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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…



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I am fascinated by anthropology. Seeing the ways in which humans have changed (or often times, stayed the same) is a humbling and comforting experience. I think that history is frequently altered or omitted retroactively to fit certain narratives, but those omissions can make the past seem fictitious and unattainable. I think the altering of these omissions explain some of the interest in works like Hamilton, which provide life to otherwise “boring” figures like Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. I find the video I’m sharing with you to be strangely comforting. Cracked recently produced a video where some of their staff test out historical ways of doing drugs. I think it’s a refreshing reminder that people have always contained a spectrum of good and bad (except probably George Washington, who was just a super nice farmer.) By the way, this video is NSFW. Click here to watch the video.




This Buzzfeed article is just a compilation of charts to assist you in areas like yoga and reducing stress. For me, part of personal development is improving oneself physically (as well as mentally.) If you decide to try some (or already have!), leave me a comment and tell me how accurate or helpful the charts were. Click here to read the article.




It’s currently Olympic season, which is a very exciting time for me. I sit on my couch, mostly alone, and watch world-class athletes do things that would probably kill me. A lot of coverage and controversy has surrounded this year’s events in Rio. Ryan Lochte left Brazil after being robbed at gunpoint. The diving pool turned green. The Australian rowing team barely qualified and didn’t bring any equipment. All of the news around the Olympics made me think of previous years, especially the problems (or lack thereof) in other stadiums. Reddit came through with a really sweet Imgur album of some of those stadiums, now completely abandoned and left to slowly rot away. I decided to share it with you because I love abandoned places, and because these stadiums remind me how much of an impact that humans have on each other and our world. Click here to look through the Imgur album.




I hate cooking. If it were feasible, I would live exclusively off of protein shakes and tortilla chips. As an ENTP, I almost never think about/plan out what I’m going to eat at any given time. I’ve devised a system where I just buy a bunch of healthy foods (eggs, almonds, crackers,etc) and constantly snack instead of eating whole meals. That’s not for everyone though. So, instead, I decided to include an article about meal prep. Meal prepping sounds like a really good idea for those of us who are more organized than me- but I’m currently considering testing out the system. Do you meal prep? Do you want to? Has it worked out for you? Let me know. Click here to read the article.




I love thinking about the future in all of its forms. My future, someone else’s, our culture, or the world. This article from ListVerse sparked my interest for that reason. I sometimes wonder if the animals that I saw in zoos growing up will be extinct by the time I have children, or what cellphones will look like in 30 years. This article doesn’t give a definitive answer, but has definitely given me some cool iNtuitive fodder to chew on. Click here to read the article on our future.



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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