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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…



Photo courtesy of Museum Syndicate

Photo courtesy of Museum Syndicate

1.WHY ARE WE OBSESSED WITH SERIAL KILLERS?

Wisecrack has made some great videos that I’ve included in previous Fridays posts on subjects like the philosophy of Rick and Morty and Kanye West. This week, they’ve made a video about why humans have historically been fascinated by serial killers- is it a way to satiate our inner “Dark Passenger,” or is it a way for the brain to calibrate for and understand horrific scenarios?

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of DeviantArt

Photo courtesy of DeviantArt

2.WHY HALF A MILLION JAPANESE NEVER LEAVE THEIR HOMES

A member of our Facebook group, Intuitive Awakening, recently posted this article about the Japanese phenomenon of hikikomori. Hikikomori is the name used for the Japanese equivalent of a shut-in. I included this article as an exercise in systems thinking: *why* is it that this is a largely Japan-specific issue? What can be done to solve it? There is some speculation in the article that it’s partially caused by the stigma around mental illness, but there are probably more nodes in the system.

 

 

 

Courtesy of Popular Science

Courtesy of Popular Science

3.A MORTICIAN’S TALE

Like the first link, I’ve mentioned the death-positivity movement in previous F@F posts. The newest creation from a member of The Order of the Good Death is “A Mortician’s Tale,” produced by Laundry Bear Games. “A Mortician’s Tale” follows an Ask A Mortician look-alike around her job at a funeral home. You plan services, embalm, prepare, and cremate bodies. The game is pretty shades of blue and purple–it’s not meant to be scary, it’s meant to make the funerary process normal. The game is set to release in early 2017, but previews are available on Laundry Bear’s website.

 

 

phtravelgift4.HERE’S WHAT TO BUY A NOSTALGIC, OLD-WORLD TRAVELER

I’m a Harmony user and an Exploration primary- so I love to online shop, *especially* for future trips or possibilities. I found this list on MessyNessy’s website about Christmas presents for your travel-happy friend (or your ExxP friend.) I personally am interested in the quirky travel guides about major cities.

 

 

 

phbuddha5.HOW TO NOT GIVE A F*** LIKE A ZEN MASTER (NSFW: LANGUAGE)

When we discussed the Tao in my religions class, my religions teacher described it as being akin the the Force. I think this article from High Existence does a good job of explaining some of the principles of the Tao, even if you aren’t necessarily already ~one~ with the Tao.

 

 

 

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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