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9 Things to Know This Week (8 October 2017)

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9 Things to Know This Week (8 October 2017)

  • A weekly series that highlights 9 things to know from the best stories around the web this week
9 Things to Know This Week (8 October 2017)
  1. How many times have you participated in a road race and helped yourself to one of those water sachets; bit off the corner spat it out and rehydrated? This is what happens to all those tiny bits of plastic we discard and why it’s time to insist races stop using single serve plastics [John McInroy]
  2. How to stay healthy on a budget [Mind Body Green]
  3. I just finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s latest book Option B, which tackles how to deal with life’s hardships and when your option A doesn’t pan out. It’s a fantastic read and in this interview, Sheryl and co-author Adam Grant share how we can strengthen our own resilience and how to better handle people around us going through tough times [Goop]
  4. Another reason to exercise, it’s good for your brain. In a new study with mice, researchers found that not only does physical activity increase the amount of neurons in the brain, it also changes the shape and way these cells work which can affect memory and delay the onset of dementia [NY Times]
  5. How to pace yourself for a new running PB [Modern Athlete]
  6. Fertility, mood disorders and weight gain are just a few of the things governed by your circadian clock. This is how your body keeps time [ The Cut]
  7. How to restore a rusty cast iron skillet [The Kitchn]
  8. 7 party foods to make the day before so you can chill when your guests arrive [Greatist]
  9. How to eat your eggs like an athlete [Outside Online]
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