Hive Life: Find Freedom / Curse of the Self / Glacial Pre-historic Virus

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you a podcast on how to deal with the ‘self’ and a blog post on how to find freedom. For health and fitness, check out some high-protein breakfast ideas and read tips on how to take on hard terrain as a runner.

For innovation and tech, read about China’s new bullet train which is the world’s fastest land vehicle, and see what’s next for NASA’s Mars land rover. To distract yourself learn about the ancient Venetian Road which has been discovered, and microbiologists have uncovered pre-historical viruses.

And finally, for entertainment listen to a podcast on constructing a comedy and check out two lists of films and books for summer entertainment.

Enjoy!

Bilal

Find Freedom in Any Moment (zen habits, 3 min read)
This blog explores how freedom is easily accessible, providing tips on creating your own freedom and the power of breaking through obstacles.

Why “No Pain, No Gain” Is More Powerful Than You Realize (Addicted 2 success, 2 min read)
Apply this common training mantra to your everyday life and it may help you realise what kind of lessons you’ve gained, and the impact of your failures and progress.

Podcast #725: The Curse of the Self (The Art of Manliness, 45 min podcast)
This podcast delves into what the ‘self’ is and its vital benefits, before delving into the downsides that also come with having a self, such as self-related thoughts and ego-driven behaviours.

How to Up Your Trail-Running Game (Outside Magazine, 4 min read)
If you’re a beginner or advanced runner ready to take on new terrain, this article gives great tips on how to ready yourself for new trails, and how to run faster and farther.

25 high-protein breakfast ideas (Diet Doctor, 4 min read)
Eating more protein can help you lose weight and body fat while keeping muscle and metabolism high. Also, this guide gives you ideas for some great high-protein breakfasts.

Astronomers Confirm Discovery of Moon-Forming Disk Around Young Exoplanet (i09, 3 min read)
Astronomers have spotted a circumplanetary disk around a planet outside of our solar system, which can ultimately improve our understanding of exomoons and how they form in emerging star systems.

China’s New 373 MPH Bullet Train Is Now the World’s Fastest Land Vehicle (Robb Report, 2 min read)
China has unveiled the production version of the maglev bullet train, which has a top speed of 373 mph which is close to half the speed of sound!

Here’s What’s Next for NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover (i09, 3 min read)
Perseverance is tasked with exploring Mars’ Jezero Crater, the site of a former lake that NASA scientists hope could contain fossilized evidence of Martian life, an insight into the history of the red planet.

Museum of Zoology displays ceramic art to explore Earth’s ‘breaking points’ (University of Cambridge, 3 min read)
The exhibition uses fired clay, a material from the earth, to throw attention back on to ecological decline, ecosystem collapse and environmental change.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Roman Road in the Venetian Lagoon (i09, 3 min read)
Researchers have discovered the remains of a Roman-era road at the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon. It gives clues to what the city looked like well before the legendary date of its founding in 421 CE.

15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier (i09, 2 min read)
A team of microbiologists have found 33 different viruses dating back to the Pleistocene age. They suspect the viral communities were active on glacier surfaces before being frozen and that some may be active even within the ice cores.

10 new books you’ll want to read right now. (Literary Hub, 1 min read)
Delve into this list of books for some summer reading.

Here’s Everything New On Netflix In August 2021, Including ‘The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf’ And A Sandra Oh Show (UPROXX, 2 min read)
A lot is coming to Netflix next month, and here’s a list to prepare you on everything good to watch during the holidays.

What’s the Role of a Director in Constructing Comedy? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #100 (Open Culture, 49 min podcast)
This podcast discussestherole of the director in making a comedy, the difficulties of maintaining comedy throughout filming, dealing with actors, directing improv/prank shows, and more.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Deal with Negative Emotions / Sleep Better / Planet Nine

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you tips on how to deal with negative emotions as an entrepreneur and introduce you to different levels of mindfulness that you can achieve. On health and fitness, read a blog post on how to sleep better or feel inspired to start a high-protein diet.

Moving on to innovation, read an article which muses on the possibility of Planet Nine in our solar system, and NASA has identified a possible glitch with the Hubble telescope. To distract yourself, learn how dog-training principles can be applied to improving life habits, and finally for entertainment, listen to a physicist explain her understanding of the universe and watch the trailer for the new Julie Child documentary.

Enjoy!

Bilal

The Delightful Overwhelm of a Pile of Undone Tasks (zen habits, 3 min read)
When it comes to facing a pile of tasks, the overwhelming feeling can take over. This blog post suggests two things: 1. breath and 2. find delight in the task.

A 3 Step Process to Deal With Negative Emotions as an Entrepreneur (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
Some qualities you’ll need to have are self-awareness, reflection, and reframing, which can help you to easily deal with negative emotions.

