Splendid Sundays Volume 171

Sunday, March 01, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

How Twitter CEO Dick Costolo keeps his focus. "The mental quietude some seek in meditation, Costolo finds in the gym: 'When you're doing some CrossFit workout or sprinting on a bike, you're not thinking about work. You're 100 percent focused on what's happening right now.'" [Inc Magazine]

The secret life of Nina Simone. "A fierce feminist and an activist, she didn’t accept the roles that were offered to her—she created her own space." [The Daily Beast]

Data mining Indian recipes reveals new food pairing phenomenon. "Treating recipes as networks has turned out to be a powerful tool that is changing the way we think about food and how we consume it." [MIT Technology Review]

The Clooney Effect: introducing the age of the trophy husband. "We always thought that [Amal] was the woman who finally snared George Clooney, but it’s the other way around. And we’re all better off for it." [The Atlantic]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

The 2015 UK Wedding Study from Splendid Insights is now available for download, along with the Premium and Luxury wedding budget reports.

Currently reading: On Immunity from A Year of Books and Every Day Is For the Thief by Teju Cole.

Quotable:  "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread." — John Muir

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