Weekend Links 8/6

I'm traveling this weekend, so this is going to be short and sweet...but I wouldn't want to deprive you of the most interesting things I read on the internet this week!

Go For Gold: Expert Tips on How to Train Like an Olympian // Most of us will never make it anywhere near the Olympics. But that doesn't mean you can't train like an Olympian! Also, I'm not going to argue with anyone who says eat clean and count your macros! ;) 

Tracking Calories is Pointless, Here's What to Do Instead // Speaking of macros...

Read Books, Live Longer? // Apparently reading books is tied to a longer life expectancy. Even people who only read for 30 minutes per day "had a significant survival advantage over those who did not read."

This is How Our Minds May Actually Live on After Death // This is quite fascinating...and rings pretty true. Also a good reminder that our interactions with people may influence them long after we are gone.