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If you’ve ever felt the singe of your computer burning through your pants, you may have come close to experiencing toasted skin syndrome. This condition presents with mottled skin that is caused by long-term heat exposure. The culprit? You guessed it: laptops. Now, you can avoid a hospital visit and keep on working with the ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooler. The thermal pad sits between your laptop and legs (or table) and cools down your laptop using cooling crystals that absorb and dissipate the heat by melting into a gel. The cooler lowers laptop temperatures by more than 10 degrees and promotes airflow through its grooved design. This silent, simple accessory requires no refrigeration or power. US$24.99– $34.99, depending on size.
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If you’re looking
for a portable hard
drive that really
out Super Talent’s
USB 3.0 Storage
Pod. This 500 GB
hard drive transfers
files 10 times faster
than USB 2.0 devices, at rates up to 90 MB/second. The Storage POD
enables an external drive to function as fast as or faster than the internal
hard drive. Not just for backups, the Storage POD is a great way to
expand the storage capabilities of your current machine. It is fully
backward-compatible with USB 2.0–enabled products, has no power
adapter or drivers, and weighs just 7 ounces. US$99.
SOME ORIGINALITY, PLEASE
The words or phrases above are the 10 most overused (and clichéd) corporate buzzwords and phrases that appear in LinkedIn user profiles in the U. S.
Source: LinkedIn, blog.linkedin.com
In what areas do U. S. companies expect to see
talent shortages in 2011?
HR and talent
Strategy and planning
Risk and regulatory
Procurement and supply chain
Use these smartphone apps for reading, becoming a better reader, or organizing your library.
The king of e-book
readers lets you
buy more than
This reading log
keeps stats on your
syncs with other
Rate your books,
from 3.8 million
members, and find
other books that
you. Includes a
reader for public-domain titles.
This can motivate
you to whittle
down that stack of
books by your bed.
Inventory the books
in your home library
(and CDs and
DVDs) by scanning
Track what you’ve
loaned out and
maintain a wish list.
“Effective leaders preserve order amidst
change and change amidst order. Why?
To move their organizations forward in
an environment overflowing with hidden
risks and momentous possibilities.”
Source: Deloitte Talent Edge 2020 survey of 334 executives
of U.S. companies with annual revenues greater than US$500
—Phillip G. Clampitt, coauthor of Transforming Leaders into Progress
Makers: Leadership for the 21st Century (Sage Publications, 2010).