GEN The 10 - Tablet hand tappingI know this is a busy week with the holidays here, so I will get right to the books and articles. Have a Merry Christmas!


Book I read this week: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday. This is a fascinating, and maybe frightening, look at blogs and their role in the media. Holiday explains what motivates blogs and bloggers and shows how people with an agenda can manipulate them for media exposure or other gains. You might not like what you read, but it will open your eyes.

 Book I’m reading next week: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. This book about the power of daily habits should hopefully inspire me heading into 2016!

Could you give up both? No alcohol, no coffee for 15 months. This is what happened. by Tobias van Schneider in

The relationship between stress and overeating: Why Stress Makes You Want to Eat Everything in Sight (or Nothing at All) by Jeff Cattel in Greatist

Exercise and Fitness
How can you figure out what’s best for you? Ask Well: How Many Miles a Week Should I Run? by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

I’ve never enjoyed working out with another person. How about you? How to Find Your Perfect Workout Buddy in

Youth Sports
This injury is common among female athletes, especially in these sports: Basketball, soccer, lacrosse lead to most ACL injuries among high school female athletes in Medical News TodayFemale volleyball players

We need to do a better job at spreading this important message: Girls suffer sports concussions at a higher rate than boys. Why is that overlooked? by Marjorie A. Snyder in The Washington Post

Social Media and Communication
I’m going to start broadcasting on Periscope. Join me! How to use Periscope to Build your Business by Chalene Johnson in

I’ve wondered how people react when they see these tweets in their timelines: Is lazy interaction better than no interaction? by Deborah Brody in

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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