By now, we all know that sitting too much during our lives can affect our health in a negative way. It’s been drilled into our heads over and over. If you are a workaholic or a committed blogger, it becomes a huge challenge to avoid sitting too much. After all, you need your computer to finish your projects and blog posts. Typing on your computer usually requires sitting in a chair for multiple hours at a time, and therein lies the problem.
I’ve been getting into Star Wars starship papercraft lately. Since the first of the year, I’ve folded 5 paper starships. I built each one with only one piece of paper and a few pieces of tape. My latest creation was a Millennium Falcon. You can see it in this tweet. Papercraft master Bernard Szukiel takes his Star Wars paper folding a bit more seriously than me. His version of a papercraft Millennium Falcon, which you can see below, is nothing short of mind-blowing.
I don’t like Facebook. Everyone who knows me well knows that. For social media marketers though, Facebook is a necessary evil. My Klout score is 71, but it instantly jumps 6 points higher every time I log into Facebook and post something (which I haven’t done since January). I have some friends who don’t share my opinion though. I know people who are as addicted to Facebook as I am to Twitter. If you’d like to know how to waste less time on Facebook, this post is for you.
Whenever I visit a museum, I am always mesmerized by the displays. Whether it’s a huge dinosaur reconstructed with real bones or artifacts from the caveman days, it’s fascinating. One thing that doesn’t usually cross my mind is how scientists decide to study the information presented to us. It’s a complex process.
Think about bugs for example. It’s very difficult to examine, catalog, study and display different species of bugs since their little bodies and wings are so fragile. The Natural History Museum in London solved this problem though, and they did it with a few ingenious LEGO builds.
Here in the United States, handshakes are a big deal in a business environment. Whether people admit it or not, they will judge you by your handshake. I do it (not on purpose of course). It just happens. If I shake someone’s hand, and it’s limp or clammy, it affects my perception of that person’s professional abilities. For that reason, it’s important to develop a good handshake.