All you motivated people out there! Check this out before you drag yourself out of bed for a jog this morning!
Interesting info on the great debate: How much is too much when it comes to exercise. The NY Times had this to say:
There were, remarkably, almost no differences in fitness gains among the groups. The women working out twice a week had become as powerful and aerobically fit as those who had worked out six times a week. There were no discernible differences in cytokine levels among the groups, either.
However, the women exercising four times per week were now expending far more energy, over all, than the women in either of the other two groups. They were burning about 225 additional calories each day, beyond what they expended while exercising, compared to their calorie burning at the start of the experiment.
I’d be curious to see a similar study done on endurance, specifically.
Can you pick out the reptiles in your workplace (And no, not the ones who do finger pistols and prey on interns)? According to neurophysiologist Stephen Porges, if you want to be creative, you want to be on the lookout for the scaly types, and seek out the mammals instead.
Which is why if you’re doing creative work—the kind that thrives on connecting people and ideas—you should be working in a safe, “mammalian” office. As Porges says, “we really are not creative and integrative and social unless we feel safe.”
Here’s an interactive map that shows the median income of every neighborhood in the U.S.
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is an interactive map showing the average income for every neighborhood in America. Type in your address, press search, and there you have it: Your city, shaded by income, according to data from an annual survey conducted by the Census Bureau. The greenest blocks—Census blocks, that is, not city blocks—signify the richest areas, typically bringing in an average household income of $100,000 or more a year. The reddest blocks are the poorest, with annual income somewhere around $20,000. All the rest get some shade of red or green, depending where they fall.
Modded xbox 360 controllers for my brothers. This one has the standard black paint with a blue stripe speckled with black paint. :) I used sandpaper and Krylon spray paint.
See more fantastical geometric GIFs by Mr. Div here:
Creativity and innovation, while not the same thing, both are iterative activities.
They both benefit from answering these six questions.