GEN The 10 Woman reading magazinesAre your kids playing sports or training this summer? What steps are they taking to avoid problems in the heat and humidity? Remember, heat stroke deaths are almost completely preventable, so take steps to decrease the risk!

Before you head out to exercise or play sports, check out this week’s books and articles!

Book I read this week: An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi. This book is really interesting. I enjoyed the sections on certain “mentalists” and how they convinced people of their powers. Plus, the author’s sarcasm when discussing their claims is pretty funny.

Book I’m reading next week: They Got It Wrong: History: All the Facts that Turned Out to be Myths by Emma Marriott. I’m looking forward to this book of commonly accepted myths as well. It include beliefs about Thanksgiving, Abraham Lincoln and our Founding Fathers!

Sports Medicine
Controversial article. What do you think? Here’s What We Don’t Know About Concussion And Sport by Tom Chivers in BuzzFeed

What effect, if any, do you think this ruling will have on the NFL? NFL Must Give Insurers Evidence in Concussion-Coverage Cases by Chris Dolmetsch in Bloomberg

Exercise and Fitness
Do you stretch on a regular basis? The 3 Stretches Runners Should Do Every Day by Jenny Sugar in Popsugar

More evidence on the benefits of short amounts of high-intensity training: 1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

Social Media and Communication
Do we need these “reactions” for Facebook? Facebook Reactions: Meet Facebook’s New Supercharged ‘Like’ Button by Ash Read in BufferMale touching tablet screen

This article is worth a read. How can you inject more emotion into your presentation or communication? Which Speed Limit Sign Drives Home the Strongest Message? by Brad Phillips in

Productivity and Self Improvement
I actually like not having wi-fi so that I get more done. Good News: The Days of Horrible In-Flight Wi-Fi Are Almost Over by Nikki Ekstein in Travel + Leisure

I have learned the concept of working to the point of diminishing returns, so I completely agree: 14 time management strategies from highly productive people by Laura Vanderkam 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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