Links I Love: November 13, 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


Meeting your new boss for the first time? Get it right. (Patty Azzarello)

The Art of the Awkward 1:1. (Medium)

Generation X is being neglected in the workplace, new research shows. (On Rec)

The CEO Is to Blame for a Company in Crisis—But Only If She’s a Woman. (Fortune)

Meetings Do Not Produce Results. (Time Management Ninja)


Master Your Time: 5 Daily Scheduling Methods to Bring More Focus to Your Day. (Zapier)

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Time. (Business Insider)

The art of making (and not making) plans. (New York Times)

Your World is Full of Placebo Buttons (and That’s a Good Thing). (Nir and Far)

How to Know When to Quit Something and Actually Feel Good About It. (Greatist)

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You An Awesome Parent. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

13 Things Everyone Should Know About Only Children. (Greatist)


No time to work out? Try exercising on the job. (New York Times)

Best Exercises to Fight Text Neck. (Thrillist)

Exercise sucks. Here’s what to do about it. (Nerd Fitness)

11 Times the Experts Say You Should Skip Your Regular Workout. (My Fitness Pal)

How Athletes Train: Sara Hall. (Furthermore from Equinox)

How Athletes Train: Meb Keflezighi. (Furthermore from Equinox)

The 10 Oddest Ways to Lose Lower Belly Fat That Might Be Worth a Try. (Belly Fat Formula)

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You’d Expect. (Greatist)

The 8 Health Habits Experts Say You Need in Your 20s. (New York Times)


How to Make Your Holiday Air Travel More Bearable. (New York Times)

Back to basics. (Airport World)

New U.S. Airport Rankings Find Phoenix the Best and New York the Worst. (Skift)

‘No Vacancy’ Signs Are Vanishing From America’s Highways. (Skift)

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi. I found this incredibly fascinating in light of the transportation conference I recently attended that talked about a hyperloop between Denver and Colorado Springs. (Skift)

The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban. (New York Times)

Related: Bingo? Pass. Bring on Senior Speed-Dating and Wine-Tasting. (New York Times)

POLITICS (Special one-time-only section)

How Half Of America Lost Its F*king Mind. (Cracked)

Trump and Obama Hold Cordial 90-Minute Meeting in Oval Office. This made me hopeful! (New York Times)

What Really Makes Us Vote? It May Be Our Parents. (New York Times)

If the American election is bumming you out, you’re not alone. This is what has inspired me to go cold turkey on both Facebook and political news for a few weeks. (A Life of Productivity)


Here’s What $500,000 Will Buy You in All 50 States (and D.C.). (PureWow)

The Biggest Money Mistakes We Make—Decade by Decade. (Wall Street Journal)

Make a Cheap Cheese Plate That Looks Super Fancy. (Greatist)

A Visual Guide to the 12 Most Popular Pasta Shapes and What to Make With Them. (Greatist)

The BYU gymnastics team just won the ‘Mannequin Challenge’. (ESPN)

Stop raking your leaves! I took this advice and mulched all my leaves this weekend – it was like turning my lawnmower into a leaf vacuum! Definitely much easier than the usual bagging. (Washington Post)

The Spy Who Loved Me: The Slippery Slope of Digital Surveillance. (New York Times)

Here’s my secret weapon: I read. (Medium)

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  1. Thanks for sharing the BYU Gymnastic Team’s Mannequin Challenge! I just had a HS senior ask me to do a mannequin challenge in class. I ignored him. But maybe Nov 28 I’ll challenge him to choreograph what the ideal moment in time of a math classroom might look like. Might even challenge each math class to see who can come up with the best 60 second video that best gives a strong dynamic understanding of a static event.

    Also, loved that article about Awkward-ness; I think it relates to the current en-vogue idea perpetuated by Brunee Brown (right name? Daring Greatly?) about making one’s self vulnerable. I am truly amazed of the positive results each time I do something that scares me or makes me feel uncomfortable/awkward.

    • That was the first mannequin challenge I saw, and now it’s ruined me for a lot of the others! That would be really interesting to see what your students could come up with for a math class.

      Yes, Brene Brown! I think the concepts she espouses are interesting, but am not a huge fan of her writing style so I didn’t love her books. But I think being vulnerable goes along with asking for what you want rather than just hoping it can somehow happen, and I love that aggressive philosophy of going after things.

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