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TUESDAY 14 MAY 2019 | EDITION 14
Did you know that playing Tetris after a traumatic event can help get rid of your bad memories? A study of car crash survivors found that patients who played Tetris during their hospital stay experienced 62% fewer intrusive memories after their accident. The researchers believe Tetris can play an important role in distracting the brain, as well as affecting how memories are stored. If the accident involved stacking blocks, though, Tetris might not be the best choice of game...
YOUR WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION
THE TINY BREAKS THAT EASE YOUR BODY AND REBOOT YOUR BRAIN

THE TINY BREAKS THAT EASE YOUR BODY AND REBOOT YOUR BRAIN

10-minute read | BBC Capital

Don’t have enough time for lengthy breaks in your workday? Not to worry: Research shows that even “microbreaks” of a few minutes can have a big impact on workers’ ability to concentrate, how they view their jobs, and help them avoid the woes associated with being tied to a desk all day.

EXERCISE MAKES YOU HAPPIER THAN MONEY

EXERCISE MAKES YOU HAPPIER THAN MONEY

2-minute read | WeForum

Scientists from Yale and Oxford have found that exercise plays a huge part in helping people maintain good mental health. In fact, they argue that exercise is a lot more significant than economic status when it comes to people’s happiness. It’s true what they say: Money can’t buy happiness. Unless you use it to buy a gym membership, that is.

THE SECRET TO AGING WELL? CONTENTMENT

THE SECRET TO AGING WELL? CONTENTMENT

5-minute read | NY Times

We all want to know the secret formula for a long, healthy, and happy life. According to 88-year-old competitive runner Robert W. Goldfarb, “how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not the gym.” In this article, he reflects on the importance of contentment and optimism in navigating life’s later years.

MEET THE ZOKU
Each week, we profile a Zoku community member - hit reply if you'd like to be featured!
Reinier Bunnik - LinkedIn
Reinier Bunnik is our dear General Manager. He joined Zoku in late 2018 - you might have already met him, and if not, don't be shy - say hi to him when you visit us!

What path has your career taken?
Well somehow as a 13-year-old I decided that becoming a hotel GM was going to be my goal. I was sure I would work abroad for a while during my career journey, but never imagined the places it took me. Amsterdam, Barcelona, San Jose Del Cabo/Mexico City, Aspen, Washington DC, Aruba and back to Amsterdam.
What is your craziest career story?
I vividly remember arriving for my first internship in Mexico on the only plane to land a day after a Category 4 hurricane had beaten up the town of San Jose del Cabo. I remember walking in with my two suitcases, to a hotel lobby with the whole staff in full frenzy trying to take care of hotel guests and damage to the building. The looks on the faces of the reception staff were priceless, “Hi, I am here to start my internship”. I spent the remainder of the week helping to clean up, only to find out the hurricane had turned around and was coming back.

What’s a life-changing book, song, film or event you’d recommend to others?
I recommend anybody to take on a significant sports challenge to train for. In my case training, running and completing my first marathon (Amsterdam 2016) was a huge achievement, and sure most of us will earn a Simon Sinek ridiculed “participation medal’, but the value of completing is massive. I invite you to stand at the finish line of any marathon in the world - you get served a dose of inspiration that can carry you for weeks.

Which book have you gifted the most, and why?
Generation Z, the generational gaps are always fascinating. This book highlights the differences and things to consider. I like gifting it as it is such an eye-opener. To me the most successful leaders or companies are those that are constantly working to bridge that generational gap or see opportunities where others don’t.

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