Humboldt State women’s basketball opens season Friday as host of West Region Crossover Classic

first_imgAs the saying goes, two is a coincidence — but three is a trend.The Humboldt State women’s basketball team, following trips to the NCAA D-II West Region postseason tournament in each of the last two seasons, will take it first steps towards a third March Madness bid on Friday when it opens the season against Seattle Pacific inside Lumberjack Arena at 7 p.m.The game will serve as the night cap of night one of the West Region Crossover Classic. Humboldt is playing host to the annual preseason …last_img

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20-Hour Workdays: 4 Ways To Survive A Startup

first_imgChina and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Tags:#Entrepreneurs#Pause#startups gary whitehill What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Guest author Gary Whitehill is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Weekend.Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. But the most successful pioneers tend to share certain traits. Entrepreneurs are driven, innovative, persistent, resilient, and, as The New York Times’ David Segal suggests, just the right amount of crazy.The daunting venture of building a company from the ground up requires a type of mania, a type of desire that, on occasion, borders on obsession. An entrepreneur’s startup really is like his or her baby, demanding constant love and attention.Trace Cohen, President of Launch.it, had this to say about being a startup parent: “It’s our job and privilege to do everything in our power to make sure our company grows up to be smart and strong. There is no 9-to-5 when it comes to a startup – it’s a new experience for all of us, each and every time.”This reality presents a significant challenge to both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs. A founder’s love for their company frequently comes at the expense of relationships with flesh-and-blood loved ones.There’s no way to fully avoid that impact, but there are things you can do to preserve some level of balance even as you pursue your startup dreams:1. Keep Things SimpleWith all the complexity at the office, it helps to simplify your personal time. Slowing down your personal life functions as a relaxant. Hurrying from happy-hour with coworkers to dinner with family to coffee with an old friend actually augments the stress accumulated during the workday. The simpler your social life, the more likely you are to actually enjoy your downtime and relax.Reducing your social engagements also helps focus on the ones that really matter – the ones with family and close friends. Casual acquaintances may fall by the wayside, but in the long run, a few good friends and a supportive family will serve you better than a host of people no real connection to you.In an interview with Charlie Rose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg intimates that he subscribes to this philosophy: “I spend a lot of time just, you know, with my girlfriend and my dog… so it’s really simple.”2. Reserve Family Time‘Simple’ is good, but ‘non-existent’ is not. In the midst of a startup, it is very easy to slip from a few social engagements to zero social engagements. But no matter how busy you are, you need to spend at least some time with people outside of work. This means carving out at least an hour per day to spend with your family or close friends.For much of her career, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has left work at 5:30pm sharp in order to have dinner with her children. Sandberg admits that she returns to her business after dinner, often emailing from her bedroom into the wee hours of the night, but 6pm is dinner, overbearing workload or not.3. Mix Things UpWhen socializing or family time becomes a chore or an item to check off your to-do list, something has gone awry. Richard Branson, perhaps the paragon of the modern entrepreneur, confesses, “I am not able to share my own routine because I don’t have one, since I try to make every day unique.” Granted, making “every day unique” is easier when you have your own personal spaceship, but Branson’s sentiment serves as an important counterpoint to Sandberg’s discipline.4. Choose The Right PartnerEvery relationship involves two individuals. You may take every conceivable step to make things work with the people around you, but your partner and friends have to be sympathetic to your cause.Some relationships are forged in the startup furnace. Companies such as ModCloth, Evernote and Cisco Systems were founded by couples. Even if you’re not lucky enough to find a business partner and a life partner in the same person, be sure to find somebody who is willing to support your venture.Having a go-to support system is an often under-appreciated component of an entrepreneur’s well-being. Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, had this to say to me about her husband’s importance to her career: ”Glenn is my rock. When I am going a million miles an hour he keeps a solid, steady and focused pace – managing the operations of our businesses and creating a loving home base to come back to. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his 100% support.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Related Posts How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

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More Stars Join Comic Relief Danceathon

first_imgComic Relief can reveal that even more celebrities have pledged to join the line-up for the Comic Relief Danceathon, a six hour non-stop dance frenzy, held on Sunday 8th March at The SSE Arena, Wembley to raise money for Red Nose Day 2015.Additions to the already glittering line up include Comic Relief stalwart Davina McCall and presenter Caroline Flack, who recently danced home with the highly coveted Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball trophy. Property presenter Kirstie Allsopp also pledges to get in on the action, joining her will be dancing DJs Gemma Cairney, Edith Bowman and Sara Cox. Also confirmed to take part are Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan MBE and wildlife presenter and Strictly star Steve Backshall.Strictly Come Dancing professionals Aljaz Skorjanec, Ian Waite, Janette Manrara, Natalie Lowe and Robin Windsor will also be hot footing it to Wembley to help keep fundraisers on track throughout their epic endurance boogie.These celebs will join the already jam packed line-up previously announced including Claudia Winkleman, Arlene Phillips, Chelsee Healey, Rachel Riley, Rufus Hound, Zoe Ball, Jo Whiley and Got to Dance’s Adam Garcia and Kimberly Wyatt.Places for the star studded Wembley event are limited, but those who can’t make it can still dance along on the BBC Red Button wherever they are, in sitting rooms, village halls and local gyms across the country – all to raise money for Red Nose Day.Caroline Flack said: “Dancing on Strictly was the best experience of my life and I think that the Comic Relief Danceathon is going to be such an amazing experience for everyone taking part. I would urge the lovely public to come and bust some moves with me at Wembley or grab a load of mates and put on their own Danceathon at home. It’s going to be so much fun, so the more people around the UK get involved, the better!”Over 2,000 fundraisers will dance non-stop at the fun filled Wembley event with thousands expected to take part across the country on the BBC Red Button. Participants will be able to get their groove on to a range of genres including 70s disco, 80s power, 90s rave as well as pop, soul, ballroom and musical theatre.The money raised by the Comic Relief Danceathon will be spent right here in the UK, and across Africa, helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around.For more information about the Comic Relief Danceathon head to www.rednoseday.com/danceathon.last_img read more

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