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Archive for the month “December, 2014”

The 2 Billion Dollar Genealogy Industry!

Great article in Forbes about genealogy industry. Genealogy is a 2-plus billion dollar industry that is expected to grow to nearly 3 billion by 2018 (  And they’re looking for innovations and innovators!


Migration Maps

The New York Times is doing some interesting graphics and maps about migration within the US.  Take a look at Where People Living in Washington Were Born and Mapping Migration in the United States.

GVRL in November

The top ten–lots of travel!

Iceland 2012
Tim O’Brien 1997
Thanksgiving 2013
Bulgaria, Rev. ed. 2011
Malaysia & Singapore 2010
Cancun and the Yucatan 2009
Garden Design 2009
The Handbook of Community Practice e2 2013
Encyclopedia of Trauma 2012
Los Angeles 2012

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Birds of North America

We added this unique resource to our database collection and it’s been interesting to watch the usage of this one grow.  One of the perks is the Cornell Lab eNews that I get each month.  I’m not a birder, but I do find many of their articles very applicable to the average gardener who is trying to attract songbirds.  For example:

Make Your Yard Songbird Central With These Easy Dos and Don’ts

There’s no better time than winter to diversify your feeder setup and bring some lively color to your surroundings. The right combination of feeders and foliage can turn your yard into the songbird version of Grand Central Station. We’ve got all your bases covered—feeder safety, all sorts of alternative foods, natural shelters, and more—over on our Citizen Science blog. Check out our tips.

Top Ten in Mango Last Month

And for a second month, another upset of Spanish!  It’s German this time.

Spanish, Latin American
Chinese, Mandarin
ESL Spanish (Latin American)
Arabic, MSA

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