Links I Love: January 31, 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

9 Ways the Workplace Will Be Different in 2050. (Levo League)

5 Surprising Ways You Can Evaluate A Potential Employer On Social Media. (Fast Company)

What to Do if You You’re Offered Two Great Jobs at Once (Besides Pat Yourself on the Back). (Daily Muse)

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday. (Levo League)

6 Phrases You Should Have in Your Back Pocket if You Want to Ace Your Performance Review. (Daily Muse)

“The Real Reason Why I Had to Make a Major Career Change”. (Levo League)

14 Amazing Social Media Customer Service Examples (And What You Can Learn From Them). (Buffer)

How I Learned More Working in a Restaurant Than I Did in College. (Thrillist)

7 Ways To Become More Likable At Work, Because It’s Easier Than You Think. (Bustle)

Can You Say ‘No’? (Above the Law)

Women in business can be their own worst enemies. (New York Daily News)

7 Habits Of Parents Who Leave The Office At 5 P.M. Guilt-Free. (Fast Company)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Here’s how to apologize the next time you’re late. (Business Insider)

Make Your Next Meeting a Better Meeting. (Ivanka Trump)

12 Successful People Share Their Best Productivity Hacks. (Levo League)

How to Work from Home and Be Crazy Productive, Even If You’re Lazy. (Brit and Co)

How To Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets To Concentration. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

If You Commit to Nothing, You’ll Be Distracted by Everything. (Greatist)

How To Stay Focused. (Hitha on the Go)

Finding Your Focus Through ‘Deep Work’. (Entrepreneur Magazine)

How To Use The Pomodoro Method. (Hitha on the Go)

The Science-Backed Way to Keep Any New Year’s Resolution. (Greatist)

Building habits that make me happy. (Exist App)

6 Reasons We Choose the Wrong Partners and Stay in Unhappy Relationships. (The Every Girl)

HEALTH/FITNESS

Fitbit captures exact moment man’s heart breaks. (CNN)

The 6 Things That Subconsciously Impact Your Restaurant Order. (Glamour Magazine)

Why the Calorie Is Broken. (Gizmodo)

No food is healthy. Not even kale.. (Washington Post)

How to Cut Your Workout Time in Half. (Thrillist)

Dog Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon, Finishes 7th. (People)

The Inaugural Iran Marathon Opens To People All Over – With One Big Exception. (Running with Miles)

TRAVEL

Last boat to St Helena. Fascinating article – I really want to travel there now! (Financial Times)

Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Major Travel Issues. (Skift)

Dear hoteliers: six things you need to get right about Airbnb. (Tnooz)

The five-step process to fight rate parity. (Tnooz)

Do Planes Really Need Life Vests? My coworkers and I used to debate this at my old airline job. If you could save $5 on a ticket, would you go without a life vest? (Answer from one smartass coworker: “Sure, and then in the unlikely event of an emergency, I’d just steal the life vest of the pax next to me.”) Customers are so price sensitive that I think there’s a lot people would forego just for a cheaper ticket, whether it’s actually worth it or not. (Wall Street Journal)

MISCELLANY

These Smart Light Bulbs Play Music, Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal, and More. (Yahoo)

Why Do People Keep Coming to This Couple’s Home Looking for Lost Phones? (Fusion)

What Happened When the Young House Love Couple Tried to Escape the Internet. (New York Magazine)

The 5 Things You Should Do Before Leaving Your House Every Morning. (Thrillist)

Amazon’s customer service backdoor. (Medium)

The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy. (Washington Post)

How The Bachelor Comes Up With Its Crazy Contestant Bios, From “Chicken Enthusiast” to “Dog Lover”. (Slate)

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Year. (Food 52)

How You Describe Yourself Predicts How Fast You’ll Get Over Your Ex. (Greatist)

On Wine. A tragedy. (Medium)

Craft Beer Trends That Need to Stop. (Thrillist)

Heroes. Great video! (GoldieBlox)

Finally, for a laugh: Dax and Kristen do Africa (music video). (YouTube)


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