The last time I put together one of these Start the Weekend Right Link Series posts was back in March 2016. Wow! Since then, I have come across a whole host of articles that I think you might find interesting. As I write this post, I am putting together a few more of these posts and setting them to automatically update over the next few Fridays. As always, you can stay up to date on the latest from this blog by following up and I recommend using Feedly as an RSS reader (I do not get any kickback for promoting Feedly, I just love their system!). If you’re already on Feedly, then you can follow us by clicking here.
This one was interesting because it gives out advice like this: “maintaining cardiovascular fitness doesn’t really take much more than breathing uncomfortably hard for about 20 minutes, three times a week.” As a guy who has been told to do more cardio for all of my adult life, this is a welcome change to the standard message that many of us have received. This article shares five different “truths” about working out and if you are into working out, then I recommend giving it a read.
2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal, Time
If you like science fiction-style articles that make bold predictions about the future, then this one is for you. The article predicts that artificial intelligence will be able to emulate the activities of the human brain by 2045. And when that happens, there will naturally be a shift in the world where computers begin to work on their own upgrades at a rate that humans will not be able to catch up with easily.
12 People At The Gym We Love To Hate, AskMen
This is a very old article that must have been updated since it was first published because there are 24 different types of gym goers that are on this list. If you have read this blog for a while, then you may know that I used to write about different health and gym-related content many years ago including posts like this one – people that irritate you at the gym. I remember coming across one of the #18s on their list back when I was at Planet Fitness. This guy was doing the most bizarre movements at 5:30am and… it was just all wrong.
The Buckley Approach to Higher Ed Reform, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
One of my favorite topics to read about is higher education, specifically the business of higher education. And part of that business is the business of academic freedom and intellectual diversity on campus. In this piece, William F. Buckley’s arguments are used to fight against, “what he saw as the misuse of the term academic freedom, which was then (as now) used as a battering ram against traditional values.” This is a perspective that you do not hear on any large platform in 2020, so I think it is worth the read on that basis alone. Heads up, this article is 9 years old!
What is a Roth IRA?, Get Rich Slowly
This is another article that was published 9 years ago and it was published on one of my favorite personal finance websites – Get Rich Slowly. The methodology behind intentionally saving money and working to grow that savings over time (and, ultimately, becoming rich in the process) is what we ought to be teaching our students. In this article, you can learn about a Roth IRA and what it can do to help you improve your financial position.
Have you come across any great articles lately? If so, please share those links in the comments below! And one more time before you go – for those of you who love reading online articles, I strongly recommend considering a free Feedly account. You can follow JerseySmarts.com on Feedly or you can add us to your existing RSS aggregator. Enjoy!