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In our Hive Life picks this week, we feature 11 principles for success, books to help you think about the intersection of digital technology and life, and the dangers of sleep deprivation. We also present 2 hacks – how you can learn from others’ mistakes before venturing into a new hobby or skill, and how to keep your glasses from fogging up!
For your weekly dose of entertainment, we bring you 6 TV shows that will help you escape reality and the most iconic short stories in the English language.
11 Principles About Success From The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale (Addicted 2 Success, 4 min read) Initially just a sales team motivational speech recorded 60 years ago, “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale grew into a worldwide success. Some of the principles are as applicable today as they were back then. One principle that stood out for me was “Ideas are worthless unless we act on them”, emphasising the importance of execution.
7 Books to Help You Think About and Manage Your Digital Life (Art of Manliness, 6 min read) An excellent reading list on how to best balance your digital and day-to-day life. Some of the recommendations include: Digital Minimalism, The Joy of Missing Out, Notes on a Nervous Planet and The Shallows.
Learn From Others Mistakes On Google (1000 Life Hacks,1 min read) Nice little hack! Google searching “Things I wish I knew when I started…”, followed by your newly ventured sport, hobby or skill, will allow you to learn from mistakes made by others, saving you precious time and effort.
Spiderman Push-Ups: One Bodyweight Exercise to Rule Them All (Breaking Muscle, 1 min watch) Would perhaps require a bit of practice to master, but challenge accepted!
Is Stevia Safe, or Bad for You? Everything You Need to Know (Marks Daily Apple, 6 min read) There are only a few natural sugar alternatives that would fit well with a healthy lifestyle, and stevia may be one of them. Side effects are rare but include nausea and bloating.
The Mammalian Brain Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep (Science Alert, 2 min read) Very interesting, but slightly disturbing; even more evidence to support the importance of sleep. Whilst sleeping, the mammalian brain is busy shedding unnecessary synapses (connections), to refresh and reshape its wiring. With sleep deprivation, however, the brain goes overboard and starts to shed necessary synapses!
Xiaomi Reveals Its Transparent 55-inch TV (CNET, 1 min read) Very cool!
Millions of Android Phones Could Soon Start Detecting Earthquakes (Popular Science, 3 min read) By turning phones into seismometers, this google project can save a lot of lives, particularly in remote areas.
Keep Your Glasses From Fogging Up With a Bit of Shaving Cream (Lifehacker, 2 min read) Also works well for bathroom mirrors and car windshields. Shaving foam contains surfactants, which acts as an invisible protective coating against moisture in the air.
Does Your Favourite Mask Actually Work? Researchers Now Have a Way to Tell (Popular Science, 4 min read) Fleece gaiters, folded bandanas and knitted masks offer little protection. Simple multi-layer cloth masks and disposable surgical masks are effective though.
Hyperion’s Insane New Hydrogen-Powered EV Supercar Has a 1,000-Mile Range—and Can Recharge in 5 Minutes (Robb Report, 5 min read) Impressive specifications! Hydrogen’s also one of the cleanest energy sources in the world.
43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language (Lithub, 11 min read) These stories shaped American culture. Some of the iconic stories included in this list are The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820), The Bear Came Over the Mountain (2001) and Cat Person (2017).
6 Delightfully Absurd TV Shows to Help You Ignore Reality (Gizmodo, 2 min read) Doom Patrol, Tuca&Bertie, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time and The Good Place are some whacky yet fun shows.
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