I have heard from a lot of people since I added books to The 10 posts. People seem to like the books I suggest and often read them. The book I GEN the 10 Newspaper man readingread this week is a great example! I’m just curious…Would you be interested in some sort of book club if i put one together? I am not saying I will, but I am interested in the camaraderie among a small group of people interested in some of the common themes in these books. Touch base with me on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think!

Let’s get to the books (and articles) for this week!

Book I read this week: God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams. This book really made me think. I honestly might listen to it again, because I was really thinking so much about the questions that I didn’t just sit back and experience it. Like I said last week, I would love to hear what you thought about it – love it, hate it, or completely agree or disagree with it.

Book I’m reading next week: The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman. Most of us can recognize poor design in products, because we notice the inadequacies. Good design is hard to recognize because the product works. I have heard that this book is great for the general public and not just designers, so i’m excited to read it.

Sports Medicine
Long overdue: Redskins break ground with female athletic trainer and lead doctor by Amie Just in The Washington Post

Soccer can take a toll on players’ knees: Prevalence of Knee Osteoarthritis in 100 Athletically Active Veteran Soccer Players Compared With a Matched Group of 100 Military Personnel by COL Odysseas Paxinos, Alexandra Karavasili, Georgios Delimpasis and Afroditi Stathi in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Not that I drank much before, but I rarely drink now, and I feel better and get much more done: Should You Stop Drinking? by R. Scott Rappold in WebMD

I sleep on my stomach or on my side. Is your sleep position unhealthy? What sleeping position is best for you? by Kristen Domonell in CNN

Youth Sports
You don’t have to specialize at a young age to be successful later: Sports Should Be Child’s Play by David Epstein in The New York TimesBoys playing soccer game

A new area of focus for athletes trying to recover and return to play after a concussion (heard through Carrie Boan): Psychological pain predicts concussion recovery time by Tim Newman in Medical News Today

Productivity and Self Improvement
Sadly, I think most people (me included) battle some of these issues: 25 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be by John Rampton in Inc.

This looks like a pretty good recipe for productivity, except maybe the cat videos… This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day by Harry Bradford in The Huffington Post

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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