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After a week on hiatus, I’m back with a few links of note. What have you been reading lately? Or are you bogged down already by the 2014 season? Still plowing snow? We’d like to know. Email me at or share with us on social media.

“Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay”
New York Times
Via LM blogger/columnist Phil Harwood on LinkedIn, I learned President Obama is seeking a change to which workers may receive overtime pay. Currently, employers are prohibited from denying time-and-a-half overtime pay to any salaried worker who makes less than $455 per week. Obama seeks to increase level. In California the level is $640 per week. It’s $600 in New York. “Businesses need to watch this exec action closely–will have broad implications for classification and compensation,” Harwood said.

“This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes”
Slow reader? A few of my colleagues are self-professed slow readers. One of them passed along this article about a fascinating new app–the mission of which is “to change the way people read and make communication faster, easier and more effective”–and it seems quite promising. It relies on a technology called text streaming to help you zip through up to a thousand words per minute, reading one word at a time. Check it out.

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Marisa Palmieri

About the Author:

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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