not sure exactly what to write here, but I think a lot of folks tend to be fascinated with commercial fishing (and Alaska in general) & I wanted to be able to answer any questions/share stories etc.
I am a workplace happiness expert, speaker, and bestselling author of Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact. I' m also the CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company built to create happier company cultures for a more profitable and sustainable approach to business. Delivering Happiness started as a book (NYT and WSJ Bestseller, which sold one million copies worldwide) and evolved into a business consultancy and global movement that has impacted and inspired hundreds of companies and organizations worldwide.
My website is https://jennlim.com/.
I have decades of experience in culture and strategy, and I translate this experience into a practical “how-to” framework for more sustainable workplaces and modern organizational design. I guide everyone —no matter title or role— on how to live more meaningful lives through the work we do every day. My mission is to teach businesses how to create workplaces—led with happiness and humanity—that generate more profit, sustain all people at every level of the organization, and share how we can make a greater impact by being true to our authentic selves.
Ask me anything about the workplace including what creates longterm happiness, why some employees are regretting their Great Resignation career changes, how to align your employees' purpose with your company's purpose, and how creating happiness in the workplace can create a ripple effect out to the community, the country - and beyond!
Crosspost [Crosspost] I'm Jon Greenberg, a senior correspondent at PolitiFact fact-checking the Jan. 6 committee hearings. Ask me anything!
Crosspost [Crosspost] I’m Daniel Bessner, former foreign policy advisor to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign ＆ current co-host of the American Prestige podcast (available on Substack). Ask Me Anything!
Other I am a former member of the Amish church-I left in 2005 and I have started a petition asking that congress put protections in place to keep kids safe. Looking for journalist and bloggers to help me get the word out.
My name is Misty Griffin, I live in Pasadena, CA and I am the author of Tears of the Silenced , a Registered Nurse, and the consulting producer on NBC/Peacock's new docu-Series Sins of the Amish . I am the one who gathered the former Amish together for the series. I left the Amish in 2005.
Ask me anything!
I am calling on Congress to pass a Child Rights act here in the United States in order to put protections in place for all children, including those in ultra strict religious circles. I am looking for journalists, bloggers etc. who would want to help me get the word out about the petition. My hope is to get millions of signatures and do a Child Rights march in D.C this fall. I have already been to Capitol Hill and spoken to one sitting member of congress. This member of congress was interested but said I had to get the American people behind this in order for congress to listen.
If you are a journalist/blogger, have a website or know of anyone who is or does I would be most grateful for any help in getting this petition in front of the American people. Nothing of significance will ever change if we don't band together and fight for it. Children in religious circles are invisible to the outside world and have no where to turn for help. Children in general have no rights in USA, not really, none that are enforced for all children across the board. They cannot demand change on their behalf, we must do it for them.
Here is my Proof
Edit-1-Hi everyone. I will be back at 3 pm pacific 6-28-2022 to answer more questions. I have a toddler. Thanks!
Edit-2- Hi everyone, thanks for the great discussion. I am signing off for the night but feel free to continue to post questions for the next few days and I will answer them as soon I can. You can always contact me via my website as well https://www.mistygriffin.com/
Author I’m Steven Rinella, a father, outdoorsman, TV and podcast host, and author of eight books. Kids are on summer vacation so I’m here to talk about getting your family out of the house and radically engaged with nature. AMA!
You might know me from The MeatEater Podcast or as host of the Netflix show MeatEater… or as the guy who assembled a forty-five-course meal of esoteric wild game recipes from my first book,The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine. My latest title is OUTDOOR KIDS IN AN INSIDE WORLD. In it, I share the parenting wisdom I’ve gained as a father whose family has lived in some of the biggest cities and some of the wildest corners of America. I’m excited to share advice for getting kids engaged with nature in muddy, fun, hands-on ways that will ultimately help them see their own place within their natural ecosystem.
Technology We are the expert contributors to a free online course on the science, ethics, and societal impacts of CRISPR Gene Editing - ask us anything!
Among types of genetic editing, CRISPR is important because it is highly precise, cost effective, efficient, and has far-reaching applications in medicine, biomedical research, agriculture, and more. University of Michigan is running a free online course called the CRISPR Gene Editing Teach-Out June 7 - July 4, 2022 on Coursera.
In the Teach-Out and in this Reddit AMA, you will hear from experts representing diverse disciplines: bioethics, conservation, medicine, public engagement, and more. Confirmed contributors include:
- Josiah Zayner (josiahzayner) is a biohacker, artist, and scientist best known for his self-experimentation and his work making hands-on genetic engineering accessible to a lay audience.
- Françoise Baylis (FrancoiseBaylis), author of Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing and member of the governing board for the International Science Council (ISC).
