Links I Love: November 19, 2017

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

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Why Our Idea of Work Is Completely Wrong. (Medium)

Best Practices Are Dead. (Strategy&)

The Unfortunately Truthful Résumé of a Young Female Professional. (McSweeneys)


Six Ways to Invest Your Work Time Wisely. (Laura Stack)

10 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team. (Full Contact)

3 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Productivity and Avoid Burnout. (Zapier)

5 Ways To Be Productive When You’re Sick. (Time Management Ninja)

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a Degree. (Inc)

Oliver Sacks on the Three Essential Elements of Creativity. (Brain Pickings)

Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story. (Harvard Business Journal)

Being Excellent. (Friday Forward)

I Tried 7 Different Morning Routines — Here’s What Made Me Happiest. (Medium)

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds. (Wall Street Journal)

The 2 Reasons Why So Many People Are Becoming Lonelier. (Psychology Today)

The Four Ways to Measure Real Success. (Heleo)

The Most Efficient, Science-Based Way to Learn and Memorize Practically Anything. (The Simple Dollar)

Similar: How to Remember What You Read. (Farnam Street)

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster. (The Next Web)

Use the ‘Duck Scale’ to make joint decisions. (Toronto Star)

Why Don’t We Talk About Anxiety Disorder More Often? (Big Think)

You’re More Powerful Than You Think. (Deep Existence)

Why Your Brain Needs to Dream. (Greater Good)


3 Questions for Breast Cancer Experts. (Furthermore from Equinox)

Could getting a furry friend actually alleviate your pet allergies?. (Well & Good NYC)

Feeling cold might be great for your metabolism, but your heart hates it. (Well & Good NYC)

How American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff Turned a Debilitating Injury Into the Accomplishment of a Lifetime. (SELF Magazine)

How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works. Love this! (New York Times)

Why you should never drink coffee on an empty stomach. I do this a lot. (Business Insider)

How to know if you’ve built up a caffeine tolerance—and what to do about it. (Well & Good NYC)

My Single Most Important Piece of Running Gear. (Run to the Finish)

Buckle Up a Helmet to Save a Life. (New York Times)

Op-Ed: The Downside of Sport-Specific Training. (Furthermore from Equinox)

Rich Roll: How Healthy Eating Habits Fueled His Career. (Forbes)

The Case for and Against the Daily Weigh-In. Personally, I am a big fan of weighing in every day that I’m home (so, every day of the weekend), but not letting it stress me out – it’s just a data point to know whether I’m trending up or down or flat. (Furthermore from Equinox)

IUDs might carry a huge health benefit—and it has nothing to do with pregnancy. (Well & Good NYC)

The fertility testing racket just got debunked by science. (Vox)

Why Your Salad Needs Dressing. (Furthermore from Equinox)


How to Stay Healthy During Your Travels. (My Fitness Pal)

A ski resort used a 1-star review in its (brilliant) ads, so now I’m inspired. (Medium)

BMW’s New Partnership Gets U.S. Travelers a Free Road Trip Through Europe. (Skift)

Rental Car Companies Have Inched Their Way Back From the Brink. (Skift)

Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous. (New York Times)

Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel. (Ars Technica)

Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist. (Skift)

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety. (Skift)

Last-Minute Tickets Bought by Lawyers and Consultants Boost Airline Profits. (Skift)

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash. (Skift)

KLM lets the customer decide…. (KLM)

J.D. Power Finds U.S. Frequent Flyers Prefer JetBlue’s Loyalty Program. (Skift)

International First Class Fades Even as Emirates and Singapore Debut New Suites. (Skift)

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes. (Skift)

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes. (Skift)

Google Flights’ New Look Moves Away From Travel Inspiration. (Skift)

The Economic Power of Direct Flights. (City Lab)

Keeping grounded: why airlines are investing in airports. (Airport World)

Analyse that! (Tnooz)

What passengers want. (Airport World)

Seamless, speedy, secure. (Future Travel Experience)

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience. (Skift)

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier. (Skift)

Wall Street Journal Launches Online Travel Site Powered by Upside. (Skift)

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere. (Skift)


11 Life-Changing Style Tips from Pinterest. I really liked the tips in here. (Corporette)

Carl Sagan on the Power of Books and Reading as the Path to Democracy. (Brain Pickings)

50 Essential Restaurants Every American Should Visit. (Thrillist)

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner in 8 Hours. If you like this, you might like my Thanksgiving Excel, which scales recipes based on the number of guests, aggregates the ingredients into one grocery list sorted by section of the grocery store, and includes a timeline that makes Thanksgiving cooking totally stress free. (New York Times)

5 Chef Fixes to Common Home-Cooking Mistakes. (My Fitness Pal)

7 Smart Slow-Cooker Tricks That Make Everything Taste Better. (SELF Magazine)

Related: The Art of the ‘Dump Meal’: Nine Super-Simple Ways to Get Maximum Efficiency and Value from a Slow Cooker. Some good recipes in here! (The Simple Dollar)

Lemons Are the Best Pizza Topping. Mmm, I want to try this. (Thrillist)

The Best Piece Of Advice I Was Ever Given. (Bustle)

Are you Paying the Authenticity tax?. (Yes and Yes)

Feeling Like a Really Bad Mom. (Marissa Says)

Developing a Real Plan for a Better Life. (The Simple Dollar)

Co-Dependent or Budget Savvy: Family Cell Phone Plans, Shared Passwords, Help with the Rent, and Definitions of Adulting. Everyone has different personal circumstances, but for me the line is drawn between doing something because it’s better for everyone (e.g., splitting a family cell phone plan and everyone chips in their share) and taking a handout from your family (e.g., getting rent help because you’re living beyond your means). If you have money to go out to dinner / get drinks, you have money to pay your own bills. (Corporette)

Speaking of millennial phenomena: How to Get Rich Playing Video Games on Twitch. Fascinating! (New Yorker)

Me Too, I Think? When Sexual Harassment Feels All Too Normal. (Huffington Post)

Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel”. (TED Talks)

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Not Fitting In. (Medium)

Finally, for a laugh: This Bride’s “First Look” Wedding Photo Pajama Prank Is the Stuff of Legends. (Cosmopolitan)

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