Thanks for checking out the Weekly Learning Roundup. These bite-sized, weekly posts are designed to give you a quick hit of interesting learnings and articles I came across this week.
It’s a motley assortment of tips, resources, and links that will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for the upcoming week. Enjoy!
What I’m reading —
Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit by Gaia Vince
Bilingualism is more common than you think – between 65 to 70 percent of people around the world speak more than two languages. In addition to the ability to communicate with a greater variety of people, a steady stream of studies have show that bilinguals outperform monolinguals in a range of cognitive and social tasks. I speak English, Japanese, and Spanish, and I’m hoping to further develop my Portuguese competency. This article was a great “kick in the butt” to put more time into my Portuguese!
Books, documentaries, or podcast episodes I’m enjoying —
A few roundups ago, I recommended checking out Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast, Revisionist History. All of his episodes are great and I love the controversial stance he takes on the topics he tackles. Blame Game looks at Toyota’s sudden acceleration crisis in 2009 and suggests an alternative cause to these unfortunate events.
A quote that’s inspiring me —
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams: who looks inside, awekens.
— Carl Jung
Product or service I’m loving —
I follow the Bulletproof Diet (a type of low-carb high-fat diet) and a lot of my recipes require a healthy source of fats such as coconut oil and grass-fed butter. One particularly useful find was Nanak Ghee available on Amazon. Ghee is a great alternative to butter as it has little to no lactose or milk protein while still having the nutritional benefits of butter.
As always, thanks for checking out this Weekly Learnings Roundup. Follow me on Twitter @peternakamura to see the full list of interesting articles that I share on a daily basis.