NERVE- Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool

In his new book, Nerve, Taylor Clark draws on cutting-edge science and investigative reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise, and why some people freeze in critical situations while others keep their heads.  Fear paralyzes even seasoned performers with stage fright, causes us to bomb job interviews, and lose sleep the night […]

Mars Chocolate Plans State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Topeka

The Martians are coming! And it’s great news for Topeka.  Today Mars Chocolate North America announced plans to build a new state-of-the art $250-million manufacturing facility here in Topeka.   The announcement was made in Topeka by Mike Wittman, Vice President of Supply at Mars Chocolate North America, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on the […]

A Few Signs That the Job Market is Improving

 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, little changed in the job market in May; job gains continued in professional and business services, health care, and mining. Employment levels in other major private-sector industries were little changed, and local government employment continued to decline.  Jobs recovery is rarely a boom, and is more often a series of […]