10×10 Weekly Digest

Welcome to Crystal’s 10×10 Weekly Digest. Inspired by a close friend to spread knowledge and to spark conversations, 10×10 is a weekly email I send out containing 10 articles for 10 friends (the number of friends being more of a guideline than a steadfast rule). My hope is that more of you will start creating your own 10x10s and we can all be a part of this wonderful information-sharing force and make the world a more educated, multi-perspective place. Happy reading!

(Note: The 10x10s I post on my blog are from the previous week’s email to maintain a certain degree of “special-ness” to those I email the digest to directly.)
1) The New York Times: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits, Gretchen Reynolds

Running for as little as five minutes a day could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.

2) Thought Catalog: 13 Things That Happen When You Date A Coffee Addict, Chrissy Stockton

1. The morning is a bit of a war zone. You love your SO very much, but you also invested in a timed coffee maker because you know they only become their best self after they get a cup of coffee down.

3) Harvard Business Review: The Most Productive People Know Who To Ignore, Ed Batista

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns and resolve disputes, an inbox overflowing with messages from these same (and still other!) people, and an endless to-do list.

4) The Atlantic: The Joys and Sorrows of Late-Night Email, Derek Thompson

For a certain class of workers, nighttime isn’t time off work. It’s time on email.

5) The Toast: Women Listening To Men In Western Art History, Mallory Ortberg

i keep drinking but it’s not making him more interesting

6) Business Insider: What 13 Successful People Do Before Going To Bed, Jacquelyn Smith

Morning routines are important — but bedtime rituals can have a serious impact on your success.

7) The New York Times: Younger Skin Through Exercise, Gretchen Reynolds

Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.

8) Pew Research Center: Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology

Even in an increasingly Red vs. Blue nation, the public’s political attitudes and values come in many shades and hues.

9) Forbes: Why Top Talent Leaves: Top 10 Reasons Boiled Down to 1, Erika Andersen

Eric Jackson, a fellow Forbes blogger I follow and find both funny and astute, wrote a really spot-on post last month about why top talent leaves large corporations. He offered ten reasons, all of which I agreed with – and all of which I’ve seen played out again and again, over the course of 25 years of coaching and consulting. The post was wildly popular – over 1.5 million views at this writing.

10) LearnVest: How to Budget Your Money With the 50/20/30 Guideline, Laura Shin

When it comes to money, there’s certainly no shortage of ways for us to spend it—food, rent, retirement accounts, a down payment on a house, gym memberships, gifts … you get the picture.


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