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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.
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.
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