for the arts, museums, sports, or to universities, while poverty-stricken regions are Continue Reading »

Hug Thy Neighbor

Posted on January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls out every year on the third Monday of January. I don’t think it is any coincidence that this year, that happens to be January 20- only one day before National Hugging Day. Now, before you laugh and close this screen, National Hugging Day is a real thing! We all Continue Reading »

Rejoice in Happy News!

Posted on January 19, 2014

     In a world of news channels and websites that emphasize the unfortunate events in life, it’s hard to find good news to rejoice about on a daily basis.  Thanks to this article on, we are now introduced to 7 more sites to keep our spirits high and our faith in society strong. Continue Reading »

Shoshana Gets Personal

Posted on January 16, 2014

If I didn’t warn you enough with the title, I will warn you again, this post gets pretty personal. Almost two years ago, my mother joined the US Army. Most of you don’t know my mother but just by looking at her, she’s probably the last person you would expect to be a Lieutenant Colonel Continue Reading »

Why Credentials are Useless and How to Spot Capable People Who Genuinely Love Their Jobs

Posted on January 14, 2014

  Not every good worker has solid credentials and this article helps us recognize the capability of people by seeing other aspects of who they are. Some of the best traits to look for are “capability, passion, and culture fit” and this article by the CEO of Zapier opens our eyes to other ways to Continue Reading »

How To Make Your Own Rules at Work

Posted on January 13, 2014

Jeff Haden shows us in this article how by working hard and becoming essential to the company you work for, you can have more flexibility with what you wear, when you work and anything else you’d like to change for yourself.  Putting in the hours and working effectively benefits the company and yourself down the Continue Reading »

Areyvut’s Birthday B.A.S.H. (Bringing About Smiles and Happiness) Program

Posted on January 9, 2014

Areyvut will begin offering a new alternative for children’s birthday parties!  Areyvut’s Birthday B.A.S.H. (Bringing About Smiles and Happiness) Program will offer kids the opportunity to bring chesed and art to a birthday celebration. Birthday B.A.S.H. is catered to children 3 – 10 years old.  Areyvut staff members will facilitate art-based mitzvah and chesed projects Continue Reading »

Help Through Music and Personal Advice

Posted on January 8, 2014

My favorite website, which allows each user to help others, is up and running again!  Emotional Baggage Check enables you to “check” your own “baggage” by writing about anything you’re dealing with at the moment and getting an anonymous reply in return.  The reply not only includes advice, but a link to a song that the person “carrying” the baggage Continue Reading »