The Different Levels of Mindfulness And What They Mean (Pick the Brain, 4 min read)
This post details the journey of achieving mindfulness and the techniques you can employ to reach your mindfulness goals.

How to Sleep Better (LessWrong, 5 min read)
This blog post details the biology behind good sleep, causes for bad sleep, and tips on how to improve your sleep.

How to get started on a high-protein diet (Diet Doctor, 4 min read)
This guide gives great tips on how to increase protein in your diet, from simply increasing your protein intake at meals, to which foods are high in protein.

Astronomers Spot a Batch of Rogue Planets Near the Galactic Core (i09, 3 min read)
NASA’s now-retired Kepler Space Telescope has revealed a small population of free-floating planets near the Galactic Bulge and could reveal further detections of unbound planets.

Timelapse Shows How Astronauts Install New Solar Arrays on the ISS (PetaPixel, 2 min read)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has captured a timelapse video of astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA spacewalking outside of the International Space Station (ISS) ‘Alpha’, while installing a new solar array.

Does Planet Nine exist? (New Humanist, 3 min read)
In January 2016, two astronomers claimed that there was a planet ten times the mass of the Earth, on the outskirts of the Solar System. But how feasible were their claims?

NASA Identifies ‘Possible Cause’ of Hubble Glitch (i09, 3 min read)
The team at NASA have identified the most serious glitch to affect Hubble in years. It raises concerns that the telescope may finally be finished.

Enormous Inbound Comet Appears as ‘Beautiful Little Fuzzy Dot’ in New Image (Gizmodo, 2 min read)
With an estimated size between 62 and 230 miles long (100-370 kilometers), it is believed that it’s the largest to be discovered.

The missing 96 percent of the universe | Claire Malone (TED Talks, 5 min video)
Particle physicist Claire Malone explains how questioning our fundamental understanding of nature itself invites a different, more meaningful perspective of the universe

Here’s the Trailer for the Upcoming Julia Child Documentary ‘Julia’ (Eater, 1 min read)
If you’re a fan of food, and Julia Child, this upcoming documentary showcases archival footage and interviews with chefs and friends to tell Julia Child’s story.

What Streaming Service Offers The Best Options This Weekend? (The Game Is Getting Real) (UPROXX, 3 min read)
Here is a list of some of the latest additions for different streaming services.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Notes on Kindness / Weight Loss Psychology / Essential Camping Items

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you notes on kindness and ways to rediscover your purpose in life. For health and fitness, listen to a podcast on the psychology of weight loss, and learn about the benefits of good breathing exercises.

For innovation, astronomers have detected a cluster of rogue planets, and watch a video of astronauts installing new solar arrays on the ISS. To distract yourself, watch a short video of a 3D miniature rollercoaster in motion, and finally, check out a summer reading list to entertain yourself over the summer holidays.

Enjoy!

Bilal

5 Ways to Rediscover Your Purpose in Life (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
The prospect of starting over can be daunting, but these tips could help steer you in the right direction. They include adopting a beginner’s mindset, listening to your gut, and writing down what you want to do.

Notes on Kindness (LessWrong, 5 min read)
This blog post examines the virtue of kindness, delving into what it is and how to practice kindness.

What did you learn on vacation? (Seth Godin, 1 min read)
Seth’s blog provides a list of creative workshops that you can check out in your spare time. From learning real skills, to a podcast workshop, the aim is to learn something new.

#197 How To Transform Your Health Through Your Breath with James Nestor (Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, 2 hour podcast)
Listen to the benefits of practicing good breathing, covering the basics of nasal breathing, the science of carbon dioxide tolerance, and the benefits of harnessing our breath for conditions.

Stress Management and Hypertrophy (Breaking Muscle, 53 min video)
This video discusses the topic of stress, breaks down its negative impacts on health, and why it can be a limiting factor in achieving exercise results.

Podcast #721: The Psychology of Effective Weight Loss (The Art of Manliness, 47 min podcast)
This podcast discusses the mental and emotional habits that can sabotage a diet plan, and how to manage the expectations of dieting.

Astronomers Spot a Batch of Rogue Planets Near the Galactic Core (i09, 3 min read)
NASA’s now-retired Kepler Space Telescope has revealed a small population of free-floating planets near the Galactic Bulge and could reveal further detections of unbound planets.

Timelapse Shows How Astronauts Install New Solar Arrays on the ISS (PetaPixel, 2 min read)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has captured a timelapse video of astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA spacewalking outside of the International Space Station (ISS) ‘Alpha’, while installing a new solar array.

51,000-Year-Old Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were True Artists (i09, 4 min read)
A bone belonging to a giant deer has the markings of patterns, which could indicate that Neanderthals possessed capacity for symbolic thought.

