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Assorted Links Friday

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Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Friday
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How to never feel tired during the day:

I have this problem at about 12:35 every day.  It lasts until I wake up at 1:05 PM.

Never bid round numbers: Here’s an easy tip for anyone negotiating to buy a car, a house, or even a company. When you make an initial offer, don’t bid with a round number like $10,000 or $1 million or $15 per share. Rather, bid with a more precise number, like $9,800 or $1.03 million or $14.80 per share.

The pandemic was hard on office suck-ups. Now they’re back and ready to schmooze: In a just world, the shift to remote work over the past two years would reward productivity and expose the slackers. But as corporations have been returning to business as usual, guess who can’t wait to get back to the office? Suck-ups, the co-workers we love to hate.

Mexico: Rail link worth billions won’t go through Texas after Abbott used trade as ‘political tool’: Instead, the proposed rail line would be routed along the far edge of West Texas up through Santa Teresa, N.M., about 20 miles west of downtown El Paso.

American consumers are shopping, traveling and working out like it’s 1999 2019: People have returned to their old habits in many ways, while pandemic stars like hand sanitizer and stationary bikes have faded.

Pandemic pet boom breeds desire for dog-friendly offices: Millions of new dog owners want workplaces that include their furry friends. But not everyone is a fan.

Office snacks might be dying off. Good. If your employer loves you, they should give you money, not a granola bar.


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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.