Jeff VoVillia

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The Paradox Of Doing More

How to truly get the most out of your time.<p>“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”― Henri Bergson<p>Between trying to survive, lead, and create with multiple simultaneous projects, it’s been a busy year. I am often asked how I manage to keep …

Consciousness

Why Changing Your Desk Changes The Way You Work

To clutter or not to clutter? That is only one of many work-space issues. Let’s go beneath the surface.<p>What you’re working on is really important.<p>No, not the task on your to-do list–the actual surface that you’re physically working on. Your desk.<p>As people are getting more mindful of their workdays, …

Sketching

3 Weird Things Breakfast Does To Your Brain

The day’s purportedly most important meal is more than meets the eye: science shows that the <b>when</b> and <b>what</b> of your breakfast transforms how your mind works the rest of the day.<p>How so? As a new paper published in the <i>Frontiers of Human Neuroscience</i> argues, breaking your fast is a many-faceted thing. …

Breakfast

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

Productivity

For your Christmas List: from Global Genealogy

It's become an annual seasonal event, Sandra Roberts from Global Genealogy compiles a best seller list. Here's the 2013 edition:<p>Along A River, First …

Cool GenStuff - Wednesday 4 December 2013

Today is Wednesday, 4 December 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!<p>What’s Up?<p><b>3-D Printing to Preserve the</b> …

Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books

Between this and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norsk people are set for the future.<p>The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s.<p>Yes. All. The. Books. In Norwegian, at least. Hundreds of thousands of them. Every book in the library's holdings.<p>By law, "all …

7 Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013

Today's Things<p>We have just 2 weeks left to enroll in <b>Boston University's</b> <b>Certificate Program in Genealogical Research or their Genealogy Essentials</b> …

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Your Top 5 Questions from 2013

We get the most interesting questions from our members at ask@ancestry.com, and please keep those questions coming! While we can’t get to all of …

How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy - free webinar by Barbara Renick now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Barbara Renick, "How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy" is now online to view for free for a limited …

The Great Awakening -- A Free Accessible Online Library for America

This short video summarizes the whole idea of personal access to information. This is the most important development , I am aware of, in providing …

Contractors unearth skeleton from Roman Yorkshire

<b>An ancient skeleton, thought to date back to Roman Britain, has been unearthed by contractors in North Yorkshire. They were installing new sewers</b> …

Three Irish courses at Society of Genealogists, London

The Society of Genealogists in London has recently announced its full line up of courses for 2014. Included are three Irish-themed half day sessions, …

A Genealogy Baker's Dozen Gift Ideas

Every year I publish a Christmas Wish List for Genealogists. Here are a few of my items from last year plus a few more. Start your Genealogy …

10 Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Thursday, 5 Dec 2013

Today's Things<p>Tom Jones' <i>Mastering Genealogical Proof</i> is now <b>available on Amazon for the Kindle</b>. [Remember you can also read Kindle books by using the …

400,000 Year Old DNA from Spain Sequenced

Talk about record shattering. 400,000 year old DNA has now been sequenced, and that quite handily breaks the previous 100,000 year old record. The …