Summary of “What Is Your Intent? Reminding Yourself Why You Do What You Do.”

Once you’re clear about your deepest desires, you can start thinking about the ways that you can achieve it.
An intent is who we aspire to be – as individuals, members of our community or citizens of our planet.
An intent represents our deepest desires – those emotional and spiritual yearnings that we ask for when we are honest and authentic.
What desire will that fulfill? Remember to be honest with yourself – this is a personal exercise.
In the morning, before you start work, set an intent just for today.
My intent is to express gratitude to my coworkers today.
Once you’re clear about your deepest desires, you can start thinking about the ways you can achieve them.
Once we know our intents, we get more comfortable expressing our desires to ourselves, to our loved ones and to our community.

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Summary of “Stop Procrastinating With This Mental Exercise”

The hardest task on most to-do lists is the invisible one: getting motivated to do anything at all.
The more important your tasks are, the more you can scare yourself out of even starting.
In a Reddit thread, Edward and Jessica McCabe share different methods for dealing with ADHD’s symptoms, including getting easily distracted from tasks.
These methods range from medication and lifestyle changes to simple mental techniques, like the one Edward uses to get motivated to start a task.
“Usually when I hit the part I don’t like, my brain will kinda dodge away and try to think about something else,” says Edward.
Whether or not you deal with ADHD, this is a good way to break down tasks.
As we’ve said many times, breaking down a task makes it less dreadful and more doable.
That dread is usually what’s keeping you from that first step.

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Summary of “How to survive in Fortnite if you’re old and slow”

Your kids are playing it, your friends are complaining about their kids playing it, and the tabloid press are telling you no one should be playing it because it’s evil.
The fact is, Fortnite is here, it’s lots of fun, and if you can’t beat its 40 million players you may as well join them.
Fortnite is a “Battle royale” game in which 100 players land on an island, run around collecting weapons, resources and items from abandoned houses, build forts for protection, and then attempt to blast each other right back into the starting menu.
Very few players will be around, because most of them eject immediately over Tilted Towers.
Many players line up a pump next to a tactical in their armoury, getting away an opening shot with the former, before quickly switching to the latter.
Pack your perfect inventoryEvery player has their own priorities when it comes to filling their backpack.
If you spot another player, try to engage them from a distance using a scoped rifle – and wait until they’re standing still.
Use a shotgun and aim for the head. It’s also a good idea to swoop in after you’ve observed two players fighting each other as they’ll both be low on health and shields.

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Summary of “Warning Signs That Your Partner Is Getting Into Rock Climbing, and How to Cope”

The very first warning signs that your partner is getting into rock climbing can be hard to spot.
If your partner just got back from the climbing gym, do not make eye contact.
It’ll start with something benign, like “It’s scary!” But the more your partner talks about climbing the better he or she will get at talking about climbing.
Soon your partner will be contorted into some weird position and breathlessly urging you to understand that “The pincher wants you to barn-door, so you should heel-hook it!”.
Now your partner spends a lot of time with a guy who lives in a 1995 Dodge Neon.
This is bad. When not at the climbing gym, your partner raptly gazes at his or her hands-the way comic-book villains do when they acquire a new power-despite the fact that your partner still seems to struggle to open a jar of salsa.
Try shrinking your partner’s half political, half humble-brag T-shirt that says walls are meant for climbing in the dryer until it would be tight on a toddler.
God, that’s cheesy-but factual, right? Your partner is making eye contact.

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Summary of “Tampa Bay’s “Opener” Experiment Could Spark a Baseball Revolution”

The plan worked on Saturday, as the right-handed Romo pitched one perfect inning, then left-handed rookie Ryan Yarbrough tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 win.
Cash had already been employing a shortened rotation since the start of the season, and if Tampa Bay’s bullpen would need to pitch multiple innings both days anyway, it made sense to reorder those innings to maximize the relief corps’ value and effectiveness.
Jeff Sullivan May 21, 2018 Of course, tactical breakthroughs are far from certain to spread. Not every adjustment goes the way of the infield shift, particularly with pitching; amplified aggressiveness with relievers is one thing, but a broad overhaul of the status quo system for deploying pitchers is another.
The best explanation for this gap is that a home pitcher gets to begin pitching soon after finishing his warm-up routine while the visitor has to wait for his team to bat in the top of the first.
If a team reconfigures its pitching structure to use an opener, then a traditional starting pitcher would be able to reconfigure his warm-up schedule to be ready for the second inning and thereby hope to mitigate any visiting disadvantage.
It wouldn’t be necessary for ace-level pitchers, and not employing the strategy consistently could throw staffs off balance and strain pitcher schedules; it could lead to issues wherein an opener allows several runs, necessitating either multiple relievers to pitch the first inning or a traditional starter to enter midway through an inning; and it would require extraordinary buy-in from all levels of an organization.
In a world in which the “Starter” label applies to only one or two pitchers per team, what happens to the hundred-plus pitchers who have grown up attaching themselves to that term?
On baseball simulation games like Out of the Park Baseball, I’ve lived outside of the box with my pitching setups: I’ve used openers, I’ve tried various versions of Bill James’s three-man rotation idea, I’ve unleashed the Curly Ogden/George Mogridge gambit and Waxahachie swapped with abandon.

