Satirical tones to an amazingly sad set of facts.
I've been on Slack-using teams for the past year and a half, and this instant and incessant nagging is all too apparent.
Good notes on encouraging wellness for your employees. It is not enough to provide a good example or simply "talk the wellness talk". We must actively ensure our teammates are taking care of themselves.
How many other antiquated, anti-democratic laws do we have that government employees simply ignore because there are too many hoops to jump through? Or that citizens pound their heads against daily, trying only to help improve their country?
It seems we create a quite insidious manifestation of confirmation bias via social networks, Facebook, in particular. As we have gained more information sources, we have also made it easier to choose the sources that do not make us feel uncomfortable (i.e. confirm our beliefs).
As with the article I shared earlier this week about "The Other Side", a solution is simply to adopt a skeptical mentality, especially when it comes to information. And maybe even take it one step further: fully immerse yourself in an opinion opposed to your own. Who knows...you may just discover that you were wrong. And there's nothing wrong with that.
A great n=1 analysis of daily stressors and anti-stressors. What makes you happy? Feel stressed? What can you do to make every day feel like Saturday?
Stay skeptical, especially when it comes to your own views. You never know when you will find yourself on the "other side".
An excellent overview on not going batshit crazy with the latest fad diet and just eating good, while foods.
As a cynic and skeptic, I applaud the deeper look into alleged altruism. There is often more to a story than meets the eye...
I love the simplicity and raw decision-making embedded in this mentality. When you have slack time, however, the flip side of "HELL WHY NOT?" is equally important to consider (link at the end of the article).
Wil is taking many of the same steps I started taking last year. It's great to read his inspirational success story even as I am proud of my own.
An excellent article describing in great detail what all developers inherently know.
This is a great illustration of what happens when good intentions are not continually validated and re-validated. We need to be big enough to say, "OK, the data show X is not very effective. Where can we more effectively focus our energy?"