August 23, 2015

Links I Love: August 23, 2015

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy 🙂

Links I Love
Original image source: Mike Licht


Employers Reveal Biggest Resume Blunders in Annual CareerBuilder Survey. (Hotel News Now)

A First-Time Manager’s Guide to Giving Effective Feedback. (Levo League)

The Status Quo Isn’t Working for Women in America. (Huffington Post)

Workplace mentoring boosts careers, skills and retention. (Miami Herald)

To heck with tech: Millennials prefer face-to-face meetings, and Denver’s great for that. (Denver Business Journal)

An Amazonian’s response to “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace”. (LinkedIn)

Can you work at an Amazon, Uber or Google and have a life? (Mashable)

The Shut-In Economy — What’s The Future of Work? (Medium)

How to Be Charismatic: 7 Ways to Build Better Work Relationships. (Brazen Careerist)


13 Things You Should Do in the 15 Minutes Before a Big Presentation. (Levo League)

8 Unconventional Ways to Put Yourself into a Successful Marketer’s Mindset. (Zapier)

How to Beat Procrastination. (Wait But Why)

14 Ways to Redesign Your Day for an Optimal Work-life Balance. (Zapier)

15 Little Phrases That Will Make You Remarkably More Productive. (Inc)

People Don’t Want Something Truly New, They Want the Familiar Done Differently. (Nir and Far)

Habit Creep: The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful. (James Clear)

I Suck at Habits: How Do I Get Better? (Zen Habits)

Cool at 13, Adrift at 23. Fascinating, though I have to guess that it’s kind of not that surprising. The kids who were smart were unlikely to be cool, so it’s not surprising that they would do better in life, even beyond the character-building aspects? (New York Times)


How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain. (New York Times)

Full study here: Environment and Behavior. This is why I hike! (Sage Journals)

Personalized Thrill: How to Choose the Endurance Race for You. (Inside Tracker)

Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards. (New York Times)

4 Health Conditions You Can Get Just By Staring at Your Smartphone Too Much. (Levo League)

Put Down the Q-Tips: You’ve Been Cleaning Your Ears All Wrong. (Greatist)

13 Highly Useful Pieces of Weight-Loss Advice. (My Fitness Pal)


The sad, sick life of the business traveller. Oh, so true! (Economist)

Top 5 technologies shaping tomorrow’s passenger experience. (Future Travel Experience)

Jumping the queue into America. (Economist)

Funny and true: Drone Sales at Airports Aren’t a Really Good Mix. (Skift)

What Do You Know About United’s Allegedly Creepy New App for Flight Attendants? (Gawker)

Southwest Is the Most Contrarian U.S. Airline and That’s Why It Always Wins. (Skift)

Delta’s Promise to Pay Businesses if Competitors Run Better Operations Isn’t Much More Than Marketing. (Cranky Flier)

Do airlines ‘price gouge’? Of course they do (depending on your definition). As a former pricing analyst myself, I love how this article explains how the “price gouging” is really just the typical dynamic pricing that is how airlines always operate; all the articles decrying the rises after the Amtrak crash were frustrating. (Dallas Morning News)

Hotels Should Copy These Airline Revenue Management Techniques. (Hotel News Now)

Delaware Company Builds Business on Back of Booze Tourism. (Skift)


Best Places to Live 2015. My town is #4! (Time)

Kids & Technology: Rediscover Nature. (A Colorado Gal)

How cultures around the world think about parenting. (TED Talks)

The four cultural shifts that led to the rise of the helicopter parent. (Business Insider)

Related: Helicopter Parents and the Kids Who Just Can’t. (Bloomberg View)

Also related: How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. (The Atlantic)

4 Years Later. (A Life Less BS)

Get Rich With: Your Own Urban Tribe. (Mr. Money Mustache)

Here’s What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month. (Fast Company)

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4 thoughts on “Links I Love: August 23, 2015”

  1. You always curate the best links. I look forward to reading your list every week! I enjoyed the Southwest Airlines article and the United flight attendant app article brings up a lot of issues about privacy.

  2. I read the how to beat procrastination article, but one of the suggestions wasn’t “stop reading self-help articles on the internet and just do your work”. 🙂 If only it were that easy….

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