Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Issue #142
How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy | Big Think
Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthentic—what, really, is a “superfood?”—means of achieving better health.
I have, somehow, gained a reputation as a Very Organized Person. I’m probably a little less organized than my friends and coworkers think I am — I firmly believe this is a pass-fail area of life, and being 85% organized is enough to make everyone else think you’re at 110% — but I can confidently..
Remember how you felt on the first day of your exciting new job? If that glow has faded, you might be experiencing workplace burnout or brownout. What’s brownout? While burnout is extreme enough to make you totally check out, brownout might be a creeping drop in your energy...
The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” Whether on a local or global level, the problems we face require the best people to step up. 
Has your working day become one long battle to wade through a to-do list? The multiple distractions of the modern workplace – digital overload, open offices and constant interruptions, to name a few – can make it near impossible to achieve your goals, or even get anything...
Quick — imagine a person working from home. If you pictured somebody in pajamas watching videos on their laptop, you’re not alone. “Many people think of working from home as shirking from home,” says Stanford University economics professor Nicholas Bloom..
Millions of people are obsessed with perfection. This obsession makes it difficult to make a decision without wasting too much time analyzing every detail. Don’t get me wrong, it pays to get things right. But when you can’t launch any idea, because you don’t have the perfect...

You can feel it start to happen–at first slowly, then all at once. You get a little bit tired and before you know it, you’re mindlessly scrolling your Facebook feed. You’re distracted and spent–you just can’t handle another minute of real work. You’ve hit the mid-afternoon slump.

Philosophy often emphasises the significance of being the same person despite change. It asks how various changes – such as total memory loss or a brain transplant – might create a different person. This helps to clarify aspects of personal identity and the self, but it also overshadows intuitions..
Psychologists have recently focused more intently on the tendency to think about something other than the task at hand. For one experiment, two Harvard researchers developed an iPhone app to analyze the relationship between daydreaming and happiness. 

Last week, I asked for your valuable opinion on one of two online course topics. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Over 75 percent of you chose "Thinking habits: Mental models and habits for becoming a super thinker". Thank you for your response. Updates coming soon.

I also told you about my traditional publishing book deal. The book will cover success stories in the gig economy and how to make it work for you. We will launch it in late 2018.

I intend to include tons of interviews. Your success stories. If you want to be featured in the book, just drop me an email; thomas at alltopstartups dot com, and include "gig success" in your subject.

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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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