Hey there, thanks for reading this week’s Further!
I’m going to have to keep this intro short. Our live conference is this week, and I’m emceeing as well as doing the Day 2 opening keynote. The day after, I leave for 10 days in Hawaii, which should make me happy, but is currently adding to the stress.
Don’t ask me if I’m ready yet … I will be.
Meanwhile, we’ve got nine interesting resources for living your best life in this issue. The article referenced in the headline kicks off the Wealth section below, and it’s good stuff that’s worth your time — especially if you’re aiming to take things to the next level and wondering how to handle the “newbie effect.”
It’s pretty easy to see why a bunch of smart people disagree with this guy. “It seems highly likely we have reached our ceiling,” said Dr. Vijg, an expert on aging at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “From now on, this is it. Humans will never get older than 115.”
Americans are drowning (literally) in the sweet stuff. Check out the article and infographic to find out how nutrition pros limit their daily sugar intake.
Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but it’s better than you think. According to new research, even small amounts of movement have been proven to solve a bevy of medical issues, as well as prolong life and keep you looking younger longer.
“Confidence isn’t a skill, it’s an emotion. You can manage it. In fact, unpacking your confidence is a part of self-efficacy.”
If you create content for marketing, this will likely surprise you. It certainly surprised me.
Whether it’s making an announcement at your volunteer organization, giving a toast at a wedding, or giving a presentation in front of a class, you’ve undoubtedly experienced anxiety about public speaking. Often, there’s a lot at stake, and when you do well, you can stand to benefit your career and personal life in significant ways.
Work the Temptations
This idea that you can make it easier to perform a behavior that is good for you in the long-run by combining it with a behavior that feels good in the short-run is known as “temptation bundling.” You are essentially bundling behaviors you are tempted to do with behaviors that you should do, but often neglect.
Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
I don’t know if reading this article will necessarily make you wiser. But it’s chock-full of interesting facts about a strange phenomenon.
Je Ne Sais Quoi
The headline of this article is a ruse — new studies find that learning a language improves both the brain’s structure and its function, whatever your age.
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