We Are Moving to Detroit and So Should You

In January 2014, Lowe Campbell Ewald moved 500+ employees to a city that recently filed for bankruptcy. Why? Despite media reports, Detroit is quickly becoming rich in creativity, innovation and inspiration. With a “we’re all in this together” mentality, everyone is utilizing their skills to not only help one another, but define Detroit’s future. Whether you’re a designer, innovator, entrepreneur or an investor, the talent is moving to Detroit. And so should you. 

To Understand Depression, Understand Fun

Erika Forbes, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology Lab. She completed her AB at Harvard University and her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist by training, and her work examines the neuroscience of mental health in young people. Specifically, she uses techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how unusual brain function in response to rewarding or pleasant stimuli is involved in the development of depression and substance use in adolescents.

A Bad Year for the RCMP

RCMP

If you can’t trust a Mountie, who can you trust?

The record number of RCMP disciplinary cases involving incidents from having sex in cruisers and watching porn to lying under oath and assaulting members of the public, is indicative of a wider problem with Canadian police, a criminologist said Friday.

At root, said Prof. Darryl Davies, is inadequate training, lack of accountability, and a culture of impunity among officers protected by powerful, “militant” unions.

“There’s an attitude within the force — at least within some members — of a sense of entitlement, a sense that we can get away with this,” Davies said.

“It’s too prevalent, not just in the RCMP [but] right across Canada.”

It would be interesting to compare RCMP numbers to those with other police forces to see how they stack up.

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

Jordon tracked down this recipe and it was a huge hit around the house.  It is also posted at The Cooking Blog.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup) 
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced (about 1 cup) 
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice 
  • 1/2 pound fresh or thawed frozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir the onion, pepper and Cajun seasoning in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir the soup, water and rice in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through and the rice is tender. Stir in the tomato and parsley, if desired. Let stand for 10 minutes.