Things I Found Interesting This Week (1/24/14)

ThingsIFoundInterestingThisWeek-01-24-14-B Each week I read thousands of blog posts from hundreds of sources, these are the best things that I found this week. For daily updates, follow me on Twitter and Facebook.


4 Lifehacks From Ancient Philosophers That Will Make You Happier

Staying Healthy When You’re Stuck Inside

60 Must-Read Health, Fitness, and Happiness Blogs for 2014 | Greatist

You Can Get Placebo Sleep | Smart News | Smithsonian

Good Calories, Bad Calories: The Mythology of Obesity, or The Mythology of Gary Taubes? » Weightology

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence | Brain Pickings


The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections - The Buffer Blog

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love - Wired Science

Introducing ChoiceMap: the iPhone app that helps people make better decisions - YouTube

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7 Hand Gestures That Make You Look Like a Real Intellectual | Wired Design |

Is Butter Secretly Ruining Your Health?

Unblind My Mind: What are we eating?: Dr. Katherine Reid at TEDxYouth@GrassValley - YouTube

How to Harness Your Brain's Dopamine Supply and Increase Motivation

OptimizeMe - Life, Health and Fitness Quantified Self Tracking and Improvement

Eat Anything You Want on

To-Do Lists Don't Work - Daniel Markovitz - Harvard Business Review

The 7 Deadly Email Sins For Your Psyche


Homemade Healthy Fruit Snacks - Wellness Mama 

"Sweet Orange Kale Salad"

Top Tasks

Outsourced Tasks

People are always asking me what I have my virtual assistants do. On average I request about 150 tasks per month, some by phone and some by email. Whether you are using FancyHands or Zirtual, here’s some ideas of the things you can outsource:

- Create a letter from this dictation - Call power and gas companies to switch off service - Create show notes from my podcast

If you want to learn how to get the most out of working with a virtual assistant, follow this link for discounted access to my online course. To see my top tasks throughout the week, follow Twitter hashtag #ttask


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