Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Podcast; Networking for Women

Dr. Valerie Young, career counselor, lecturer and author, helps women understand and overcome internal obstacles to success. She speaks about what women must do to become better networkers.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Big Think

A searchable archive of "hundreds of hours of direct, unfiltered
interviews with today's leading thinkers, movers and shakers."
Browsable by the experts' names, and by categories like science & technology,
truth & justice, faith & beliefs, media & the press, etc. Mashable calls
it "YouTube for smartypants."

Big Think

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MPAA: Students steal 44% of our $$$ ... well, maybe 15% ... or 3% ...

Ooopsie. Turns out the math in a 2005 study commissioned by the Motion Picture Association of America that blames college students for a 44% loss of US movie revenue was off by just a little. After correcting for "human error" the MPAA now claims students only steal 15% of their money. Educause thinks it's more like 3%. So why does this matter? The MPAA was using this study to push Congress to cut off funding to universities that failed to implement "alternatives" and "technology-based deterrents" to file sharing. Free advice to the MPAA: You'll make more money if you stop making crappy movies (and between films, check out this book from your local library).

Read the full story here ...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Do People Slow Down When Gas Prices Go Up?

The Congressional Budget Office of the United States has just released a study showing how gasoline prices effect driving habits. Since the cover shows prices about seventy cents lower than the current average, we know it's been a month or two since the photo was taken. Click on the blue title above to read the report.

Friday, January 18, 2008

State Agency Databases: 50

Looking for state agency information from one of our 50 states in the Union? Try the new State Agency Database Courtesy of American Library Association GODORT (Government Documents Round Table).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Best Cities For Jobs 2008

To compile the rankings for the Best Cities For Jobs list forecast, used five data points, weighted equally: the state's unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income and cost of living for full-year 2006 (only partial data is available so far for 2007). Forbes measured the largest 100 metropolitan areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, and obtained the data from Moody's

For more information: Best Cities For Jobs 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Martian Global Surveyor Bites the Dust

In 1996, the United States launched the Mars Global Surveyor. This $220 million spacecraft was suppoed to last about two years. Instead it kept on going for 10 years - providing a wealth of information, including the first topographical map of the planet. The magnetic field suggests that Mars has a hot moving core, just like earth. Other knowledge gleaned is that meteorites still hit the surface occasionally, and water born minerals are deposited in gullies. Also the carbon dioxide ice cap on the south pole is shrinking. (This may suggest that the rising temperatures on planets could be caused by changes in our sun.) Explorer also found out that there are 5 mile high dust devils on the planet. If we ever build a space station there, we probably will want to get as much insurance coverage as possible. Click on the blue title above to read more.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Goodbye privacy: US now an "endemic surveillance society"

According to Privacy International, the United States is now an "endemic surveillance society." In 2007, the United States joined China, Russia, Malaysia, and Singapore at the bottom of the list of countries that respect the privacy of their citizens. Read the report here.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Nano: Worlds 1st $2500 Car

From AP Wire News Service: India's Tata Motors today unveiled its much anticipated $2,500 car, an ultracheap price tag that suddenly brings car ownership into the reach of tens of millions of people across the world. While the price has created a buzz, critics say the vehicle, called the Tata Nano, will lead to possibly millions more cars hitting already clogged Indian roads, adding to mounting air and noise pollution problems. Others have said Tata will have to sacrifice quality and safety standards to meet the target price.

For more information: Tata Motors to launch bargain car

Thursday, January 10, 2008

100 + Ways to Organize Your Life

Welcome back! There comes a time in life when you have to put a stop to the mess you’ve been working and living in and say: no more! I’m going to get organized, do more and earn more in the same or even shorter amount of time. has collected over one hundred links to help you get it together.

Save Time & Get Organized