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. JUNIPER THE FOX
I recently came across the instagram account of a fox. Her name is Juniper, and she’s very small and cute. Perhaps, because I’m an Exploration primary, I have a fascination with weird or alternative ways of living. Tiny houses, funeral directors, exotic pet owners… Anyway- Juniper’s account is both cute and educational. Her mom does #livingwithjuni on Thursdays, which are posts that explain her behavior and probably warn off would-be fox caretakers that don’t know what they’re in for. I highly recommend following her, because it’s a fascinating look into a very unique life.
2. ROOM 237
I love Stanley Kubrick. Correction: I love INTJs, but Kubrick is one of my favorites. I’ve been a big fan of his works since I was around 13, and the subject matter of many of his movies (i.e. 2001) seem very iNtuitive. His meticulous nature on set is well documented from crew and actors alike. Room 237 looks into exactly how meticulous he was- it’s a documentary about potential messages and secrets hidden in the Shining. It was described to me as “a bunch of INxJs talking about super Perspectives stuff for two hours. And the soundtrack is great.”
Click here to rent on Amazon (or watch it on Netflix)
3. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
A few weeks ago, I mentioned a Youtube channel called Ask A Mortician.Caitlin Doughty, creator of said channel, has also written a book called “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” It’s great. It basically covers her experiences working in a crematorium, with lots of anecdotal stories and really fascinating tales and history of the funeral industry and other funerary practices. (Fun fact: Embalming didn’t become popular in the United States until the Civil War.) If my post the other week intrigued you, or even the history and philosophy of death does, I can’t recommend this book enough.
4. JOE PERA TALKS YOU TO SLEEP
In some circles, Comedy Central is known for its incredibly bizarre late-night programs (if you aren’t familiar, check out “Unedited Footage of a Bear.”) and “Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep” isn’t much of an exception. But this is probably Comedy Central at its more mellow. Nothing especially funny or weird happens here, but I included it because I like to think that this is what Exploration is like inside my head. It jumps from subject to subject, with little weird side-tangents happening in between, but it still manages to be cohesive. I also actually watch it to help me fall asleep. Joe Pera’s voice is very soothing. Click here to watch the video.
5. ISIS IN THE NETHERLANDS
I know I’ve included this particular organization in a previous list. But as a followup I have another! From what I understand, quite a few teenagers are recruited from Europe, and the more notable cases are from the Netherlands and general Scandinavia. This article explores how, exactly, a country like the Netherlands deals with preventing more teenagers from leaving. Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but I sometimes like to compare the United States and Europe. Their approach to terrorism is in some ways very similar to ours, and in others very different. This would be one of the more different ways. But, I wonder, does it work?
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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