Links I Love: January 10, 2016

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, 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 Waiting Tables Made Me A Better Lawyer. (Above the Law)

Warning signs your job is becoming obsolete. (Penelope Trunk)

‘Nice’ Is a Four-Letter Word at Companies Practicing Radical Candor. (Wall Street Journal)

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work for Women. (New York Times)

Telling women to apologize less isn’t about empowerment. It’s about shame. (Washington Post)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Here Are the Subject Lines That’ll Get Your Networking Emails Opened—Every Time. (Daily Muse)

Schedule a Think Break to level up in your work. (A Life of Productivity)

The Disease of Being Busy. (On Being)

Are You Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?. (Peter Bregman)

Change Your Story to Change Your Life. (Zen Habits)

An Actual Useful Guide To Making Successful New Year’s Resolutions. (Lifting Revolution)

Now Playing in Your Headphones: Nothing. (New York Times)

HEALTH/FITNESS

New Year’s Resolutions Suck. Here’s What to Do Instead. (Nerd Fitness)

10 Healthy Habits You Already Have (But Don’t Realize It). (Greatist)

Guilt-free weight loss. (Olives N Wine)

Distracted Walkers Pose Threat to Self and Others. (New York Times)

39 Things Runners Wish They’d Known Before Their First Race. (Greatist)

4 Things That Happen When You Drink Apple Cider Vinegar With Every Meal. (Prevention Magazine)

Five Easy Ways to Get Over a Cold. (Corporette)

10 Science-Backed Reasons Being Single Is Good for Your Health. (Greatist)

TRAVEL

Business Travelers’ New Year’s Resolutions: Get Healthier, Have More Fun. Some of these, like the last one, are super weird/unrealistic! (Skift)

This could inspire a good resolution for frequent travelers: Are Airlines Creating a Class of Spoiled, Entitled Brats?. (Yahoo Travel)

I Traveled to 14 Countries This Year, and It Changed My Life. (Conde Nast)

12 Essential Tips for Vacationing Alone. (Thrillist)

8 Things You Can Do Now to Save Money on Travel. (New York Times)

Your Awkward Travel Conversation, Sorted. (Man Repeller)

Celebrate good times. (Airport World)

Man uses an NFC chip implanted in his hand as his boarding pass. That is crazy! (Tnooz)

For American flyers, this year is likely to be even more miserable than the last. (Economist)

Putting air turbulence into perspective. (Economist)

4 Charts Showing the State of Airline Flight Schedules Around the World. (Skift)

What Smart Hotels Are Doing to Create Successful Restaurants Now. (Skift)

Good Reasons for Hotel Guests to Think Small Before Checking in This Year. (Skift)

MISCELLANY

7 Head-Scratching Curiosities of English (Infographic). (Global English Editing)

The Instagram Post-Time Debate. (Man Repeller)

The Best Ways to Fake a Clean House. (New York Magazine)

How to Wear Heels in NYC Without Falling, Getting Blisters or Crying. (PureWow)


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Comments

  1. That story about the guy getting the chip implanted into his hand is totally crazy!! Although, I suppose it is no different than people getting other body modification done / implanted under their skin. At least his has a purpose!

    The Networking email article was a bit misleading, but still a good concept. Although, I will admit that I always roll my eyes at some of the cold call email subjects that come to me. Just tell me what you want, don’t be coy about it.

    I expected to feel really energized when I read the ’10 healthy habits you’re already doing’, but turns out I was only doing abut half of them. Now, I feel bad that I’m not even doing the stuff that is supposed to be automatic. :(
    Boring Adam recently posted…Happy 2015!!My Profile

    • What’s your take on people who introduce themselves with an almost-complete sentence in the subject line? E.g., “Met you last week at the networking event; let’s get drinks”. I’ve seen that suggested a few places and I’ve seen people use it, but to me it speaks to having no understanding of what an email subject line should be.

  2. Eh, I think you’re right. But, to your point, I feel like I’ve seen that a lot. Honestly though, I’m not quite sure what type of subject would get my attention. To me, they either seem fake or vague.
    Boring Adam recently posted…Happy 2015!!My Profile

    • I think a subject should be short and sweet, and something broad that will stick even if the emails go back and forth and move toward other areas around the same topic, but not the original question. And it shouldn’t be a full sentence, as that’s what the body of the email is for. E.g, “Meet up” not “Let’s meet up on Saturday”.

  3. I just wanted to tell you how much I love these posts. I’m always excited to see what you find!

  4. I am glad I am not the only one that spends 10-15 minutes reading things on my phone before I start my day!

    • I don’t always have the time for that long, but I’ve found reading on my phone is a great way for my eyes to get used to the glow of my phone for a few minutes before I actually turn the light on and get up for good ;)

  5. Great reading list! Although it’s not the healthiest habit, I love lazing in bed for at least 15 minutes and reading on my iPad before I begin my day! Thanks for sharing this, Laura!

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