Gen The 10 The 10 cup of coffeeThis might seem like a random mention, and well, it is. Today is Fresh Spinach Day. So maybe we can try to eat healthy today. And if that is too much to ask, tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day! I found it interesting anyway…

Before you exercise or have a little bit of fresh spinach, enjoy these articles and books!

Book I read this week: The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman. I had heard about this book and was interested in reading it even though I’m not a “designer.” It’s really interesting, especially the first 100 or so pages. It shows how most human behavior results from subconscious processes. Norman also argues that we don’t have “failures,” we have “learning experiences.” While, yes, this book is about design, we can all learn a lot from his work.

Book I’m reading next week: What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro. Navarro is a former FBI agent. He teaches how to use facial expressions, gestures, movements and more so that you can understand the thoughts and intentions of others. I can’t wait!

Exercise and Fitness
Good tips for people who sit all day at work: Try This Desk Workout During Your Work Day by HellaWella in SkinnyMom

Great ideas for the hot and humid weather: Beat the Summer Heat and Still Work Out by Jenny Sugar in Popsugar

Youth Sports
Hopefully this new collaborative program can make a real difference: School Athletes Often Lack Adequate Protection by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times

We have to reverse this trend of high school injuries (h/t Carrie Boan): Youth Baseball and Surgery for Overuse Injuries by Sumathi Reddy in The Wall Street Journal

Social Media and Communication
These are the parts that matter most: Prep, spec, fit and finish by Seth Godin in SethGodin.typepad.comHands texting on smartphone

It’s amazing how important video has become: We’re All Watching More Video On Our Smartphones And Tablets [Study] by Carla Marshall in

Productivity and Self Improvement
I love this post. I bet we all do it. Resetting the Movie in Your Head by Scott Adams in

If you are going to work on the weekend, here are some ways to be productive and still get the rest you need: How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips by Lindsay Kolowich in HubSpot

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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