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…
ASAP SCIENCE: INTROVERSION VERSUS EXTROVERSION
This new video from ASAP Science covers the scientific differences between introverts and extroverts. I included this since, you know, this is a website that teaches personal growth through sociological theories like introversion versus extroversion. Apparently extroverts have stronger responses to external rewards, while introverts have thicker prefrontal cortexes, which is a quality associated with deeper thinking and planning. Click here to watch the video.
BUZZFEED: 25 INVESTMENTS THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY IN THE LONG RUN
This week’s theme is Finances at Personality Hacker. Buzzfeed recently posted an article about 25 gadgets that will save you money in the long run. I personally use my Kindle all the time when renting textbooks because ebooks are much less expensive. Do you have any money-saving tips and tricks that you recommend? Let me know in the comments. Click here to read the article.
FART PROUDLY: WRITINGS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YOU NEVER READ IN SCHOOL
I think it is often forgotten that historical figures were once people with depth and complexity. Ben Franklin, one of my favorite ENTPs, was one of those complex and deep human beings from history. He was an American and English ambassador to the French, a profound inventor and journalist, and author of such essays as “On Choosing a Mistress” and “How to Make Oneself Disagreeable.” I highly recommend reading both. Download on Amazon.
ART HISTORY BABES (NSFW: LANGUAGE)
Art has never really captured much interest for me. But recently an INFP friend told me to listen to a podcast called “The Art History Babes” and it *kind of* changed my life. Art is so interesting and weird, guys. I’ve spent all week thinking about the what we consider art and what is implied by that art. I’m now in the midst of developing a crack theory about Bob Ross and post-modernism. Click here to listen to the podcast.
CRACKED: STORIES FROM HISTORY THAT SHOULD BE HORROR MOVIES (NSFW: LANGUAGE)
To continue the Halloween theme from the previous week, Cracked uploaded a video yesterday about some very wild (and real) stories that could very plausibly be the plots for horror films. Jack O’Brian, head editor of Cracked, sums up my criteria for my Judeo-Christian rooted fears and tropes for horror- “White children, for some reason hooved farm animals only, and Sedans or vans.” It’s made me think a lot about things I generally find “scary,” and how many of those things are rooted in being natively from the United States. 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.
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