I have received a couple of questions from regular readers of these The 10 posts about why I only read fiction. First, I love to learn. Nonfiction Gen The 10 Woman using computer (1)books, especially when I listen to audiobooks at the gym or in my car, are a great way to do that. Plus I do read fiction! I just haven’t shared the books here. The two fiction books that I have read this summer that I liked the most were The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins and Paper Towns by John Green. What fiction books do you like to read?

Book I read this week: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t by Nate Silver. This is a fascinating look at statistics and predictions in fields like politics, weather, baseball, earthquakes, and poker. Beware: Silver goes into tremendous detail on each subject. He doesn’t give a superficial overview. Having said that, it is worth a read!

Book I’m reading next week: I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi. I have been a long-time reader of Ramit’s blog posts. I have even taken a few of his courses. I am excited to read his book!

Let’s get to the great articles!

More research seems to be making this conclusion: To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercising More by Aaron E. Carroll in The New York Times

The type of carbs matter: The best carbs & protein for long-term weight loss by Linda Melone in LindaMelone.com

Exercise and Fitness
Exercise might protect your brain as you get older. The Most Effective Way to Protect an Aging Brain by Brenda Goodman in WebMD

Fitness and conditioning tips for tennis players: Get a Workout Like Serena Williams by Amanda Palmer in SkinnyMom.com

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Which would you rather do? Listen or read content? Is Podcasting Replacing Written Content Marketing? by Pamela Wilson in Copyblogger

All great tips! What you must know before your next TV interview by Brad Phillips in Ragan

Productivity and Self Improvement
Terrific advice. These are all great points – except maybe the goat… 33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person by Ryan Holiday in Thought Catalog

Every one of these statements define success. 9 things successful people say by Jeff Haden in Ragan

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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