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Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week

Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.

It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.

Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…



We’re big fans of TED talks at Personality Hacker. TED Ed is an offshoot of TED talks, featuring short(ish) clips of scientific, philosophical, and and cultural concepts.

This one looks into the idea of what unanimous decisions mean, and why we should be more careful of trusting them. I think it’s something important to remember in both personal development circles and everyday life.If you get bored- or even just want to *learn* something- TED Ed is a great resource.

Click here to watch this TED Ed Talk on “Should you trust unanimous decisions?”



German photographer Philipp Lohöfener documents a weirdly “charming” secret East-Berlin prison that was largely unknown to anyone who wasn’t a staff member or prisoner. As an Ne (“Exploration”) user, I’m really into exploring abandoned places and figuring out what they say about the culture and people that lived there. This one says “Wes Anderson movie set gone wrong.”


Click here to read the article.



Muse Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends you a book and bag of loose-leaf tea that are curated around a theme. We aren’t sponsored- we just think it’s cool and probably well suited for introverts.


Click here to see their products.



Antonia just posted this in our Intuitive Awakening group (if you’re not in it yet, you should join.)

It’s an academic paper that examines the systems that create and perpetuate poverty. The abstract says, “They found that considering a projected financial decision, such as how to pay for a car repair, affects people’s performance on unrelated spatial and reasoning tasks. Lower-income individuals performed poorly if the repairs were expensive but did fine if the cost was low, whereas higher-income individuals performed well in both conditions, as if the projected financial burden imposed no cognitive pressure.” It’s a long paper, but is well worth the read if you’re interested in systems thinking.


Click here to read the paper.



“Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” is one of my favorite podcasts. We are big fans of podcasts in general (since we have one…) and Chris Gerthard’s is great.. The premise is pretty simple: an anonymous caller can talk about whatever they want for an hour, and Chris can’t know their name or hang up. It’s a weird reminder that everyone, even people I’ve never met, have complex lives and thoughts. I personally recommend “Running Down a Stapler” or “Up All Night.”


Click here to listen.

So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.

Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.

Got a tip or something you think I should check out? Email me [email protected] and put in the subject line: Fridays @ Five

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Addison Dunlap
Addison Dunlap is a writer, student and all around walking encyclopedia of internet chic. You can also hear her on many episodes of the PHQ Podcast.

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