Links I Love: June 16, 2013

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/iPad and enjoy :)

Links I Love

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CAREER

I work from home most Fridays; here are Ten Tips for Working from Home that help me get more done.

When I am at the office, it’s often just back-to-back meetings… and I can’t actually start getting work done until the meetings end at 5:30pm. Stop Meeting and Start Working really resonated with me!

Not so lucky (or unlucky) to work from home? You can still Up Your Office Efficiency with this article from LearnVest.

Great week for Learnvest – they also interviewed some awesome entrepreneurs on some tips to Be Career Fearless.

Create Your Ideal Work/Life Balance: Nobody Else Will. Great advice.

If your current job has you burned out, I really liked the four-step process of How to Break Out of a Career Rut in a Month.

The Skill Every Aspiring Professional Must Have (Hint: It’s Not Knowing How To Code). I’m working on it!

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

How to Organize Your E-mail Inbox. Pretty much exactly my system!

Last week I shared a piece on how beer makes you more creative. As a follow up to harness that, here’s how to combine the powers of coffee & beer to do your best work.

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress, via @FastCompany.

Want something a little less scientific? Here’s a wonderfully rambling piece by Penelope Trunk on why you ought to do the first thing on your to do list first.

HEALTH/FITNESS

Men, you need to understand this about why we order salad at restaurants: why one calorie for her is half a calorie for him.

Lots of controversy lately on the efficacy of vitamins. I once overdosed on Vitamin A by mistake (multivitamins combined with a ridiculous amount of pumpkin/squash/carrots, because it was fall), so I don’t generally take vitamins anymore. And now the New York Times says that a-okay – yay!

I use My Sleepbot to track my sleep (you can’t improve what you don’t measure!), but the true question still remains – Can You Catch Up on Lost Sleep?

How much of what your parents told you was crap? Gosh, mom, you totally fleeced me!

27 Simple Health Tips for Entrepreneurs, From Entrepreneurs.

I’ve been doing more yoga lately just because I’ve been craving that kind of good stretching. But maybe it’s more than that: When it Comes to Our Brains, Study Suggests Yoga Trumps Running.

TRAVEL

Embarrassingly, I need this guide at times. How To Travel With A Friend And Not Kill Them.

Hotels are starting to get rid of room service? I say, good riddance – it’s just as easy to use Seamless or Grubhub to get your food delivered by restaurants that are in the sole business of cooking delicious food.

Great interview with The Points Guy about the big business behind airline loyalty programs.

I’m a huge fan of hotel room workouts (because you can’t count on any specific equipment at a hotel gym, so this roundup of tips on exercising in your hotel room was quite helpful.

If your problem is less about the place to work out and more about the time, Nerd Fitness did a great comprehensive article on How to Stay In Shape Despite Working Weird Hours.

MISCELLANY

31 Great Quotes About Being In Your 20s.

Tomorrow I’m headed to upstate New York to buy my first house – and just in time, I read 5 Reasons to Own Rental Property While You’re Young. Woo hoo!

I had never heard of the term “digital sharecropping”, but Copyblogger perfectly explains why it’s The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Online Marketing Efforts. Glad I recently switched to WordPress so I own my own content!

A few years ago, my friend Jon Levy invited me to a dinner party. Now his monthly suppers have turned into a New York networking phenomenon that’s become the hottest ticket in town! I feel so lucky to have been a guest at an Influencer dinner, and thoroughly enjoyed the company I met at last night’s cocktail event.

Finally, this video had me laughing quite a bit: How to help sufferers of “Bitchy Resting Face,” a tragic reality for millions of women.


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Comments

  1. I love room service on a lazy vacation for breakfast. It feels so indulgent to have some scrambled eggs and toast wheeled to your room! But I stick to the basics that are close to impossible to mess up, and I only do it as an indulgence. The few times I had no option but room service (too late for a restaurant), I was disappointed ($15 for mediocre soup!!).
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    • I like the convenience, but I have had much better luck with quality when I just get delivery from a local restaurant and ask the front desk to let them bring it directly up to my room!
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  2. Hi Laura. Thanks for all the great career-focused links! I feel like it’s hard to find a solid roundup of information about productivity, work-life balance and getting ahead in the workplace. It’s so important to talk about this stuff. Also, congrats on the house purchase!

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