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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 ~ 1/9/19

Atomic Habits: An easy & proven way to build good habits [James Clear]On hard choices [Seth Klarman]Putting recent economic & market moves in perspective [Ray Dalio]A final decision investment checklist [Value Investing World]16 ways to measure network effects [Andreessen Horowitz]The 2019 stock buy list [Crossing Wall Street] Stock market investors: it's time to [MarketWatch]The world's top 750 family businesses ranking [FamCap]Disney's Bob Iger interview [Barrons]On the Kentucky Bourbon resu...
Tags: Ge, Kentucky, Finance, China, Disney, Roku, Andreessen Horowitz, What We're Reading, Bnsf, James Clear, Bob Iger, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, AMZN, CGNX, DIS


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 ~ 11/1/18

More Than You Know: Finding financial wisdom in unconventional places [Mauboussin]Lots of great charts looking at the macro environment [Insecurity Analysis]The underappreciated role of luck in investing [Validea]Investors, look up from your algorithms [Daniel Arbess]Is there a new world debt crisis on the horizon? [World Economic Forum]The biggest mistakes bosses make when making decisions [WSJ]To boost the economy, let's first change how we measure it [Marketwatch]Profile [WSJ] How Best Buy ...
Tags: Finance, China, Bloomberg, Netflix, What We're Reading, World Economic Forum, Validea, Daniel Arbess, Mauboussin, Analytical Links, Harding Loevner, Insecurity Analysis


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 ~ 10/24/18

Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments [Michael Batnick]Fortune's Future 50 list: companies with best prospects for long-term growth [Fortune]On shallow risk versus deep risk [A Wealth of Common Sense] On Netflix's pricing power [Intrinsic Investing]The quality of quantity at Netflix [FT Alphaville]The economic cycle that just won't end [Morningstar]Profile of businessman Tilman Fertitta [SBNation]Louis Vuitton, Chanel most valuable brands but Gucci is gaining [Business of ...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, India, US, Netflix, Gucci, What We're Reading, Economic Times, Tilman Fertitta, Analytical Links, Michael Batnick, Louis Vuitton Chanel


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 ~ 10/16/18

Why family businesses outperform [Credit Suisse]Exclusive interview with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos [Forbes]Op-ed from AQR's Cliff Asness: Buyback derangement syndrome [WSJ]The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $20 billion payments startup [Wired]Profile of the owner of the In-N-Out burger chain [Forbes]Bob Iger's bets are paying off big time for Disney [TIME]Pitch on Henry Schein (HSCI) [Spruce Point Management]A pitch on Tempur Sealy [Barrons]A capacity to suffer and setting the right expec...
Tags: Amazon, Ge, Finance, Disney, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Goog, Jeff Bezos, General Electric, Tree, Lendingtree, Forbes, What We're Reading, Henry Schein, James Clear, Bob Iger


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 ~ 10/3/2018

The decision matrix: how to prioritize what matters [Farnam Street]Sustainable sources of competitive advantage [Collaborative Fund] Deep dive on wireless future: 5G [Axios]How Shopify is the platform powering the direct-to-consumer revolution [Digiday]Why Google Fiber is high-speed internet's most successful failure [HBR]Pulling back the curtain on how SoftBank's massive Vision Fund works [TechCrunch]A pitch on Yelp [Barrons]Inside the world's fastest growing food delivery service [Eater]Food d...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Finance, Softbank, America, Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Yelp, Trip, What We're Reading, David Rubenstein, Economic Times, AMZN, Democrat Chronicle, Grub


What We’re Reading: September 24-28

Left turn danger, unwanted iPhone apps, THE cutest sheep, Over-the-top decorating and more compiled by Donna McCormick, Budget & Operations Manager. Who knew there was so much danger in left turns? I need to book a flight to France ASAP! 9 Ways Being Single Can Improve Your Life. Delete those iPhone apps you don’t really use. Cutest sheep in the world! Cloudtail the Snow Leopard, flickr What $1 Millions Buys You in Real Estate Today. Is it possible to take decorating too far? Hate your cubicle? ...
Tags: France, Radio, What We're Reading, Donna McCormick


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


What We’re Reading: August 27-August 31

Conserving plastic objects, why we spend so much money at Target, live like a Hobbit, favorite decorating accessories, and a tomato fight festival. Build your own Hobbit House (Hobbit not included). How long should you sleep? The problems conserving plastic items, such as Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit, the first artificial heart and a lifelike sculpture.               Kanijoman/flickr/2012 Find out about the Hello Girls, America’s first female soldiers. The “Target Effect” is real.  And so is th...
Tags: America, Chicago, Radio, Neil Armstrong, What We're Reading, Hobbit House Hobbit


