Kindness of Strangers: This Time From a Fitness Expert

24 kg (53 lb) Bulldog Kettlebell by Iron Skull Fitness that I used for the workout below.

Kindness, generosity, and helping others selflessly are human virtues. Some of you have commented on my previous posts about the examples of kindness from strangers I have witnessed in people. Here is another example.

A helpful stranger named Marcel Dinkins who is a well-respected fitness training expert saw my kettlebell swings videos on Instagram, and read that I appreciate feedback.

She sent me a custom-made and detailed video message with her expert, relevant, and excellent feedback on several improvements I can make.

She didn’t ask for anything in return and wouldn’t accept even when I wanted to send a gift card as my sincere appreciation. I am deeply touched and feel honored that an expert like her took the time and effort to send me such useful feedback in a video message.

People like her make the world better for everyone.

If you are interested in fitness, I suggest you follow her on Instagram @officialmarcelfit.

I am now working on incorporating her superb feedback in my kettlebell swing technique.

On her advice, I recorded this video from a sideways angle so I can better notice areas for improvement in this particular exercise. On watching this video in light of her feedback, I find I have even more improvements to make ahead. This 24 kilogram (53 pound) Bulldog theme kettlebell is made by Iron Skull Fitness.

#Fitness is fun!

(Originally posted on Instagram and Facebook.)

Harvard NiemanLab article: Acing the Algorithmic Beat, Journalism’s Next Frontier

Read the article I co-authored, Acing the Algorithmic Beat, Journalism’s Next Frontier at Harvard University’s NiemanLab.

In a world where key decisions are increasingly driven by algorithms, journalists need to take a closer look at how they they work and how they impact individuals and society. Here is how The Wall Street Journal is approaching it. By Francesco Marconi, Till Daldrup, and Rajiv Pant.