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) Forbes: The Most Powerful F Word in Leadership by Maseena Ziegler
When the going gets tough, what keeps a true leader going? 
A recent study led by Professor Alyssa Croft at the University of British Columbia found that girls ages 7-13 were much more likely to have higher career aspirations when their fathers did more household chores.
3) The Wall Street Journal: The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory by Sue Shellenbarger
Long dismissed as a waste of time, doodling is getting new respect.

Insightful advice from a mentor, friend, or business book can stay with you for your entire career.

5) Business Insider: This 2-Minute Trick Will Boost Your Productivity by Emmie Martin
Even the most organized to-do lists can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.
6) Reviewed: Way Cool! This Ice Cream Changes Color When You Lick by Daniel Wroclawski
Walk into any ice cream parlor and you can probably pick out your favorite flavors by their distinctive colors. The deep black-brown of Belgian chocolate, the burgundy red of raspberry, the green of pistachio, and the wild swirl of rainbow sherbet. Now one Spanish scientist has turned that law of desserts on its head by doing the unimaginable: creating color-changing ice cream.
7) The Washington Post: The out-of-office reply, deconstructed by Jena McGregor
It’s now August, which means our inboxes are about to begin filling up with that most curious of workplace missives: the out-of-office reply.
Uniforms can be a touchy subject for some college football fans.
9) Thought Catalog: 58 Phrases That Will Help You Be Your Best Self by Tiarra Rossman
In time I’ve listened, noted, and gathered the following; a collection of sayings, bits of advice, stories, confessions, etc. The following are all things a very dear friend wrote or said. His words have given me more than he’ll ever know; hope, inspiration, encouragement, love, and so much more.
10) Pew Research Center: The Rise of Asian Americans 
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center.
Commentary: Note to my conservative friends, this is why it’s so important for the GOP to start being more inclusive of minorities in its messaging, specifically Asians in this case.