Today’s selection is a grab-bag of various interesting things I’ve found around the Internet. There’s no real theme this time besides what I found interesting and share-worthy. Enjoy.
Around the Web
Craig Mod takes a look at how we’ve grown to accept and even depend on the ability to constantly monitor, store and share what we’re doing in our live. He talks about Paris, his Fitbit, walking, climbing the Eiffel Tower and how sometimes it’s nice to stop recording, measuring and documenting life and just live instead.
Following our passion seems to have been the mantra for most my generation (at least for those growing up in Western, English speaking countries). And yet that advice does not seem to have actually gotten us anywhere. Maybe we need to look for life advice that is maybe not quite so optimistic and uplifting, but more beneficial in the long run?
In age of growing obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stress-related ailments we can stand to learn a lot from cultures where people not only live longer, but also live healthier and in many ways better. This article looks at the people on the island of Ikaria, their lifestyle and what we can learn from them.