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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.  

 

 

HOW WE DRESS WOMEN FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

This Buzzfeed article interviews costume designers for dystopian movies about women–I clicked on it just expecting to be interesting, but the responses the designers give are surprisingly iNtuitive. There’s a lot of discusion of clothing serving as control, or as a reminder of the oppressive culture in which the stories take place. As an xNTx and an avid sci-fi fan, I really enjoyed reading the perspective from these (presumably) xNFx designers.

 

 

2. WAKING UP WITH SAM HARRIS

If you somehow *haven’t* listened to this podcast, you need to right now. Sam Harris is one of the most eloquent, articulate people I have ever heard. (His voice is also very soothing.) I recommend this podcast particularly to INTxs, as Sam is a (probable) INTJ.

 

 

3. ATTRIBUTION THEORY

I learned about this model in the context of gender psychology, where an attribution error between men and women is that the success of women is unstable and the success of men is stable. However, I’m more interested using attribution theory from an Accuracy standpoint–observing whether a judgement I’m making considers both internal and external factors.

 

 

4. VOX: MEDITATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS

I love Vox. I think they do a great job of exploring an issue from a more systems-oriented perspective, and this video is no exception. Meditation is being taught more in public schools as a form of reflection and behavior correction instead of implementing punishment. I think it’s really interesting that one of the men who directs meditation programs says that instead of promoting passivity, it helps students to cope with broken systems and social inequalities.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Famous Authors.

5. THE DIDEROT EFFECT

This video from Nerdwriter discusses the Diderot effect, which is the name for how our belongings inform our sense of identity. Basically, objects can confirm or deny our sense of self, and if something in our space is too different from our currently identity, we can completely change our sense of self (and belongings) to reflect that. It’s definitely something I experience but never really had the ability to articulate. Is this something you’ve felt before?

 

 

 

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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