Things I Found Interesting This Week (03/07/14)

Blog-CAPS-ThingsIFound-03-07-14 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.


1.  The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet- (

2. 10 Habits All Extremely Productive People Have In Common | Elite Daily- (

3. Aromatherapy May Help Lessen Anxiety Naturally- (

4. How Silence Became a Luxury Product | New Republic- (

5. The Invention of the AeroPress- (

6. kimono : Turn websites into structured APIs from your browser in seconds- (

7. Order the Less Doing Book for your Company, team, or school at a BIG discount- (

8.  Parse Emails by Zapier- (

9. The Art of Less Doing by Ari Meisel | Sara Gottfried MD- (

10. 32 Solutions for When You Can't Sleep | Greatist- (

11. Watch A Crow Solve A Complex Puzzle | Popular Science- (

12. How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science- (

13. Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood : The Salt : NPR- (

14. Fermented foods, microbiota, and mental health: ancient practice meets nutritional psychiatry- (


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Top 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:

  • Find out what happened to my order of upgraded whey
  • Investigate trading in my minivan for a truck
  • Transcribe the following spoken paragraph and send to X

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

Less Doing Book Club

Each week I read a non-fiction book thanks to Blinkist and every month I read a work of fiction thanks to Rooster. Here's what I'm currently reading:

Billy Budd - Herman Melville

Never Eat Alone - Keith Ferrazzi