Hope all you Northern folks are staying warm and safe in this crazy weather! We didn't get much more than a few flurries here in Nashville but it is cold as the dickens outside (I know, I know, that's no match for your 18 inches of snow). Whether you're stuck inside via state of emergency or just trying to avoid the windchill, here's a few ideas to make the most of your time indoors.
1. Read a great book. There's plenty of good ones out there, but why not go straight for a great one? Think Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Man Who Was Thursday and so on and so forth. Reading may be good for you in general but reading any one of these may qualify as medicinal!
2. Check out Luminosity, a surprisingly fun online brain "training" program. I used to be just the slightest bit addicted to their app…the games are challenging and interesting and if nothing else they at least give the illusion of improved mental acuity (since you can see and measure your progress). It's great for a rainy (or in this case snowy) day.
3. Listen to a few Radiolab podcasts. By their own definition, Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Though some episodes are very odd, most make you feel like you're listening to an interesting conversation among friends and/or your favorite college professor delivering the best lecture ever. They're extremely memorable so it's hard not to learn whilst you enjoy. Kind of ideal, right?