Summary of “Why Michigan State’s Miles Bridges decided to return to college”

I want to talk to Bridges about how great he is, what wonderful things are ahead for him, but it is not long before he’s telling me about last November’s game against Kentucky at Madison Square Garden, the second game of his college career.
Want to know why Miles Bridges declined the NBA, you have to sit in a room with Tum, Josh and Xavier and ask them to tell you stories.
They have just come from a long practice, but I ask each to share a story that to them is the quintessential Miles Bridges story.
“One day, me, Tum and Miles – nobody in the gym. Coaches were gone and we’re just going to play one-on-one. It was our first time ever playing against each other. Summer. Wasn’t nobody there. And I knew Miles was good, but he won like four games straight. I’m like, ‘I got to step it up.'”.
Just like Miles used to do with his sister when he was a little kid, he keeps pushing them.
Miles is not a big trash-talker, they tell me, but that day he was on fire.
“The last thing I’ll say about Miles,” Tum adds: “Miles tells me he loves me every day. Every day. I’m not exaggerating. Every day.”
“Miles tells me he loves me every day. Every day. I’m not exaggerating.”

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Summary of “A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight”

Although the study is very small and must be replicated, Dr. Hall said, it is the first to assess obese people years after they lost weight with state-of-the-art methods to measure the calories they had consumed and the amount of exercise they had done.
Those who kept the weight off “Are countering the drop in metabolism with physical activity,” Dr. Hall said.
The difference between how much weight “Biggest Loser” contestants lost could be explained by the number of calories they cut from their diets.
The contestants competed for six months to see who could lose the most weight.
Contestants’ average weight at the start of the show was 329 pounds.
Six years after the study ended, their average weight rebounded to 290 pounds, just 38 pounds less than when they started.
There were the “Maintainers,” the seven who maintained an average weight loss of 81 pounds.
For the last two years, his weight has remained stable at about 340 to 350 pounds, “But only because I am eating as very little as I can,” he said.

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Summary of “If You Want Peace, Go to a Graveyard”

In the case of the man in black at Green River Cemetery, my fear went away once I realized where I’d seen him before: at another cemetery, Green-Wood in Brooklyn.
I’d decide upon one of three options to get back home: past the parking lot where all the older jocks hung out in their Mustangs and pickup trucks; through a wooded area; or a shortcut through a cemetery.
My only option was to take the shortcut through the cemetery.
The lyrics of all three bands gave me comfort when I needed it: Robert Smith, like an ’80s Edgar Allan Poe; doomed Ian Curtis, crooning about how love would tear him apart from somebody; and sad old Morrissey, spending his days, like me, walking under the cemetery gates and wondering about the lives people had lived.
One of his greatest projects was creating cemeteries that any person could walk through and feel some comfort.
I’ve trespassed to see the Friends Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park, where the actor Montgomery Clift is buried, as well as Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery near Chicago, reputedly one of the most haunted places in America.
Every single one of us was there enjoying life while walking among the dead-exactly what cemetery planners two centuries ago had hoped for.
Then I go to a cemetery, and I start to feel peaceful again.

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Summary of “Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake”

Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day.
Margret Aldrich took a look at how a daily shower affects health in the June 2015 issue of Experience Life.
Scientists believe the entire microbiome might weigh as much as five pounds.
As explained by The Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health at the University of Washington, experts believe that dysfunction in the microbiome might contribute to a host of autoimmune diseases, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
It’s impossible to get rid of your microbiome completely when you shower.
If you’re not going to shower every day, how often should you grab your loofah?
Some people might be able to get away with a shower just once a week.
Most people spend anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes in the shower, with the average shower time being 8.2 minutes.

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Summary of “‘Reality shrivels. This is your life now’: 88 days trapped in bed to save a pregnancy”

The doctor gave me a shot of steroids to help develop the baby’s lungs, in case the baby would shortly be needing those lungs to breathe.
From the moment I learned I was pregnant, I had divided the world into things that were OK for the baby, and things that were bad for the baby.
The lighthouse in my mind revolved, and for one instant the room was flooded with cold, bright, white fear for the baby.
A nurse comes every four hours to check your vitals: temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, baby’s heartbeat.
The nerdy doctor came by and gave me a whole bunch of new statistics about what the baby’s chances were at 28 weeks, at 30 weeks.
Go home? Without the foetal monitor? With no nurses to listen for the baby’s heartbeat every four hours? No daily ultrasound? Uh-uh.
Even feeling the baby’s movements could not quell my worry.
For so long the goal had been to stay pregnant – I had almost forgotten that a baby was the end result.

