Friday Inspiration, Vol. 26

Mt. Fuji + traditional Japanese guitars + “drone ballet” =

“A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the most exciting recent finding in this area is that of neurogenesis.”
How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

If you read all those news stories about the study showing that Biggest Loser contestants basically gained all their lost weight back after the show, this doctor says you shouldn’t lose hope for long-term weight loss.

My friend Max Lowe writes about the confusion and feelings he had when his father’s body was found in a glacier in Tibet, 16 years after he died in an avalanche on Shishapangma.

Please trust me when I say, “These photos of Japanese log riding are incredible.”

“You know when you’re sitting at a table with a friend or co-worker and they place their phone face-up on the table right in front of you? I fucking hate that. Every little message, ding and notification steals their attention for a microsecond (not including the time they actually engage with the device), diluting the amount of focus they are able to invest in the moment they are sharing with you.”
Mike Johnson, who gave up his smartphone for 30 days


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