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Jennifer McDonnell
Works at Google
Attended Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
Lives in San Francisco
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Google just launched a map of deforestation around the world; Global Forest Watch,  which will be updated monthly and shows data for deforestation going back to 2000, and includes cool analytical features
Google is bringing awareness to global deforestation with a new website that lets users see how the world's forests have been being cut down since 2000.
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This 14-year old was shot in the head and neck for advocating for, and starting a fund to help impoverished Pakistani girls get, an education. The Taliban have vowed to try to kill her again if she survives. She's 14 years old! 

In Indonesia, another 14 year old girl was expelled from school for bringing shame to it. How? She was raped by sex traffickers.

For those wanting to honor Malala’s courage, there are 2 orgs (supported by this NYT columnist) building schools in Pakistan; Developments in Literacy (dil.org) and The Citizens Foundation (tcfusa.org). 

"The greatest risk for violent extremists in Pakistan isn’t American drones. It’s educated girls."

I've donated. I hope you do too
 
My column on what we can learn from this amazing and brave Pakistani girl, now lying unconscious in hospital with bullet wounds.
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- “If you’re going to fail at building something, fail at building the f***ing iPad. Don’t fail at building children.”

 - "Gates evolved from an asshole into a human being. Jobs remained an ass.”

- "Women CEOs and managers didn’t need a biography of an absent father to start thinking about balancing work and family; unlike the fortysomething dudes, they’ve been having conversations about this trade-off most of their lives."

I enjoyed the dissection of rejector v acolytes of Jobs' style because although I appreciate honest "non sugar-coated" feedback, I think there's an appropriate way of giving constructive or difficult feedback.. and Jobs didn't do it.

It's an old article, but related to some leadership philosophies I'm interested in researching. Anyone have recommendations for good leadership and/or communication books?
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Katie wins first London Olympic gold medal for Ireland. Yay!

Rumours she'll retire and focus on football.... bring women's soccer to the next Olympics perhaps?!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/aug/09/katie-taylor-ireland-gold-medal-olympics?newsfeed=true
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Very impressive that she's an Olympic medalist in one sport and on the national team for another.
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Google's Street View; now in Yosemite, Redwood, Sequioa, Kings Canyon and Death Valley National Parks!
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Makes me happy AND inspires me to travel
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Love Ho Hey. It's always sure to get me singing loudly out of tune
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so cool~~~~
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Pretty much buying all the books in the "Banned Books" section.

Bought 14 books which should have cost $214. Instead they cost me just under $14. Bargain!
 
We’ve just added more great apps for 25c only to the #25billion collection: Shark Dash, Cut the Rope, FIFA, Paper Camera & World of Goo, just to name a few. Here's the full collection: http://goo.gl/QCKvR. Which apps are you adding to your #Android apps collection?

It doesn't stop there, check out 25 Banned Books (US&CA-http://goo.gl/IFi0G), 25 Movies to Own,(US-http://goo.gl/UBe1g), 25 Albums from $3.99 (US-http://goo.gl/8ZN1H).
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I've never been a tea or coffee drinker but +DAVIDs TEA has converted me. So many smells and flavours. Just had one that tastes like hot chocolate! It just arrived on Polk St a few weeks back and is my new go-to spot on weekends.

Our current 2 favorites at home: Jumpy Monkey has caffeine and tastes better than coffee in the morning, and at night Mother's Little Helper can put you to sleep better than tablets can.

Roll on Tea parties! 
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So it's off to Boston !!
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94% of Greenland experienced thaw by mid-July, the most in 30 years of tracking. Bye bye coastal cities....
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Self-imposed perpetual state of busyness; reason and alternative briefly explored. 
The "crazy busy" existence so many of us complain about is almost entirely self-imposed.
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Achieved my yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do on a broken toe. Played volleyball with a broken finger. Played soccer on a broken rib (from snowboarding). Not injury-prone, just life-intensive
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  • Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
  • Trinity College, Dublin
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Business Analyst
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  • Google
    Business Analyst, present
  • British Chamber of Commerce
  • Irish Cancer Society
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Mosney, Ireland - Dublin, Ireland - Bratislava, Slovakia - Nairobi, Kenya
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Been to Dixie twice; once for the tasting menu and once a la carte. The tasting menu was very good, not outstanding (Atelier Crenn is still our favourite), but the course in the kitchen was truly memorable. The chef invites you to have some tasty well-aged meet with sherry, followed by a hazelnut risotto, quail egg and uni butter. Incredibly rich, but definitely my favourite course. I love the room; lots of wood, lots of windows, though as it's so big, it can feel quite sparse. They've just started serving brunch on Sundays, so we're sure to go back. We heard the burger is a must-have!
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Our neighbourhood favourite. Go here at least once-a-week. Chef is incredibly friendly and food is great at a very reasonable price. Dragon roll is my favourite roll. We usually get a big mix of sushi as it's all good. Cold, dry sake is usually a welcome addition
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Been there for Brunch and Dinner. Don't remember what I had for brunch, but it was good and the staff were great. For dinner we liked everything we got; the lamb meatballs, blood orange beet salad, sardines and short ribs.The cocktails are fantastic. My favourite is the Carmen Amaya, while the boy gets the Sangria which has ice cubes where the fruit is frozen inside so as you drink the flavors change. Really unique. It has live music on Sunday nights too
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great chocolate bomb dessert. Always crowded
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First time here. Went based on ratings while looking on OpenTable. It was sooooo good and the staff were incredibly nice and helpful. They have a board full of specials so we tried (too) many of those and they were all great. Particular stand-outs were the Aji tataki, baked green mussels and Otoro. We just got one roll because it sounded so unusual: pumpkin tempura with garlic albacore (Takashi) and it was excellent. I'll have to leave room for the bi-rite dessert next time.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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only been here once but absolutely loved it. Pretty pricey but good for special occassions
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One of our favourite spots. Best Pisco Sours in the city, with good happy hour deals on their plates and drinks
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