1. “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?” – This is the opening line of This is Water a commencement speech given by David Wallace in 2005. I looked it up while reading Bill Gates’ new book – How to Avoid Climate Disaster. He referenced the above line and mentioned that the entire speech was worthwhile to listen/read. It’s about awareness and the fact that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about. It’s quite brilliant and you can either read / listen to the whole speech here. [F.S Blog]
2. How to use this technique from memory champions to remember people’s names. [Ted Ideas]
3. Scientists have been debating whether muscles contract more slowly as you age, but new data suggests the real problem is a loss of strength. Here’s a look at why older athletes loose explosive power. [Outside Online]
4. A really interesting read on triage theory, which explains past observations of age-associated mitochondrial decay. It implies that supplements can trigger an internal longevity switch, and makes a compelling case for multi-vitamins.
5. The problem with Shein and a look at copyrighting laws in fashion which allow fast-fashion brands like Shein to copy indy designers and runway looks. [NPR]
6. How to freeze fresh herbs. [Ambitious Kitchen]
7. 3 mind-blowing ways to use paint for an instant decor transformation. And that’s not hyperbole, #3 was especially WOW, but I’m very tempted to try #2. [AD]
8. This is the best advice on what questions to ask in a job interview that I’ve read. [The Cut]
9. Save this tip for summer: Argan oil can help soothe an uncomfortable sunburn, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and trove of antioxidants. BUT you need to use it as per these instructions. [Mind Body Green]
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.