Sunday morning is the sweet spot of the weekend where you are relaxed from the efforts of last week and not yet stressed about your upcoming schedule. You know, kinda like the peaceful feeling you get from watching elephants bathe each other and then roll around in the mud.
Settle in with a cup of coffee or tea and travel around the interwebs with us as we explore our favorite brain food from the previous week and let you know what’s coming up.
On to the good stuff
This was a lightbulb moment: the perils of over-giving and the joys of giving just enough, from Elizabeth Gilbert. Our tendency is to always over-give, and now we better understand the consequences for us and other people.
Do your iPod earphones fall out while jogging or exercising? We learned to snake the cord down the back of our shirts when exercising to keep from accidentally pulling the cord out with our arms, but we never realized this obvious and ingenious method for keeping the earbuds in. Thanks, Lifehacker.
We’re overdosing on documentaries about China, a country with dozens of different ethnicities, landscapes as diverse as jungles and deserts, and big enough to contain 5 time zones. Learn more about this amazing country through the Wild China documentary series, free online.
An eye-opening TED Talk about regret sent to us by Jodi from Legal Nomads after a spirited discussion on the subject over lunch. This is a complex topic, and Kathryn Schulz did a masterful job of untangling it. Well worth 17 minutes of your time.
If you like podcasts with interesting people, check out Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing. Alec interviews a variety of people, and asks some pretty great questions. This one of Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels is great because it touches on a practice we love: going out and doing something repeatedly and learning from your mistakes instead of practicing behind the scenes until it is perfect (because it never will be). Many thanks to our friends the Globetrotter Girls for telling us about it.
You’ll notice on the website this week that we’ve gone to a Facebook comments system. We’re going to love seeing all your faces as we chat about living the good life. And if you aren’t already friends with us on Facebook, why the hell not?
T -7 days and counting until we leave for China. The big question is whether we’ll remember how to pack our bags after 6 months of staying put. (Who are we kidding? The only one who worries about this is me. Warren is already packed and ready to go.)
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