04 July 2016

Reading in under an Hour: 5 Picks from around the Web

5 articles to read at lunchtimeIt's a holiday weekend in North America! Canada Day was Friday and U.S. Independence Day is today. I sure hope everyone is celebrating in whatever way makes them happy.

It's been a really long time since I posted some of the short pieces I've read during my lunch hour or while taking a quick break from work. Sometimes I include magazine articles and short stories, but today's Reading in under an Hour focuses on articles I found across the Internet.


Personal Productivity:
8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People (found on Entrepreneur Media)
This list is spot-on and earned a page in Bullet Journal.

Cultural Quirks:
Right for Men, Left for Women (found on Motherboard)
Ever wondered why we have gendered buttoning? I did.

The Brain:
The Enormous Power of the Unconscious Brain (found on the BBC)
That moment when I was in awe of a ten-year-old. Be sure to watch the videos.

Cool Career:
Interview with a Modern-Day Independent Mapmaker (found on the Atlantic)
Crap, why didn't I think of this 30 years ago? (I actually love my job, though.)

Something I Already Knew:
This Is What Happened to My Brain When I Spent More Time in Nature (found on Fast Company)
I'm pretty outdoorsy so, there weren't many surprises for me, but if you need incentive, here it is.


Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) 7/4/16, 8:02 AM  

I love this feature...is it new?! And now I want to read all these articles...but, especially the outdoors and habits of interesting people ones.

Heather 7/4/16, 9:16 AM  

I love this post! So many interesting things!

Katherine P 7/4/16, 9:27 AM  

So fun! I definitely need to check all of these out but I'm especially curious about the buttoning. And the mapmaker interview. My husband especially would love that one as he's fascinated by maps.

rhapsodyinbooks 7/4/16, 10:00 AM  

I've read that the button thing was pretty much understood to be because of servants dressing men, but it appears there are other theories.... One thing I know for sure though is how difficult it is for me to button a man's shirt on myself!

bermudaonion 7/4/16, 10:10 AM  

Have a wonderful 4th!

Tanya Patrice 7/4/16, 4:45 PM  

Awesome links! I especially loved the Habits of Highly Interesting People.

Tanya Patrice

Daryl 7/5/16, 10:49 AM  

oh lots of interesting reading .. thanks

have you read the Last Policeman trilogy? excellent read(s). seems the author Ben Winters has a new book coming out Underground Airlines .. which sounds from the review i just read in the NYT quite a good read too .. have you heard?

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