It Took Over 900 Hours to Design and 3D Print This Self-Launching Miniature Roller Coaster (i09, 2 min read)
Watch a video that details a 3D miniature rollercoaster which took over 600 hours to build, using a piece of 3D modelling software called Fusion 360.

The 16 Essential Camping Items, According to Eater Editors (Eater, 4 min read)
This helpful list provides everything you’ll need for a camping trip, from the type of tents you’ll want, to essential tools that will make your trip easy and enjoyable.

The Emotional, Yet Fascinating Trailer For Val Kilmer’s Documentary About Val Kilmer Has Arrived (UPROXX, 1 min read)
Watch the trailer for the much-anticipated documentary about Val Kilmer, which contains home video shots and behind-the-scene glimpses of films like Top Gun.

21 new books to keep your summer reading going strong. (Literary Hub, 1 min read)
Expand your reading list this summer with any of these books.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Accepting Failure / Eco-friendly EV Production / Pessimism of Founding Fathers

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you tips on how to accept failure and the practice of enjoying time off. On health and fitness, try these five moves to prevent injury and learn about what it takes to run an ultrarun.

Moving on to innovation, astrophysicists have detected black holes and neutron stars merging, and researchers are searching for eco-friendly techniques for EV production. To distract yourself, listen to a podcast about the four founding fathers and their pessimism of democracy, and for entertainment check out a list of books and movies to watch for July.

Enjoy!

Bilal

The Practice of Truly Enjoying Time Off (zen habits, 3 min read)
Taking time off can be hard for some, so practice setting clear boundaries, slowing down, being in the moment, and fully appreciating each moment and activity.

5 Ways to Become Firm Friends With Failure (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
Tips on how to accept failure include understanding the cause, taking ownership, learning from your failure, and then moving on.

4 Tips for Making the Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
Preparation and strategy are key to making the leap, but you should also create a business that works with the lifestyle you aspire to and do something that you have a genuine interest in;your personality is what will make your business idea stand out.

5 Moves to Protect Your Joints from Injury (Outside Magazine, 4 min read)
Preventing injury for training is essential, and this article breaks down recommended moves and explanations of why and how it is good for joint protection.

What It Takes to Run a Mountain-Ultra-Trail Race (Outside Magazine, 4 min read)
This article provides an in-depth read of how to complete an ultrarun, the difference between men and women, and how to approach different terrains.

NASA Scientists Find More Subsurface Lakes on Mars (i09, 4 min read)
Researchers have apparently found dozens of subsurface lakes on Mars’ south pole, revealing the story of Mars’ climatological history.

What is bioleaching, and how can it make cars greener? (Fast Company, 4 min read)
Bioleaching employs microbes which can oxidize metal as part of their metabolism, and researchers have found that all metals present in EV batteries can be recovered using bioleaching. More sustainable than mining for lithium!

Astrophysicists Detect Black Holes and Neutron Stars Merging, This Time for Certain (i09, 3 min read)
Astrophysicists have made the first-ever confirmed detections of shockwaves produced by mergers between neutron stars and black holes.

The 7 Weirdest Things About Venus, Hell Planet (i09, 1 min read)
Scroll through this slideshow which provides facts and interesting images of Venus.

Yellowstone & Climate Change (Om, 3 min read)
This interesting read laments on the harsh reality of the impact of tourism on natural environments and records the changing temperatures since the 1950’s at Yellowstone park.

Podcast #719: The Surprising Pessimism of America’s Founding Fathers (The Art of Manliness, 44 min podcast)
This podcast discusses the internal and external conflict with the founding fathers, and how they came to be pessimistic about the future of democracy.

The History of Screenlife Films: 10 Key Movies in An Exciting New Genre (GQ, 5 min read)
Our obsession with screens in the age of social media and the internet has given birth to a new movie subgenre ‘Screenlife’ — films which take place entirely on laptop and phone screens.

The Nerd’s Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in July (i09, 3 min read)
There’s a lot of new content being released this month, and if you’re a sci-fi, fantasy, or horror fan, then look no further.

16 new books to read while sitting directly in front of the fan. (Literary Hub, 2 min read)
Check out this list of books to read over the month of July.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Reverse Grey Hair / Commercial Space Balloon / Make Camping Fun

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week we bring you tips on how to turn negative thoughts into positive actions, and how to build meaningful connections through digital body language. For health, researchers are quantifying stress and how it could reverse hair greying and listen to a short podcast on sleep benefits.

On innovation, China plans to send the first human-being to Mars in 2033, and a Florida company plans to launch a commercial space balloon. To distract yourself, watch a time-lapse video of Mt. St. Helens growing, and explore ways to make camping fun.

