Episode Show Notes:
Time management has a stronger effect on wellbeing than on job performance by Kelsey Donk
- Aeon, B., Faber, A., & Panaccio, A. (2021). Does time management work? A meta-analysis. PLOS ONE, 16(1), e0245066. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245066
Catnip may have a purpose beyond getting cats high -- it protects them from mosquitoes! by Cameron Duke
- Intoxicating chemicals in catnip and silver vine protect felines from mosquito bites. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/aaft-ici011921.php
- Uenoyama, R., Miyazaki, T., Hurst, J. L., Beynon, R. J., Adachi, M., Murooka, T., Onoda, I., Miyazawa, Y., Katayama, R., Yamashita, T., Kaneko, S., Nishikawa, T., & Miyazaki, M. (2021). The characteristic response of domestic cats to plant iridoids allows them to gain chemical defense against mosquitoes. Science Advances, 7(4), eabd9135. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abd9135
- Weisberger, M. (2019, November 3). Does Catnip Really Make Cats “High”? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/does-catnip-get-cats-high.html
3 Ways Your Identity Could Be Stolen (Without Having Your Computer Hacked) by Reuben Westmaas
- Evenden, I. (2020, September 4). How do thieves steal your identity (and how can you stop it)? TopTenReviews; Top Ten Reviews. https://www.toptenreviews.com/10-ways-thieves-steal-your-id
- How to Identify an ATM Skimmer. (2021). NWCU. https://www.nwcu.com/learn/how-spot-atm-skimmer
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