1. Bitsy Darling: 22 Secrets HR Won't Tell You About Getting a Job →

    bitsydarling:

    Interesting read from Reader’s Digest. Can’t say that I agree with everything I see here…seems like a lot of these HR professionals are just angsty and aggressive.

    What You Should Know About Résumés

    1. “Once you’re unemployed more than six months, you’re considered pretty much unemployable….

    Translation … some people in HR are incredibly superficial and should be forced to find real work.

  2. Reply All: The Button Everyone Loves to Hate →

    1.4M emails … makes me happy that Outlook finally added an “Ignore” (aka Mute) function per email conversation.

    bitsydarling:

    Look for the diagram that depicts the “Reply All Perfect Storm.”  So true to corporate life.

  3. Bitsy Darling: Consulting Idioms →

    Nice list from Bitsy … I’d add a few of my own:

    1. At the end of the day
    2. We need to stop throwing things over the wall to other teams …
    3. It’s about leveraging best practice sharing
    4. It’s time to open the kimono and really let people see what’s going on

    bitsydarling:

    In my years working as a consultant, I have encountered some incredible idioms. These are used so frequently, it’s like a secret code that’s really not secret anymore. Weave these into conversation and you can convince anyone you work for one of the Big 4 firms. Here are my top ten, in no…

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  8. Contador tests positive … but for what?

    Last week saw yet another doping-related cycling controversy. This time, 3-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador [tested positive for the asthma medication Clenbuterol.][clen]

    The Spaniard pointed to a cut of meat he shared with his teammates on the rest day in Pau as the source of the contamination.

    However plausible this explanation is, it seems unlikely that it will cause the case to be dismissed; athletes often claim tainted supplements and food but 1 have been successful. Time will tell whether the world at large - and not just the Spanish people believe him.

    Somewhat more interesting is the revelation that the same urine sample contained traces of di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate metabolite, a metabolite of the plastic commonly used in blood bags. In fairness, the plastic is also used in food and consumer 2, which also tracks with his explanation of tainted food. Others believe that the two are indicative of Contador receiving a blood transfusion during the second rest day of the Tour de France, the day before he battled Andy Schleck for the overall lead on the Col du Tourmalet.

    Given the supposed IM transcripts between Frankie Andreau and Jonathan Vaughters about rest day blood transfusions a few years ago, its possible that Alberto “refilled” during the rest day in preparation for his dominating showing the following day.

    I guess we’ll never know the real truth about what goes on in the professional peleton.

    And finally, no cycling story would be complete without the inevitable shock and surprise - and backstabbing innuendo - from Greg LeMond.

    "I find it hard to believe that a professional like Alberto Contador would risk a detectable drug and I can’t believe how many people have left a certain team and then gone positive,” LeMond told Cyclingnews after hearing the news.

    Stay classy Greg …


    1. At least to my knowledge. Happy to be disabused of this, however. 

    2. Its also been linked to reproductive toxicity. 

  9. queenstage:

Paul and Phil take note: this kind of information is more useful to viewers than chateaux and dam history.
(via @dzabriskie)

And pretty much *anything* Craig Hummer has to say …

    queenstage:

    Paul and Phil take note: this kind of information is more useful to viewers than chateaux and dam history.

    (via @dzabriskie)

    And pretty much *anything* Craig Hummer has to say …

  10. guillee:

You will buy me this Darth Vader kitchen apron. [Waves hand.]

want

    guillee:

    You will buy me this Darth Vader kitchen apron. [Waves hand.]

    want

  11. Sastre Not Interested In Wait Debate | Cyclingnews.com →

    Despite Sastre being outside of Tour contention, Contador attempted to prevent him attacking the peloton when Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel – Euskadi) had a nasty fall yesterday.

    I think its interesting - and telling - that Contador tried to prevent Sastre from doing the exact thing that Contador did just a few days before.

    And the whole show of “Schleck and I have kissed and made up” is nothing more than that - a show. Would Contador be as magnanimous if Schleck had dome the same thing to him? What would he say/do if he lost the Tour by 40-50 seconds?

    Its all well and good to believe that there’s a sense of honor in cycling, that the Great Champions will wait for each other as Armstrong and Ullrich did in ‘03. But is that really sustainable, when guys are judged not on how honorable they are but on how many races they win?

  12. think4yourself:

librarianpirate:

camiwillknow:

(via caraobrien)

Honestly,  I can’t imagine anyone NOT having that reaction to Tutu (did I mention he hugged me once?), and I can imagine that the Dahli Lama is just as awesome.

I can confirm, the Dhali Lama is just as awesome

    think4yourself:

    librarianpirate:

    camiwillknow:

    (via caraobrien)

    Honestly,  I can’t imagine anyone NOT having that reaction to Tutu (did I mention he hugged me once?), and I can imagine that the Dahli Lama is just as awesome.

    I can confirm, the Dhali Lama is just as awesome

  13. 22 July 2010

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    queenstage

    queenstage:

Is he rooting for Carlos Baaarredo?  Or maybe Albaaato Contador?
(Photo via DayLife)

Even the goats know not to run alongside the riders … further confirming that people can do some really really dumb things.

    queenstage:

    Is he rooting for Carlos Baaarredo?  Or maybe Albaaato Contador?

    (Photo via DayLife)

    Even the goats know not to run alongside the riders … further confirming that people can do some really really dumb things.

  14. jasonechols:

Yep
(via icanread)

It is … for everyone around …

    jasonechols:

    Yep

    (via icanread)

    It is … for everyone around …

  15. tanya77:

popculturebrain:

The Discovery Channel Building Gets Ready For Shark Week | BuzzFeed
Amazing.

FuckYeahSharks Alert.

    tanya77:

    popculturebrain:

    The Discovery Channel Building Gets Ready For Shark Week | BuzzFeed

    Amazing.

    FuckYeahSharks Alert.