Links I Love: February 21, 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

Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead. (Fast Company)

How To Beat The Employment Blues. (Smaggle)

Your 5-Step Guide to Surviving a Social Media Mishap. (LearnVest)

5 Truths About Work in Your 30s. (With Laura Simms)

Money Sundays: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?. (Casual Kitchen)

If company slogans were honest…. (Medium)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Email is wonderful. (Alex Franzen)

The False Finish. (Deep Existence)

The Right Way to Hold People Accountable. (Peter Bregman)

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

Want something shorter? Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier. (Nir and Far)

How to Read 100 Books a Year. (The Observer)

HEALTH/FITNESS

10 Undeniable Reasons to Marry a Runner. (Run to the Finish)

The 7 hardest workout classes in New York City. (Well & Good NYC)

Camping Checklist. Really helpful! (Cool of the Wild)

TRAVEL

Why That Airline Didn’t Hold Your Connecting Flight For You. (Cranky Flier)

MISCELLANY

Will I Ever Feel “Grown-Up”?. (Kelly in the City)

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

Times my children want to talk to me. (Cup of Jo)

Dinner: A Love Story How I Turned My Kid Into a Reader. (Dinner, A Love Sotry)

Why You Shouldn’t Pair Cheese with Wine (Plus 10 Tips for Building a Better Cheese Plate). (Food 52)

The Most Overpriced Items on the Menu, According to Chefs. (Thrillist)


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Comments

  1. I wonder what Peter Bregman would write for an article titled “Can relationship growth and accountability occur simultaneously?”

    I love how Alex Franzen always puts the Accent on the Right, rather than getting weighted down by the negative (at least in her writing).

    I was expecting more from “Turned My Kid Into A Reader”, but I guess I should know that its persistently doing the same thing over and over again until the change occurs. I guess the question that makes parenting and leadership fun is: how do we keep doing the same thing over and over again without turning people off?

    Marry a Runner? Nah. Marry someone with passion.

    Its not about a Cover Letter, Resume, Internet Profile or any one tangible *thing*. It’s about how that cover letter, resume, Internet profile is created.

    • Completely agree about marrying someone with passion – I think that’s the most important life.

    • Passion, wherever it may lie, breeds happiness, and happiness is a contagious quality, that makes us more valuable to other people in our lives. Finding something that you’re passionate about, and unapologetically investing in that endeavour need not always be a bad thing. Kept in control, it can breed happiness like nothing else.

    • What a great article! I’m sharing that this week.

  2. That “How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?” article is spot on. I did the math when I was 31. Then I started tracking every penny I spent, and I made some adjustments to my spending habits. Now I’m glad I did.

    • I was surprised how low the amount was! Plus, if I can pay off my mortgage, that takes a huge recurring expense out of the equation. I definitely agree that monitoring spending is the way to go.

  3. We kept our spending lean until the mortgage was paid off. That frees up money for other things.
    David recently posted…Week Two of PTMy Profile

    • It’s going to be many more years before I can pay off my mortgage completely – I depleted my savings significantly for the down payment. However, this year I will hit the buffer I’m comfortable with again, and then I’ll be applying all my extra money to the mortgage – so hopefully it all gets paid off faster than I think!

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