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…



It’s hard not to use my smartphone throughout the day. I’ve seen the Youtube videos about paying attention to the world and ignoring Instagram notifications, but sometimes that’s asking a lot. Elephant Journal came up with a list of a few apps that let you make the most out of your phone, while reminding you to go outside every once in a while. I personally want to start using Checky. Have you tried these apps? Do you feel like you use your phone too much, or is it under control? Click here to read the article.





It’s summer, so I spend a lot of my evenings watching documentaries on Netflix. I recently came across a Spanish documentary about North Korea. If you’ve seen previous posts, you know that I have a special place in my heart for anything North Korea-related. Not only is this film and interesting look into the hermit kingdom, but it’s a good reflection on how deeply ingrained propaganda is in our lives, regardless of what part of the world we occupy. If you don’t have Netflix, the movie is available to rent or buy on Amazon. Don’t let the the couple of two-star reviews dissuade you. Click here to purchase on Amazon.





I have recently developed a growing interest in Buddhism. I found this Wikipedia article about the three kinds of “cravings” described in Buddhism, and how those cravings cause suffering. There is kama-tanha (material craving; sensory craving, wealth craving, power craving) bhava-tanha (craving for being or existing in an experience) and vibhava-tanha (craving for non-existence, wanting to not experience unpleasant things in the future.) Tanha is specifically desiring things that will never really be attainable. Do you think that there are more kinds of desires? Do these desires cause suffering? Do you find yourself identifying with one of these? What have you done to work on it? Click here to read the article.




One of our writers, Andre, just had an article published on the Huffington Post. He provides some really insightful advice for introverts who may want to practice developing their more extroverted side. What do you think of the article? Let me know in the comments. Click here to read the article.





Here’s a video about the differences between introverts and extroverts. Do you think there’s a huge difference? Do you think this video is accurate? Did give you any new perspectives? Let me know what you think. 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.


Got a tip or something you think I should check out? Email me and put in the subject line: Fridays @ Five

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