What I Read Today — #1

I plan on writing stuff I come across on the internet or my books. Being the master procrastinator that I am, lets see how far I’m able to carry it through :) So here goes:

This list has some of the better books that I feel should be gone through and there’s that all time bestseller by Chimamanda — Americanah. Though I thought this one should also have made the list:

The one below is the major one which opens your thoughts in dimensions you can’t think normally. All the nautil.us articles are well backed by facts which show the gradual evolution of an idea or a well accepted practice or thought. Its like meta-thinking. Today I went through the article about willpower. The long-form nature of their articles makes you want to sit with your favorite beverage and get lost in the articles.

Long story short, willpower or more precisely its lack thereof is usually taken as the reason for people to blame themselves for not being able to rid themselves of a bad habit. But this notion might not be true as the same person may be successful elsewhere in different fields of their life.

And a bit of humor to end the day: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-work-from-home

Bonus: also, I listened to this. These two guys just open up your minds from a different angle altogether: http://freakonomics.com/about/