Favorite links: summer 2017

I do realize it’s not summer anymore, but that is when I started this post and then kind of…forgot about it. Links don’t go bad, though, so I decided to finish it up and share away. And probably remember to share link roundups more frequently in the future.

Outdoors

5 principles of extreme weather survival – the unexciting stuff that keeps you safe (in non-extreme weather, too).

Speaking of safety: a recipe for a wilderness first aid kit.

More on backcountry preparedness – in particular for long trail runs.

Don’t build rock cairns.

How to plan impromptu camping trips.

Running & fitness

How to prepare for summer mountain running – yeah, this one was supposed to be a summer link. But to some extent you can implement these all winter long, and then you’ll be even more prepared for next summer’s running!

When it’s faster to power hike than to run – and how to do it efficiently.

A guide to running with your dog.

Cramp prevention and treatment.

Seriously, stop foam rolling your IT band.

A path to unassisted pull-ups.

Speaking of pull-ups: how strong can women get, really?

Science

Scientists on how to read a scientific paper: “If the paper is relevant to a problem I am trying to solve, you can be sure that there are key things in the paper that I do not understand. That confusion is not a threat; it is an opportunity. I am ignorant; I need to become less ignorant. This paper may help me.”

Why your brain hates other people, and how to convince it not to.

Rules for rebuilding after natural disasters.

Why the West is burning.

The science of normal life, pioneered by MIT’s first female student.

Nutrition science isn’t broken, it’s just wicked hard. (And the way it’s often reported on isn’t helping.)

The natural efficacy fallacy – this is about cosmetics/bath & body products, but absolutely applies in other areas as well.

Your robot car should ignore you – please, robot cars. Please ignore us.

Writing

“The reason literacy is important is that literature is the operating instructions. The best manual we have. The most useful guide to the country we’re visiting, life.” – Ursula K. LeGuin on the power of words.

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read…” – James Baldwin on being a writer.

In defense of editing as you write – I’ve never been able to avoid editing as I write, so I no longer try. But of course: “The real answer is never some absolute rule, but always about finding what works for you.”

 

 

What types of articles are you most likely to click on in link roundups?

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  1. You always find the most interesting links. I’m not a science person, but I always find myself clicking over to learn something new
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      Good to know 🙂

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