Finally, for entertainment, check out a list of some major sci-fi and fantasy movies, and explore a new podcast suitable for outdoor activities.

Enjoy!

Bilal

When Something Doesn’t Work, See an Opportunity Instead of Failure (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
When something in life doesn’t work, these tricks could help you see this as an opportunity to grow. Find the opportunity, plan your progress, prioritize, and use motivation and good habits.

The Magic of Turning Negative Thoughts into Goal-Achieving Actions (Pick the Brain, 3 min read)Firstly, you need a goal, and then you need to acknowledge your internal obstacles. Next, you need to take that honest information and create actionable plans for how you’ll overcome your obstacles, a process known as mental-contrasting.

Podcast #718: How to Use Digital Body Language to Build Trust and Connection (The Art of Manliness, 39 min podcast)
This podcast features a leadership consultant and speaker who discusses how to such emotions through digital communication, why you need to think before sending a message, and how to deal with communication expectations.

Reducing Stress Can Sometimes Reverse Gray Hair, Study Finds (i09, 4 min read)
Researchers at Columbia University have found a way to track the greying of a person’s hair over time. The data was used to create a mathematical model of stress-related greying that tracks how people’s recent life experiences affect their health.

#194 BITESIZE | Why Sleep Matters (and How to Get More) | Matthew Walker (Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, 15 min podcast)
This short podcast covers research on how important sleep is for our health and the amazing power it has to recharge our mind and body, exploring how proper sleep can benefit your life and tips for better sleep.

China Hopes to Put First Human on Mars in 2033: Report (i09, 2 min read)
China wants to put the first human on Mars in 2033, and plans to send robots before any human beings are sent to the red planet.

Astronomers pinpoint when cosmic dawn occurred (University of Cambridge, 4 min read)
Recent studies suggest the NASA James Webb Space Telescope will be sensitive enough to observe the birth of galaxies directly.

Forget Rockets. This Insane Space Balloon Will Start Flying Passengers Into the Heavens in 2024 (Robb Report, 2 min read)
Unlike the aircraft-like capsule of the other commercial space firms, Neptune One will be more like a lounge, complete with WiFi, toilet and bar, that floats at 12 mph into the stratosphere.

Timelapse Reveals How Quickly Mount St. Helens Grows (PetaPixel, 2 min read)
Watch this video that captures 4 years of growth condensed int less than a minute-and-a-half.

How to Make Camping Fun (Outside Magazine, 4 min read)
Some tips to get into the spirit of camping include finding an interesting campground, going away with people you love, putting away you phone, and plan activities.

A Kaleidoscopic Animation Explores the Persuasive and Emotional Power of Color in Communication (Colossal, 1 min read)
This video explores facets of colour theory and its subjective nature in relation to graphic design. It discusses that while most hues are associated with an emotional response—red is related to energy while yellow tends to be idealistic and warm—context is always key.

The Major Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anniversaries of Summer 2021 (i09, 3 min read)
This article has collected a chunk of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, well worth a read.

5 New Podcasts for Your Summer Road Trip (Outside Magazine, 5 min read)
This list of podcasts covers interesting topics, ranging from birding during the pandemic, to outdoor climbing, to heavy lifting and hiking.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Practice Trust / Reduce Stress / Edible Notepads / Bill Gates Reading List

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you tips on how to make your life effortless and how to practice trust. Moving onto health and fitness, listen to a podcast on how to reduce stress and, read a study on how to design the ultimate workout.

On the innovation side, a new computer simulation has discovered that alien civilisations could colonise an entire galaxy, and a Japanese stationary company is producing edible notepads. To distract yourself, read a blog post about how aliens could become our new gods, and check out a photo of the ISS in motion.

Finally, for entertainment, Bill Gates has a great summer reading list and listen to a podcast about Winston Churchill and his fraught family life.

Enjoy!

Bilal

4 Steps for Leading With Honesty and Openness (Addicted 2 Success, 4 min read)
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, these words of wisdom could help you become the most open and honest leader. Work together with your team to meet the standards you set, and practice courage for tough situations.

The Practice of Trust (zenhabits, 2 min read)
It can be hard to practice trust, but we can remind ourselves that we can’t control everyone’s behaviour and we should feel comfortable with this, and trust ourselves to deal with challenges.

Podcast #716: How to Make Your Life More Effortless (The Art of Manliness, 50 min podcast)
This podcast discusses the topic of essentialism, how to get the important things done in the day, and the benefits of a slow and steady pace. Well worth a listen!

5 Out Of The Ordinary Ways Yoga Keeps You Fit (Pick the Brain, 3 min read)
Some health benefits of yoga includes relieving stress, building stamina, reducing chronic pain, and improving heart health.

