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9 Things to Know this week (27 July 2018)

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9 Things to Know this week (27 July 2018)

Zissy Lewin
  • A weekly series that highlights 9 things to know from the best stories on the web this week
9 Things to Know this week (27 July 2018)
  1. “The modern man thinks that everything ought to be done for the sake of something else, and never for its own sake”. I used to be unable to run unless I had music in my ears, that’s no longer the case and this piece captures why you should try running without music and let your mind flow where it will [Outside Online]
  2. “There are still many who would argue that I’ve replaced one addiction for another, that I’ve transferred my obsessions. Perhaps – but I find myself increasingly wondering if it matters” How Graeme Westcott overcame addition with running will remind you of the beauty of running and our running community in South Africa [Daily Maverick]
  3. This is where expressions like “go bananas”, “hands down” and “the whole shebang” actually come from [Mental Floss]
  4. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. However, if detected early, it can be one of the easiest to cure. Derma.plus developed a study to better understand the geographical and geopolitical factors which make skin cancer incidences more common, and sometimes deadly, in certain regions over others. They did this by looking at a skin cancer susceptibility factor (UV factor, skin tone demographic and incidents) to see where the largest incidences occur. As well as looking at a Socioeconomic Treatment Index (national health spending, individual income) to understand efforts taken to combat the disease. You can see where your country fits in here. South Africa is low on the list but has a higher mortality rate than other countries with more incidences. [Derma Plus]
  5. When to exercise when you’re not feeling well, and when it’s better to take a rest day [Body and Soul]
  6. How hydration helps you recover [Triathlete]
  7. How to get stickers and labels off your dishes without ruining them [The Kitchn]
  8. These coffee cups are made from coffee grounds [Mashable]
  9. How to be productive if you’re working from home [Girl Boss]
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