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Summary of “Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce – TechCrunch”

Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users.
Not having to leave for a separate website and enter payment information any time you want to purchase something could make Instagram a much bigger player in commerce.
In the future, Instagram says you can expect direct payments for things like movie tickets through the app.
Instagram initially announced in March 2017 that “We’ll roll out the ability to book a service with a business directly from their profile later this year,” but never mentioned native payments.
A tap through to the terms of service reveals that Instagram Payments are backed by Facebook’s Payments rules.
Facebook started dabbling in native commerce around 2013, and eventually started rolling out peer-to-peer payments through Messenger.
Instagram Payments could make impulse buys much quicker, enticing more businesses to get on board.
Even if Instagram takes no cut of the revenue, brands are likely to boost ad spend to get their shoppable posts seen by more people if the native payments mean more of them actually complete a purchase.

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Summary of “5 Books To Read When You’re Considering Making A Big Change”

Reading books helped me push past that fear, and also gave me some much needed perspective.
If you’re thinking about changing careers, here are a few books you might want to read to help you figure out what to do next.
If you have a crazy dream but don’t know how to start, this book can help you identify your next steps and the level of risk that’s appropriate for you based on your personal circumstances.
Making a career change involves making decisions when we don’t know what’s going to happen.
While Lewis’s book can help you outline and execute your next steps, Duke’s book can help you decide whether that next step is the right one to take in the first place.
Even if you’re not interested in being an entrepreneur, this book offers plenty of lessons on taking on “Risky” endeavors.
If nothing else, this book reinforces that the cliché, “Everything has a silver lining,” really does apply in life.
What if you don’t know what that work should be? This book is a great place to start.

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Summary of “What It Was Like to Run the Boston Marathon in a Freezing Deluge”

Then I walked to Boston Common to take the bus to the start in Hopkinton in slanted rain.
Any hopes of pre-race comfort in the tents behind the school disappeared when we arrived at the start village behind Hopkinton High School, which had turned into a mud bowl.
Smart runners brought a second pair of shoes to change into on the start line.
I couldn’t feel my toes as the rain shifted between steady downpour and Noah’s Ark-style soaking.
There were moments when the rain slowed, though it never stopped, and the wind quieted, and you thought, O.K., no big deal.
So why not quit? Because long-distance runners live for the story.
We love you thinking we are just crazy enough to run 26.2 miles in driving rain and freezing temperatures.
Eventually, the six most beautiful words in distance running happened.

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Summary of “The Ultimate Night Routine Guide: Sleep Better and Wake Up Smarter”

Night routines are not popular, as sticking to a healthy routine isn’t easy, especially at night after a whole day of work.
Why a night routine matters?A night routine is the things you do immediately prior to going to bed.
Of course, you might have no specific night time routine whatsoever and just take each evening and night as it comes.
Your nighttime routine is as important as your morning routine.
How to stick to a night routineWhen I just started my night routine, I started off with a positive mindset, and thought that it would be easy to stick to my new night routine.
I was determined to get on track with my night routine because I wanted to sleep better and wake up more energetic and productive the next day.
Look at your current night routine, and then start building a picture in your mind – or on paper – of how you would like your night routine to be.
The first change to your night routine could be started straight away – by having a glass of water just before you go to bed.

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Summary of “The Ultimate Night Routine Guide: Sleep Better and Wake Up Smarter”

Night routines are not popular, as sticking to a healthy routine isn’t easy, especially at night after a whole day of work.
Why a night routine matters?A night routine is the things you do immediately prior to going to bed.
Of course, you might have no specific night time routine whatsoever and just take each evening and night as it comes.
Your nighttime routine is as important as your morning routine.
How to stick to a night routineWhen I just started my night routine, I started off with a positive mindset, and thought that it would be easy to stick to my new night routine.
I was determined to get on track with my night routine because I wanted to sleep better and wake up more energetic and productive the next day.
Look at your current night routine, and then start building a picture in your mind – or on paper – of how you would like your night routine to be.
The first change to your night routine could be started straight away – by having a glass of water just before you go to bed.

The orginal article.