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What We’re Reading: January 14-18

A picture of an egg, The Miracle on the Hudson remembered, Brazilian spiders and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Just waitin’ in line for a burger. Which do you prefer on Instagram–an egg or Kylie Jenner?  We prefer the egg. Using Alexa in an open-plan office–not a great idea. Newsflash, everyone still hates open offices. Talking to Sully about The Miracle on the Hudson–10 years later.   David Watts1978/flickr/2009 Alternative decluttering i...
Tags: Radio, Maine, Kylie Jenner, Hudson, Alexa, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, David Watts1978


What We’re Reading: January 7-11

A 911 misdial, automatic beer ordering, lava and water and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Out of beer?  This fridge will reorder for you. gfpeck/flickr/2009 Ooops, he dialed the wrong number (from space). Super Blood Wolf Moon–Game of Thrones episode or astronomical event? Being bored is good for you, according to science. Tips for avoiding scams and scammers. When Lava met Water–boom! Was the world’s oldest woman a fraud?  Some think so. Mo...
Tags: Radio, Mona Lisa, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: December 31-January 4

Cookies, cakes, crickets and clutter compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Mmmmmm . . .cake. NASA’s New Horizons mission comes with its own soundtrack, courtesy of Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of Queen. Mark Kent/flickr/2012 Lessons learned from opening a box of crickets. How clutter weighs you down. Gluten-free Girl Scout cookies! Pinterest decorating trends for 2019–vertical gardens, pops of yellow and natural pools. There’s an app for ...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, What We're Reading, Brian May, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Mark Kent


What We’re Reading–December 24-28

A famous NASA photo, storing your Christmas lights, how to grip the steering wheel and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. We were punked by the glitter bomb anti-theft device. The history of the NASA Earthrise photo. Christmas lights storage hacks.     Tom Ipri/flickr/2011 Tips for working smarter in 2019. 10 and 2 or 9 and 3.  What is the best way to hold a steering wheel? The country’s oldest veteran has passed away at 112 years old.  We thank...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, Queens, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Tom Ipri


What We’re Reading: December 17-21

The greatest Christmas movie ever made, a $3 million dollar Tiffany lamp, tracking down a stolen tiny house and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Alexa makes shopping easy.  Even a parrot can do it! Beware of a Netflix phishing scam. Offshore wind lease plots have just sold for $400 million. Three years ago, one parcel from this area were sold for $1.50 an acre and one parcel sold for less than a dollar. How times change.   Aleksandr Zykov/flick...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, Alexa, What We're Reading, University of Washington, Tiffany, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Aleksandr Zykov, Stuart Strand


What We’re Reading: December 10-14

 The history of traffic lights, insurance for stolen packages, fax machines, dangerous toys, architectural gingerbread and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Cubicles=Freedom? Not so much. Traffic lights are 150 years old. Dagny Mol/flickr/2010 Police are teaming up with Amazon to outwit thieves.  Will insurance cover those stolen packages?  Maybe. Does anyone still use a fax machine? A shower for your dog. Boxy apartment design and how it relate...
Tags: Amazon, Chicago, University, Radio, Alaska, Dashlane, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Dagny Mol


What We’re Reading: November 26-30

What We’re Reading will be on vacation next week and will resume December 14. Landing on Mars, reading as therapy, dreams, cows, sleep texting and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. NASA’S InSight craft successfully landed on Mars. Outwit the porch pirates with these tips. What do you dream about? Helping soldiers and veterans through reading              Liz West/flickr/2013 Sleep texting is a thing, according to research. Getting the freshest ...
Tags: Nasa, Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Radio, Mars, Sears, What We're Reading, Liz West, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: November 12-16

Stan Lee, hockey jerseys, Daylight Savings Time, better GPS and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. The late Stan Lee’s motto–Excelsior! Fort Lee Focus/flickr/2012 Chip and Joanna are coming back to TV. 3-D hockey jerseys.  Or are they really called hockey sweaters? Finding your purpose in life can help you live longer. A ‘New Contract for the Web’. The end of Daylight Savings Time? Great gadgets. Stand up and save your life. The groom’s mother d...
Tags: Radio, Stan Lee, What We're Reading, Joanna, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: November 5-November 9

 Thanksgiving Pringles, song titles in a listing, light pillars, house renovation with the Brady Bunch  and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Jackie Mitchell struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in 1931.  Pretty good for a 17 year-old girl ! “A Very Brady Renovation” on HGTV. Thanksgiving Pringles?  No thanks, we’ll pass. Eating your hamburger turned upside down. Why? Can you find the hidden song titles in this listing? ...
Tags: Australia, Radio, Hgtv, What We're Reading, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Jackie Mitchell


