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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…

 

1. WHAT IF YOU’RE BORN WITHOUT EMPATHY?

I always find the etymology of how humans develop traits to be really interesting. This video from Life Noggin talks about some of the theories behind empathy, like why we need it, why we developed it, and how levels of empathy vary in individuals.

 

 

2. MBTI TYPES AS CHILDREN’S NOTES

This tumblr post was shared in Intuitive Awakening this week and I love it. It’s silly and not *completely* accurate, but I really enjoyed seeing how the weirdness of children was correlated with type. My favorites: ISTJ, ENFJ, ISFP.

 

 

3. HIGHBROW

I like to include resources for learning new skills in these posts, because I think that developing new experiences and capabilities is an important part of personal development. Highbrow is a website that offers free courses segmented into a five-minute-per-day, ten-day-long course. It’s free, but you can only subscribe to one course at a time–so choose wisely. (And no, this isn’t sponsored.)

 

 

4. 116 IMAGES NASA WANTS ALIENS TO SEE

I first learned about the Golden Record being sent to space from a Vsauce video. I thought it was cool and then promptly forgot about it. Then, the other day, this Vox video showed up in my “recommended” bar on Youtube. I remembered all over again why I was so fascinated by the record’s creation. It only contains images of the most fundamental aspects of life on Earth, like what humans look like, what our sun is, what mountains are, and a number of other mundane things. The whole video is kind of haunting and disorienting, but if you need a perspective shift today I highly recommend this.

 

 

5. POD SAVE THE WORLD

It’s important to me to stay informed about what’s going on in the US and around the world. One of my favorite podcasts right now is Pod Save America–but if you’re not left-leaning or American, it isn’t that interesting. One of the hosts of PodSa, Tommy Vietor, recently started a spinoff where he discusses issues around the world with experts in that subject. It’s informative, casual, and has become a great source of in-depth knowledge that I can’t find through a cursory scan of the news.

 

 

 

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 addison@personalityhacker.com 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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