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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…

 

1. 9 POSITIVE THINKING TIPS

I’ve dealt with depression and its side effects for four years. One of the few things I have found helpful for coping is positive thinking. Thoughts build on each other–whether those thoughts are negative or positive. Positive thought patterns have made handling my anxiety and depression much easier, but even if you don’t struggle with it, there’s nothing wrong with making a conscious effort to reframe one’s thoughts. This article covers some of the consequences, negative and positive, of our long-term thought patterns.

 

 

2. THE PHILOSOPHY OF SZECHUAN SAUCE

Have you watched the season premiere of Rick & Morty? The PH staff are huge fans of the series and recommend it to all the xNTx types we know–so if that’s you, and you haven’t seen it yet–change that. The season finale ended on a dark, potentially redemptive tone, and this season opener immediately shatters that tone and makes fun of you for thinking Justin Roiland would *ever* write something like that. The newest video from Wisecrack covers the absurd nihilism of the season premiere and the meaning behind a McDonald’s chicken nugget sauce from 1998.

 

3. UNSETTLING CERAMICS

A concept that really interests my Exploration-driver brain is the uncanny valley. I’ve talked about it in previous posts, but I just stumbled upon this great pottery series that I think physically illustrates that concept very well. I particularly love the teapot with spider-legs.

 

 

 4. HOW THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES CAN HELP YOU WIN AT RELATIONSHIPS

As an ENTP, and therefore someone with a 10-year-old feeling process, I have historically had a Bad Time with maintaining close connections with people. I’ve been lucky in that most of my good friends are xNFJs, but that still doesn’t totally accommodate for the struggles I still have. I’ve discovered that the “system” of the 5 love languages has actually helped to make my ability to connect with others a bit easier.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Crooked Media

5. WITH FRIENDS LIKES THESE

this link is more directed toward our American audiences. Living in the US right now feels hostile. I hate it. One of the few little things that makes my week better is Crooked Media’s podcast, “with friends like these.” The host interviews people on all parts of the current political spectrum with grace and empathy.

 

 

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

 

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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