This week, it’s apparent Hudlies have been diving into some life-enhancing literature such as the upcoming release of a Doritos taco at Taco Bell and how to fake a nap. You’ll also be learning about time travel, new things Facebook has up their sleeve, and we’ll close with some motivation to get up off the couch this weekend.
True Tales of Time Travel
Everybody seems to have that one really old relative that lived through something that is now a historical event. Here’s a compilation from NPR of some of the most extreme and interesting examples.
“There are people who live long enough to create a link — a one-generation link — to figures from what feels like a distant past, and their presence among us shrinks history. When ‘Long Ago’ suddenly becomes “So I said to him …,” long ago jumps closer.”
Taco Bell Comes Out of Its Shell
Source: USA Today
The buzz around Taco Bell’s rebranded image has been building for months, but the fast food giant announced this week that it would be rolling out a new menu and a new slogan and brand campaign. There’s one item that stands out above the rest, though - the Doritos Locos Tacos - a taco shell made out of Doritos with Taco Bell goodness on the inside. My question is, how did it take them so long to think of this? Pure genius.
“They’re [Taco Bell] making so many major changes at the same time that next to the wildly successful McDonald’s turnaround of the past decade, this could rank as one of fast food’s most complex turnaround attempts in decades. Its likelihood of success — or failure — rests on the head of a Doritos chip.”
Facebook’s New Storage Hardware
Have you heard of The Cloud? Hudl, Facebook, Netflix, and other companies use a mass of interconnected servers (the cloud) to distribute video, data, and photos. This article explains how Facebook is changing storage in a unique way. If you are a bit nerdy like us, this will get you excited about the future of mass-information storage.
“We’re taking the same approach we took with servers: Eliminate anything that’s not directly adding value.”
Recover from a Bad Night’s Sleep
Around the office, I have a reputation for working on little to no sleep. I love finding new ways to trick my body into thinking it’s well rested. This Lifehacker article explains how to fake a nap by isolating different muscle groups in your body and keeping them still. Give it a try next time you are sluggish or lacked a good night’s rest.
“The technique comes from Matthew Edlund, M.D., and attempts to create a form of active rest to help you recover from a night of tossing and turning.”
Success—How Bad Do You Want It?
It’s easy to slack off. We all make excuses like it’s the offseason, it’s Monday, or coach isn’t looking. Every once in a while we need something to remind us why it’s worth the late nights or the extra rep. Check out this video to get your mind right and focused on the goal.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”