The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #157

  1. A Simple Way to Better Remember Things: Draw a Picture | “Activating more parts of your brain helps stuff stick.”
  2. Working From Home Makes Employees More Productive | “Having a job and having an office — or a cubicle, or a desk in an open-plan workspace — are widely thought to go hand in hand. Working from home is for loafers or Fifth Harmony. Or is it?”
  3. 100 things that made my year (2018) | “After angsting for a few years over whether I’d ever write another book again, giving the “How To Keep Going” talk in March and spending the rest of the year turning it into my next book.”
  4. Four Simple Words to Help You Live Well | “This year, take a small step every day to build healthy habits for your body, mind and spirit.”
  5. Chuck Jones’s Trick for Drawing Animal Legs | “For the past few hundred million years, the legs of vertebrate animals have evolved into many different forms and shapes. But for many animals, there’s an underlying similarity as well. In his book Chuck Amuck, legendary animator Chuck Jones used a simple technique to help visualize how to accurately draw the feet and legs of various animals: he drew shoes and socks on them.”
  6. The “Future Book” Is Here, but It’s Not What We Expected | “The future book was meant to be interactive, moving, alive. Its pages were supposed to be lush with whirling doodads, responsive, hands-on. The old paperback Zork choose-your-own-adventures were just the start. The Future Book would change depending on where you were, how you were feeling.”
  7. Audiobooks vs Reading: The Rules Are, There Are No Rules | “A love of reading shouldn’t have parameters or rules as to what type of reading “counts.” Personally, I have found an immensely rewarding common ground in my reading life with both audiobooks and reading. Hint: It’s just more fun to love both! Here is a list of ways to view audiobooks vs reading in some major categories.”
  8. More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost | “On a sunny Saturday morning in New York a few months ago, a group of 50 start-up founders gathered in the dank basement of a Lower East Side bar. They scribbled notes at long tables, sipping coffee and LaCroix while a stack of pizza boxes emanated the odor of hot garlic. One by one, they gave testimonials taking aim at something nearly sacred in the technology industry: venture capital.”
  9. Music For Nothing | “I’m a composer / sound designer.  I make music every day. Some of it is for games, installations, or films. Some of it is for nothing.  That’s what’s here. Download anything and use it for free.”
  10. Remove Image Background | “100% automatically – in 5 seconds – without a single click.”

Image: photo from Remove Image Background, link #10.