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Using Your Time off (Even When People Might Be Judging You)

What I’m Reading: Radium Girls by Kate Moore What I’m Watching: Moana (alone, for the 5th time) What I’m Listening To: Drake’s new album “Scorpion It’s the summer — not just that, it’s a holiday week. Honestly, I’d be interested to know how many people check out this edition of Morning Buzz. I bet it … Continued

Benefits of Internal Cross-Departmental Training

By Bridget Kozlowski, City of Sterling Heights, MI Have you ever wanted to shoot a fire hose? See the inside of a jail cell? Drive a front-end loader? Yes? Follow me. This spring, our city launched a new internal cross-departmental training program we called “Sterling U,” short for Sterling University. Think of it like a … Continued

It’s the Little Things: Public Service Recognition Week

What I’m Reading — “Bringing Up Bébé” by Pamela Druckerman What I’m Watching — A&E’s “Undercover High” documentary What I’m Listening To — “Nice For What” by Drake Did you know this week is Public Service Recognition Week? Celebrated the first week of May since 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public … Continued

Buzzin’ — The Goldfish and The Inverted Pyramid

Morning Buzz by Bridget Kozlowski What I’m Reading: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng What I’m Watching: Trading Spaces re-vamp What I’m Listening To: Cardi B’s new album (specifically “I Like It”) TL;DR: Short attention spans means information has to be flashy enough to capture attention but also concise and informative. Use the journalist’s inverted … Continued

TIL About Detroit… Detroit is the Birthplace of Techno

Detroit Rock City, Motown, Detroit has long been associated with music. Detroit is also the birthplace of another sound, Techno. Remember when Eminem said “nobody listens to techno?” Well, perhaps the hometown guy was paying homage to a shared musical success. From The Guardian: “Technically, Detroit techno was born down the road in suburban Belleville, … Continued

TIL about Detroit… Vernors Ginger Ale known as “Detroit’s Drink”

Vernors Ginger Ale is a Detroit staple. Whether it’s consumed alone, alongside lunch or as a Boston Cooler, all Detroiters know and love Vernors. From the Detroit Historical Society: “One of the nation’s oldest soft drinks, Vernors Ginger Ale was first served to the public in 1866. The drink was created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor, … Continued

TIL About Detroit… Four out of Five Great Lakes Prefer Michigan

Did you know Michigan is the Great Lakes state? Michigan touches four out of the five great lakes, more than any other state: Huron, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Other fun facts about Michigan and its famous lakes: The official state nickname is the Great Lakes State. Michigan is the French form of mishigamaa, an Ojibwa … Continued

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