Links I Love: February 23, 2014

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

7 Career Cues We Can Take From Olympians. (Levo League)

My team usually works remotely on Fridays, so How to Run a Remote Team Standup Meeting was really helpful. (Zapier)

10 Ways to Make Your Office Fun To Work (Lifehack)

Love What You Do: 4 Things That Will Make You Happier At Work. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

How To Write Emails Important People Actually Respond To. (Levo League) And, same topic, different author/tips: How to get a busy person to respond to your email. (Medium)

6 Things You Should Never Say to a Boss. (LearnVest)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Financial Procrastination: 4 Ways We Get in Our Own Way. (LearnVest)

What Really Motivates Us to Stick to a Project? (Zen Habits)

Speed not quality? Sometimes; here’s why: Speed Up! (Steve Pavlina)

5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder, Backed by Science. (Buffer Blog)

Want to improve your productivity? Get a dog. My travel schedule doesn’t allow me to care for a pet, but I want to get a dog very badly! (OOOMF)

How To Create Your Own User Manual. (The Art of Less Doing)

Related: my friend Kara wrote her own Rules To Live By. (Kara Runs)

HEALTH/FITNESS

5 Things You’re Doing Wrong At Your Standing Desk. (Make Use Of)

Eat spinach or eggs for faster reflexes: Tyrosine helps you stop faster. (Science Daily)

But on the other side: Why Vitamins May Be Bad for Your Workout. (New York Times)

Cardio or Strength Training: Which Should Be First? (Barry’s Bootcamp)

Google Translate for Runners. (Running With Miles)

Two fascinating articles about figure skating: Appreciating Skating’s Spins, the Art Behind the Sport (New York Times) and ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ or Rap? Skating Will Add Vocals. (New York Times)

TRAVEL

So sarcastic, so awesome: You’re Right — You Probably Can’t Afford To Travel. (Thought Catalog)

What Hotels Can Teach Us About Getting a Good Night’s Sleep. (Skift)

Hotel lobbies boast new designs and amenities to encourage guests to hang out. (Washington Post)

Turns Out, Men Are Pickier About Hotel Room Colors. (Skift)

Who needs windows on aircraft when you can have giant video screens! This looks awesome, and I love that it helps improve speed/efficiency of the aircraft. (TNooz)

How To File An Airline Complaint. (Business Insider)

In-flight apps: Socialising in the sky. (Economist)

But what happens after you socialize in the sky, meet someone, and get married? When Business Travel Causes Relationship Problems At Home. (Forbes)

This is kind of sad but kind of hilarious: Invading Switzerland? Try Before 8 or After 5. (Bloomberg)

MISCELLANY

How to Boil an Egg: It’s Simple—and Complicated! (Bon Appetit)

What Makes Outfits Frumpy? This was really helpful to me. (Corporette)

Interesting interview: How To Live (And Have Sex) At Your College Library Like This NYU Student. (Thought Catalog)

The Art of Texting While Walking. (New York Times)

Speaking of New York: What to do if you’re pushed onto the subway tracks? (Slate)

Girl Scout Sells Tons Of Cookies In Front Of Marijuana Dispensary. (HappyPlace)

How To Have An Adult Sleepover. Doesn’t that sound fun?! (ThoughtCatalog)

Finally, to end with a laugh about my favorite Winter Olympics sport: 27 Things You’re Really Thinking When You Watch Figure Skating. (Buzzfeed)


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