$100 Prize for funniest Workplace Wellness Horror Story

April 2nd, 2014 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Hate workplace wellness? Just doing it for the money? Sign the petition, tell your story and win $100. If there are ten stories from this Why the Heck group in the next 7 days, I’ll announce a winner on this site on the 8th day and send a check.
And pass the petition around [...]

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Funniest healthcare book review ever

February 10th, 2014 by arttaft

So funny and so complete you don’t even have to read my book.
Three Surprising Hazards Of Worksite Wellness Programs
Here’s a proposal for the plot of a new comic book.
Perry White summons Clark Kent and Lois Lane into his office one day in Metropolis.
“Great Caesars ghost,” White barks. “Health costs at theDaily Planet are through the roof. [...]

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Breakthrough on ALS Gehrig Jerseys–Your Brief Help Needed

December 14th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

There is a new show Saturdays at 4 PM on Washington’s top-rated station, WAMU 88.5, all about people coming up with ideas to solve problems.  http://wamu.org/programs/bigfix You can write to ideas@wamu.org and suggest that Major League Baseball market Gehrig jerseys to raise money for ALS.  I guarantee that this idea will get on the air…because [...]

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“Round Down” Penny Protest in Concord Remembered by Time Magazine

April 25th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Time Magazine fondly recalled our penny protest in Concord in last week’s issue
It wasn’t the lead story but, hey, it was three years ago and people still remember it.
For those of you new to the blog, a number of merchants refused to accept pennies at all, agreeing to round transactions down to the nearest nickel, [...]

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Idea #2: An ALS-, business- and consumer-friendly way to finally pitch the penny

March 16th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Lots has been written about the recent report that pennies now cost 2.4 cents apiece to make.   The “solution” to this problem ?  The government is exploring the use of cheaper metals.   Washington dare not phase them out  altogether because to do so would invite protests that retailers would round up to the nearest nickel, [...]

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