Archive for July 2018

Taragh Bracken Investigates South Chicago Shootings

It’s no caveat that South Chicago is stricken with gun violence. In 2017 alone, approximately 400 people have been found dead due to getting caught up in such street violence. And even more surprisingly, 2,100 people have been shot in this city that is often dubbed the murder capital of the United States of America. It has been told that it is very easy for individuals to get shot if they do not bring a gun with them on an evening promenade from the comfort of their home to the town’s local grocery store.


When a reporter asked Taragh Bracken about the gun laws that are supposed to protect citizens from holding a firearm, this lawyer retorted that it has become very easy for individuals—especially in Chicago—to get their hands on illegal firearms. All they have to do is visit the back of a pharmacy or corner store and make a hefty payment to lay their hands on their own gun. One Chicagoan was armed with a gun that is often used for military purposes—and is most definitely not legal in the state. When Bracken asked him why he carried such a gun, he answered that it was a means of protection for him. That it is highly dangerous terrain where he lives, and that he is holding onto this treasure of protection until he can get himself and his family out into better neighbourhoods and circumstances.


Sure, the police raids these obscenely dangerous areas day in and day out, however the crew who holds such weapons would rather that they are found with an illegal firearm by the authorities than found with nothing to protect themselves with by a rival that hopes to do harm.


“The issue is that many innocent children and people get caught up in the fire—causing for unnecessary loss. Any loss should be avoided, but it happens to be that many individuals get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time in South Chicago. Drive-by shootings are a thing, here in Chicago, making it difficult for officials to track down the suspects”, iterated Bracken during an interview on Sunday morning.


“Don’t ever walk outside past dark in the South Side of Chicago. Oftentimes, you shouldn’t even be seen by day. And be aware of those windows. A young boy, not long ago, took a bullet to the head by a fluke shooting that was happen outside even though he was playing in the comfort of his own bedroom,” she finalizes her remarks.

Millenials Need More Mentors Than Managers

Kevin Sheehan has been a successful businessman for many years now. As he is entering the last few projects over his long and illustrious career, he is noticing the new generation is lacking something vital missing in today’s workforce. This is the lack of mentors available out there but a lot of managers.


Kevin Sheehan: from manager to mentor

Millenials are currently the largest generation in the Unites States with jobs and is estimated to make up 75% of the workforce in 2025. With that, Millenials have the most spending power of any generation so it is important to have a work environment in which they thrive. It is funny to see the companies who still have the outdated norms that are still tailored to the older generations especially when it comes to management. Today workers are not seeking a person over them to tell us that budgets are cut or that we will be in big trouble if deadlines are not met. We need new leaders who are set for success and instill in us a sense of bigger purpose and someone who is still highly motivated and motivates others when work gets challenging.

Kevin Sheehan has noticed that change is needed it the corporate culture and those companies who focus on ways to pay attention to adapt to these changes are the ones who will be attracting the most talented employees.


What management should be doing?

The most important aspect is to be creating relationships of trust and understanding between employees and management. It shouldn’t be a big deal for employees to reach out to their managers for any subject or issue. But there should be a respect between employer and employees to not discuss very personal and intimate facts about their lives. The mentorship dynamic is meant to foster a great working environment to build more trust and loyalty than a raise or bonus ever could. It cultivates a mutual relationship instead of feeling like a transaction.

During Kevin Sheehan’s career, there have been times where he has failed at something but never gave up. This has led him to come in stronger and is teaching others that this should not demotivate them but rather make them stronger. Mentors are there to teach employees to take responsibilities for all their actions even though if it was a mistake. Most people don’t thrive when after a mistake they get thrown under the bus but rather be aware they’ve made a mistake given confidence that it can be fixed.

Downsize Your Home, Start To Enjoy Life

Handy is a company that operates in North America in the business of putting people in touch with professional cleaners and other people who can do things around the house. Since people may not always have the time or know-how to get things done around the house, it is best to hire someone to just get that item crossed off your to-do list. It can be something as small as putting shelves together or cleaning up the garage.


Home design according to your style

It is known that when you are in a place that is free of clutter, you also free up your mind, which contributes to mental health wellness. The trend nowadays is to design your home in a minimalistic way and the pieces are not too bulky and take up less space. There are even a lot of celebrities embracing this trend since it does help them out more than just enjoying their living space a little better. As we are moving away from the trend from the 90s and early 00s that we are what we own, people are realizing that the move stuff they buy do not bring them happiness. It is just not a good feeling to be a slave to a mortgage since it isn’t what it is portrayed to be. That is why this movement is going to a direction of a freedom first lifestyle that helps them have more time for the things that matter most such as spending more time with friends and family.


The trend towards portable homes

There has been an increase of small homes that are portable that shrink traditional property-driven confines can’t be overseen when looking at talking about downsizing and mobility. Let’s say the trend in living in a tiny home on wheels goes away, the mindset and freedom-first lifestyle will keep growing. Newer generations are looking into eco-friendly residences that take up less energy and require fewer materials then the average American home. If you think about it, the more time we have, we can spend it in doing more things that can improve ourselves or spend it people that matter. Handy has known that from the start and has made it their mission to make sure people have the time to invest in them. Time is our most valuable asset and increasing amounts of people are starting to realize this.