GEN the 10 Newspaper man readingI hope you’re having a terrific Thanksgiving weekend! I ate way too much! If you did too, maybe you hit the gym or took a few long jogs to work it off. I’ll be trying to burn off all of these calories for weeks!

I love Thanksgiving because it gives me a chance to spend time with family and friends. Plus it makes me reflect on people and things I’m thankful for. And I’m very grateful for you. I hope that the information in these articles, podcasts, videos, newspaper columns and social media posts help you stay healthy and perform your best. Thank you so much, and let me know how I can ever help you!

 Book I read this week: 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now by Robert D. Smith. This short book teaches you how to make the most of every single day of your life. It’s terrific! I imagine I will read it many times in the coming years.

 Book I’m reading next week: Man’s Search for Meaningby Viktor E. Frankl. I have heard so many people reference this book, so I can’t believe I haven’t read it!

This advice makes a lot of sense. Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight? by Tim Locke in WebMD

As much as I love a glass or two of wine, I agree. 10 Reasons to Cut Back on Your Alcohol Intake by Sasha Graffagna in

Youth Sports
Tips to boost a young athlete’s confidence after a game: How Sports Parents Should Communicate With Athletes Post-Game by Patrick Cohn in

Sadly this summer of deaths is roughly average for most years. Deadly month in high school football by Ray Sanchez in CNN

Social Media and Communication
Good explanation of ways to set up and use Evernote, a tool I absolutely love! 3 ways to organize NaNoWriMo (or any big writing project) in Evernote by Forrest Dylan Bryant in EvernoteMarketing button on computer

Are you using Snapchat, and is it worthwhile? Is Snapchat Marketing Worth the Effort? by Jayson DeMers in Simply Measured

Productivity and Self Improvement
Options when your day of productivity isn’t starting so well: Re-railing a derailed day (or not) by Laura Vanderkam in

We should worry more about things that are likely to happen and that we can change: Preparing for a shark attack by Seth Godin in

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