All the things you should have read this week but didn’t get a chance to, not to worry we made this little list just for you.
1. ALL TOLD BY RACHEL CUSK,
Anne’s malaise brings to mind a condition that a number of real-life writers have been reporting, including Cusk herself. Though she’s not well known in the United States, Cusk has long been a public figure in England, where she lives. Her first novel, “Saving Agnes,” was published to high acclaim, in 1993, when she was in her mid-twenties. As she continued writing, Cusk revealed herself to have an unsparing satirical eye that she directed toward fellow upper-middle-class white women, with the result that among British readers she has passionate detractors as well as champions. Since the early nineties, she has reliably published a novel or a memoir every few years. But, in an interview with the Guardian last August, Cusk said that she had recently come to a dead end with the modes of storytelling that she had relied on in her earlier novels. She had trouble reading and writing, and found fiction “fake and embarrassing.” The creation of plot and character, “making up John and Jane and having them do things together,” had come to seem “utterly ridiculous.”
Read it here: New Yorker
2. THIS IS WHY I’M AFRAID OF THE POLICE BY JONATHAN WALTON
I am afraid of the police because it seems that if I do something to make them uncomfortable, walk in the “wrong” neighborhood, or am perceived as a threat, I could be shot and killed, and no one would be held accountable. I could be handcuffed in the back of a police car and shot, and it will written up as a suicide. I could be choked to death on camera, and no indictment will occur, even if the medical examiner rules it a homicide. I could pick up a BB gun in a Walmart and be shot, and there will be no state-sponsored funeral, no flags at half-staff. There will be only my wife and my community grieving, with another reason to be afraid of the police.
Read it here: HuffPost
3. THE ONLY 12 EXERCISES YOU NEED TO GET IN SHAPE
Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, like pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many high-intensity circuit training (HICT) workouts. HICT workouts are intense and quick — like crazy quick. Like you do them in less than 30 minutes quick. That means you can get in great shape without going to the gym, spending hours working out, or using any workout equipment at all. (Seriously; it’s science.) You’ve just gotta know the right moves.
Read it here: Buzzfeed
4. PUPOSE YOUR DAY: MOST IMPORTANT TASK BY LEO BABUTA
It’s very simple: your MIT is the task you most want or need to get done today. In my case, I’ve tweaked it a bit so that I have three MITs — the three things I must accomplish today. Do I get a lot more done than three things? Of course. But the idea is that no matter what else I do today, these are the things I want to be sure of doing. So, the MIT is the first thing I do each day, right after I have a glass of water to wake me up.
Read it here: Zen Habits
5. HOW CAN I GET MORE DONE IN A DAY BY CORBETT BARR
Over the years, I’ve tried several things to address these issues, but I’ve never found the ideal solution. I’ve never found the optimal structure for my week that balances creativity with productivity and obligations.
I’ve tried batching email and support before and have been mostly successful, although I always seemed to get sucked back into email later when I needed to go search for something or send a note to a teammate.
Read it here: Corbett Barr