What We’re Reading: August 20-24

A nun with a great pitching arm, green roofs, house tattoos, set-jetting, floating farms and open offices. This nun is a better pitcher than Yu Darvish of the Cubs. It’s hard enough to get one hole-in-one, but three in a day is exceptional! Michelle Hofstrand/flickr/2005 Green roofs around the world. Learn how floating farms can bring food production closer to cities. Smart homes can be so complicated. This vacation style has really taken off–set-jetting. To improve the health of its neighbor...
Tags: Radio, What We're Reading, Yu Darvish, Michelle Hofstrand


What We’re Reading: August 13-17

Steve Martin, better meetings, a new Girl Scout cookie, a solution for open offices and making schools safer for students and staff. Making meetings more effective.  We all need that! More than 8 million square feet of shopping space–what else will the new Dubai Square mall contain? Floor to ceiling windows can make schools safer, along with making the administrative offices more visible and creating central meeting hubs for increased student interaction. Joella Marano/flickr/2011 Fun fact–Stev...
Tags: Radio, Steve Martin, What We're Reading, Saint Louis University, Dubai Square, Joella Marano, Newport Beach Association of REALTORS


What We’re Reading: August 6-August 10

A horse and buggy, solar roof tiles, secrets of the supermarket and getting rid of ums and ahs. Open plan offices are falling out of favor.  Will the same happen to open concept homes? What leadership lessons can we learn from the Thai cave rescue? A horse-powered Uber (kind of)! Martin Abegglen/flickr/2010 Will Tesla’s solar roof tiles production issues ever be fixed?  Investors are rattled. HGTV is the new owner of the “Brady Bunch” house.  We can hardy wait for the restoration reveal. Speak...
Tags: Tesla, Radio, Hgtv, What We're Reading, Martin Abegglen, Brady Bunch


What We’re Reading: July 30-August 3

“Blood Moon”, jobs and dating apps, Game of Thrones, the importance of reading, the Bank of Mom and Dad and emotional ties to your house. We couldn’t see the “Blood Moon” from the U.S., but a German astronaut on the International Space Station got some great pictures. Would you market your job on a dating app? Fancy living in a castle?  This one from “Game of Thrones” might be the home for you. Sandra/flickr/2013 Do you have time to read 5 hours a week?  Bill Gates does. Speaking of books, thes...
Tags: California, America, Radio, International Space Station, Bill Gates, What We're Reading, Sandra, United States Department of Agriculture, Bank of Mom


What We’re Reading: July 23-27

The Universe, a skyscraper with a waterfall, a company-wide meat ban, what parking costs American cities and an unusual retirement community. How would you respond to your employer enacting a policy like this?  We wouldn’t mind living out our days in a village like this. First time we’ve seen a skyscraper with its own waterfall. Can anyone answer these mysteries about the Universe? DonkeyHotey/flickr/2011 How will driverless cars change cities? Urban Land has some ideas. And besides, parking c...
Tags: Radio, What We're Reading


What We’re Reading: July 16-20

Famous houses, cheese, innovation, and science. We can only imagine the inconvenience of tourists to neighbors of this famous house. Here’s the story, of a house in Cali, that for a price you could have for your own. Of course this property closed on Friday the 13th. Odd. We would have guessed pizza’s hay day was in the 80s. Gastronomia Slow/flickr/2018 Finally. What’s the craziest marketing gimmick you’ve attempted? Up your smart home game. TFW you drop your phone and you’re certain it has sha...
Tags: Radio, What We're Reading, Cali


What We’re Reading: July 9-13

Offices, valuation, avocados, tech, housekeeping, and retail. Times are changing, and more companies are considering office amenities pioneered by Silicon Valley companies. We wouldn’t complain. The office is virtual, but the valuation is very real. Speaking of value, is $23 million high, or is this FLW home worth it? Of course avocados of this size can be found in Australia. Kjokkenutstyr Net/flickr/2016 Do you think added security measures are worth your time? This is the creepiest way to ke...
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What We’re Reading: July 2-6

Reinvention, materials, technology, design, and time management. From one extreme to another, what will happen to the former Ford plant in St. Paul? What do beaches have to do with buildings? Bill Wren/flickr/2010 Where was this technology during last weekend’s heat wave? Keep up with the technologies that home buyers and sellers expect of you. And while we’re on the subject, let’s cover some more. Keyboard shortcuts are the best — here are some for Slack. Autonomous vehicles? Full electricity...
Tags: Radio, Ford, What We're Reading, PAUL, Bill Wren