How to Design the Ultimate Interval Workout (Outside Magazine, 3 min read)
A new meta-analysis of interval training studies crunches data from 29 different studies to determine the best workouts to enhance endurance.

#192 BITESIZE | Simple Daily Habits to Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Dr Mithu Storoni (Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, 14 min podcast)
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee has an insightful chat with a neuroscientists and researcher who delves into the common causes of stress, how it affects health, and tips on how to combat stress.

Aliens Wouldn’t Need Warp Drives to Take Over an Entire Galaxy, Simulation Suggests (Gizmodo, 4 min read)
A computer simulation shows that a technologically advanced civilisation can colonise an entire galaxy, presenting the possibility for interstellar migration and the discovery of alien intelligence.

NASA’s Upcoming Megarocket Is Really Starting to Take Shape (Gizmodo, 3 min read)
Artemis I
will travel280,000 miles to the Moon and back, in what will be a critically important test of NASA’s upcoming megarocket: the Space Launch System, or SLS.

Japanese Stationery Company Develops Edible Note Pads to Quiet Hunger Growls (Spoon & Tamago, 1 min read)
This Japanese stationary is made from wafer paper which you can use with edible ink, and it comes in four scents: vanilla, strawberry, orange, and curry. An invention to combat hunger pains while working.

Would UFO Aliens Be Our Gods? (Overcoming Bias, 3 min read)
This interesting blog post poses the question of whether we could view aliens similar to how Gods were worshipped in ancient times, treating them as unknown entities with high status. 

Photo Taken From The ISS Visualizes How Fast The Space Station Moves (PetaPixel, 2 min read)
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has captured and shared an image that shows what it feels like to be traveling at about 17,400 miles per hour around the International Space Station.

Andy Weir on the Problem of Interstellar Travel (Literary Hub, 38 min podcast)
This podcast features Andy Weir, who has a different take on interstellar travel portrayed in his novel, Project Hail Mary. The story is about a cross-cultural and cross-species exchange and, of course science, problem-solving and heroism.

5 ideas for summer reading (Gates Notes, 4 min read)
Bill Gates’s summer reading list touches on what happens when people come into conflict with the world, well worth a look.

20 new books for your midsummer reading. (Literary Hub, 2 min read)
Check out this reading list of fiction books.

Podcast #717: The Fraught, Relatable Relationship Between Winston Churchill and His Son (The Art of Manliness, 50 min podcast)
The history of Churchill and his family life could provide entertainment for the weekend.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Improve Resiliency / Most Sustainable Diet / Vegan Spider Silk

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, explore the best ways to improve resiliency and read tips on how to journal for personal and professional success. On health and fitness, listen to a podcast that discusses the most sustainable diet and learn how to stick to a fitness routine.

On the innovation side, scientists have developed a new polymer that is a sustainable alternative to single-use plastics, and NASA’s Perseverance rover is starting its journey of searching for past Martian life.

To distract yourself, take a look at two photographers’ re-imagining of abandoned soviet buildings, and for entertainment read all about Dostoevsky and the many biographies that have attempted to capture his life.

Enjoy!

Bilal

How to Start Journaling for Entrepreneurial Success (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
Journaling is an excellent way to achieve personal growth and help engage in stressful events. Tips include to carve out some time, set a timer for journaling, and explore your thoughts.

Beating Social Comparison: How I Found “Enough” In 4 Ways (Pick the Brain, 4 min read)
Some ways to beat your inner critic include keeping a gratitude journal, tracking your achievements, and turn comparison into admiration.

What are the best ways to improve resiliency? (LessWrong, 1 min read)
Ways to improve resiliency include lifestyle changes, such as working fewer hours, exercising, journaling, and therapy.

Podcast #715: What’s the Most Sustainable Diet? (The Art of Manliness, 50 min podcast)
This podcast discusses fad diets, lessons to learn from healthy countries, and what a successful diet entails..

The Impact of Fasting on Gut Health (Exercise for Injuries, 3 min read)
This article breaks down intermittent fasting, its benefits, and how it positively impacts your gut health.

Keep it Going! How to Stick with a Fitness Routine (MedlinePlus, 2 min read)
Stick to a fitness routine by finding a fitness friend, scheduling time for it, and measuring your progress.

Astronomers spot a ‘blinking giant’ near the centre of the Galaxy (University of Cambridge, 3 min read)
Researchers have identified a new class of ‘blinking giant’ binary star system (a giant star 100 times larger than the Sun), which is eclipsed once every few decades by an as yet unseen orbital companion.

