The best links so far in April

I spend far too much time on the Internet. But you know what? It’s #educational! I click on anything that interests me, and anything that seems like I should know (mostly things like The Dress, The Baby with No Nose, etc). I also settle for just reading the title and looking at the associated image, which allows me to “ahh!” in recognition when others bring it up but secretly scramble to get more details before they find out I’m a faker.

 

Anyway, here’s the best links I’ve collected on my poor overworked phone browser. To establish my credibility in recommending these links, I will quote Ron Swanson in the best episode of Parks & Rec ever (“The Fight” in Season 3. Go watch immediately): “Son, you should know that my recommendation is essentially a guarantee.”

 

 

How to Breathe When Running: I am such a shallow breather, and I think it’s from always wanting to be sucked in. I’ll take the slightly puffier tummy if it means I can breathe more efficiently when running.

 

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated: every time I read the HBR I remember I should do it more often. This is such a problem for driven #millenials who obsess over a job they enjoy. Burnout, by the way, can transcend work — I experienced it hardcore a few months ago with my personal/extracurricular life more than work and it was gnarls Barkley (is it still cool to say that?). But that’s a separate post for another time.

 

Saturday Night Live Goes After Scientology, Clearly: or rather, after neurotology. There’s nothing as satisfying and universal as the American tradition of the SNL parody.

 

Why You Should Be a Christian Feminist: I’m not really prepared to discuss this little number fully but I’d love to hear your thoughts. The article doesn’t really make sense for any nonreligious people, so I realize the audience here is narrow, but for those Christian ladies (or gents!) who are reading, I want to hear every single thought in your head on this topic.

 

Having a Loaded Calendar Can Backfire: what really got me about this link was the tag line I saw on Facebook, which read “Stop the glorification of busy.” I have this theory (simply titled The Busyness Theory) that people feel validated and called to brag about being busy, when really it’s all about priorities. For example, someone might claim, “Sorry, I didn’t go to the bank to get cash to pay you back. I’ve been so busy.” Twenty minutes later, they’re recapping every minute of the Mad Men season premiere. Wow, you’re so fancy and busy.

 

Netflix: ok, sorry, nothing specific here. I just thought I should honor the way I spend 79% of my time.

 

Please immediately share with me every single awesome or intriguing or weird or hilarious item open in your phone browser. 

 

Anyone else like me and have 4749447 links opened to read…eventually?