October 18, 2015

Links I Love: October 19, 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


7 steps to impress your boss. (MSN)

Nobody Cares How Hard You Work. (99U)

Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management. I agree that these are causes; however, I think a lot of them shouldn’t be used as reasons to quit. No job is perfect, and I feel like our generation is tricked by social media/etc that the grass is greener and there is a perfect job out there. (LinkedIn)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Quit. (Levo League)

So, You Want to Work for a Former Employer Again…. (Levo League)

This has been making the rounds, and I love it: Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting. (Washington Post)

Get Better Customer Insights: How Anthropology Can Guide Product Design. (Zapier)


Women Who Show Anger Are Taken Less Seriously. (Science of Us)

6 Tactics For Powering Through A Workday On No Sleep. (Business Insider)

How to Get More Done If You Work From Home. (Daily Burn)

5 Productive Things To Do When You’re Bored at Work. (Levo League)

Strategy First, App Second: 5 Productivity Methods, and the Apps that Make them Work. (Zapier)

A better way to view people. (David Jaxon)

10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned. (Ben Casnocha)

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know. (Esquire)

The Big Problem With the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. (Greatist)

Having Too Many Friends Can Be Hazardous to Your Health. (Marie Claire)


Eilish McColgan: Six things nobody tells you about injury and rehab. (Athletics Weekly)

When is it Acceptable to Quit?. (Rock Creek Runner)

Which Is Better on a Treadmill: Incline or Speed Intervals?. (Greatist)

For every unique profile view of the 11 Hottest Trainers, Match will donate $1 to the American Heart Association. Clickety-click! (Match)

How to Fake Your Workout. (The Atlantic)

8 Expert Nutrition Rules to Improve Your Diet. (My Fitness Pal)

Exercise Self Control Over Food… Without A Straightjacket. (Cranky Fitness)


The Deadly Cargo Inside MH370: How Exploding Batteries Explain the Mystery. (Daily Beast)

We’re looking at you, annoying hotel guest. (CNN)

W Hotels Tries to Speak Millennial With Snapchat Filters. (Skift)

What’s up with all the strange hotel names? (CNN)

When It Come To Hospitality, ‘Little Things Mean A Lot’. (Hotel News Now)

A New York restaurateur bans tipping. (Economist)

Health on the menu. (Airport World)


Things Restaurant Servers Say… and What They Really Mean. (Thrillist)

Inequality in everything: The rich get better breakfast sandwiches, too. (Washington Post)

The 32 Most Common Relationship Fights, by Age Group. (Thrillist)

Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be. (New York Times)

Speaking of millennials… remember this? An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’. (Thrillist)

How “The Martian” Went From A Best-Selling Novel To A Blockbuster Film. Adam and I are going to see this next weekend, and I can’t wait! Best book I’ve read in a long time. (BuzzFeed)

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Damn Time. (Thrillist)

Why you shouldn’t be surprised that prisoners crushed Harvard’s debate team. (MSN)

Finally, for a laugh: I Logged Into AOL With a Dial-Up Modem for the First Time in 20 Years. (Thrillist)

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6 thoughts on “Links I Love: October 19, 2015”

  1. SUPER pumped for the Martian. I hope it is still in the ‘big’ theater and not the smaller screen ones. Oh well either way! 🙂

    The “everyone is happy’ facebook effect is live and well. It frustrates me when people assume that is reality – with work like the article says or with social life.

    1. I didn’t even know that theaters had two sizes. You’d better find a good one this weekend!

      It’s funny – I am such a huge advocate for “life doesn’t have to be perfect,” even as I strive to constantly improve. But I am definitely guilty of posting mostly the good stuff on social media/my blog. Something just doesn’t feel right about complaining publicly when I know I am pretty lucky to have the life I do. And the stuff that bothers me deeply is stuff that I am only comfortable sharing with my best friends, not posting.

  2. A couple of weeks ago, you posted an article by Andrew Moravcsik in The Atlantic about fathers who take on primary responsibility for their children. This article is a follow-on to an article written by his wife, Anne-Marie Slaughter, that appeared in the Atlantic a few years ago and a companion to her book that just came out, called Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family. I just finished the book, and I highly recommend it. To me, as a career woman with twin boys, to me, it accurately describes the challenges of trying to be a strong contributor at work as well as doing my best to raise boys who will contribute to society.
    Compared to Lean In, I found this book much more accurately reflects reality, and my reality now is a reality that I would have scoffed at 15 years ago, when I was a relatively new PhD just starting out in my career. Back then, I never imagined I would short change my career path for my family, but here it is 4 pm (I’ve been here since 7), and I am off to get my kids glasses fixed and trumpet picked up from the shop.,,, My 30 year old self never would have done that.

    1. So funny that you should mention this – I run a women’s book club for my office and we just decided on Friday to make Unfinished Business our next book! I’ve ordered copies on Amazon and will start reading it in the next few weeks, with the discussion happening in mid December. I am now really excited after hearing how much you loved it! Also, very interesting to hear how your attitude has changed over the years.

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