Gen the 10 Young woman reading smartphoneI read this article a few months ago, and it changed how I try to write. Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, offers tips for clear, more persuasive writing. I try to use these ideas in my blog articles. I think it has helped increase my traffic and comments. Read his suggestions and try them!

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Now check out these other great articles!

Book I read this week: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini. I learned so much from Dr. Cialdini’s first book, Influence. This one is just as informative. This book teaches you tricks to get people to do what you want with simple suggestions to use before you ask – whether you want people to complete a survey, donate to a charity or buy a product. It is a must read!

Book I’m reading next week: Free Will by Sam Harris. In the Amazon description, the publisher and author claim “…the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.” I can’t wait to learn more.

Sports Medicine
It’s a controversial subject: Surgery Fixes a Ligament (if It Exists). Does It Fix the Knee? by Barry Meier in The New York Times

These systems could be a huge advance for sports medicine research: Can A Smartphone Replace The Operative Note? by Joseph Featherall, Sameer Oak, Jose F. Vega, Greg Strnad, and Kurt P. Spindler in Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Do you drink green tea (or take extract) for its health benefits? Can green tea boost your brainpower and treat disease? by Meera Senthilingam in CNN

Seriously? ‘Selfie elbow’ is actually a real medical condition now by Conor Allison in Digital Spy

Exercise and Fitness
Even if you don’t fight, you’ll like these exercises. Fight Club: Train Like An Ultimate Fighter by Zach Even in Men’s Fitnessgroup-selfie

Great advice if you’re considering training in the pool: How to Start Swimming for Exercise by Beth Skwarecki in Lifehacker

Youth Sports
The cognitive functions data surprises me: Multiple Past Concussions in High School Football Players by Brian L. Brooks, Rebekah Mannix, Bruce Maxwell, Ross Zafonte, Paul D. Berkner and Grant L. Iverson in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Maybe knowing that they could be hurting the team by not reporting a concussion, more young athletes will admit a problem: Immediate Concussion Reporting Shortens Recovery Time By Five Days by Lindsey Barton Straus in MomsTeam

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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