What I learned this week, Jun 11, 2021

The Joys of Short Bike Rides

Trophy from the Gravity’s Rainbow Challenge. Yes, I read the whole thing.

How to Think Clearly

By learning to question and clarify your thoughts, you’ll improve your self-knowledge and become a better communicator

Thanksgiving Square, Dallas, Texas

The Most Irrational Number

The golden ratio is even more astonishing than Dan Brown and Pepsi thought.

Hot Pants, Love Potions, and the Go-go Genesis of Southwest Airlines

Fifty years ago this month, the Dallas-based carrier first took flight. Those who were there reflect on its past as it confronts a future shaped by the pandemic.

Bachman Lake at dawn, Dallas, Texas

The ’20-5-3′ Rule Prescribes How Much Time to Spend Outside

Americans today spend 92 percent of their time indoors, and their physical and mental health are suffering. Use this three-number formula to make yourself stronger and happier.

Posing for photos at the Leaning Tower of Dallas

Want to Make Difficult Conversations Easy? Try This 1 Counterintuitive Trick, According to Psychology

anxiety you feel before entering a tough conversation can be greatly mitigated

The Key to a Good Life? Lose Yourself in Something

A Danish PSA for wearing bicycle helmets is the best Viking movie in 63 years