The 20 Best Things About September

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First bonfires of the season.

You get the fall color without having to rake any leaves.

Tangy chill cuts the summer heat but doesn’t actually make the air cold.

Pumpkin spice lattes and Octoberfest beers are rolled out.

Excuse to buy yourself new school supplies, whether or not you’re in school.

Excuse to gloat about being finished with school, if you’re finished with school.

All the new seasons start.

Touring bands get back to playing shows that aren’t gargantuan festivals.

Beyoncé’s birthday, September 4.

All the fall preview issues come out.

You start to feel slightly less bummed about sitting indoors all day.

More birthday parties, fewer weddings.

You can stop coating yourself in a rubbery layer of sunblock every day, and you can let your beach bod go.

Grocery store shelves are moved so the forklifts can roll in with small mountains of Halloween candy.

Rolled-up car windows mean fewer people hear you singing along to “Mambo No. 5.”

It’s time to unpack the sweaters and flannel pajama pants.

You can bike somewhere without arriving soaked in sweat.

Cider.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19.

Proximity of Christmas becomes palpable.

Jay Gabler

fastcompany:

Nearly 90 of jobs demand social media skills, but it turns out just hiring Millennials isn’t the answer.
In all the talk about the tech about the mismatch between the projected number of STEM jobs (1.2 million new ones in the next six years) and the U.S.-based talent to fill those positions, we’re losing sight of another big skills gap that’s right under our fingers every day.
Ninety percent of all jobs in the next year will require information and communication technology skills, according to research by Capgemini. Yet more than half the companies polled lacked social media skills. That’s despite a McKinsey report that projects social media adding up to $1.3 trillion to our economy. No wonder the gap is poised to create a war for talent that quietly rivals the battle playing out amid the startups of Silicon Valley.
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fastcompany:

Nearly 90 of jobs demand social media skills, but it turns out just hiring Millennials isn’t the answer.

In all the talk about the tech about the mismatch between the projected number of STEM jobs (1.2 million new ones in the next six years) and the U.S.-based talent to fill those positions, we’re losing sight of another big skills gap that’s right under our fingers every day.

Ninety percent of all jobs in the next year will require information and communication technology skills, according to research by Capgemini. Yet more than half the companies polled lacked social media skills. That’s despite a McKinsey report that projects social media adding up to $1.3 trillion to our economy. No wonder the gap is poised to create a war for talent that quietly rivals the battle playing out amid the startups of Silicon Valley.

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“While we’re looking at people, let’s look at Betty. She and Bogie seemed to have the most enormous opinion of each other’s charms, and when they fought it was with the utter confidence of two cats locked deliciously in the same cage.” —Katharine Hepburn

Reblogged from stateofgreen