News You Can Use

Last week’s News You Can Use had it all. Well, almost. We’ve got: throwback video games, occupational recommendations, work-life balance, weird football throwers, dangerous readers and a gift list. How ’bout that!

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Pride or Shame From Meeting Goals (huffingtonpost.com)

I’m just shocked that people are still using Tetris for testing purposes.

Specify Skill and Personality Trait for Great LinkedIn Recommendations. (lifehacker.com)

What if that personality trait is: curmudgeonly. Seriously, this is a great post and even provides a template you can use.

How to be More Present with Your Family in Three Steps (pickthebrain.com)

Excellent point about how we convince ourselves that we can be focused on work and be simultaneously fully present with our family.

18 Year Old Cancer Survivor Invents a New Way to Throw a Football and Wins $100,000. (businessinsider.com)

Great story of ingenuity, persistence and individuality. Money quote: “They may all throw a football better than me, but no one will work harder than me.”

Caution: Reading Can Be Hazardous (nytimes.com)

Insider’s look of what it means to be a book award judge. This is perfect: There are only two reasons for reading fiction, I finally decided: to experience beautiful, original prose and to learn something about people and their nature.

Positively Present 2013 Gift Guide
(positivelypresent.com)

Personally, I would call this “The Positively Presents” but I’m a sucker for horrible puns. Dani whips up an amazing list of eclectic gifts, across a wide range of prices. Sometimes the descriptors are just as good as the gifts:
Light Up the Room Candle ($40) : because she does, doesn’t she?
Sticky Notes Six Pack ($12) : making the reminders prettier
Buck Trophy ($30) : a better alternative to killing Bambi
What Does the Fox Say Tee ($13) : the song’s in your head now, isn’t it? (Ed: Darn you, Dani!)
Mr. Happy Mug ($14) : a reminder for that Mr. Not-So-Happy
Narwhal Screwdriver Set ($15) : who doesn’t love narwhals? (Ed: I admit it, I googled it. )

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