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Chef tell-all…The chef who served Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spills to Washingtonian’s Luke Mullens what it was like to serve the disgraced political family. Read here.

 Are open office spaces bad for us?  A story in The New Yorker says yes and that privacy boosts performance, productivity and creativity. Hmmm….just anecdotally I might disagree. Read here.

SNL adds two female black writers…This, in addition, to the new black female cast member. “Sources tell THR that producers were impressed with both [LaKendra] Tookes and [Leslie] Jones and thought they were talented, smart and funny.” See here.

“Come for the Obama bashing, stay for the busty slideshows.”Politico Magazine has a writeup on right-wing media operations around Washington. It’s worth a read and not because I’m minorly mentioned along with my publication and boss. The story was written by Reid Cherlin, a New York writer and former spokesman for the Obama administration. See here.

Some weird ways to improve your life in 5 minutes…Daily Beast has 12 things — some of them quite bizarre and disgusting sounding — that are supposed to make you more productive. Read here. Maybe don’t do those 20 pushups at the office.