It doesn’t take much to keep the Cutline Crew a happy, productive one -- motivation from the greats, inspiring clients, some snacks, and of course, caffeine to help fuel our engines while we slay the day. In honor of National Coffee Day, we’re celebrating the drinks, spots, and products that keep us going -- and coming back for more.
I am a big fan of laughter in the workplace. Not only does taking some time out for a giggle or full-blown belly laugh help break up the day, I find it refreshes my brain and makes it easier to focus (once I recover). In fact, a study from Loma Linda University School of Medicine found that laughter reduces serum levels of cortisol, dopac, and epinephrine - stress hormones that can block creativity and reduce productivity levels.
Thankfully, everyone who works at Cutline has an amazing - and unique - sense of humor, and no one takes themselves too seriously. That’s one of the many reasons our culture is so special. Here are some of my personal favorite, work-safe go-tos to bring on the chuckles.
I watched a LOT of TV shows last year. You may think you watch too many shows, but I had a spreadsheet with a schedule of the 16 shows I watched on an ongoing basis. That didn’t include the countless hours I spent watching Real Housewives and Keeping Up with the Kardashians episodes while eating dinner. So, my new year’s resolution was to watch less TV and read a book a week this year! So far, so good.
Recently, a few of us were lucky enough to attend Pop-Up Magazine in SF. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a live magazine where journalists bring stories to life on stage using video, photography, audio, and music. From history and film to religion and relationships, the event covered all the content you’d find in a magazine in a brilliant new format.
We were blown away by the experience. Here are just a few of many things we learned and/or loved about the show.
Building Community Through Tech, One Librarian At A Time
Nov 5, 2014
In a world full of recommendations, whether based on the last film you watched on Netflix or purchase on Amazon, the idea of getting a human recommendation through technology is refreshing. Instead of an algorithm, Brooklyn Public Library’s new service Bklyn BookMatch has a form you fill out and send directly to a librarian for a personalized recommendation.
Part of being in the fabulous world of communications is staying sharp, even when you’re at home with your feet up. Rather than just bingeing on Netflix whenever I’m at home, I’ve found the perfect app that makes me feel sharper every time: Elevate.
I have a serious case of the travel bug lately... I can’t stop searching for places to visit! And one of my favorite websites to plan my imaginary trips is Rome 2 Rio. It will change the way you make your travel plans from here on out.
Movin’ on up. That’s exactly what we Cutliners just did. See: standing desks.
If you follow us on any of the social media channels then you know that we moved offices. If you don’t follow us on any of the social media channels, you should — we’re really good at Twitter and Facebook!
This week, Jawbone published detailed data from their app on what their users eat and when. They built a “global menu” for the most eaten items at each hour, starting with coffee creamer and almond milk at 5 a.m. until wine, scallops, oysters and lamb at 9 p.m., and created awesome infographics for different foods. They have one main infographic with details on the top most-logged foods, but I have to say the preference of drinks depending on time of day had to be my favorite. Check it out below.
When’s the last time you looked at a piece of code? The last time I remember really working with code was when I was editing my MySpace page...but after the switch to Facebook, I forgot all about it. Now, the skill of coding is one everyone should be looking to learn.