Quote of the day
A high carbohydrate diet blocks your ability to employ fat to fuel your brain, and to some degree, your muscles as well.
~JEFF S. Volek, author of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable
The elastic brain, Aeon | Tweet
Early childhood is characterised by a series of critical periods – circumscribed times when the brain opens up and changes profoundly in response to input from the environment as new skills are learned.
→The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Why we hate it when people invade our space, Psychology Today | Tweet
John Travolta and Joe Biden put it in the news, but it’s an everyday problem.
→What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
Positive thinking isn’t all-powerful. Penaty for failure may help more in reaching goals, The Washington Post | Tweet
As counterintuitive as it may sound, many resolutions fail due to positive thinking, says Gabriele Oettingen, a psychologist at New York University. Her research has shown that optimistic thinking can actually hamper your drive to succeed.
→Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation
Should athletes eat fat or carbs?, NYT | Tweet
Can a high-fat diet also be a high-performance diet?
→The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable
Why do people hate their jobs, Medium | Tweet
I limped out of the meeting and said, “excuse me”, and took the elevator down 67 stories, went to Grand Central, limped home, and never went back to work at that job.
How we founded a startup with only $600–and why we wouldn’t do it any other way, Fast Company | Tweet
Bootstrapping a startup is a last resort for some, but not for these cofounders. Here’s why these entrepreneurs consider it the best option.
→The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
The Apple car will be more airplane than automobile, The Daily Beast | Tweet
Jony Ive’s garage has clues to the design of his most ambitious project ever, but Airbus shows how it will actually be made.
Game, set, and (fixed) match, Slate | Tweet
In the last month, men’s tennis has seen a handful of professional playersaccused—either in well-circulated rumors or by authorities—of involvement in match-fixing. Given that it takes only one player to decide the outcome of a match, tennis is more vulnerable than most other sports to thrown matches.
→The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Most common writing mistakes, Pt. 39: Referencing characters by title rather than name, HWBA | Tweet
In the time it takes you to write two small words, you might be dramatically distancing your readers from your story’s narrative. Scared? You should be. But don’t be that scared, because this one of our most common writing mistakes is just as easy to fix as it is to commit.
→Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories
Plot driven stories?, My bookish Life | Tweet
I’m sure you’ve heard it before, from many different sources: YA fiction is largely plot driven stories, and that explains its ever growing popularity. Truth or merely a dig alluding to the so-called simplistic character and general crumminess often ascribed to young-adult stories by well-meaning personages? You decide.
→Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles