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  1. Useful praise

    A regular practice of praising your colleagues builds goodwill and trust, helps to dispel imposter syndrome, and supports a team that can capably reflect on what it does well as well as where it goes wrong. Because being great is more than a matter of improving your weaknesses—it’s also about building on your strengths.

  2. The quiet glory of aging into athleticism

    How is it, at age 41, that I feel like my body can do more — and that I can take more joy in it — than ever before? I’m not faster, but I’m more resilient. I’m not doing as many overall miles, but I feel stronger. I love it more, and more feels possible. Sure, my knees are slightly more creaky, and I have to be keenly attentive to stretching and Theragunning and hydrating in a way I never was before. But exercise just generally no longer feels punitive or disciplinary. Instead, I feel something far more akin to curiosity. If part of me feels weak or tweaky, what’s struggling in other parts of my body and needs strengthening? And if I’m attentive to my body, if I’m legitimately kind to it, can it do more than I thought it could?

    This quote really resonates with me. I followed a similar path to the one the author describes: The pandemic hit, I got really into Peloton at the end of 2020, then one thing led to another and now I’m training for a full Ironman triathlon next year. I found something similar along the way, that I’m stronger than I thought I was, and capable of harder things than I thought possible; in fact, I don’t know what I’m capable of, so I’m trying to find out.

    That feeling extends beyond training, into the rest of my life, which is both powerful and liberating, but it’s also made me consider how other aspects of training, such as “active recovery” and “rest”, apply to, say, my work life. I can’t train at 100% intensity 100% of the time and expect to perform well, so why should I treat work that way?

  3. A four-day week at five days’ pay

    While there is no data for the official U.S. trial yet, Schor did have some results from three months of the February 1st trial. Workers, she said, are experiencing “less burnout, less stress, better physical health, better mental health, people sleeping more, people having higher life satisfaction.”

    (Via Mandy Brown)

  4. The Apple Store Time Machine

    Four different Apple Stores throughout the years, perfectly recreated in Unity, down to the smallest details. It faithfully replicates the sensation of wandering around an Apple Store, trying it figure out how the hell to check out.

  5. Telemetry Overlay

    I recently bought a GoPro and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make those cool cycling videos where the data from the bike computer is overlaid on top. I tried using Garmin VIRB after seeing it recommended on various cycling forums, but I found it incredibly frustrating to use. Then I found this Telemetry Overlay app, which is steeply priced at $150, but makes it a snap to overlay data from a FIT file on a GoPro video, with tons of customization options. Highly recommended despite the price; here’s a test video I put together with it in just a few minutes.

  6. Instagram is dead

    Om Malik:

    Instagram’s transformation into QVC is now complete and absolute. Instagram is dead — or at least the Instagram I knew and loved is dead. It is no longer part of my photographic journey.

    This is why I’m happy to have my own photography website. Social networks come and go, but at least there I’ll always be in control of how my photography is presented. Perhaps it’s time to bring POSSE back.

    (Via Susan Robertson)

  7. First images from the James Webb Space Telescope

    The dawn of a new era in astronomy has begun as the world gets its first look at the full capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). The telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data were released during a televised broadcast at 10:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 UTC) on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. These listed targets below represent the first wave of full-color scientific images and spectra the observatory has gathered, and the official beginning of Webb’s general science operations. They were selected by an international committee of representatives from NASA, ESA, CSA, and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

    Absolutely breathtaking. The level of detail in the images captured by the JWSS is nothing short of astonishing, especially when compared to Hubble.