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Good morning Tumblr!
Here are a few productivity articles to get you going, the right way:
13 Energy Boosters For Your Busy Workday
The 4 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Morning
Do Your Most Important Task First

Good morning Tumblr!

Here are a few productivity articles to get you going, the right way:

newyorker:

A cartoon by Paul Noth. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1dIN88h

Most productivity strategies focus on prioritization, turning off social media, list-making, and calendar management, but the most critical factor of all? Personal energy. Here are 4 ways to boost your energy so you can be highly productive every day.
1. Take breaks throughout the day
2. Eat strategically
3. Maintain your attitude
4. Get restful sleep

newyorker:

A cartoon by Paul Noth. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1dIN88h


Most productivity strategies focus on prioritization, turning off social media, list-making, and calendar management, but the most critical factor of all? Personal energy. Here are 4 ways to boost your energy so you can be highly productive every day.

1. Take breaks throughout the day

2. Eat strategically

3. Maintain your attitude

4. Get restful sleep

6 Ways to Achieve That Elusive Work-Life Balance
In theory, work-life balance sounds ideal. In practice, it’s hard to achieve. Use these six steps to strike a better balance and hopefully get you to the beach for some “me time” this summer.
1. Plan properly
2. Execute
3. Schedule “me time”
4. Learn to turn off technology
5. Early to bed, early to rise.
6. An apple a day
Read more on how to get the work-life balance you need.
(Photo by Gray Malin via Lost at E Minor)

6 Ways to Achieve That Elusive Work-Life Balance

In theory, work-life balance sounds ideal. In practice, it’s hard to achieve. Use these six steps to strike a better balance and hopefully get you to the beach for some “me time” this summer.

1. Plan properly

2. Execute

3. Schedule “me time”

4. Learn to turn off technology

5. Early to bed, early to rise.

6. An apple a day

Read more on how to get the work-life balance you need.

(Photo by Gray Malin via Lost at E Minor)

Can These 5 Social Apps Boost Employee Health and Wellness?

Whether you’re for or against the Affordable Care Act, health care is a huge subject right now, and for good reason. According to the Kaiser Foundation, employer-sponsored health coverage for family premiums has increased nearly 100 percent during the past decade. In addition, total health spending accounted for approximately 18 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) back in 2010.

Bottom line, staying healthy not only costs money but requires an investment of our time. The investment pays off in terms of employee productivity, morale and high performance. Smart companies are starting to direct energy to educating employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s good for employees and it’s good for business.

What better way to encourage employees to take care of themselves than by using social tools? After all, we have our phones and tablets with us all the time these days.

Read here for some ways you can take full advantage of the connectivity.

Who needs college? Young entrepreneur bets on bright idea for solar energy
Eighteen months ago Eden Full was finishing up her sophomore year at Princeton University. She was on the crew team as a coxswain. She had spent the previous summer in Kenya building an innovative, low-cost contraption to make solar panels more efficient. Full was glowingly successful — the kind of college student who ends up profiled in alumni magazines. But Full had decided to drop out. Read More
(via Who needs college? Young entrepreneur bets on bright idea for solar energy | 89.3 KPCC)

Who needs college? Young entrepreneur bets on bright idea for solar energy

Eighteen months ago Eden Full was finishing up her sophomore year at Princeton University. She was on the crew team as a coxswain. She had spent the previous summer in Kenya building an innovative, low-cost contraption to make solar panels more efficient. Full was glowingly successful — the kind of college student who ends up profiled in alumni magazines. But Full had decided to drop out. Read More

(via Who needs college? Young entrepreneur bets on bright idea for solar energy | 89.3 KPCC)

A Small Business Guide to the Presidential ElectionBoth Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney pledge to create jobs and kickstart the economy, but differ on their methods. For those still on the fence, here’s a summary of their stances on issues affecting small business. Read MoreRelated posts:1. Presidential Candidates Spar Over Small Business (Again)2. Obama’s Plans for Small Business3. Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to Obama4. Will Election Year Politics Destroy Your Culture?5. Top 5 Business Lessons from the Presidential Debates
        (via A Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
A Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election

Both Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney pledge to create jobs and kickstart the economy, but differ on their methods. For those still on the fence, here’s a summary of their stances on issues affecting small business. Read More

Related posts:
1. Presidential Candidates Spar Over Small Business (Again)
2. Obama’s Plans for Small Business
3. Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to Obama
4. Will Election Year Politics Destroy Your Culture?
5. Top 5 Business Lessons from the Presidential Debates

(via A Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Aquion, based in Pittsburgh, has been developing low cost batteries for microgrid installations in remote villages around the world. The batteries are as cheap as the oldest rechargeable acid-lead batteries, but last two to three times as long. Article in Technology Review.

(via energysystems)

latimes:

Ocean waves power a prototype generator in Newport Beach: After testing their wave-powered turbine near the Wedge, the entrepreneurs behind Green Wave Energy Corp. want Newport Beach officials’ permission to set up a more permanent trial.
Photo:  Waves crash at the Wedge, a Newport Beach spot famous for its big ocean swells. Mark Holmes and David New of Green Wave Energy have tested their wave-powered generator about 200 yards offshore. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

awesome project from Holes and New.

latimes:

Ocean waves power a prototype generator in Newport Beach: After testing their wave-powered turbine near the Wedge, the entrepreneurs behind Green Wave Energy Corp. want Newport Beach officials’ permission to set up a more permanent trial.

Photo: Waves crash at the Wedge, a Newport Beach spot famous for its big ocean swells. Mark Holmes and David New of Green Wave Energy have tested their wave-powered generator about 200 yards offshore. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

awesome project from Holes and New.

Who knew it was possible to not only escape the Enron disaster, but also emerge from the rubble with a success story? Richard Kinder, former Enron exec and c0-founder of Kinder Morgan, announced a $21.1 billion dollar deal yesterday—what The Wall Street Journal calls “one of the biggest energy deals in history.”
(via Richard Kinder: The Luckiest Ex-Enron Employee - Deal Journal - WSJ)
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Who knew it was possible to not only escape the Enron disaster, but also emerge from the rubble with a success story? Richard Kinder, former Enron exec and c0-founder of Kinder Morgan, announced a $21.1 billion dollar deal yesterday—what The Wall Street Journal calls “one of the biggest energy deals in history.”

(via Richard Kinder: The Luckiest Ex-Enron Employee - Deal Journal - WSJ)

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Solyndra Turns Promising Technology Into Political Scandal

The promise of green energy has been a key driver of economic policy for several years. How has this manifested today?