Between the Supreme Court shindig, which I’ve been listening to audio of non-stop, and the Pan Ams starting–which I’ll be glued to my computer for non-stop, life feels a little busy. Nonetheless, I keep finding the best links to share. This week’s column threatened to erupt, so I pared it down to just 21 posts. I will embed videos on a different day.
Food For Thought
- “Imagine” That: Fostering Creativity in the Workplace. I was lucky enough to hear Jonah Lehrer speak on a recent book tour stop. I’ll be reviewing the book later, but for now, check out this interview he did on NPR. As always, Lehrer shares scientific insights in a way that’s not only accessible, but compelling, and there’s always interesting surprises (and captivating case studies) thrown in the mix.
- 34 Ways to Stay Awesome When Things Suck. Johnny B. Truant has some good suggestions.
- This I Believe: 43 Lessons From 43 Years. I’m lucky enough to share a birthday with J.D. Roth. Here’s his present to all of us.
This is So Meta
- Two Ways to Think About Nothing. For the philosophers in the room.
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Do the Data Tell it All? What kind of data are you measuring? An interesting look into two lives.
Health and Fitness
- Red Meat: Part of a Healthy Diet? Don’t be scared, homie.
- Perception and Peak Performance. Apparently, things that appear easier are easier.
- The new issue of the Performance Menu is out, and it includes an interview with A.J. Jacobs, Author of Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection. If you’ve got a couple bucks, check it out.
- And last but not least, I sang the praises of kimchee in my piece on Fermented Foods, published in Edible Twin Cities. Check it out if you’re local; it’s available free in co-ops around town.
- Gone Too Soon is a beautiful tribute to Shawn Tompkins. May he rest in peace.
- Weekly Women’s MMA Wrap-up is my weekly women’s MMA column.
- I Can’t Stop Reading This Analysis of Gawker’s Editorial Strategy. A fascinating experiment on writing good content vs. writing for clicks.
- Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah, They’re Gonna Get Ya is Michelle Rafter’s piece on, er, “journalistic indiscretion”–which has been popping up quite a bit, as of late.
- This Generic Cover Letter Got a Screenwriter a Job. Too nice not to share, even if it doesn’t conveniently fit into this category.
- Must Try Harder is a piece about sloppy mistakes working their way into scientific papers, a disconcerting trend.
- Finding the Editor Within. In case you have to edit your own work.
- Accuracy Checklist for Journalists. Even if you have editors and fact-checkers, save them some work (and yourself some embarrassment) by going through this checklist.
- A Discussion on Content Mills. In case anyone is wondering why they shouldn’t write $15 posts.
- The Constant Gardener is an article about working as an editor for Patch.
- Why Working More than 40 Hours a Week is Useless. Good to know.
- Dragon. A cartoon about meetings.