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50 Fictional Librarians, Ranked. Shhhhhh....... Here at Literary Hub, we love librarians. I mean, really everything about them—their knowledge, their kindness, their demon-slaying abilities. If you love them too, then you probably feel a little jolt of extra excitement whenever they show up in pop culture. Or, okay, maybe you aren’t a total nerd, but here you are looking at my ranking of fictional librarians, so I think it’s a fair bet that you are. (Don’t worry—it’s a good thing.) 50. Home library: Pottersville library Special talents: Being a figment of George’s imagination, and also screaming? Lee Child talks to Heather Martin at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend Loading Ad Next Video Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris talk to Nicola Davies at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend Cancel Autoplay is paused The catch: Mary’s only a dowdy librarian in the world in which George had never been born—quelle horreur! 49. Home library: the Library of the Zoological Society of London 48.

Home library: Villines Academy library 47. 46. 45. Data Security. One of the most important things you can do to protect your data is to safely back it up on a regular basis. If you’re like many people, you either don’t have backups at all, don’t have recent backups, or don’t have all of your devices and data backed up.

Having both local backups and cloud backups will protect against data loss. Some examples of cloud backup services are Backblaze, iDrive, Carbonite, and SpiderOak One. They are designed to routinely back up all your computer files to an encrypted remote location, with easy ways to restore them in case your computer is lost, stolen, has a virus, or is otherwise destroyed. They usually provide a way to “set it and forget it,” with an app that you set up once and that runs silently in the background. These services usually have a reasonable monthly or annual fee.

Your password is only as secure as the least secure site where you used it. Another useful tool that can help protect you is a browser extension called HTTPS Everywhere. News — Women in Book History Bibliography. The relaunch is here! The new database can be accessed at the link under the "bibliography" page. Sources from our backlog will be added steadily over the coming weeks.

You can see the current source count at the bottom of the database page. We were reviewed in the newest edition of SHARP News! This is Part 2 of our update, which adds another chunk of sources and categorizes our database by subject. This is Part 1 of a 2-part planned update. How to Stop Procrastinating and Take Back Control | Grammarly. Are you procrastinating?

Is there an essay or a blog post you just can’t seem to get done? We could suggest: Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Though, it won’t likely help. Why not? What Is Procrastination? Though we all have experience with putting things off, that doesn’t mean we necessarily understand it. Procrastination is a state in which one is delaying work on or completion of a task or project. It’s important to note, however, that there is good procrastination and bad procrastination. Why Do People Procrastinate? It may be useful for you to think for a few minutes about why you are postponing a given task. Feeling overwhelmedconfusionboredomlack of motivationdistraction When writing, for example, procrastination normally comes from confusion or feeling overwhelmed. We’ll address methods of dealing with confusion, feeling overwhelmed, being bored, lacking motivation, and being distracted.

Ways to Stop Procrastinating Coping with Confusing and Overwhelming Tasks. 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done. You may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider. Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time. Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an ongoing project, instead of a massive assault. Purge your office – De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Use one tip or try them all. (Photo credit: Modern Desk with Computer via Shutterstock) The Knitted Cast On. The knitted cast on or two needle cast on is a great method to learn when you are learning how to knit because there's a little bonus when you learn it.

As you're learning to cast on knitting stitches this way you're also learning most of the steps for the knit stitch as well. The only difference is that as you work the knit on cast on you knit into the loop on your left needle in order to create a stitch and when you knit the knit stitch you drop the loop on the left needle because it has been worked. The two needle cast on creates two stitches out of one. Here are a few more interesting tidbits about the knit on cast on: Creates a fairly stretchy edgeFirst row is easy to knit into (Much easier than the single cast on method)Useful when you need to add extra stitches in the middle of a rowIt is a great alternative if you have a lot of stitches to cast on and you are concerned about not having enough length when using the long tail cast on.

Knitted Cast On Instructions There. Conversation Café | Conversations that Matter! On Scholarly Writing | What academic writing advice books are helping you? 7 Ways to Look Good on Your Webcam. Posted on Feb 25th, 2013 | 5 Comments Have you been on Skype lately? Had a meeting via Google+ hangout? Done any video-blogging? These days more of us are communicating via video rather than just voice or the written word — and I highly recommend it. The downside is that you’ll probably need to get out of your PJ’s and run a comb through your hair for your “phone call” or blog — potentially a big deal for those who work at home.

