Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Origins of Office Speak

“They go to the meeting, where their pointy-haired boss presides. “You’re all very attentive today,” he observes. “My proactive leadership must be working!””

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Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest

“Another study shows that sitting is really, really, really bad for your health. Please, just get a standup desk! A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest.”

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Pay, Spend, Pay: The Common Debt Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make

“When it comes to making debt payments, most of us probably fall into three categories: those who pay the minimum, those who try to pay a little more than the minimum—and those who are like Jason Vitug.”

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America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government

“The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation’s Chief Technology Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his post.”

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Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago

“In early 2011, a young Chicago couple found themselves unemployed at the same time. Kate Riley, 29, quit her tutoring job at Harold Washington College, and Dan Jacobs, 32, had been laid off from his executive chef position at a French bistro.”

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Ditch Your Office Chair for a New ‘Standing Desk’

“By Mark Lukach. This article was originally published on The Wirecutter, a “list of great technology” curated by Wired alum Brian Lam. If I wanted to keep my current desk, and convert it to a standing desk, I would get the Kangaroo Pro Junior.”

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How Fast Food Chains Pick Their Next Location ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

“This article contains interviews with Simon Thompson, commercial director at Esri and John Crouse, director of real estate services at Wendy’s. When the global economic crisis hit in 2008, fast food companies were hit harder than expected.”

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