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Today's top search engine, Google, references the company's special culture in their company overview online, highlighting the open quality of weekly all-hands "TGIF" meetings on Fridays and the unique office and cafe designs at Google locations worldwide that are "designed to encourage interactions between Googlers within and across teams."

Within all of Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are bound to be some unique cultural traits to be found. Does everyone gather for lunch together on a regular basis? Is there a designated committee to spread positivity and cheer throughout the department? Are your coworkers recognized publicly for going above and beyond?

Share what you think is special about the culture in your department or institution in today’s Question of the Week.

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Everyone has a must-do list of adventures or activities that they'd like to accomplish before they die. According to bucketlist.org, some of the top bucket list items include:
- Cliff/base jumping
- Traveling to all seven continents
- Experiencing the culture of a particular country
- Learning a new skill or sport
- Skydiving

So, what's next your bucket list? Whether it's an exotic vacation, a thrilling adventure or a new activity, share your next bucket list plan in today's Question of the Week.

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The Atlantic recently published the top coffee-drinking countries around the world, and you might be surprised to learn that the United States doesn’t even fall in the top 10. The Netherlands lead the way with an average 2.4 cups of coffee per day, followed by Finland at 1.8 cups and Sweden at 1.3 cups. The U.S. falls 16th on the list at .93 cups of coffee per day.

What’s your morning beverage of choice? Do you make up part of the U.S. coffee-drinking population or should you consider moving to the Netherlands? Do you take a less-caffeinated route and enjoy juice, a glass of milk, or a warm cup of tea? Share your morning beverage habits here in today’s Question of the Week.

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Last week, Michael Strahan of Live! With Kelly & Michael shared a comical coincidence of his new celebrity twin, Tiger Woods, after getting a tooth knocked during a skiing mishap. Holding up a newspaper clipping of a toothless Tiger Woods, Michael grins his trademark gap-toothed grin to compare the resemblance.

Do you have a celebrity twin, or someone who you look almost identical to? Let’s see it! Post your picture and comment on your celebrity twin in today’s Hopkins Happenings: Question of the Week.

 

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#MyHealthPromiseHave you made a resolution to yourself to improve your health in 2015? If you haven't already made one, check out some of these healthy resolutions from the new Make a Health Promise section of the hopkinsmedicine.org website to help you stick to your goals for a healthier 2015:

  • Take better control (blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes)
  • Schedule an important screening (bone mass density, mammogram, colorectal health, heart checkup, skin checkup)
  • Schedule a routine health exam (dental, vision, hearing, annual men’s/women’s checkup)
  • Quit a bad habit (smoking, drinking alcohol, consuming sugary beverages)

What is your 2015 health promise? Share your comments below, and inspire others by sharing your promise on facebook or twitter using the hashtag #MyHealthPromise.

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It seems there’s an acronym for every person, place and thing at Johns Hopkins. But if you’re the new employee on the unit, or are simply confused by some of the commonly used abbreviations, you may need help deciphering what they all mean. Let’s share some commonly used acronyms in today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Question of the Week to help each other understand the Johns Hopkins “lingo.”

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As the Johns Hopkins Medicine Year in Review showed us, a year can bring so much promise and change. From detecting early cancers with a blood test to creating 3D printed prosthetic hands for children, these changes will undoubtedly lead to further advacements and innovation.

What will those changes be in 2015? Will there be changes in how the world communicates or travels? Will a new technology reshape education or medicine? Share and discuss how you believe the world will change in the comments below.

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As we look ahead to 2015 and the changes we might hope to make, think back to this time last year and the resolutions you declared for a promising 2014. What were those resolutions and did you manage to keep them through the year? If not, how far along did you get? Share your New Year's Resolutions stories in the comments below.

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Last week, Time Magazine's annual Person of the Year was revealed to be "the Ebola fighters", those throughout the world that have helped fight the outbreak of the Ebola disease. If JHM's publication, Dome, were to select a Person of the Year from Johns Hopkins Medicine, who you would nominate to receive this distinction and why?

The floor is yours, so choose anyone from JHM that you feel deserves the recognition as the Person of the Year.

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"If I had known then, what I know now..."

Part of growing up is learning lessons and applying them as you go on in life. As wide-eyed kids out of school, we might think we know everything we need to know entering our career pathway, but quickly learn there's so much more. Of all of the lessons you have learned, what is the one thing you wish you had known before you started your career? Would that knowledge have taken you on a different path? Leave a comment and share your answer to today's Question of the Week!

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