‘Vegan spider silk’ provides sustainable alternative to single-use plastics (University of Cambridge, 3 min read)
Researchers created a polymer film by mimicking the properties of spider silk. The new material is as strong as many common plastics and could replace plastic in many common household products.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Finally Hitting the Road on Mars (i09, 3 min read)
NASA’s Perseverance rover is starting its journey of traversing the Martian landscape for signs of former life.

NASA’s Juno Captures Close-Up Photos of Jupiter’s Moon, Ganymede (PetaPixel, 2 min read)
The first two images of Jupiter’s Moon, Ganymede, shows dark and bright terrain which possibly is due to tectonic faults on the surface of Jupiter’s giant moon.

We Don’t Need Supersonic Travel—in the “New Normal,” We Should Slow Down (The New Yorker, 6 min read)
This interesting article explores how climate change may influence the notion of travel and how we should change our perception of ‘fast travel’.

These abandoned Soviet buildings got a hauntingly gorgeous makeover (Fast Company, 3 min read)
Twodigital artists and photographers captured abandoned buildings in and around the Georgian town of Tskaltubo, adding vegetation to create animated images that brought the buildings to life.

Dostoevsky and His Demons (The New York Review of Books, 2 min read)
This article reviews Dostoevsky and how authors have tried to narrate his life, admitting difficulty in distinguishing his actual life from the legends about him.

‘Elden Ring’ — A Collaboration Between George R.R. Martin And FromSoftware — Now Has A Full Trailer And Release Date (UPROXX, 2 min read)
Elden Ring
is a game that will undoubtedly touch upon deep lore, tragedy, and myths as it was influenced by George R.R. Martin.

The Ultimate Summer 2021 Reading List (Literary Hub, 2 min read)
This summer reading list is a handy way to expand your bookshelf.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: Goal-setting Strategy / Amphibious Robot / Clouds from Mars

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you essential questions to ask your future self and a framework on how to adopt a goal-setting strategy. For health and fitness, read about the benefits of a high-protein diet and learn how to train while injured.

On the innovation side, NASA have recently approved two missions to Venus to learn more about the planet, and an amphibious robot prototype that could aid coral reef exploration and fishing hunts. To distract yourself, read about an ancient supervolcano that devastated the ozone and check out NASA’s latest images of Mars’ atmosphere.

Finally, for entertainment listen to a podcast that discusses the psychology of video gaming, and check out the list of novels and short stories this week.

Enjoy!

Bilal

What Is Missing in Most People’s Goal-Setting Strategy (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
Establish a goal-setting strategy to ensure you pick sensible goals and actually achieve them.

Knowledge Doesn’t Facilitate Change. How Real Transformation Happens (Addicted 2 Success, 3 min read)
To create change in your life, try transformational meditation, cultivating your awareness and implementing structure.

Essential questions to ask your future self | Meg Jay, Whitney Pennington Rodgers(TEDTalks, 10 min video)
Psychologist Meg Jay discusseshow to close the empathy gap between you and your future selves,  so you can begin to achieve your goals.

High-protein diet: What it is and how to do it (Diet Doctor, 4 min read)
If you’re looking to switch to a high-protein diet, this article covers the best high protein foods and the benefits of them. It can aid in weight loss, bone health, body composition, and benefit the metabolism.

How to Train if You Have an Injury (7 Steps) (Nerd Fitness, 4 min read)
The most important fact to remember when training while injured is to allow yourself to heal. These tips cover how to prevent injury in the first place, and how to train with specific injuries.

How to Utilize Diet Periodization for Maximum Muscle (Breaking Muscle, 53 min podcast)
This podcast discusses how to utilise your diet and training to help reach you goal, whether that’s building muscle, cutting, or maintaining.

SpaceX Cargo Mission to ISS Includes Baby Squid, Tardigrades, and Avocados (i09, 4 min read)
The next SpaceX mission to the International Space Station will carry batches of tardigrades, bobtail squids and tissue chips to help explain why astronauts are more prone to developing kidney stones in space.

Hell Yes, We’re Going to Venus (i09, 3 min read)
NASA announced that two missions will visit Venus by the end of this decade. It offers the science community a chance to investigate the planet, such as its atmosphere and volcanoes.

Velox, the Amphibious Robot (kottke, 1 min read)
Developed by Pliant Energy Systems, this amphibious robot has the ability to skate, slither, and crawl through water and other terrains. Eventually, it could be used for coral reef inspection or fish hunting.

An Ancient Supervolcano May Have Zapped the Ozone Layer, Exposing Early Humans to Intense Sunburns (i09, 3 min read)
Researchers suggest that the gas released in the Earth’s largest known explosive eruptions could have poked holes in the ozone layer. The findings suggest an ensuing volcanic winter and a slowing population growth for humanity.

