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Our Hive Life offering this week includes inspiring movie quotes and a fascinating article on how switching regular tasks to your non-dominant hand can impact your emotions. We also include our usual exercise tips and an update on all things tech. We don’t have any movie recommendations this week but instead some info on Netflix’s most expensive movie yet. But alas it does not have a planned release date as yet.
Start Brushing Your Teeth with Your Wrong Hand (1000 Life Hacks, 1 min read) Are you having trouble regulating your emotions? Start conducting day to day tasks with your non-dominant hand. You would force your brain to work and look at things from a different perspective, which will eventually enhance your brain capacity, and in turn, giving you better control of your emotions.
28 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You the Most Valuable Life Lessons (Addicted 2 Success) Inspiring quotes relating to work, love, family, perseverance and friendship. One which caught my eye; ‘why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up’. Alfred, Batman Begins.
5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer — Remotely (HBR, 3 min read) Revisit your expectations, learn more about them, level with them about your specific concerns (they may only have a vague idea), help them learn, and stay in close contact.
Start Your Workout With This 10-Minute Flow Warm-Up (Men’s Health, 2 min read) Do ten reps of down dog/up dog, deck squat and crab walk and repeat it as a circuit for five rounds.
What Do Antioxidants Actually Do? (Marks Daily Apple, 3 min read) ‘Antioxidants serve as a powerful first line of defence against damage to your cells from ageing, stress, and inflammation. Moreover, antioxidants appear to contain cancer-fighting properties and to support the immune system.’ Some of the best antioxidant foods include prunes, raisins, blueberries, kale, strawberries and spinach.
Frequent social media use influences depressive symptoms over time among LGBTQ youth (EurekAlert, 2 min read) A study with LGBTQ participants found that taking a break from social media use materially reduced depressive symptoms.
OpenAI’s new language generator GPT-3 is shockingly good—and completely mindless (MIT Tech Review, 8 min read) It is one of the largest AI language models created ‘and has many new uses, both good (from powering better chatbots to helping people code) and bad (from powering better misinformation bots to helping kids cheat on their homework).’ Nonetheless, it’s still work in progress.
Battery breakthrough gives a boost to electric flight and long-range electric cars (Eurek Alert, 4 min read) I am looking forward to the broader electrification of the transportation system, as it could turn out to be both cheaper and environmentally friendly.
Jaguar Is Teaming Up With Cambridge University to Develop Touchless Touch Screens for Your Car (Robb Report, 2 min read) Contactless touchscreens could make driving safer.
A Caffeine Lover’s Gift Guide (OZY, 2 min read) If your friends or family circle includes coffee lovers and you are planning a gift for them this guide will come in handy.
How to Fire a Flare Gun (Art of Manliness, 2 min read) If you ever get lost on an island this flare gun guide will come in handy. Have your back to the wind, load a cartridge and extend your arm to a 45-60 degree angle, and look away before pulling the trigger!
Mosquitoes evolved to suck human blood when they couldn’t find water (NewScientist, 2 min read) Fascinating.
Facebook says it will look for racial bias in its algorithms (MIT Technology Review) About time!
‘FIFA 21’ Dropped Its Reveal Trailer And Announced Major News About Career Mode (UPROXX, 2 min read) This will make FIFA fans and Gamers happy! Click here for the trailer which now also features Paris Saint-Germain and France star Kylian Mbappe.
Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling to star in Netflix’s most expensive movie ever (Boston, 2 min read) The duo will feature in ‘The Gray Man’, an action-thriller with a budget of $200mn, the biggest ever for a Netflix film. The movie is directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, who previously directed Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Avengers was amongst my favourite movies for 2019, so I can’t wait!
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