Productivity post and podcast

As if you have time for this, but here they are:

11 time management habits that increase your daily productivity, Real Life E
Some of these are easier than others. My favorite procrastination beater, which is not on her list, is to refuse to do what you need to do for 20 minutes, and see how much you want to do it after that. I’m always amazed how annoyed I am that I had to wait 20 minutes to do something I was avoiding. Strange, but true.

Freaknomics podcasts (you can listen while you dust your desk or something):

How to Be More Productive
Freaknomics, December 21, 2016 (rebroadcast)

And the amusing:

Who Needs Handwriting?
Freaknomics, December 9, 2016


1/27/2017: UPC Book Club: “The Sympathizer”

UPC WIM Brown Bag Book Club
The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN 978-0802124944
Next Meeting: Friday, January 27, 2017,
Noon to 1:00
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 219
More information on the book at
Please RSVP at in case there are updates!

Click on the image below to download the pdf.


Check out “USC Bedrosian” on iTunes, Google Play, or Soundcloud for special episodes of the book club podcast, featuring a discussion of The Sympathizer and a bonus interview with the author. (There are spoilers!)


USC WIM Holiday Happy Hour: Tuesday, December 20th


 You are invited to join USC WIM for 

A Holiday Happy Hour

Tuesday, the twentieth of December

from four to six o’clock in the evening

Hors d’ouevres, wine, beer, & soft drinks along with excellent company!
WIM members are complimentary, non-members & guests $18

RSVP requested by Monday, December 19, 2016

Self-parking at the USC Radisson, click here for driving directions
Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to USC and McKay’s via the Expo Line

1/17/2017: HSC Book Club: “Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond”

Yes. Poetry. Los Angeles Poetry.

HSC WIM Brown Bag Book Club
“Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond”
edited by Suzanne Lummis
ISBN 978-1892184030
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 2017,
Noon to 1:00
Norris Medical Library East Conference Room, HSC
More information:
Please RSVP at in case there are updates.

Click for pdf version

You don’t have to be a member of WIM to join the WIM Book Clubs.