Links I Love: October 19, 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/tablet and enjoy :)

Links I Love

Original image source: Mike Licht

CAREER

How the Best Young Professors Research (and Why it Matters to You). (Cal Newport)

From 3 to 16: How to Hire and Build a Remote Team. (Zapier)

Eight Things I Learned from Peter Thiel’s Zero To One. I like the interview question in here! (Farnam Street)

I’ve Interviewed 100s of Candidates and the Ones I Hire Always Do This. Knowing STAR is important; using it correctly and succinctly is key. (LinkedIn)

Man vs. Woman: Who Would You Rather Have for a Boss? (LearnVest)

Are Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches Office-Appropriate? (Corporette)

Let’s Fix It: Disenchanted with Work? Be the CEO of Your Destiny. (LinkedIn)

3 Habits to Supercharge Your Career. (LevoLeague)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Biggest Reasons You Haven’t Changed Your Habits. (Zen Habits)

How To Break Bad Habits Once And For All… Right Now. (High Performance Lifestyle)

Recover from Failure with a Deep-Tissue Post-Mortem. (99u)

16 of the Best Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder. (Zapier)

How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

5 Productivity Tips You (Probably) Haven’t Heard A Million Times. (Yes and Yes)

How To Wake Up Early: The Secret of Crazy Successful People. (High Performance Lifestyle)

Why the Snooze Button Is Ruining Your Sleep. (Greatist)

Why It’s So Hard To Detect Emotion In Emails And Texts. (Fast Company)

Does it REALLY Matter? (Nerd Fitness)

HEALTH/FITNESS

The Visual Trick That Makes Running Easier. (Refinery 29)

Dealing With A Disappointing Marathon. (Running With Miles)

Could a 5K make you a better distance runner? Speedwork is key! (Run to the Finish)

Hula Hooping: Perfect Body Fat Redistribution Workout? Apparently so! (SuppVersity)

Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness? (New York Times)

What’s a GMO? This is a hot topic in Colorado, where we’re voting on some new GMO labeling requirements for this election. I just wish we could require people to correctly answer this question before being allowed to vote on the issue, because I swear, this video’s ignorant answers represent 90% of the people who complain about them. (YouTube)

TRAVEL

How to Overcome the Flaw in Hotel Revenue Management. (Skift)

British Airways Has a Playlist That It Hopes Will Make Its Food Taste Better. Maybe try this at your upcoming holiday dinners, too? (Skift)

Apple quietly releases best travel feature yet, the Apple SIM. (Tnooz)

Will Alaska Air’s Thumbprint Check-In Herald the Death of the Boarding Pass? (Skift)

MISCELLANY

The Requests That A Magazine Retoucher Gets Will Shock You. (XO Vain)

Lightning-Strike Survivors Tell Their Stories. (Outside Magazine)

An articles club. I love this idea! (Joanna Goddard)

Find out what algorithms can tell about you based on your Facebook account. They couldn’t tell anything about mine because I am not active enough on Facebook! I thought that was funny. (Slate)

Put Less Effort Into Your Online-Dating Messages. (The Science of Us)

Did you know that sales of pumpkin-flavored beers have grown by more than 1,500% in the past 10 years? I was surprised but maybe not that surprised. (Washington Post)

Finally, this is a cool business and kind of inspiring: The Man Who Smuggles Trader Joe’s into Canada. (Priceonomics)


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Comments

  1. I love pumpkin beers! I had one called Avant Gourd and it was amazing!

    • Oooh I haven’t tried that one – looks like it’s a homebrew?? I am going to a pumpkin beer fest on Saturday though so looking forward to comparing and contrasting a ton!

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