- Ben Novak (Ben_Novak_1987), Lead Scientist at Revive & Restore, with expertise in the conceptualization and advocation of biotech- based genetic rescue solutions for all organisms.
- Jonathan Marron, pediatric oncologist, bioethicist, health services researcher, and educator at Boston Children's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
We will be live Monday, June 27 from 2-4pm EST. We look forward to answering your questions!
Thank you all so much! Your questions have been stimulating. We're signing off shortly, but will aim to follow up a little more over the next few days.
Business Hello! Jason, here. I've been the CEO of Fast Water Heater, one of the leading HVAC companies on the west coast since 2006. I'm here to answer any questions you have about raising capital from investors and acquiring and growing a company. AMA!
Hello! My name is Jason Hanleybrown. After getting my MBA, I raised capital from 25 investors using a search fund to buy out Fast Water Heater, a small HVAC company on the West Coast. After inputting systems, and building a reliable team, we tripled our revenue within the first five years.
In 2018, we partnered with Montlake Company and are now setting our goal on acquiring other service based businesses.
I’ll be available to answer questions LIVE at 8am PST about anything related to how to acquire and grow a company.
You can find the Fast Water Heater website here: https://www.fastwaterheater.com/
Crosspost [Crosspost] AMA with Phil McLaughlin Policy Fellow with the New Democrat Coalition in the US House of Representatives
Other Hey! My name is Amy Smith. I’m a food and brand photographer, mother of two, and a Lensbaby ambassador. Ask me anything about photography, prop styling, or my favorite gear to use. AMA!
Nice to meet everyone! My name is Amy Smith - I’m a food and brand photographer, working with small and large companies alike. The world of photography can be complex with lots of moving pieces so I'm here to answer any questions you might have about gear, prop styling or how to get started.
Proof of life: https://imgur.com/a/VD1UIxh
Personal Website:: https://www.amylsmithphotography.com/
Lensbaby Website: https://lensbaby.com/
Lensbaby Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lensbabyusa/
Specialized Profession You've seen the Key and Peele sketch with the Save the Children fundraiser? That has been my career for over a decade! Ask me anything.
Proof of who I am (note the company logos and the title on my business card.
Hello! I've been doing commercial fundraising for 12 years. I have raised money for several big names, including Save the Children, Nature Conservancy, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, Amnesty Internation, Children International, and a few more. I have also worked for more local charities with smaller budgets, and I have recently started my own fundraising firm!
If you live in a big city, you have probably talked to a face to face fundraiser. Ever wanted to fire off questions, but they didnt have the answer and/or you didnt have time to engage? Now is your chance!
EDIT (for clarity): I didnt work on the Key and Peele sketches. I am a face to face fundraiser/fundraising manager.
Author I'm Ritu Bhasin, expert in authenticity, inclusion, leadership and empowerment - ask me anything
My name is Ritu Bhasin, and I am an author, global speaker, and internationally recognized expert in inclusion, authenticity, leadership, and empowerment. My mission in life is to help create a more empowered, inclusive, and inspired world by unlocking authenticity for all. I want everyone to experience the freedom and magic that comes with living their truth, and I help people live their best, most authentic and empowered life, even in the face of experiencing oppression and other life challenges.
My book is called The Authenticity Principle: In a society that pushes conformity, how can you courageously choose to be who you really are—with yourself, in your relationships, and at work—despite the fear of judgment? I give you the tools to make this happen. Combining the latest neuroscience, leadership, diversity, and mindfulness research with a wealth of practical exercises, I unveil a cutting-edge framework for living and leading more authentically.
Learn more about me on my website: https://ritubhasin.com/
Ask me anything about how to be more authentic and genuine, how to live your most empowered life, why leaders need to prioritize inclusion and create a culture of vulnerability, and more! I am happy to answer all of your questions.
My short bio: Hello! I am 30 years old with a wife and two children and I am in my first week of recovery from receiving a kidney. I hope with this thread that I can shed some light on what transplants involve and maybe even a little about the donation process. It will also give me something to do while I'm laying around in bed for the next few weeks. Send me anything you are curious about and I will answer as many as I can!
The transplant also involves me staying out of town for an entire month which obviously adds up a few expenses with a hotel stay and other things that come with travel. It is obviously not the purpose of this AMA but people were asking on another thread I had posted. So here is the link to my GoFundMe. Feel free to take a look or ignore it completely :)
My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/bdA2Q9t
I work at a busy regional airport in the south of England. We were in the top 10 in the UK last year by aircraft movements, and we're getting busier. I am qualified and active in tower, approach and approach radar. I have instructor and assessor qualifications, and I've been in the job since 2015.
