Top Diversions: July 2019
Whiskey, lucky habits, falling asleep in 120 seconds—all important subjects to keep up on. And if you subscribe to our mailer (which you definitely should), you know we’re always sharing our favorite articles from Medium, Men’s Journal, and WIRED. This month, these seven stories were the biggest hits.
How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds
Trouble sleeping? Medium’s got a military-tested method that will have you snoozing in two minutes flat. It’s all about relaxing your muscles and clearing your mind. If fighter pilots can do it sitting up, after coffee, with machine guns firing the background, you can do it too.
Top Chefs Say You Shouldn’t Grill These Foods—Especially Burgers
If you’ve got grilled burgers on the menu at your next backyard barbecue, you might want to think again, at least according to these chefs. Chefs Bryan Voltaggio, Gray Brooks, and Tae Strain say you loose too many good fats to the coals when you prepare burgers (and seven other foods) on the grill.
The 12 Best Places to Live in 2019
Presented at America’s new adventure capitals, Outside’s picks for the best places to live includes Tuscon, Minneapolis, and other cities where you’re most likely to see people paddleboarding before work, biking singletrack at lunch, and hitting the climbing gym before dinner.
15 Habits of Lucky People
Share credit. Choose Kindness. Stay teachable. Salesforce Chief Digital Evangelist Vala Afshar’s thought-provoking list of 15 lucky habits suggests we all make our own fortune (and judging by the 600+ retweets, plenty of people agree).
Here’s the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey
No big surprise here—we’re big fans of bourbon (seriously, we put it in everything and have a running list of our favorite sub-$100 whiskeys). We welcome a little education on the subject, and this Men’s Journal video breaks it down just right. First thing you need to know: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
Retired Navy SEAL Explains How to Prepare for Dangerous Situations
In this WIRED video, Retired Navy SEAL and crisis management professional Clint Emerson walks us through how we can practice situational awareness—and that that can make the difference in how we react in the face of danger.
This is the Difference in How Cities are Perceived by Tourists and Locals
This series, depicting 136 of the most populated (and most visited) cities in the world, plots blue dots where locals have shared photos and red dots where visitors have shared photos. The resulting heat map is a fascinating illustration of the contrast between how tourists and residents experience a city.
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