Tuesday, April 29, 2008
As psychiatric practices evolved, the castle was renamed several times, finally becoming the Binghamton Psychiatric Center. The number of patients at the site began to decline in the 1960s, and by the 1990s many of the psychiatric patients there were deinstitutionalized, as were many other such patients around the country.
By the time part of the facade collapsed in 1993, the building was being used only for office space; later that year, it was closed. —NYT
Monday, April 28, 2008
"At 22, Ms. Green, like her friends, is less afraid to flirt with what many over 35 consider the last taboo in American life: discussing salary openly with friends and colleagues."
— Alex Williams, "Not-So-Personal Finance," New York Times
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Boring jobs turn our mind to autopilot, say scientists—and it means we can seriously mess up some simple tasks.
Monotonous duties switch our brain to "rest mode," whether we like it or not, the researchers report in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences."
—"Dull Jobs Really Do Numb the Mind," BBC News
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Did you happen to watch any of the "Office" reruns last night on NBC? Over the credits, the show ran a clip of Nathan Alden Robinson from Newton playing the "Office" theme song on the the piano. Nathan, 15, died last month from flu-related complications. "The Office" was his favorite show. Here's the YouTube clip, which was filmed a few weeks before his death (and here is the Globe's sweet obituary). The song never seemed so sad. —Matthew Gilbert
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
"We have a medical transcriptionist on staff who has been using the same keyboard for the last 8.5 years. My co-worker replaced it yesterday, and when he first showed it to me I thought someone had taken a blowtorch to it! The most frequently used keys have been completely worn through, exposing the mechanism beneath...." —BoingBoing (Via Jenny)