What We’re Reading–October 29-November 2

 The Titanic II, walkable cities, Gettysburg ghosts, prefab houses and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Find your polling place with help from Hall & Oates!   Becky/flickr/2012 Swimming in a Mickey Mouse pool at a Disney-themed house. Saving cacti  and succulents in the Sonoran Desert. The benefits of reusing old buildings. Make your reservations to sail on the Titanic II in 2022.  Just watch out for icebergs. Why walkable cities are great for ...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Radio, Gettysburg, What We're Reading, Mickey Mouse, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Oates Becky, Sears Fido


What We’re Reading–October 22-26

Candy corn, a very old sword, where to charge your electric car, a vanishing island and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Would wearing blinders aid concentration in an open office?  Nope. Remove these items from your desk, pronto. Everything you want to know about candy corn. liz west/flickr/2006 Is your home haunted?  40% of people surveyed says their home might be haunted. . Finding a very old sword in a lake. No, it’s not the one from Monty...
Tags: Google, Nasa, Radio, Monty Python, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading–October 15-19

Star Wars scents, a hurricane-proof house, productivity tips, a shipping container Starbucks and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. This way to Bob’s house. When should we put up the Halloween Christmas Tree ? How about the Twelfth of Never? Increase your productivity and focus with these tips from Fast Company. Inhale the officially licensed scents of Star Wars with these candles. A Starbucks in Taiwan built out of shipping containers.          ...
Tags: Taiwan, Radio, Starbucks, Bob, Pacific Ocean, Michael, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Carroll Spinney


What We’re Reading–October 7-October 12

Self-destructing art, a giant pumpkin, Christmas sweaters, the Rage Cage, the Internet of Things, a very detailed map and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Self-destructing art–wait, what, why? Here’s the update. A giant pumpkin from Oregon. Are you a time realist? Gareth Simpson/flickr/2008 What is erupting besides water from a Yellowstone geyser?  Coins, glass, concrete and a pacifier. It is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas swea...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Radio, Norway, Yellowstone, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Gareth Simpson


What We’re Reading: October 1-October 5

Fatal selfies, lawn art, corn mazes, an environmentally friendly doghouse and more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. How to move an entire town. Living in a compact penthouse. What can you do with a pile of autumn leaves?  Make lawn art, of course!            Heath Cajandig/flickr/2013 Would you trust a robot to install drywall? Exploring the Opportunity Atlas. It’s Corn Maze time. Let’s hope you can find the exit. It’s also flu shot time.  Get the facts...
Tags: Uncategorized, Radio, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Heath Cajandig


What We’re Reading: September 17-21

Renting to pet parents, yummy Ranch Dressing, personality types,  spiders and more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Sheltering the homeless in empty big-box stores. The tasty history of Ranch Dressing. Will a new boarding system from United Airlines cut down at congestion at the gate?  We sure hope so. Learn how to get your day started on a positive note. Renting only to pet owners in Denmark.                 Jim Goudie/flickr/2017 What is your personal...
Tags: Uncategorized, Radio, Denmark, United Airlines, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Jim Goudie


What We’re Reading: September 10-14

Mustard pizza, real estate tips from “Game of Thrones”, the oldest house in Mexico City and more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Nonprofits are looking to move into better spaces, says a new report from CBRE. Mustard on pizza?  We say NO!             BobbbyLight/flickr/2012 Indications of rising home prices include florists, wine bars and Starbucks. Real estate success tips from “Game of Thrones.” Helping the bees in Amsterdam. Can’t-miss U.S. museums...
Tags: Uncategorized, Radio, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Starbucks, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, CBRE Mustard


Shipping Container or Home?

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski Think shipping containers are strictly for moving cargo? Think again. Shipping containers are being used in a variety of unexpected ways—emergency shelters, pools, medical clinics, office and retail buildings, hotels, and pop-up restaurants.  It doesn’t stop there, either.  Now all kinds of housing are being constructed from shipping containers because they offer ready-made steel modules that can be quickly modified into energy efficient residences. An early exa...
Tags: Technology, Articles, Nasa, Radio, Armenia, Energy Star, Orange County, Skype, What's New, Redondo Beach, Sundog, Follow Information Services on Twitter @asknar, Facebook NAR Information Services Contact, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Angel Schatz


Virtual Real(ity) Estate

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski What is the next technology to revolutionize the real estate world? Put yourself in this situation: you own a company in Shanghai and want to expand to the United States—San Francisco, to be exact. You have two options—fly to the United States, look at several office spaces in a short period of time, fly home and make a decision with a limited amount of information. Or, have a commercial REALTOR® walk you through several prospective office spaces at your conven...
Tags: Marketing, Samsung, Articles, San Francisco, Commercial Property, Chicago, United States, Shanghai, Google Cardboard, Seattle, Tulsa, Residential Property, Maurizio Pesce, Anne Marie Siudzinski