Reading, Listening, and Watching— July 20th
Because my Instagram stories aren’t enough, here’s a rundown of the most intriguing things I’ve read this month in addition to a backlog from May/June of other worthwhile reads!
Also, shameless plug, I just launched a social show with GQ “How to Build a Better Body” if you would be ever some gracious to give it a look. If not, that’s fine too! Scroll down for the list.
While the books do link to Amazon please feel more than free to buy from a local bookstore or find your local library here
📚 Books 📚
Running is my Therapy by Scott Douglass
A book that examines how running, and aerobic activity in general, can be a key stepping stone into improving one’s mental health + the actual research behind it and why it works in combo with other tactics.
The Power of Less by Leo Babuta
Writer of the popular website “Zen Habits” takes a less is more approach to work and life. Easy read, quickly implementable, really enjoyed this one.
Sacred Rest by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Sleep is bigger then rest and Doc teaches us other areas in life we are likely overlooking in order to feel refreshed.
American history is convoluted and Stephen Kinzer is one of my favorite authors who breaks it down. Took a liking to his work after reading “Overthrow” which looks at American sponsored regime change throughout the world. This book examines the rise of the Dulles brothers, two wildly influential figures on current American history but have been lost to the history books.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
Change is hard, switch claims to make it easy. Behavioral reads I always gravitate to and am liking this one so far.
Short Reads (Web)
Quick read into the restrictive world of “clean” eating and how that is fostering eating disorders in many.
How I Discovered My "Wellness" Plan Was Actually an Eating Disorder Called Orthorexia
Throughout 2021, Good Housekeeping will be exploring how we think about weight, the way we eat, and how we try to…
If you’re driven by anger that something better doesn’t exist and that makes you create it, I f*ck with you.
If you haven’t also read this HBR article highlighting Newson I suggest you check that out as well.
Legendary Designer Marc Newson On His Australian Upbringing And Being Driven By Anger
In a rare interview, the enigmatic Australian designer welcomes GQ into his London home.
A refreshing and simple introduction into the complicated world of squatting.
A Guide to Squatting: High Bar, Low Bar, Foot Placement and more - Tom Morrison
I want to give you as many of the pieces of the puzzle as possible so you're able to find the technique that works best…
Paul Graham is at it again with his essays. I took a liking to his one discussing “crazy new ideas” which had me actually take a left turn into thinking about its opposite — forgotten old ideas — that are still worthwhile.
How to Work Hard
June 2021[[[[[[[[[ It might not seem there's much to learn about how to work hard. Anyone who's been to school knows…
The way we see timed is flawed and if you fix that, you just might have a better life.
Being in Time
The duration of felt experience is between two and three seconds-about as long as it takes, the psychologist Marc…
The fact that fruits and vegetables don’t want to be eaten is what might actually make them good for us in a bizarre twist and compelling theory.
Fruits and Vegetables Are Trying to Kill You - Issue 15: Turbulence - Nautilus
You probably try to exercise regularly and eat right. Perhaps you steer toward "superfoods," fruits, nuts, and…
That diabetes patients (10% of the population) are 40% of the COVID deaths in the USA by some estimates which is if you can’t tell, disproportionate, has me returning to this article again. The impact that this has on Black America also can’t be understated.
'The food system is racist': an activist used a garden to tackle inequities
aren Washington is a New York-based community activist and urban farmer who coined the term "food apartheid" to…
Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America's groceries
merica's sustainable food movement has been steadily growing, challenging consumers to truly consider where our food…
Below is a back log of a few other things I’ve read, watched, and listened to over the past couple months that you might like. Check it out and enjoy!
Meet the Nun Who Wants You to Remember You Will Die
The Great Read Suffering and death are facts of life: "Everyone dies, their bodies rot, and every face becomes a…
The drive to fundamentally reconceive art education at the Bauhaus was part of a larger impulse to rebuild after the…
The Feynman Learning Technique
If you're after a way to supercharge your learning and become smarter, the Feynman Technique might just be the best way…
The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done
In the early two-thousands, Merlin Mann, a Web designer and avowed Macintosh enthusiast, was working as a freelance…
Celebrity Chefs Turn Wasted Olympics Food Into Meals for Homeless (Published 2016)
Rio de Janeiro Journal RIO DE JANEIRO - Consider what it takes to keep all those Olympian machines nourished and…
Water-induced thermogenesis - PubMed
Drinking lots of water is commonly espoused in weight loss regimens and is regarded as healthy; however, few systematic…
How to cure type 2 diabetes - without medication
t's 10 years since Professor Roy Taylor revolutionised treatment for type 2 diabetes with a groundbreaking study that…
How To Ramp Up Your Workout Routine
Been a while since you worked out? No shame. Just follow these tips to ease back into your routine safely and…
Imaginary Radio Station Care Of Virgil Abloh | WorldwideFM
01. Intro 02. Rob Swift - Define Music 03. Patrick Belaga & Jazmin Romero - Grey Eye04. Pete La Roca - Bliss 05. McCoy…
Listening (Shameless Plugs)
Joe Holder: Championing the Preservation of Self
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Joe Holder is a true unclassifiable. If you've only known him as a master…
Joe Holder: Founder of The Ocho System, Nike Master Trainer, GQ Fitness Columnist by American…
Joe Holder: Founder of The Ocho System, Nike Master Trainer, GQ Fitness Columnist from American Glutton on Podchaser…
Successful 5-story free fall for daredevil cat escaping fire | Boing Boing
A cat jumped for its life from the 5th floor of this burning apartment building in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood…
The real reason why we are tired and what to do about it
Board-certified internal medicine physician Saundra Dalton-Smith reveals the real reason why we are chronically tired…