Jacques of all Trades

Apr 12

Water break near the Cherry Blossom Parade this morning.

Water break near the Cherry Blossom Parade this morning.

Apr 11

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Del Ray is Springing

Del Ray is Springing

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Apr 10

Join GAO Director Greg Wilshusen today at 2:00 p.m. ET for a chat on how IRS protects financial and taxpayer data. (via AskGAOLive: IRS Securing Financial and Taxpayer Data)

Join GAO Director Greg Wilshusen today at 2:00 p.m. ET for a chat on how IRS protects financial and taxpayer data. (via AskGAOLive: IRS Securing Financial and Taxpayer Data)

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Apr 09

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

“Many of us get stuck in the daily rut; driving the same route to work, eating the same breakfast, starting the day by filtering through emails. Changing up our routine stimulates the brain, enhancing creativity and happiness. “By changing your everyday patterns and habitual processes, you will be creating new neural connections in your brain. Simply changing your route to and from work will expose you to new visual and auditory stimuli, [for example],” writes Donovan. This explains why extraordinary thinkers such as Steve Jobs and Steven Spielberg were known to on long walks to stimulate breakthrough ideas.” — What The Happiest People Know About Work | Fast Company | Business Innovation

Apr 08

“The Internet is different. With so much information, hyperlinked text, videos alongside words and interactivity everywhere, our brains form shortcuts to deal with it all — scanning, searching for key words, scrolling up and down quickly. This is nonlinear reading, and it has been documented in academic studies. Some researchers believe that for many people, this style of reading is beginning to invade when dealing with other mediums as well. “We’re spending so much time touching, pushing, linking, scroll­ing and jumping through text that when we sit down with a novel, your daily habits of jumping, clicking, linking is just ingrained in you,” said Andrew Dillon, a University of Texas professor who studies reading. “We’re in this new era of information behavior, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of that.”” — Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Washington Post (via infoneer-pulse)

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Game of Thrones renewed for seasons five and six! -

(Source: wicnet, via hotpotofcoffee)

Apr 07

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““The Rains of Castamere” …the Lannisters’ signature song. That song is to the Lannisters what “Born to Run” is to people from New Jersey.” — ‘Game of Thrones’ recap: ‘The Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts.’

Apr 06

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A pair of marmots pose for the camera with Austria’s tallest mountain, the Grossglockner, in the background

Picture: Misja Smits/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency (via Pictures of the day: 3 April 2014 - Telegraph)

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A pair of marmots pose for the camera with Austria’s tallest mountain, the Grossglockner, in the background

Picture: Misja Smits/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency (via Pictures of the day: 3 April 2014 - Telegraph)