Motivation and Fun for the Weekened

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope you have had a lovely week (mine has seemed incredibly long and busy) and have a lovely weekend planned. Today, I just want to share some of the articles that have caught my eye over the last week and may give you something to ponder as you head into your weekend.

As those of you who have read this blog for a while know, I’m very interested in productivity in order to get projects finished. I really enjoyed this article by Lifehacker on how we need to stick to one goal at a time in order to keep up our motivation. Sometimes I feel like I need to have a dozen goals and projects going on to be productive or keep up with colleagues, but I need the the reminder to step back and focus on one thing at a time. Yay for single-tasking and clear focus.

I also thought I’d share Lifehacker’s advice on how to take a sick day without falling behind as we are going into cold and flu season. If you are sick, please stay home and get well. Also, use this article to help you prepare for the inevitable cold downtime this season so you can rest without guilt (or needing to go out of the house) and focus on getting well. Your body and all your colleagues will thank you.

As you, dear readers, well know, I am a big fan of Joy the Baker’s wonderful recipes. Her latest recipe for sharp cheddar cheese crackers sound delicious and I think will use up a lot of cheese in my house in the very near future.

As Thanksgiving and other holidays will be here before we know it, I’m excited that Hipmunk has added free fare alerts. Hipmunk is definitely one of my favorite sites to use for finding low airfares (and it is not just because it has one of the best mascots ever). This feature just makes Hipmunk that much better to use.

Finally, I highly recommend watching this video (via Gizmodo) of a four legged wheelchair climbs steps like a mountain goat. It is amazing and I’m hoping that a similar chair will be put into to production soon.

Have a wonderful weekend full of reading (I’m reading the very interesting The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation, which I think I may use in my information literacy courses), relaxing, and talking with friends. I’ll be back soon with more. Allons-y!