Victor Hugo gave Notre Dame life as the vibrant heart of France. It can be reborn | Bradley Stephens

The rise of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the top of France’s bestseller list shows how much the spirit of the cathedral still matters Victor Hugo was not enamoured with the title of Frederic Shoberl’s English translation of his 1831 novel Notre-Dame de Paris. For the future “great man” of French literature, the book’s main attraction was the gothic cathedral itself, not its hunchbacked bell-ringer. Hugo thought that Notre…

April 24, 2019

12 Video Ideas to Improve Company Culture

March 10, 2019

Working in HR, it’s easy to feel stretched thin when building a company culture. You’d love to interact with every job candidate and employee, but time, resource, and geographic constraints mean that’s often not possible. Video removes those constraints and makes it possible to reach everyone and build a strong culture. Powerful and flexible, video can promote your company culture anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re targeting candidates, new hires, or seasoned…


Cycling Santas: How 200 kids in need were gifted a two-wheel holiday surprise

January 28, 2019

This is one of those rare inspirational stories that begins with a tweet. If you have spent any time in the space known as Bike Twitter, you know that most of what goes on there is playful smacktalk or sarcastic grousing or tribal communion. It’s not often that a sizeable act of philanthropic community is launched there. But that’s exactly what happened in December. It started with a tweet and…


‘Clueless’ creator Amy Heckerling on her Jewish roots and how men have it much easier in the film industry

January 26, 2019

(JTA) — Officially and for the record, despite her Jewish-sounding name, Cher Horowitz is not a member of the tribe. In fact, the Valley Girl heroine of the iconic 1995 film “Clueless” was never intended to be Jewish, says her creator, Amy Heckerling. “I wasn’t thinking in terms of this being a Jewish story,” she said in a telephone interview. “I was taking the plot of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ and…


Woman Freaks Out at Photographer Over Photo Shoot in Park

December 18, 2018

A photographer shooting Christmas photos of her friend’s children in Florida were screamed at by an angry neighbor who wasn’t happy that a photo shoot was being done in the park. The profanity-laced confrontation was captured in the 1.5-minute video above. Coral Springs Talk reports that photographer Nickolette Mottola was photographing in Coral Springs’ Orchid Park on a recent Sunday afternoon with her boyfriend Angel Ruiz. The group brought a…


Salesforce Splits CEO Role: Pros And Cons

October 8, 2018

Salesforce recently embraced a co-CEO model, Marc Benioff (pictured here) overseeing product, technology and culture and Keith Block leading global sales, industry strategy and day-to-day operations Credit: Salesforce In a move that has many in the business world raising their eyebrows, Salesforce recently embraced a co-CEO model, slicing its leadership directly in half. For the popular computing and commercial application giant, it seems the adjustment has worked—instigating a 5-percent share…


Got Bad Breath? The Reason Why Might Surprise You.

June 28, 2018

Nothing is worse than realizing that your breath smells absolutely disgusting. I’ve always been terrified of this happening to me, so I make sure to brush and floss like my life depends on it. Even if you are following proper dental hygiene, though, you can still fall victim to the horrors of halitosis. Here are a few ways in which you might be bringing bad breath upon yourself. googletag.cmd.push(function() {…


These Crazy Images Of Old War Wounds Are Fascinating And Heartbreaking

June 18, 2018

Images of war are always heartbreaking, but these vintage photographs of old war wounds are particularly unsettling. They were taken before the advent of modern medicine in a time when a doctor’s best course of action was a combination of potentially dangerous procedures and prayer. Limbs with gunshot wounds often had to be amputated immediately, while other injuries were washed, wrapped, and left to heal on their own. There was…


People Imagined What Life Would Be Like In The Year 2000…And Were So Far Off

May 22, 2018

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); The people of France thought they could predict the future back in 1901, but now we can confirm that they were certainly not channeling Nostradamus. It’s always fun to try to think about what the future will hold. Hell, just 10 years ago, I never would’ve guessed that I’d be working from home on my laptop or carrying around an iPhone in my pocket. As much…