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Sunday Funnies: Katniss vs Apple Maps in the Hunger Games

What do you get when you combine the frenzy around the iPhone 5, the programming disaster called Apple Maps, and one of my favorite book series,The Hunger Games? You get a quick laugh for today’s Sunday Funnies – enjoy! (And yes, that’s a Katniss Barbie doll on the left.  No cute little tea parties for these girls!) Poor Katniss.  The odds were never in her favor this time. OK, now that you’re done groaning, it’s time for my twice-a-week when-I-manage-it update on goals. Another A- for schoolwork.  I still do a lot in the evening, and still spend too much time procrastinating.  But I’m done with Othello, heading into A Winter’s Tale.  Folklore paper is begun, and it’s time to revise four essays over the next month.  Countdown time! Edits on Shimmer:  A.  Still making good progress.  I’m on campus twice a week, and I go a couple hours early–that … Continue reading

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Productivity and Cute Baby Animals

I didn’t believe it.  You’re not going to believe it.  But I dare you to try! Matt Stopera over on mentioned a study that proves* viewing pictures of baby animals increases productivity.  And then follows it with some of the cutest pictures ever.  And by golly, I actually got up and did the exercise session I had been putting off, and then came back to write this post – absolute, undeniable, irrefutable, incontrovertible proof that it works! So here are your instructions: Go to Baby Animals Scientifically Proven to Increase Productivity. Look at the pictures with a task in mind.  Try not to spend extra time with oohs and ahhs. Come back here and tell us how you felt and if you were more productive, or actually did the thing you’ve been putting off. (Of course, the science only “proves” that viewing baby animal pictures is better than viewing … Continue reading

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