The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #134

    1. 52 things I learned in 2017 | “Between projects at Fluxx, and editing a book, I learned several learnings.”
    2. 100+ Must-Listen-To Podcasts Of 2017 | “When you take a good look at the word ‘Future’ you will see there are two U’s in it. One represents the old U. And one stands for the new U. These podcasts will help you take you on that remarkable journey to the new ‘U’.”
    3. Matthieu Lavanchy recreates food emojis “irl” for The Gourmand’s tenth issue | “The shoot is deceptively simple featuring single colour backgrounds and one “emoji” per shot. The replication of everything from the lighting to the angle the “emoji” sits at, creates such a likeness that the images almost become an optical illusion.”
    4. Spend the First Hour of Your Day on Activities that Add Meaning to Your Life | “Most people wake up first thing in the morning and they check their phone. They check email, facebook or text messages. Not only is this toxic, it can have negative consequences on the rest of the day.”
    5. How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits | “According to sleep expert Michael Breus, you can pack the most into your working hours by knowing your sleep type.”
    6. Other People Can Help You Beat Imposter Syndrome (And Never Know It) | “You don’t have to completely trust that you’re up to snuff. You just need to trust people who believe that you are.”
    7. Lynda Barry on How the Smartphone Is Endangering Three Ingredients of Creativity: Loneliness, Uncertainty & Boredom | “In the spring of 2016, the great cartoonist and educator, Lynda Barry, did the unthinkable, prior to giving a lecture and writing class at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She demanded that all participating staff members surrender their phones and other such personal devices.”
    8. 8 Book Design Tips from Chip Kidd | “Famed book designer Chip Kidd is definitely the rockstar of the dust jacket and he dishes 8 book design tips to elevate your work.”
    9. A short history of the audiobook, 20 years after the first portable digital audio device | “Twenty years ago, Amazon’s Audible released the first portable audio player designed specifically for listening to audiobooks. It cost $200 and could only hold about two hours of audio. Today, readers can listen to hundreds of hours on their smartphones and choose from more than 35,000 books published each year on dozens of applications and devices.”
    10. The Desks Of Top Creatives Prove That Offline Workspaces Still Matter | “These photos will inspire you to clear away your desktop clutter.

Image: food emojis IRL by Matthieu Lavanchy / The Gourmand, link #3.