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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…



I love this article. I think it boils down a lot of complex, slow-burning thoughts into 6 straightforward questions: “What if there was nothing to fix in me? What if I didn’t need to punish myself to get the lesson?” I think these are questions that would occur to an individual doing personal development work over a long period of time- but now you can start thinking about what those questions mean now, or at least over the weekend. Click here to read the article. 





Vsauce has possibly taught me more about life than I have learned from school. His videos are always intruiging, often answering odd questions (thinking that the “good old days” were better than now is referred to as juvinoia) and leaving me with bigger ones. “Messages from the Future” made me wonder what kind of messages our culture, or even individuals, will leave for the future. Do you want to leave something for the future? What would it be? Is that our destiny as humans? Click here to watch the video. 





I came across this wikipedia article about information foraging, and the theory that the way in which we look for information online and the decisions we make around searching for more information are similar to the ways in which animals (and humans) forage for food. I think that sometimes we overvalue the ways in which technology has fundamentally changed us- and I think that this is possible evidence that our relationship with technology is, in fact, not as “broken” as we fear. Click here to read the article. 





For me, Chaos Theory is an interesting and important aspect of systems thinking. Sometimes nodes in a system are direct consequences of actions- and sometimes, they aren’t. Chaos theory recognizes (and puts emphasis on) how small changes affect entire systems. Learning about it has made me appreciate some of the happy accidents that have got me to where I am. Click here to read the article. 





Since it’s INFx week at Personality Hacker, I decided to include a recent Buzzfeed video about what a “perfect weekend” for an introvert would be. Do you agree? What would your ideal “introvert weekend” be? I think I have weekends like this, even as an extrovert. Click here to watch the video. 




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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