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Achenblog: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Perils of Multitasking

I have no regrets in life, other than the fact that it is a thankless grind marked by serial indignities. Not least of these is the constant, humiliating quest for electricity in airports so that I can rejuice my...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 20, 2008; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
 
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Downstream Effects

Here's my story on possible land use factors in the Iowa flooding. I'll post some more thoughts later today, along with emails, etc. A couple of nut graphs: Officials are still trying to understand all the factors that contributed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 19, 2008; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tiger Wins With Broken Leg

Wow. Looks like Tiger won the Open with a broken leg. From WSJ: Mr. Woods was last seen in public late Monday afternoon walking with a pronounced limp toward the parking lot at the Torrey Pines Golf Course near...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 18, 2008; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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Need Help With Self Help

I never have time to look at self-help books, and I'm wondering if there's a book that can help me with my too-busy-for-self-help problem. It would be some kind of self-help digest with a particular focus on helping people...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 17, 2008; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gaming the System

There are certain kinds of dishonesty that are more irritating and despicable than others. For me, one of the worst is what you'd call Gaming the System. That's when people find loopholes in a law or rule and exploit...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 16, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (239)
 
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