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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Curated Good News 2014-07-15

An all NPR edition, today. You can read the article and/or listen. I like listening because there are often items left out of the print version.

Stress-Busting Foods Which foods increase your stress? Which reduce it? It’s the latter that I’m interested in. I know I eat the wrong foods when stressed.

This is Your Stressed-Out Brain on Scarcity It’s not good news to be stressed, but it is valuable to realize how much attention it consumes. Armed with that knowledge, we can make changes in ourselves and in our perceptions of others.

The 3 Scariest Words a Boy Can Hear Joe Ehrmann, a 75 professional football player, discusses the pitfalls of the words “be a man.” Excellent stuff, and an article I’ll be bookmarking for use in my own coaching.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic on Parody in the Age of YouTube Yankovic is releasing his final “traditional” album, meaning songs collected on a CD. He talks about himself, his work, and being weird.

35 Years After Minnie Riperton’s Death, New Fans Still Find Her Famous for her song “Loving You” and her five octave vocal range, which is almost inhuman. Musicians are joining together to celebrate her work. Riperton died from breast cancer in ‘79 at 31.

Daily TED Talk

In fact, I watched this yesterday. I found it useful. What simplistic stories are you telling yourself?

Be suspicious of stories (15 min) “Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives — and our messy, complicated irrational world — in terms of a simple narrative.”

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. "Be suspicious of stories" dovetails nicely with an Elizabeth Gilbert rant I read today, in which she discards the word "balance" as just as dangerous to women as "perfect." Glory in the mess that is life, is basically her message, too.

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