You might be traveling for the holiday weekend. Have fun with your friends and family, but please be safe! Have a happy fourth of July!
If you have some free time this weekend, take some time to relax and enjoy some great articles and books!
Book I read this week: They Got It Wrong: History: All the Facts that Turned Out to be Myths by Emma Marriott. I really enjoyed some of the discussions of these commonly accepted myths. Check out the discussions of the American Founding Fathers and their views on democracy vs. monarchy and Abraham Lincoln and slavery!
Book I’m reading next week: God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams. I really hope you will read this book with me. From the Amazon description: “It’s designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull.” And this: “Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage.” I would love to discuss this book with other smart people. Get it and read it with me!
Do you think standing desks are better for your health? (Thanks Kirsten Schrader for sharing!) When It Comes To Desks, Sitting Is Bad, But Standing May Not Be Better by Patti Neighmond in NPR
Does this information surprise you? Excess Cellphone Use May Mean Anxiety, Depression in WebMD
Exercise and Fitness
These might be good workouts when you’re traveling: Forget the Dumbbells! These Intense Workouts Use Just a Wall by Jenny Sugar in PopSugar
Do you agree or disagree with these ideas? Stretching Prevents Injury, and Other Misconceptions About Exercise by Stephanie Lee in Lifehacker
Social Media and Communication
I love Evernote. This provides ways to keep content and organize it. 5 Favorite Ways to Collect Content in Evernote by SiNing Chan in Evernote
I haven’t used Snapchat? Should I? Do you? Getting to Know the Ghost: The Complete Guide to Snapchat by Ash Read in Buffer
Productivity and Self Improvement
Terrific perspective on figuring out what your edge is and what you have to do to use it: What are you competing on? by Seth Godin in SethGodin.typepad.com
I love this! Great tips for making reading a regular part of your life: Marginalia, the Anti-Library, And Other Ways To Master the Lost Art Of Reading by Ryan Holiday in RyanHoliday.net
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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