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It’s been awhile since I have posted some favorite posts I have come across online and I wanted to share a few with you.


Singing in a choir could be ‘the new exercise’—here’s the surprising science behind why

In Daniel Pink’s latest book “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” he states that “Exercise is one of the few activities in life that is indisputably good for us.” You can’t argue with that. What jumped out at me was “Choral singing might be the new exercise.” I grew up singing in choirs, church, high school and college. As an adult, I spent a few years singing with the Birmingham Concert Chorale the highlight singing with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I always enjoyed singing but if this is true then maybe I should consider getting back into a choir.


This Is How Napping Made Me More Productive

All hail the power nap! I love a good power nap. 20 minutes can turn a slow, unproductive afternoon into billable hours. My power nap is simple. I have a sofa not 10 feet from my desk. If I am feeling sluggish, I will recline on the sofa and close my eyes. No curling up or turning off the lights. I don’t think I really go to sleep but it’s enough to shake off the rust. I can get away with this because I work alone. Lunch usually takes 15 or 20 minutes and then I am right back to work. I can justify a 20-minute nap as part of my lunch. Of course, I don’t have to justify it to anyone but my inner boss. Closing your eyes at your company may be frowned upon but if there is a way to get one in, I would recommend it.


The Hooters Restaurant In Tokyo Is Now A Coworking Space

I work alone and don’t have any problem with it, I am talking with clients all day long. I do enjoy getting out and meeting with clients and co-workers, it breaks up the day and there is a certain level of planning and creativity that you just can’t get in a phone call. I have read about co-working spaces but never spent any time in one. I have wanted to try one but nothing has really tempted me, until now. This new co-working concept from Hooters Tokyo rents out desk space during the restaurants’ down-time. The discount on chicken wings appeals to me. If they bring this to the states, I might need to clear it with Mrs. Wright before I can try it out.

Shawn Wright
Shawn Wright is a graphic designer and podcaster living in Birmingham, Alabama. You can find his design work at shawnwright.net. You can find his podcasts, Alabama Short Stories at alabamashortstories.com and the Shades Cahaba Oral History Project podcast at shadescahabahistory.com. His designs are for sale at TeePublic.com, Redbubble.com and Society6.com.
Shawn Wright
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