Living Your Best Life
- Found guilty via Instagram: The Instagram posts of super-rich kids can be used against their parents. This is every bit as hilarious and satisfying as it sounds.
- Who (beside Lin-Manuel Miranda) is behind the Hamilton phenomenon? If you’re not aware of the Hamilton craze, you’ve been living under a rock.
- The Mind-Clearing Magic of Running Several people in my family aren’t runners: they think running is the worst form of exercise invented (I’m not naming them, out of concern for their reputations and safety). I, however, consider running to be fabulous stress-relief. This article explains a little of why.
- Most mass killers aren’t mentally ill: Next time someone goes on about how a killer should have gotten treatment and we could have avoided a tragedy, refer them to this article.
What have you read this week?
And since I missed another week of posts, this is also long! Enjoy the wiiiiiiiiiiiiide variety of interesting stories here!
The Amazing Thing We Do During Conversations – Interesting for language and communications enthusiasts. Also, explains part of why speaking a non-native language fluently is so difficult.
The Poor are Better Off When We Build Housing for the Rich – Just the title was enough to make me interested, but this is vital for anyone who is following arguments about gentrification.
What Causes Resilience? – A cool quote from this article:“(Indeed, Werner found that resilient individuals were far more likely to report having sources of spiritual and religious support than those who weren’t.)”
Your Parmesan Cheese is Wood – the title I’ve chosen is only a slight exaggeration.
The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens – in case you don’t know, Tumblr is the place for the geeky teens. It’s generally hilarious and often the genesis of the most popular memes. I’m always interested in people who are successful on social platforms, so this was a fascinating story for me.
- A Compulsive Con Man – I’m fascinated by pathological deception. This guy had so many different identities that they had difficulty discovering his real name.
- Radiolab – this is slightly different, but I’m newly obsessed with the Radiolab podcast. It’s basically long-form journalism for audio and it’s pretty fabulous.
That’s all! What do you think? What have you been reading? Let me know in the comments!
I missed this post last week, so lots of links for you now! Continue reading
Bit busy with school, but thought I’d drop a few links to show you what I’m reading right now. I’m not even trying to theme these anymore. Continue reading
A round-up of interesting articles from my week!
- Your body language shapes who you are. Amy Cuddy argues that using power moves — standing arms akimbo, stretching out, etc — can actually make you feel more confident and powerful. I don’t necessarily disagree with her idea, but I struggle with society’s perception of power. Many of the behaviors she describes just seem obnoxious to me, not powerful. Nonetheless, I’m not above pulling the same moves when I feel like I need to.
- Why Lonely People Stay Lonely – apparently lonely people are every bit as good at reading social cues as anyone else, but they get too nervous to make a good impression. It’s a not a horrible theory.
- My generation is addicted to busyness – this article clicked with me. I have a tendency to pile things on my schedule until I busy every minute of the day. It’s a bad habit.
- Can spacing increase literacy? Since I don’t struggle with literacy and I love proofreading, this concept was a bit difficult for me to buy. In theory, the idea of helping people read in phrases makes sense, but I would love to see concrete stats on the actual usefulness.
Read anything interesting this week? I’d love to see it in the comments!