By Bilal Hafeez 25-09-2020
In: post | Hive Life Newsletter

Macro Hive Life: Double Your Productivity/ Amazon’s New Gadgets / Cinnamon’s Health Benefits

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To help boost your efficiency, we bring you a piece on the power of prioritisation. We also have tips on reading more books and achieving your goals. For a healthier you, we discovered an excellent article outlining the benefit of consuming cinnamon.

On innovation, we had an Amazon hardware event this week where new Echo devices, a cloud gaming service and the latest security drone camera were announced.

Our entertainment offering this week includes a fun quiz on horror movies and a wonderful poem.




3 Easy Steps to Achieving Your Goals According to Science (Addicted 2 Success) You can improve your success rate by 76%: If you write down your goals, create an action plan, get an accountability partner and send weekly progress reports.

10 strategies to read more books (A life of Productivity, 4 min read) My top three takeaways: read shorter books, read multiple books at once and put down books you’re not enjoying.

The Power of Priorities to Double Your Productivity (Asian Efficiency,8 min read) If you are serious about doubling effectiveness at work, a few years back, I  summarised lessons from Peter Drucker’s ‘The Effective Executive’. Excellent lessons, including rules for identifying priorities.

Dancing with belief (Seth’s Blog, 2 min read) A breakdown of human belief and the significance of understanding it.

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More (Marks Daily Apple, 6 min read) You may think of it as a flavour enhancer, but a long list of health benefits are associated with cinnamon consumption.

The Pros and Cons of a Bodybuilding Diet (Bodybuilding, 4 min read) Constant calorie counting and macronutrient tracking may end up making you quit the diet.

How to Make the Most of the Fall Running Season (Outside Magazine, 4 min read) Includes five simple strategies to keep you motivated.

Amazon’s fall hardware event: the 13 biggest announcements (The Verge, 4 min read) Wow, they made a flying security drone for your home!

What AI companies would be most likely to have a positive long-term impact on the world as a result of investing in them? (LessWrong, 2 min read) Should we be considering the ethical implications of an AI dominant future

Airplanes are terrible for the environment. Could Airbus’s redesign change that? (Fast Company, 3 min read) Zero-emission planes could be with us by 2035. Now, this looks like something we can get on board with!

What Is the Sound of Thought?  (The Browser, 5 min read) Delve into the fascinating discovery that sound plays a significant part in language processing.

How Many Times You Can Wear Your Clothes Between Washes ( The Art of Manliness, 1 min read) Useful guide. Allegedly you can use jeans for six months without a wash.

Japan’s 60-Foot-Tall Gundam Robot Is Now Walking and Wreaking Havoc (Popular Mechanics,2 min read) Looks a lot like one of the bots from Transformers!

When the Dead Come Calling by Helen Sedgwick, Read by Julie Maisey (Literary Hub, 1 min read) Immerse yourself in a world of mystery and thrill.

Nero, History’s Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeover (The Browser, 10 min read) Explore the Ancient Roman ruins of an infamous tyrant… and be pleasantly surprised.

Cecil Beaton’s Campy 1920s Photographs of London’s Bright Young Things  (Flashbak, 2 min read) Take a look back into the flamboyant, artistic, and glitzy world of the 1920s.

Rate These Horror Films From “Spooky” To “Nail Biter” And We’ll Tell You If You’re A Scaredy Cat Or Not Fun quiz!

“Residue,” Reviewed: A Prodigal Filmmaker’s Wrenching Return (The New Yorker, 3 min read) A drama about a filmmaker who re-visits his past – gritty and thought-provoking!

The V&A Museum Is Inviting Audiences Down the Rabbit Hole to Experience Its Alice in Wonderland Show in Virtual Reality (Artnet, 5 min read) Virtual viewing has just been taken to a new level, and this trumps taking the kids to the cinema.

“Walking Each Other Home” (Literary Hub, 1 min read) Something for the poetry lovers.




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