Can enough importance be placed on reputation? It is paramount in almost any aspect of life. Your personal reputation and integrity affect just about everything you do, from your social circle to your professional life. It is the same with business. As business professionals, your company’s … [Read more...] about Understanding the Value of a Good Reputation
Great leaders inspire others to follow them. Indeed, many characteristics define great leadership, but if you’re wondering what makes people follow you, here are the most critical factors you need to know. Trust Trust is the foundation of any well-developed relationship, including your … [Read more...] about What Makes People Follow You?
Hi readers – welcome to another edition of At Home with Tom and Sandy. We are here to give you the inside scoop on real estate, the construction industry, what’s up, what’s down, what’s hot and what’s not. We’ll share real estate stats, home prices, building permit numbers, construction pointers and … [Read more...] about What to Know About Monsoon Damage
Some people think when they adopt a new dog or cat and bring it home it’s going to be like a Hallmark movie, and the pet will fit in right away. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t! One of the hardest things is seeing a dog or cat be adopted and so happy to go home and then one or two days … [Read more...] about Setting Realistic Expectations as Your New Pet Adjusts
My Grandma Betty Scardine was my family cooking instructor. I would watch her every move as she would shift from the upstairs and basement kitchens. I loved how she took the simplest ingredients and created wonderful dishes and culinary memories. I can recall watching Julia Child, the famous … [Read more...] about Let There Be Quiche
Sandy: Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime! Warm then hot then blistering hot and hotter. And let the monsoons pour! Tom: Sounds counterintuitive, but I agree. Let’s hope the monsoons, as our summer rains are known, make a long-lasting appearance this year. Sandy: Everything is so … [Read more...] about Home Modifications Can Help Seniors as They Age
"Smart buildings” use technology to share information between the building’s systems. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), for example, know what’s happening with the security and lighting systems. And the other way around, too. So, what would you call a building that uses both … [Read more...] about Hello to Online Pre-Registration for Medical Appointments
Most industry-leading businesses get to where they are because of successful teams. Each business needs to have a cohesive, high-performing team to stay ahead of the competition. But, what makes a team successful? There are some obvious characteristics that you can find across all successful … [Read more...] about Characteristics of Successful Teams
You are pushing a cart through the supermarket, past the endless rows and aisles of food options. The great privilege of living in a first world economy comes with a downside, though: how do you decide what to eat? More importantly, what is healthy for you to eat? The endless barrage of new diet … [Read more...] about Knowing the Raw Facts about Pets
About 40 years ago, a new illness appeared, and because it was spreading like wildfire through the male gay community, it was dubbed the “gay cancer.” As the pandemic took life after life, the medical/scientific communities fought to understand it and how to stop it. After countless hours of … [Read more...] about Are People with HIV More at Risk for COVID?