First, let me say: Don’t stress out! With a little effort, it’s not difficult to create the right impression on your webcam. 1. Most people’s webcam is situated too low, and people don’t look their best in a camera angle that’s coming from beneath their chin. 2. Move your webcam a little closer to your face, and a little farther away… figure out what looks best. 3. Make sure you’re not backlit — the light should come from in front of you (behind your webcam) or from the side, but not from behind. 4. 5. 6. 7. I think this this the most important tip of all. {Day 27} To Do List Printables - Scattered Squirrel. Welcome to Day 27 of the 31 Days 31 Printables series. If you are just joining us, I’m ending the month by updating and refreshing some of my personal planner printables. These are the printables that I currently use, or have used in the past, to help me stay on track when it comes to managing my and my family’s schedules.

If you’ve been reading my little ole blog for a while, then you know I absolutely LOVE planners. I think I may even be bordering on obsessive or addicted to planners. I have a confession to make; I use the Weekly To Do planner page almost every week. I did share a version of the Weekly To Do list back in April. Weekly Daily I cannot wait to print out some of each and put them to work I’m especially excited about the half-size weekly to do list printable. Are you a to do list kind of person, a planner kind of person, or a little bit both?

~Happy Printing! Don’t miss out on the fun! How to Get Yourself to Do Things. I have a special sympathy for sufferers of a particular human problem, and I get more emails about it than just about any other topic. There are normal people, who get overwhelmed on those occasions when they have more obligations to fulfill than time in which to fulfill them. Then there are us procrastinators, who are constantly overwhelmed, because even when we do have time, we don’t make use of it until we no longer have enough of it. Procrastinators are familiar with the perverse feeling of watching oneself create trouble out of nothing, essentially volunteering for penalties, embarrassment and regret. We’re kind of like those people who are so predictably, stupidly late for everything that the rest of us learn to tell them to arrive at seven o’clock for what is actually an eight o’clock appointment. The difference is that the appointments we miss are with ourselves, which means there are no social consequences to limit the scope of our delinquency.

Ignore your stuff. Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home. Workbook Forms. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success Wendy Laura Belcher The workbook requires you to write information and answers in various boxes and forms in the book. A few of those forms have been attached as pdfs below to enable you to use them repeatedly. To buy the workbook for your friends, go here! To sign up for the newsletter, go here! All forms are in pdf unless otherwise noted. Introduction Two-person group commitment form Multiple-person group commitment form Week 1: Designing Your Plan for Writing Twelve-week writing work plan calendar Weekly writing work plan calendar Twelve-week writing work plan calendar (MS Word) Weekly writing work plan calendar (MS Word) Week 4: Selecting a Journal Journal review worksheet Article submission log Week 5: Reviewing the Related Literature Analyzing the number and type of your citations Week 9: Giving, Getting, and Using Others' Feedback Form for Reviewing an Article and Giving Useful Feedback.

Belcher_Weekly_Calendar.pdf. Hourly Planners. Pearson Proves PARCC Stinks. When I was in tenth grade, I took a course called Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies (BSCS). It was a course known for its rigor and for its exceedingly tough tests. The security on these tests? Absolutely zero. We took them as take-home tests. We had test-taking parties. Did people fail these zero-security take home tests?

I often think of those tests these days, because they were everything that modern standardized test manufacturers claim their tests are. Test manufacturers and their proxies tell us repeatedly that their tests require critical thinking, rigorous mental application, answering questions with more than just rote knowledge. They are lying. They prove they are lying with their relentless emphasis on test security. This shows a number of things, not the least of which is what everyone should already have know-- Pearson puts its own business interests ahead of anything and everything.

But it also tells us something about the test. Authentic assessment is no surprise at all. Dropped and Found Wrap ~ Free Knit Pattern | Jessie At Home. Dropped and Found Wrap Free Knit Pattern Easy Skill Level Designed by Jessie Rayot Dropped and Found is a warm wrap that is much simpler to make than it looks. It uses dropped stitches woven back together in larger stitches to create texture and an interesting detail. I love bringing mine to movies or Girl Scout meetings ~ as both those places are always a bit cooler than I like.

The wrap in this photo was made by my tester, Kristin Mickelson. It was made with 2 skeins (1 each color) Hobby Lobby “I love this yarn” and size 9 needles. This photo was taken by Amanda Mae Photography. Size: 19″ x 52″ (or as long as you want) Yarn:Berroco Vintage Chunky ~ 6 to 7 skeins in the color of your choice (6.3 skeins were used to make the sample seen in the photos) Needles: Size 10 / 6 mm Gauge: 16 sts x 32 rows in garter st in a 4″ square Stitches and Skills used: CO ~ cast on K ~ knit Pattern: Using the Long Tail Cast on method, CO 81. Row 1: Slip 1 purl wise with yarn in front, K to end. Finishing: Related. How to Fix a Broken Electrical Cord / Wire. Noisli - background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. Things You Should Know About Introverts | Playfully Tacky.