By Bilal Hafeez 16-10-2020
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Macro Hive Life: Foster Workplace Innovation / Analyzing Cells in Virtual Reality / Quirky Halloween Costume Ideas

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This week we dive into how to encourage innovation and intellectual confidence in the workplace, as well as how to approach weight-gain the safe and healthy way. We also found way’s in which you can stay motivated for workinh out, while a leading-edge piece of software enables scientists to virtually ‘walk’ inside cells.

Delve into a collection of vintage culinary recipes, and spend your time reading on the fundmentals of philosophy, and how you can improve reasoning and evaluating.

For entertainment this week, we’ve found a list of TV characters who you can get creative with for Halloween costumes, as well as a roundup of some of the best theatre and opera performances to stream live.




4 Strategies to Overcome Mental Blocks That Helped Me Stay Productive (Asian Efficiency, 4 min read)
The critical step in removing mental blocks is first uncovering the root cause.

38 Best New Economy Books To Read In 2020 (Book Authority, 10 min read)
A comprehensive selection ranging from Trade Wars Are Class Wars by Michael Pettis, who I recently featured on my podcast, to Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond and more.

A Framework for Leaders Facing Difficult Decisions (Harvard Business Review, 4 min read)
A difficult task to master, and one that will ultimately take time, but a good leader will balance these three principles when making a decision; ethics, morals, and role responsibilities.

Real-Life Investment (1000 Life Hacks, 1 min read)
The concept of ‘sunk cost’ is not just for business; it can be applied to relationships as well.

To Foster Innovation, Cultivate a Culture of Intellectual Bravery (Harvard Business Review, 3 min read)
Taking two examples from the workplace, the ultimate point to be made is to encourage intellectual bravery – encourage your peers to challenge the status quo…take your finger off the ‘fear button’!

Stay Motivated to Keep Training (Body Building ,4 min read)
Focusing on shorter, higher-intensity workouts ensures consistency, as long workouts drain mental energy. I do one push up, one sit up, one sun salutation and one squat daily and I have never missed a workout in years.

Blood tests could be developed to help predict pregnancy complications new study suggests (EurekaAlert!, 2 min read)
Complications that can be detected before symptoms develop include ischemic placental disease and gestational diabetes, a breakthrough for scientists!

How to Gain Weight the Right Way (GQ, 4 min read)
It’s not just about increasing your calorie content, but all about increasing your protein. To build up those muscles include whey protein, lamb, seafood, or plant-based protein like soy.

Stop Breathing Through Your Mouth! (Bilal’s Blog, 2 min read)
Breathing through the mouth has numerous ailments, including but not limited to, loss of energy, weight gain, poor sleep, weak heart and infections. Instead, focus on breathing through your nose and breathe deeply.

What everyone gets wrong about artificial sweeteners (Born Fitness ,4 min read)
Don’t fear your diet coke! Artificial sweeteners are often misunderstood and can actually help you with your weight loss.

Scientists find upper limit for the speed of sound (University of Cambridge, 5 min read)
Soundwaves travel faster through solids, and the result is 36km per second, which is around twice as fast as the speed of sound travelling through diamond material – the hardest substance known to man.

New virtual reality software allows scientists to ‘walk’ inside cells (University of Cambridge, 3 min read)
The software, vLume, uses super-resolution microscopy to gather nanoscale images, allowing data collected (such as individual proteins and cells) to be analyzed in virtual reality.

Cognition all the way down (Aeon, 7 min read)
Providing a visual breakdown of scientists can measure the range of perception in the cognitive system, we can start to interpret the cognitive contribution of a cell, and expand our knowledge of the human brain.

Philosophy (The Browser, 4 min read)
Philosophy is designed to construct and evaluate arguments, dealing with four main categories; Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Values. The point of philosophy is to discover the truth, and to improve reasoning.

10,000 Vintage Recipe Books Are Now Digitized in The Internet Archive’s Cookbook & Home Economics Collection (Open Culture, 2 min read)
Cookbooks are a window into the past, highlighting not only culinary expertise, but cultural norms and the way in which people went about their daily lives.

Cloudburst Unleashes ‘Tsunami from Heaven’ in Stunning Timelapse (PetaPixel, 1 min read)
You’ll want to stick your headphones on for this, absolutely mesmerizing!

From a ‘Godfather’ Script to a Golden Globe: Legendary Producer Robert Evans’s Film Memorabilia Is Going Up for Auction (Robb Report, 2 min read)
Many renowned items will be going to auction, including an annotated first draft script of The Godfather I

Five big takeaways from the 2020 Tony Award nominations (Time Out New York, 4 min read)
This years’ 2020 Tony Awad nominations is considerably smaller this year due to the current circumstances, however a positive and trong year for artists of colour.

TV And Movie-Based Costume Ideas For Your Stay-At-Home Halloween (UPROXX, 4 min read)
Gain some costume inspiration for the holidays this year, and decide between supervillains like Harley Quinn, child detective Enola Holmes, or as space western Mandalorian.

Contemporary Movies Transformed Into Old Books Cover (Fubiz, 1 min read)
Part of the project ‘Good Movies as Old Books’, this aesthetic re-creates a unique take on modern films and tv shows, and will eventually result in a book compilation.




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