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READ | “The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation”

With a title like that, you might be expecting a pretty picture book with fancy-font quotes interspersed with tips like “Drink a smoothie!” or “Get more vitamins.” Instead, author Michael Matthews’ book is a pretty philosophical and scientific look at what makes us humans tick, and how to think to achieve better results at anything, including fitness. It doesn’t sugarcoat the hard truths and early on, urges readers to embrace “the suck” of grinding out the work. Matthews also addresses setting goals, being positive but not too positive, and what complaints do to the subconscious mind. Available for $7 to $15 in digital and printed formats.



BUY | EnChroma glasses

More and more, we’ve been seeing the “reveal” videos of colorblind folks donning their first pair of glasses that correct colorblindness. Currently, a pair of these fantastic specs run about $270 for kids or $350 for adults. Developed by a duo — “glass science” scientist and a mathematician and computer scientist — the glasses improve color vision in people with red-green color-blindness. The disease affects one in 12 men and one in 200 women.

WATCH | Captain Marvel

Calling all Marvel fanatics: the trailer for Captain Marvel is out. Released earlier this week, the trailer shows Carol Danvers, who stars as Captain Marvel,as one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Aspects of the film are likely to feature some links with the happenings from “Avengers: Infinity War,” which ended with Fury calling the superhero before he disappears. The film is set to hit theaters in March 2019.

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