The Conscience of Color, from Chemistry to Culture (Brain Pickings, 4 min read)
Anthropologists, scientists, and writers have long mused over the meaning of colour. Ellen Meloy discusses the chromatic science and its cultural symbolism in her novel, The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Captures Rare Photos of Shimmering Clouds (PetaPixel, 4 min read)
NASA caught images of early cloud formations on Mars, described as ‘wispy puffs filled with ice crystals’. This helps scientists understand how clouds form on the planet, and why there are different types.

24 new books to kick off the week. (Literary Hub, 2 min read)
Check out this list of new books for some entertainment this weekend.

The Psychology of Video Game Engagement — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #94 with Jamie Madigan (Open Culture, 1 hr podcast)
This podcast covers why video games are so popular, the evolution of games, and the gamification of work or school environments.

10 Short Story Collections to Read This Summer (Literary Hub, 4 min read)
If you’re looking for something quick to read, put down the novel and check out these short stories instead.

 



 

 

 

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Hive Life: Leadership Competencies / Predicting Tsunamis / Reclaim Peace of Mind

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, we bring you seven important leadership competencies, and how to remain creative when taking on large tasks. For health and fitness, learn to take ownership of your exercise habits and read on race strategy fundamentals.

For innovation and tech, scientists are attempting to develop ways to better predict tsunamis and check out the highest-ever resolution image of atoms. To distract yourself, discover tips on how to reclaim peace of mind online and read about potential life forms we could find in the universe.

Finally, for entertainment, listen to a podcast that details a famous Navy ship during WWII and check out movie lists of documentaries and new films.

Enjoy!

Bilal

The High Bar of Expectations Can Crush Our Creativity (zen habits, 2 min read)
When starting an important or large project, approach it as a fun and creative task. There is no burden of high expectations in a place of creativeness.

7 of the Most Important Leadership Competencies (Addicted 2 Success, 4 min read)
Some key competencies to demonstrate are being a co-creator and developing ideas with your team, mentoring to show support, and having an innovation mindset.

Sunk costs, creativity and your Practice (Seth Godin, 1 min read)
Seth’s advice is that the only way to be creative is to do something new. New decisions are at the heart of leadership, and this often to create a practice around it.

Take Ownership of Your Exercise Habits To Build Better Motivation (Breaking Muscle, 3 min read)
Taking ownership of your exercise habits can help you adopt autonomy and achieve your goals. The power of autonomy gives you motivation and be more likely to exercise consistently.

Race Strategy Fundamentals: How to Pace Every Type of Race (Strength Running, 4 min read)
If you’re about to embark on a marathon or simply looking to improve your endurance running, adopting a pacing strategy could help.Listen to this podcast episode, which details the race strategy fundamentals.

Three years younger in just eight weeks? A new study suggests yes! (Diet and Weight Loss News, 3 min read)
A new study has found that lifestyle and diet changes can deliver immediate and rapid reduction of our biological age. Ageing is the main cause of chronic disease, and so this revelation could help to sustain and improve quality of life.

Ocean Radiation Could Predict Tsunamis (Cool Hunting, 1 min read)
Researchers from the University of Athens are working on underwater radiation-detecting drones to better understand the seismic activity on the sea floor.

This is the Highest-Ever Resolution Photo of Atoms (PetaPixel, 2 min read)
Cornell researchers have built an electron microscope pixel array detector which captures images using a computational method of microscopic imaging called Ptychography. The blurring visible in the image is due to the motion of atoms themselves.  

Astronomer reveals never-before-seen detail of the center of our galaxy (ScienceDaily, 3 min read)
An astronomer from the University of Massachusetts reveals the violent phenomena in the centre of the galaxy, which could hint at an unknown interstellar mechanism that may govern the energy flow in the Milky Way.

The Biological Universe (Overcoming Bias, 2 min read)
In his new book, evolutionary biologist Wallace Arthur predicts what life forms we will find in the galaxy and universe.

Citizen Science, the Cosmos, and the Meaning of Life: How the Comet That Might One Day Destroy Us Gives Us the Most Transcendent Celestial Spectacle (Brain Pickings, 5 min read)
Read on the birth of astrophotography and the early science behind telescopic astronomy, which details the discovery of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Tips for reclaiming your peace of mind online | Naomi Shimada (TEDTalks, 12 min video)
This video discusses anxiety associated with social media and how to better manage our relationship with the internet.

Podcast #712: The Men and Mission of WWII’s Unsinkable U.S.S. Plunkett (The Art of Manliness, 1 hr podcast)
This podcast interviews James Sullivan and the story of the Plunkett – the only Nay ship to participate in every Allied invasion.

Six Great 2020 Movies You Missed in Theaters But Should Stream Now (GQ, 5 min read)
This list details all the great shows that would have been released in cinemas this year had they been open. It tells you where you can stream them, so worthwhile for some television entertainment.

