Links I Love: July 21, 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

Original image source: Mike Licht

CAREER

I found this surprising, maybe just because I’m not much of a napper? In Quest for Even More Productivity, Somehow Workers Want Naps Over Telecommuting. (MainStreet)

Cool profiles of role models here: 5 Awesome Entrepreneurs Who Bootstrapped Their Startups. (Under 30 CEO)

Not totally surprised to find that women are paid more when men can empathize, but this was a neat study: Like Daughter, Like Father. (Columbia Ideas at Work)

This got forward to me by a ton of people this reason, and for good reason: it’s excellent! The 30-Minute Strategy For Creating A Successful Path To Your Goals. (Fast Company)

Continuing on the goal setting side, here are 19 Steps to Get Closer to Your Dreams. (Time Management Ninja)

But wait! Don’t Quit Your Job To Chase Your Dreams… Until You’ve Read This. (Problogger)

Oh, you mean going to bed the second I get home isn’t normal? 7 Easy Ways to Have Energy After Work. (Wise Bread)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

While I wish you all would friend me on Facebook, this article provides an opposing viewpoint: Why Checking Facebook Makes Us Feel Bad About Ourselves. (Fast Company Design)

I really found this fascinating from a navel-gazing perspective as to why this happens, but I honestly didn’t find it all that different from the prevailing atmosphere at my college (~6 years ago). Do others agree? When did this shift happen? Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too (New York Times).

Make your life better by sending five simple emails! That’s easy enough. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

Hat tip to Dr. Carmichael for this one: How to Conquer Your To Do List. (New York Times)

Scientific analysis of how the brain perceives time, but easily understandable: How to Trick Your Brain Into Thinking Your Day is Longer. (Lifehacker)

HEALTH/FITNESS

29 Quick Ways to Feel Good So that You Can Get Back to Work. (Red Lemon Club)

The steroids I’m currently on are blowing me up like a balloon, so I liked 9 healthy foods that reduce bloating. (Well + Good)

Theodora sent me this one, and I think it’s exactly what I need (especially #2, which has always been my excuse. Can you tell I’m focused on healing my back/neck right now? 5 Meditation Tips for People Who Don’t (Yet) Like to Meditate. (Tiny Buddha)

Exercises to improve my breathing and reduce stress are probably very helpful for meditation: Need Some Air? (Q by Equinox)

But getting back to efficiency: 50 Ways To Cut Down Your Workout Time. (Greatist)

When I do get back to weight lifting, I’m psyched to revamp my routine with The Best Moves for Marathoners. (Q by Equinox)

Right now, Tri harder – the A to Z of triathlon for improvers is free for digital download! I’m not a triathlete, but thought many of you might like this. (Amazon.com)

Hey New Yorkers – I posted back when Hurricane Sandy hit about how NYSC opened up their doors to everyone. They’re doing it again to help you stay safe and beat the heat! Heat Wave Workouts Are Free This Summer at NYSC Gyms. (Greatist)

I really liked this no-equipment plyo workout, even though I prob shouldn’t do high-impact stuff for a while. Workout I Did: Jump Like a Volleyball Player. (Fit Bottomed Girls)

This runs contrary to a lot of other things I’ve read, so I’m a bit skeptical: With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency. (Health News and Views)

You all know how I love Buffer for sending these links out via social media, but their blog also has some awesome content. Check out Why most olympic records are broken in the afternoon: Your body’s best time for everything. (Buffer)

Along the same lines of figuring out the best time for everything, here’s a great guide on when to eat, exercise, and travel to Sync Up Your System’s Circadian Rhythms. (Q by Equinox)

TRAVEL

Luggage tags: The impossible checked-baggage dream. Can’t we just throw some technology at this problem? (The Economist)

Not a frequent traveler but want the inside scoop? Here are 10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk. (Mental Floss)

Child-Free Zones On Airplanes? U.S. Airlines Reject the Idea. I’m rather disappointed that this isn’t being given too much credence; it seems like a win-win for everyone in that parents wouldn’t have to feel as guilty about their kids’ crying. (Skift)

On the child-friendly side, China’s Spring Airlines to Hire More Experienced ‘Flight Aunties’, or nurturing pseudoguardians/helpers. But other airlines are taking the opposite approach and going back to the sexy stewardess thing. How about we just treat stewardesses like their male counterparts instead of forcing them into roles their individual personalities may or may not fit? Even In 21st Century, Airlines Return to “Sexy Stewardess” Stereotype. (Skift)

This is a hilariously awesome example of great customer service: A Couple Forgot They Had Jokingly Made Weird Requests On Their Hotel Reservation; The Hotel Didn’t. (Happy Place)

For something a little bit more business-y/intellectual,  check out Prescriptive versus predictive: An IBMer’s guide to advanced data analytics in travel. (Tnooz)

MISCELLANY

Definitely agree with this one; if I learned to cook, anyone can! The Paradox of Cooking Shows. (Casual Kitchen)

Had no idea there was a cook shortage – especially given the aforementioned proliferation of cooking shows and the rise of the celebrity chef! Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens. (NPR)

And finally: You’re Not A Real Person Until You Do These 7 Things. (Thought Catalog)


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Comments

  1. as always more awesomeness than I can possibly read, but i get to a lot of them as you share during the week!! Hope you are starting to recover!
    Amanda @runtothefinish recently posted…Post Sugar Detox: Sugar in Moderation?My Profile

    • Definitely doing better – I’ll do another post tomorrow on how the injury is doing! Glad you like the Twitter links :)

  2. Thanks for sharing these, I really liked the 29 ways to feel good so you can get back to work. Bookmarked that one for sure! And I love amazon prime, downloaded that A-Z triathlon guide, thanks!
    Laura @losingrace recently posted…What’s Next?My Profile

    • Let me know how the tri guide is! I knew there would be some readers who’d like it even though tris aren’t my thing :)

  3. I’ve got the ‘send these 5 emails’ article linked in my toolbar so I can refer to and DO IT as often as I’m able, and the ’29 simple ways to feel better’ also – so I always have something to help me snap out of a funk.

    Thanks so much for these kinds of posts!
    Gena@BakeAllTheThings! recently posted…Mondays with Martha – Baking Powder BiscuitsMy Profile

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