- Oliver Burkeman on ‘Antidote’. An interesting audio interview from MPR on the “negative path” to happiness. For people who aren’t into Tony Robbins or “The Secret.”
- Also check out this post on thinking in circles when you have a problem to figure out how to flip the question.
- Discomfort Zone: How To Master The Universe. Leo Babauta shares some of his secrets.
- Lance’s Absent Empathy: Losing His Feel Very insightful piece by Selena Roberts.
- Brian Scalabrine Dominated the Competition in Boston One-on-one Challenge. Just because NBA players make it look easy doesn’t mean you’re better than them.
Health Writing & Design
- Deadline Management For Medical Research News. Ever had to write a news story based on a journal article, and it’s due rightnowrightnowrightnow? These tips may help.
- Health Design Challenge. More than 200 designers across the country improved the visual layout and information style of the patient health record, and this is what they came up with. Brilliant.
- Space Invaders This Slate piece explains why you don’t ever need to include two spaces after a period.
- Why Can’t Bloggers and Journos Get Along? The News Hook’s Peter Beller recaps NMX.
- Choose Your Masters Wisely. Kate Courageous addresses the trend of hipster bloggers/consultants/biz gurus who write about how you suck to try to sell you their thing. It’s annoying. Vote with your feet!
- How To Say No To Promoting Others With Honesty & Class. Great video by Marie Forleo, with a script/template for these types of rejections, should you need to give them out.
- February 1st is Objectify a Tech Writer or Objectify a Man in Tech day. Check out the Objectify FAQ and the Jezebel piece and the BetaBeat piece and the Destructoid piece for more.
- Cameron Russell: “Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m a Model. Very interesting TED talk about the perceptions of us based on our looks. So much courage and insight in this short video.
- A Letter to the Guy Who Harassed Me Outside the Bar. The best way to create safer public spaces is by speaking out– beautifully, poignantly– about situations that make us feel unsafe.
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