Quote of the day
There is something about the United States that makes it a particularly booming hotspot for the contemporary yoga market.
~ANDREA R. JAIN, author of Selling Yoga.
No, the Internet is not killing culture [Culture Crash], Slate | Tweet
It’s always been hard to make a living in the arts. It still is.
Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?, The Guardian | Tweet
A growing number of scientists are suggesting that depression is a result of inflammation caused by the body’s immune system.
Who owns yoga? [Selling Yoga], The Atlantic | Tweet
India’s appointment of a “Minister of Yoga” is just the latest development in an ongoing debate about who the practice “belongs” to, and who can rightfully make money from it.
Prices pinch prosciutto trade, WSJ | Tweet
European Malaise hits Italy’s food makers, who struggle to export.
Discussing the origins of extraordinary athletic performance with David Epstein [The Sports Gene], The Creativity Post | Tweet
Bestselling author David Epstein discusses research on the complex interplay of nature and nurture in sports, how mentality propels success, how we assess potential, sex differences in sport, and why getting older doesn’t mean we can’t achieve greatness.
Five things being a Zumba instructor has taught me about science communication, Scientific American | Tweet
I do, however, often get comments about how it seems funny that someone could maintain two different jobs/professions that seem to have nothing in common with each other. After all, how many science writers/scientists moonlight as fitness instructors? Probably not many. Which is funny. It’s funny, to me, that the two professions seem so incompatible on the surface…because whenever I’ve really stopped to think about it, I’ve realized that a lot of what I’ve learned from teaching fitness classes translates quite well into lessons for effective science communication.
Duolingo for schools is free, and it may change the EdTech Market, Forbes | Tweet
Duolingo for schools offers a window into the future of education technology. It shows us how interactive digital technologies can be used to create a more equitable educational landscape, not just in the U.S., but globally.
Apps everywhere, but no unifying link, NYT | Tweet
Navigating the Internet used to mean painstakingly typing the exact address you wanted into your computer. The web browser and the search engine simplified that, giving us the Internet we take for granted today.
Hooks, lines, and stinkers in praise of great openings, The Kill Zone | Tweet
The opening line of your book is the single hardest line you write. Many writers would disagree with that. But for my money, those writers are: A. those lucky devils for whom all things come easy; B. those diligent do-bees who can scribble down anything just to get started and then go back and rewrite or C. those types who aren’t really very good at what they do or maybe are just phoning it in.
Taking care of the inner and outer writer, Live Write Thrive | Tweet
Writing is hard work. Unfortunately, you may get so involved in a project that you keep at it longer than you should. Before you know it, hours have passed. Continuous keyboarding can lead to Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), including tired eyes, headache, back pain, neck pain, sore hands, aching fingers, and even Deep Vein Thrombosis. Staying healthy and in shape is a challenge for today’s writer—who is often parked behind a computer screen day after day. But these self-care tips will help keep writers healthy and productive.