From the Web
Common Cold Cures  – Tim Ferriss suggests four cures for the common cold that include orange peals and spiced rum. I was in bed for most of three days early in the week because of the bug. Although I decided to go the more common route for treatment. (I don’t know what people did before DayQuil and NyQuil…)
Top Lifehack Blogs  – CollegeDegree.com lists the Top 100 lifehack and productivity blogs, of which I’m proud to announce that ScottHYoung.com was included in the list.
From the Archives
Since I have no new shelf entries this week (illness and reading Adam Smith don’t mix) I’m giving an extra archive-dump. Check out some of these popular posts from the past:
How to Make Deadlines Work Using Hofstadter’s Law  – “How do you set deadlines when predicting the time you need is almost impossible? I don’t believe you should abandon deadlines entirely. Although some people work well without constraints on timing, I would say they are in the minority, not majority.”
How to Get Back into a Good Mood  – “I’ve found three methods for quickly getting back into a good mood. Although there may be deeper underlying problems that are creating your trip to negativity land, I’ve found that these three methods help me recover back into a good mood almost all of the time.”
I Will Be Happy When…  – “The problem is that solving problems doesn’t make you happier. Happiness isn’t reality but a way of interpreting reality. If you can’t find happiness right now, then solving a million problems won’t uncover it. A reader gave me a Buddhist quote a few days ago that I think sums it up well, ‘There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.'”
Bonus: Do Less to Be More Productive  – A rare guest post from Leo Babauta, back when ZenHabits  was just an acorn. With great articles like this, it’s no wonder that ZenHabits is now one of the Top 100 blogs in the entire blogosphere .