The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #267

  1. Flow: The #1 Secret To Enjoying Your Work | “You want to be experiencing “flow.” It’s when you’re so wrapped up in what you’re doing that the world fades away: ‘Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity…'”
  2. Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander | “According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how much they would like to spend time alone with their thoughts with nothing to distract them.”
  3. Experiment Reveals What 1 Hour in Nature Does to The Human Brain | “Visiting wilderness, even briefly, is associated with an array of mental and physical health benefits, including lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety and depression, improved mood, better focus, better sleep, better memory, and faster healing. Numerous studies have supported this correlation, but we still have a lot to learn.”
  4. Are you using storytelling to strengthen client relationships? | “According to recent research conducted by Stanford University, storytelling deepens your relationships with your customers. The numbers are pretty amazing – people are 22 times more likely to remember stories than just bland facts.”
  5. Why corporate America broke up with design | “Every company wanted to be Apple. Then reality set in.”
  6. The internet culture era | “‘How culture is made’ tells four stories spanning centuries that show how creative collectives have shaped the world — from the Royal Society to Dischord Records to the Guerrilla Girls to my own journey to the metalabel concept.”
  7. Visiting Linotype & Machinery | “Touring the British Linotype factory to see what remains.”
  8. Why do you like the music you like? Science weighs in. | “Preferences may change over time, but research shows that people tend to be especially fond of music from their adolescent years.”
  9. Why Can’t We Pay Attention Anymore? | “Johann Hari’s book “Stolen Focus” and Jacob Ward’s book “The Loop” discuss how technology and modernity are negatively and chronically affecting our brains and behavior. They focus on the individual experience of living in this moment, and how modern technology is limiting our choices and personal notions of freedom and consciousness. These well-researched surveys draw attention to important concerns while avoiding simplistic self-improvement recommendations.”
  10. Paul Rand’s Logo Presentation Books.
Image: The New York Herald composing room and Linotype machines. Source: Library of Congress