Well, 2016 is almost over — and I’ll be glad to see it go.
We lost a lot of great people this year, and maybe a lot more than that. Now more than ever, it’s time to realize that the only things we can control in this crazy world are our actions and perceptions.
On a brighter note, Further officially turned two years old a few days ago. This has been a fantastic journey for me so far, and it’s just getting started.
I’ve got some cool things planned for 2017, so thanks for sticking with me (Further returns the second week of January). In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and perhaps spend some time thinking about the next personal project or quest you’d like to take on in the new year.
Here’s to the health, wealth, and wisdom of you and yours!
In theory, your activity tracker is the ultimate accountability buddy. But a recent Duke University study shows that Fitbits, Jawbones, Apple watches, and other nifty new devices might actually undermine your efforts—because all that data may be stressing you out.
Full Of It
Satiety is the feeling of fullness experienced after having a meal. However, there are other factors at play that can generate different levels of fullness. Which types of foods make us feel full?
Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You can’t just pick one up and go without risking injury, though.
According to an economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up. See which trends will affect you in the new year.
Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of staffing company LaSalle Network, discusses the biggest issue most people face when switching fields, and how to overcome it.
When inflation goes up, real estate prices rise as well. Trump’s fiscal policies could do more to build his family’s wealth than all the business self-dealing that the press and good-government watchdogs are obsessing over.
Not many serious scientists are studying lucid dreaming, or the state of being aware you’re dreaming while you’re dreaming. But among those who are, some are putting forth the intriguing new theory that lucid dreaming could be used as a therapeutic tool to treat anxiety or phobias.
Can’t Quit You
People are reluctant to give up what they have, even if what they have isn’t the best thing for them. It’s called the “sunk cost fallacy” or the “sunk cost effect.”
The Wellness Con
The wellness industry has exploded into superfoods, detoxes, and celebrity healers selling magic crystals, and the press and the public have gobbled it all up in a shitshow of capitalism and pseudoscience.
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