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without specific purpose, intent or effort.

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  • welch did find a steep learning curve on his arrival, but he wasn't one to sit idly by waiting for others to teach him. quite the contrary, he had many ideas and wanted to leave a profound mark on the organization. welch said he realized that business and government practices did not always mix well, but he nevertheless went about trying to implement as many ideas as he could. he proved to be a demanding and impatient taskmaster, leading some analysts to remember him as somewhat disruptive. today, however, almost all analysts would agree that welch fundamentally changed the way they did their work in the di. in short, jack welch was a very successful ddi. cia.gov

  • your routine will no doubt vary from mine. some people, for example, set alarms on their phones to remind them to moisturize. whatever you decide, stick to a routine that works. if you need to, modify your routine so that the moisturizers you’ve carefully chosen and paid for don’t sit idly on the shelf. everydayhealth.com

  • “the trump administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities,” said health and human services secretary alex azar. “we will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.” hhs.gov

  • steadily the waters rose till they were nibbling at his feet; and to pass the time until they made their final gulp, he watched the only thing on the lagoon. he thought it was a piece of floating paper, perhaps part of the kite, and wondered idly how long it would take to drift ashore. infoplease.com

  • "we are not going to sit idly by and wait for a judicial decision to take action," day said at a recent press conference. "this outbreak is an imminent threat to public health -- you have to not be paying attention to understand that -- and we will take every action within our power to combat it." medpagetoday.com

  • interview season is stressful, but in some ways it is a kind of extended vacation. since thanksgiving, i haven’t had any rotations or clerkship responsibilities. i’ve traveled to some beautiful places, many of which were completely new to me. before interview season, i had never visited north carolina, florida, or michigan. i’ve made a few trips to the beach during stops along the interview trail. i’ve found time to send postcards to my family and buy a few souvenirs. hitting the pool now and then, when i get the chance, is a reminder to slow down and enjoy some of the perks of being on the interview circuit. when i’m floating in the pool, i often idly think, “this is the life.”  i’m glad to find bright spots on the long road to match day. so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! merckmanuals.com