Archives for November 2014

Polar Solar: A Trip to the Solar Panel Array

Polar Solar: A Trip to the Solar Panel Array from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Bowdoin’s new solar panel complex — which includes a field of panels at the former Navy base and panels atop the Watson, Farley and Greason athletic buildings — went online in October. More than six times the size of the next largest existing solar project in Maine, this system will provide about 8% of the College’s electricity. SolarCity will install an additional 12-kW system on the new residence hall at 52 Harpswell Road later this year.

Be The Most Productive Person Around — And Still Make It Home by 5:30 (The Week)

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Scheduling. The key to a more productive you is scheduling everything from the items on your to-do list to the time you want to leave the office. Read “How To Be the Most Productive Person in Your Office — And Still Get Home by 5:30 p.m.” in The Week.

Avoid These Days to Holiday Shop (MarketWatch)

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Love shopping, but hate the lines? Then you’d be wise to avoid the ten most crowded days of the year, according to research firm ShopperTrak. (Hint: Black Friday is on the list.) Read the article here.

Why Confident Intellects Are the Best (Fortune)

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Confidence or smarts? Trick question, says Fortune — really, you should try to be confident in your intelligence. While smart people have an edge, Fortune sees unconfident intellectuals as “idea killers, energy sappers, and wet blankets on the sparks of innovation.” Read all about it.