A quiz that is actually useful: Rate your experience level in various activities, and get a score that shows how brave or risk-averse you are, along with tips and advice to improve your scores, including book recommendations.
Alex Chacon has a pretty huge comfort zone. He travels the globe on his motorbike and shoots stunning video to prove it. He’s best known for the epic 500-day journey from Alaska to Argentina — round-trip — raising money for a Ugandan children’s charity along the way.
An alternate path is to journey within and take a quick mindfulness break. Let go of your mouse and keyboard and instead meditate along with the seashore sounds and inspiring beach image at this spare destination for two minutes. Facebook can wait.
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Sometimes strength to move forward can be found in recalling how far you’ve come. Timehop provides you with a daily blast from your social media past, so you can reconnect with what you were up to on the same day in years prior. Many of these memories probably occurred on seemingly ordinary days that like today have possibilities everywhere.
If your head hurts from all the recall, maybe it’s time to give your brain cells a workout. Challenge yourself with these scientifically developed games and puzzles designed to improve your mental stamina.
Here’s an easier way to expand your mind, but it requires your ears. Antenna is like a newsy Pandora, feeding you a constantly updated stream of podcasts from around the web custom tailored to your interests. So now you have even more discoveries to make.
Do you have any favorites? Please share in the comments.
Photo by Alex Chacon, from Modern Motorcycle Diaries