4 of Our Favorite Documentaries from Mountainfilm (Outside Magazine, 3 min read)
Here are some feature-length documentaries that cover the outdoors, from Sherpa’s working on Mt. Everest to swimming with sharks.

 



 

 

 

(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)

Hive Life: How to Nap Efficiently / Wormholes Could be Real! / The Art of Conversation

(total reading time: 4 mins)

This week, learn how to face challenges without succumbing to burnout and incorporate self-care ideas into your daily routine. For health and fitness, napping could be essential for cognitive functioning, and listen to the science behind metabolic health.

On innovation, scientists may have developed methods that show wormholes are a real possibility, and researchers are using maths and historical sleuthing to explain how epidemics spread. To distract yourself, listen to a podcast on the art of conversation which details its importance for building human connection.

And finally for entertainment, watch two short clips that explain Karl Marx’s theory on capitalism, and dig into a novel that provides insight into the 60s.

Enjoy!

Bilal

How To Achieve Your Goals Effortlessly with Greg McKeown (Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, 2 hr podcast)
Dr. Rangan Chaterjee interviews Greg Mckeown, who explains that no matter what obstacles we face, there is a way of facing them without succumbing to burnout.

15 Self Care Ideas That Fit Into Your Lunch Break (Pick the Brain, 4 min read)
Self-care is all about balance, and while you should incorporate it into you daily routine, be realistic about the changes you can make. These simple tips, like turning your phone off for 10 mins, or remembering to moisturise are some of changes you can make.

How to Do the Thing You’re Avoiding (zen habits, 4 min read)
Tell yourself you’re going to do the ‘thing’, psych yourself up, and get into the habit of doing this. The best way is to break it down and aim for small victories.

How to Take the Perfect Nap, According to Cognitive Scientist Sara Mednick (Open Culture, 2 min read)
Sleep is a necessity, yet an aspect we all seem to need advice on. According to sleep expert, Sara Mednick, naps are a ‘miracle drug’ and can increase alertness, creativity, improves stamina, and reduces stress.

Diet Doctor Podcast #71 — Metabolic health compilation (Diet Doctor, 1 hr podcast)
This podcast goes into the details behind the meaning of metabolic health, the current science behind it, the role of social media, and the future of metabolic health and nutrition.

5 Essential Exercises for the Powerful Runner (Breaking Muscle, 5 min read)
If you’re a runner, strength training is a critical component, as it builds on muscular power which prevents injury. Here are some strength training exercises that are designed to help runners.

Collective intelligence can be predicted and quantified, new study finds (phys.org, 3 min read)
Researchers evaluated data collected in 22 studies and found that group collaboration processes were about twice as important for predicting collective intelligence than individual skill.

Wormhole Tunnels in Spacetime May Be Possible, New Research Suggests (Scientific American Content, 3 min read)
The original idea of a wormhole came from Albert Einstein, and it has led to a boom in wormhole research. Although they still have a long way to go, researchers have created methods that could demonstrate wormholes exist in space-time.

Math and Sleuthing Help to Explain Epidemics of the Past (Scientific American Content, 8 min podcast)
Researchers have compiled an archive of all the historic documents they could find on previous epidemics, providing valuable insight to how pandemics spread. They have developed two software tools to forecast infections disease outbreaks.

Pro Tips for Journaling Your Next Adventure (Outside Magazine, 4 min read)
Some of these tips seem simple yet effective, and include using your phone to write notes, write about the people you meet, and it’s fine to be spontaneous and bail on your plan.

Podcast #709: The Art of Conversation — A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure (The Art of Manliness, 43 min podcast)
This podcast discusses the importance of learning conversation, why you need to embrace small talk, progressing through conversation, and conversational experiments to try out.

This Guy Remastered Photos of Earth Shot by Apollo Astronauts (PetaPixel, 4 min read)
Tony Ord restored old Apollo astronaut photos of Earth to highlight its real beauty. He argues the truly great photographs of Earth were taken in the 1960’s and 70s but lacked the technical quality.

What Karl Marx Meant by “Alienation”: Two Animated Videos Explain (Open Culture, 4 min read)
Marx believed that work was a central human value and maintained that under capitalism workers are ‘alienated’ from their labour. These short clips explain his theories and beliefs concisely.

How to Understand the 1960s in 11 Books (Literary Hub, 4 min read)
Here are some great novels which provide a window into the 60’s. It includes satirical classics such as Catch-22, and historical pieces like The Autobiography of Malcom X.

Here’s Everything New On HBO And HBO Max For June 2021 (UPROXX, 2 min read)
HBO have dropped its new line-up of tv shows and movies, so here’s a list of everything new you can find on there.

 



 

 

 

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