I have to tell you about a cool product I bought. I have chronic issues sleeping well. I heard about SleepPhones from a weekly email from AskGEN The 10 Woman reading magazines Ambirge. Basically this is a headband with built-in speakers that wirelessly connects to your phone or tablet, so you can listen to music while you fall asleep. I love them!

Let’s get to this weekend’s reading!

Book I read this week: Evernote Essentials: The Definitive Guide for New Evernote Users by Brett Kelly. I would be lost without Evernote. I store and find information – articles, documents, lists and much more – several times every day. This eBook is terrific, because it explains how you can better use this tool, whether you are new to Evernote or have used it for years.

 Book I’m reading next week: The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide by Jeffrey Abbott. Just like Evernote, I use Dropbox for so much of the work I do online. I really need to learn all that I can do with it!

Sports Medicine
More perspective on the debate about whether running is bad for our knees: Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners in EurekaAlert.org

These findings are worrisome if they reflect the views of the majority of NFL players: Survey: NFL players question teams’ attitudes on health, safety in ESPN

I haven’t checked, but I bet they are real codes: The 16 most absurd ICD-10 codes by Katie Bo Williams in HealthcareDive.com

I filter my water at home, but I have always wondered if I need to: Ask Well: Should You Filter Your Water? by Roni Caryn Rabin in The New York Times

Youth Sports
Proper enforcement of the rules could make a big difference in youth hockey: Illegal Hits Play Role in Youth Hockey Concussions by Steven Kids hockeyReinberg in WebMD

Great message for kids, and parents and coaches can help: Helping Young Athletes Overcome Unhealthy Beliefs About Their Performance by Patrick Cohn in YouthSportsPsychology.com

Productivity and Self Improvement
I think social media has made this problem worse: The Performance Bias: Life Is Not A Movie, Life Is Not A Novel by Ryan Holiday in RyanHoliday.net

I absolutely love this post. Most of us – including me – are spread way too thin: Is it too little butter, or too much bread? by Seth Godin in SethGodin.typepad.com

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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