Football practices are starting across much of the United States. With the heat and humidity in much of theGen The 10 Woman using computer (1) country right now, heat illness is a real possibility. Are teams and schools in your area using acclimatization protocols – basically gradually increasing the frequency and intensity of practices and slowly adding football pads and helmets? What else can we do to prevent issues in the heat while practicing and competing in sports? Share your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook!

Book I read this week: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. I really enjoyed this book – much more than I thought I would. I thought it would be too “touchy-feely” for me, but it wasn’t. Arianna stresses the importance of your physical and emotional health and shows how you really cannot be successful long term working around the clock. She promotes the value of sleep, walking, meditation, getting away from your phones and much more. Definitely read it!

Book I’m reading next week: 101 Ways to Open a Speech: How to Hook Your Audience From the Start With an Engaging and Effective Beginning by Brad Phillips. I have read his previous book, The Media Training Bible: 101 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know Before Your Next Interview, and attended his media training course. They were great! I recently attended a public speaking conference, so it is a perfect time for me to dive into Brad’s book!

Let’s get to the articles!


Exercise and Fitness
There is no reason you can’t find at least a little bit of time to exercise: Always busy? 8 ways to stay fit by Jennifer Cohen in CNN

I need to do core work more consistently, so I want to try this workout: The 10-Minute Standing (Yes, Standing) Core Workout by The Greatist Team in Greatist

Youth Sports
More experts express concern over kids’ screen time: Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times

Are headers or contact in the air during the headers that are the problem? Would Banning Headers In Soccer Solve The Concussion Problem? by Jessie Rack in NPR

Social Media and Communication
This is one way to figure out what topics will resonate with your audience: What to Write About To Get The Audience You’ve Dreamed Of by Will Blunt in Write to DoneWoman typing on laptop

An interesting perspective from someone who thinks Twitter will continue to grow: What Twitter Can Be. by Chris Sacca in

Productivity and Self Improvement
“When is your turn to actually drive?” A great question asked by Seth Godin: Along for the ride by Seth Godin in

I keep working on this problem, but I need to get better: Here’s how to stop looking at your phone every five seconds by Golden Krishna in Quartz

Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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