karaokeCute article, gives a little fresh perspective to start the new year.  Might have to apply the karaoke tips at some point in the next 12 months.  (Or not.)  ;)  But seriously, check it out…some good stuff.

Some people seem to have it all together, and there’s no reason it can’t be you. Experts from a variety of fields — from a master sommelier to a Buddhist monk — reveal the life skills that can’t be taught in school.

How To Delegate
“Make certain the people around you have good values, good judgment, and are loyal. Allow them to impress you but be sure they’re comfortable coming to you for feedback. Most important, hire people smarter than you!”

— Ivanka Trump, executive VP, Trump Organization; principal of Ivanka Trump fashion and accessories lines

How To Comfort Someone
“We’re a block from a hospital, so in my 31 years here I’ve met many people who’ve just received bad news. If you see someone in distress, don’t hesitate to talk to them. Once you’ve heard their story, sometimes all you have to say is ‘I’ll be thinking of you.’ Your words are more powerful than you think.”

— Jimmy Vecere, bartender at 12th Street Irish Pub, Philadelphia