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Summary of “10 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself Today”

Happiness, life satisfaction and the daily habits of the most successful people are topics which researchers love to study.
Think about what’s not perfect in your world, whether it’s a self-destructive habit, burdensome debt, loneliness or anything else.
Plus, researchers have found that performing acts of kindness make people feel happier.
You can’t be present and your best self if you’re constantly asking yourself questions such as: Did they think that I was smart? Did they think that I was successful? Did they think what I said was stupid? In truth, you can never really know what someone else thinks of you.
Instead of worrying about it, be your most confident self and concentrate on what you want to communicate, ask good questions and look people in the eyes.
Her friend-who had a fantastic day in spite of her one hairy leg-proved that the people who have the most fun are comfortable in their own skin.
Take some inspiration from J.K. Rowling, who said “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”
Think about the people you miss the most on this planet.

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Summary of “Workout Recovery Tips That Actually Work”

The stress of training may not itself make you stronger, but it’s essential in kickstarting the process that does.
If you get stronger only while you’re recovering, then why don’t more people take their recovery as seriously as their training?
Even though maxims about badass recovery will never make it onto a t-shirt, it’s just as important as your training.
Step #1 in taking your recovery as seriously as you do your training is to actually give your body time to recover.
The number of training vs. rest days you give yourself each week will depend on your specific training program, but the key is to give yourself at least some rest days.
If you’re not getting enough quality sleep, you’re missing out on that, your recovery is going to suffer, and so is your training.
While most Americans still fetishize training without adequate recovery, a burgeoning fitness industry has emerged to cater to folks who are starting to take their rest as seriously as their training.
Starting Strength coaches and medical doctors Austin Baraki and Jordan Feigenbaum have looked at the research on this and found that stuff like massages and cryospas have little or no benefit when it comes to recovery from training.

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Summary of “How to Avoid Burnout Before it Happens”

As she talked about her career path and navigating her hectic life, one thing that kept coming up was the topic of burnout.
Do you think you can work that hard for the next 10 or 20 years?
The reality about avoiding burnout is that it entails more than just taking time off when you’re overworked-it’s about pacing yourself now so you can sustain yourself long-term.
I would take more quick breaks throughout the day, and I would try to take those breaks outside.
How about you? Maybe slowing down means actually taking your vacation days more than once a year.
Maybe it means talking to your boss about your workload, or extending deadlines so you have more time to pace yourself and do a good job.
Or, maybe it means rethinking your career path and whether or not it’s leading you to crash and burn down the road. Yes, you can handle it now, but what kind of life are you setting yourself up for in several years?
I’m not saying all this to scare you, but rather to help you feel less guilty about slowing yourself down so that you’re able to be this successful tomorrow, next year, and 30 years down the road..

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Summary of “7 signs you aren’t managing your time effectively”

Just because your calendar is full doesn’t mean that you’re an effective time manager.
Once you become an effective manager of your schedule you won’t just become a time and calendar boss.
Are you the type of person who is always late for appointments or missing important deadlines? It’s probably because you’ve either committed to too many tasks or you don’t have the ability to designate the right amount of time to your activities.
“Late people get stressed out from being late too, but they don’t strive to be early; they tend to time things to the minute.”
“You need to be proactive instead of reactive to your calendar. Schedule your time first and only then accept appropriate requests from others,’ suggests Craig Jarrow, the author of”.
“It’s a fact that even though it takes time to plan, you save more time by planning than when you don’t.
“it’s not time that is lacking, it is your ability to manage it effectively.
You don’t have the time to get your other things done.

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Summary of “Forget Mornings: Here’s How to Design the Best Afternoon Routine, According to Research”

While each person’s ‘clock’ is set slightly differently, the most common scenario backed by research shows that we have high mental alertness at 10am with energy levels dropping off in the early afternoon until a predictable crash at around 3pm. So, if we’re predisposed to sluggishness in the post-lunch hours, what can we do?
Just like a morning routine can kickstart your day, devising an afternoon routine based around our lower energy levels can help us get the most out of the day, even when our body would rather curl up on the couch and watch Netflix.
You’re lowering the psychological barrier to returning to work: When you come back after lunch and head into your afternoon, there’s no question of where you want to start.
Your afternoon depends on getting back into the flow of work quickly.
The key is to identify these minor milestones and work towards hitting them early in the afternoon.
Work in 50 minute sprints: Research has found that working in short sprints and taking regular breaks is the best way to maintain your energy.
Your afternoon routine should include some heads down time to conserve what energy you have.
A bit of exercise has been shown to improve mental health and mood as well as boost energy levels, which is why taking a little time out to move around in the afternoon is so important.

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