Things You Should Know This Week (04.30.2016)

Movies

The final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse was released. I am a sucker for a good piece of music in a trailer. In this case, they used Hey Man, Nice Shot, which isn’t the greatest song ever, but works well in the trailer. In terms of music setting the tone of a trailer, one of my favorite examples is the trailer for X2 which used Mars, Bringer of War by Gustav Holst.

Science and Health

Over the past couple years, I have gotten really into running. I used to only go a mile or two, never loving the experience. Then I discovered that crossing three miles is where the magic happens. All of the things that have been bugging me–and which I ruminate on those first two miles–just fade into the background. I can look at my problems and worries more objectively. And, I feel great. Well, there is science that explains why this may happen. Maybe it will inspire you to run too.

On top of that, there is evidence that you can fight depression by combining meditation with running.

Productivity

I procrastinate. You probably do too. I read this article last night and realized how much of a procrastinator’s mindset I truly have. Time to forgive myself and get working on the tips for overcoming the problem.

Gadgets

Dropbox is going to let you look at the synced files on your computer without taking up space on your hard drive. It’s called Project Infinite, and for those of us who have small SSDs, this is a welcome feature.

I have an obsession with bags. I love backpacks, messenger bags, man bags (stop gender shaming me), and other accessories to hold my stuff. The latest product that I lust after is North Face’s Access Pack. It’s not cheap, but it sure is gorgeous and useful looking. Oh, and my birthday is coming up, so pool your money together and buy me one.

Ending on a Happy Note

Windows 10 will ruin your weather report if you don’t install it.

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