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Accounting News Roundup: Audit Risks; Astronaut Tax Issues; More Productive Mornings | 12.08.14

7 risk areas for the 2014 audit cycle [JofA]
In case your team is out of ideas.

Nobody escapes U.S. taxes – even astronauts [CNN]
They cut this scene from Ron Howard's movie: "Taxes have long stressed out astronauts — Jack Swigert, a last-minute addition to the Apollo 13 crew, even radioed Houston's mission control center for tax help while the mission was underway. 'Hey, listen, it ain't too funny; things kind of happened real fast down there, and I do need an extension,; Swigert said, according to NASA transcripts. 'I didn't get mine filed, and this is serious.' "

How to Make Mornings Better, Faster, and More Fun [FC]
Including — Ditch your car: "Researchers from the United Kingdom's University of East Anglia found that commutes involving physical activity improved the effects of sleepless nights and general unhappiness, and traveling by train or bus gave people time to relax, read, and socialize. In fact, a study done at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business found that talking to strangers gives commuters a boost in happiness."

Invoca CFO: How Finance Can Use the Cloud to Drive Growth [CFOJ]
Another trite cloud article from the WSJ sees the light of day. 

Good luck to the accounting students facing finals week.

Q: Is This Guy Still Trying to Back Out of a Parking Lot? A: Yes [Gawker]
This makes that Austin Powers scene look like the Indy 500.