Weekly Media Roundup (June 13 – 19)
I love a good long drive – lots of time to listen to podcasts! I got sucked in this week – hope you find something interesting.
- Kij Johnson – “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”
- Touching fantasy novella in The Year’s Best Science Fiction
- RadioLab – Antibodies Part 1: CRISPR
- When we’re able to modify our genes, should we? Where is the line between reducing possibilities of Alzheimer’s and making ourselves taller?
- TED Radio Hour – The Act of Listening
- The StoryCorps App, hearing even when you’re deaf, and more. Fascinating
- Freakonomics – Should We Really Behave Like Economists Say We Do?
- Follow someone as they try to live as an economically perfect human through dating, giving to street musicians, and more
- David D Burns – Feeling Good
- I’ve mentioned this one before, but this is a great one for overcoming depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I read chapters on overcoming depression due to tragedy and sickness, as well as getting to the root of the depression.
- Fat-Burning Man – Dr. Perlmutter: Brain Maker, Fecal Transplants, and How to Heal Your Gut with Real Food
- Quora – What are the characteristics of a bad software engineer?
- I think there’s a little of this in all of us
- The New York Times (Aziz Ansari) – How to Make Online Dating Work
- Actually go out on dates!
- The 3 questions that matter (according to OkCupid): “Do you like horror movies?” “Have you ever traveled around another country alone?” and “Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?”
- Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
- I finished this book this week, and was highly impressed. Really interesting stuff about the power of mastermind groups and overcoming fear. It falters a bit when the author starts to describe his belief in telepathy, but this is one to come back to again. Definitely pick up the physical book, because there are a lot of lists.
- Menprovement – How to Develop True Core Confidence, Be Authentic, And Live Your Inner Truth
- I’ve heard this before, but when you lie (even about small things), you are giving in to the belief that your true thoughts are not good enough. Listen to this again.
- This is episode one of Endless Confidence, part of the Menprovement Academy. Sign up.
- Listen Money Matters – Finding Your Productivity Sweet Spot
- Discover your productivity archetype: are you most creative with a deadline, or are you able to be steadily productive?
- Recommend Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better Than Before
- James Clear – The Power of Less: I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website and Here’s What Happened
- Is it ironic that I found this article about eliminating distractions among the 20 tabs I have open?
- Zen Habits – Monk Mind: How to Increase Your Focus
- Ack! Disable your internet!?!? The biggest way to increase your focus is to reduce distractions.
- I like the ‘small steps’ approach to building focus.
- Lifehack – How Can I Improve My Focus?
- Some obvious, like meditation, but some not so obvious, like wearing light clothes. Quick read.