Posts By Andre Castillo

New generation needs help

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan organization advocating for Millennials ages 18-29, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for March 2013. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: The youth unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds specifically for March 2013 is 11.7 percent (NSA). The youth unemployment rate for 18-29Read… Read more »

Who provides the best health care in the country?

I’ve become a fan of Quora. It’s a great way to receive unfiltered, expert advice on the most random of topics. My contribution is this post. Did you know that the U.S. Federal Government provides the country’s best health care? I bet you didn’t. (I didn’t either, until after I started working there). Original post

The Generals

I’ve become a full convert to the audio book phenomenon. It is an incredibly efficient way to learn. I can knock out books while I’m at the gym or doing laundry. It’s wonderful. I’m currently working my way through The President’s Club. The last audio book I finished, The Generals by Thomas E. Ricks, isRead… Read more »

Airbnb offers help during the Boston scare

Social media has gotten a bit of a bad rap during the Boston bomber manhunt. But I think Airbnb’s effort to help provide housing assistance during the scare is a better representation of the role social media can and should play during a crisis. Original post

Emotional Intelligence

Great article by New York Times columnist David Brooks on the importance of emotional intelligence to career success, and where it comes from. Original post

Law Degrees and Lawsuits

Think that law degree will mean the difference between you and a great career? Law school admissions staff will tell you yes, but this court case says otherwise. Original post

Natural remedies for your office

This post is cross-posted at As part of my efforts to create a healthier work place, I do a lot to promote lifestyles and work ethics that are in tune with our bodies’ natural needs. An important part of this involves the use of natural remedies for various ailments. Natural remedies are great whenRead… Read more »