I've noticed threads about ATC in the US getting attention recently, so I thought this might be useful for anyone looking for information about the UK side of things. I can talk about the training process, the qualifications and how the job itself works, at least as far as my qualifications go. If there's anything you'd like to know - AMA!
I'm happy to answer about my experience of joining NATS (it's the initial route I'd recommend to anyone looking at getting in ATC), but my experience dates back about 15 years, so obviously your mileage may (and almost certainly will) vary.
I can answer about Area control but only in a fairly general way as I work at an airport. I did train for Area initially, but I am absolutely not an expert on that.
I won't be posting anything that identifies my place of work as I'm not speaking as a company representative, though anyone that wanted to could narrow down where I might work from the CAA movement statistics.
Edit: Thanks for all the questions everybody, I am working my way through!
Edit 2: Thanks again everyone, I think I ended up going through in reverse order, so I'm sorry for that. Still working through.
Edit 3: I'm getting a lot of similar questions so I'm starting to C&P some answers to reduce response time. I'm sorry to everyone I haven't got to yet!
Edit 4: I'm pretty wiped out for today, but I'll come back for more tomorrow. Thanks everybody, I hope you got some useful information out of me.
Edit 5: Here we go, day 2. A few FAQs:
How can I get a job as an ATCO?
I always suggest NATS in the first instance - it's the only organisation that will recruit you directly as a trainee controller, and pay you while you do so. Unfortunately it looks like their intake is closed at the moment, but you can still register your interest via that link.
Needless to say competition is high but if you do some research, learn about the job (Google CAP 493) and visit some units to get some background (look at the AIP for an airport you're interested in visiting - the telephone number for ATC will be in there) it will stand you in good stead during the selection process.
I'm a <insert nationality> ATCO. Can I get a job in the UK?
I don't know if the CAA offers any "conversion" pathways for licence holders from other countries, so you might have to follow the licencing process from scratch. As far as I know you don't have to be a UK citizen though, so it might be easier for you to make the transfer than it would be for me to do the reverse!
Your previous experience would probably qualify you for reduced training hours as a "previously valid" controller once you reach the unit you're working at. In addition some units have in their UTP provisions for trainees showing exceptional competence, which could reduce required training hours further.
Have you ever seen a UFO?
Yep! Occasionally on night shifts I used to see lights hovering in the sky too high to be a drone, and too low to be an aircraft. I'd notice them, then look back a few minutes later and they'd have disappeared. Happened a few times.
When I was idly zooming out the radar feed one night when it was quiet, I realised that I was seeing landing lights of aircraft being vectored for a large airport about 40 miles away, that happened to be facing me at the time. When the aircraft turned away, they "disappeared."
I felt pretty stupid.
How about that EE advert. Can you land a plane over the internet?
Everyone got a good laugh at that advert. You can't clear an aircraft to land over the internet.
Watch it again and you'll hear they don't even identify themselves as "Cambridge Tower" or "Cambridge Approach/Radar," and they don't clear the aircraft to land either. They call themselves "Cambridge Ops" (IIRC) and say "Runway XX available for landing," which is just giving the aircraft information, not permission to do anything.
Our operations team has their own frequency that they can use to talk to crews of airborne aircraft. Logistical details like how many vehicles the passengers need, any particular handling or fuelling needs, etc. That's all they were doing in this advert, not passing control instructions. The controlling happened at the tower like always. The "we landed a plane!" stuff is just laughable.
That said there are airports out there with remote towers, where the controllers are situated elsewhere, and control via cameras mounted at the airport.
Unique Experience Three years ago I donated my left kidney anonymously to a total stranger on the kidney waitlist. AMA!
Three years ago today, I donated a kidney, despite not knowing anyone who needed one. My kidney went to a total stranger who I didn't know. I wrote about why I did it in ArcDigital. Since then, I've also become an advocate for encouraging others to consider donating, and an advocate for changing our approach to kidney policy (which actively makes the kidney crisis worse).
Ask me anything about donating a kidney!
If anyone is interested in learning more about becoming a donor, please check out these resources:
- Waitlistzero is a non-profit working to end the kidney crisis, and was an excellent resource for me. I'd highly recommend getting in touch with them if you're curious, they'll have someone call you to talk.
- My previously mentioned post about why I donated
- Dylan Matthews of Vox writes about his decision to donate a kidney to a stranger, and what the experience was like.
- The National Kidney Registry is the organization that helped arrange my donation to a stranger.
- If you're a podcast person, I interviewed Dylan Matthews about his decision to donate here and interviewed Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin Roth about kidney policy here.
The blogs above show my writings from when I donated, but in addition to the Medium post and podcast episodes above, here's an album of my paperwork, hospital stay, and a shot of my left kidney sitting in a metal pan.
FightinCowboy will be joining us on June 25th at 2:00pm EST
Proof of AMA here: https://twitter.com/Fightincowboy/status/1538291527356755971
Specialized Profession I am Clay Pell, lawyer and former Department of Education Official. I'm here to answer your questions on the 50th Birthday of the Pell Grant!
I'm Clay Pell, a lawyer and the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education in the United States Department of Education. My Grandfather was the Senator responsible for the Pell Grant, and on its 50th birthday I wanted to answer your questions about the history and significance of the program. I'm here in a nonpartisan and nonpolitical capacity, so I'll mainly be talking about the the impact the Pell Grant has had. I'll start answering questions around 7 PM EST, so ask away!
Crosspost [crosspost] Adam Roe, Founder, CEO, and Product Architect of Zero Labs, a Startup Company That Turns Classic Cars Into Fully-Electric Vehicles is doing an AMA in r/technology.
Author I’m Bo Seo, two-time world champion debater and former coach of the Australian national debating team and the Harvard College Debating Union. I’ve written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, and more. My first book, Good Arguments, published on June 7th. Ask me anything!
When I was 8, my family moved from Korea to Australia. I didn’t speak English and often struggled at school because of it. Then I discovered debate in 5th grade and it changed my life. Now I’ve won two world championships for debate and had the opportunity to also coach debate. I wrote my first book, Good Arguments, which published earlier this month because I still believe in the power of fruitful and good debate—from improving a romantic relationship to negotiating a promotion. - 6/2/22 Boston Globe Feature and Review - 6/3/22 LitHub Interview with Andrew Keen on How Good Debate Can Save Democracy - 6/7/22 Books on Pod Podcast Interview - 6/14/22 Book Tour Event at Free Library of Philadelphia
Actor / Entertainer Chloe Traicos who plays Gloria Freeman on The Righteous Gemstones would love to talk to you all about the show
Chloe Traicos - I'm an actress who plays Gloria Freeman on The Righteous Gemstones. In the most recent season I'm known for being Harmon's mother and the wife who was cruelly abandoned in the pet store,and whose son Harmon grows into Macauley Culkin's character who goes on to do some pretty bad things as the season progresses. Gloria has sparked a great deal of online discussion and theories about what happens to her and Harmon - And I'd love to answer any questions you all may have about the character and about being on the show.
Proof: Here's my proof! ( horrible picture but hopefully you can at least see its me)
Academic I am a sleep expert – a board-certified clinical sleep psychologist, here to answer all your questions about insomnia. AMA!
Jennifer Martin here, I am a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and am current president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Tonight is Insomnia Awareness Night, which is held nationally to provide education and support for those living with chronic insomnia. I’m here to help you sleep better! AMA from 10 to 11 p.m. ET tonight.
You can find my full bio here.
View my proof photo here: https://imgur.com/a/w2akwWD
Technology Can Reddit make search results better? We are Yash Pande and Rahil Bathwal, engineers at the search engine Neeva, and we’ve been working on bringing the awesome content across this site to your search results. Ask Us Anything!
By now you’ve probably heard (or read the viral post) Google search is dying. And (adding) @Reddit (to any search query) is all the rage. We are engineers at the search engine Neeva, and we agree that Reddit discussions are a great source of high quality information.
So how do you use the zeitgeist on forums and deeply integrate those discussions to make your search results better? Is it really as simple as adding the word [reddit] to every search query? We’ve spent the last few months taking a closer look at all things Reddit and search. We’ve looked at human evals, query and click logs, and our index of the web to understand how users discover Reddit content in search, and rethink the search experience in a Reddit-forward way.
AMA on how we think Reddit content can make search (at Neeva) better, and vice versa. And while we are at it, we’d love to learn what features you want to see from your favorite Reddit-forward search engine (whichever one that may be).
Update (6/24): Thank you all for the great questions, we had a great time answering them! We will check back in if anything new pops up and hope to do more of these soon.
Director / Crew We are the producers of Paramount+'s true crime docuseries Never Seen Again. Ask Us Anything (answering live June 23 at 4pm ET)
Never Seen Again is a docudrama where families share the stories of their lost loved ones and reach out to the public for answers.
The first eight episodes have dropped on Paramount+ and recount the last moments of 7 missing people.
Ask us anything about the cases or the process of filming the series.
Here's a photo of our executive producer Solly Granatstein https://imgur.com/a/yIRrRRi
His Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solly_Granatstein
His imdb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4020004/
*** We are postponing the AMA to July 7 at 4pm ET***
Hi! I'm Dr. Parsa Mohebi, and I'm one of the top hair transplant surgeons in the United States. I'm based in Los Angeles and San Francisco and I am here to answer your questions about hair loss, hair transplants and just about anything else related to hair restoration! You can find my practice, Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, at http://parsamohebi.com/. Thanks, Reddit!