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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. VOX: HOW AMERICA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM IS RIGGED AGAINST THE POOR

This video from Vox discusses the ways in which individuals who have served prison sentences (in particular people of color and people of lower socio-economic status in the US) are denied access to opportunities for growth after being released from prison. The video is a real-world, interesting, and important example of how important understanding systems (and systems thinking) is.

 

 

2. LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT: CHAOS MAGIC (PART 1 OF 2) (NSFW: LANGUAGE)

I love these guys. If you’re a true crime/cryptids/cults/weird stuff fan, I highly, highly recommend their whole podcast–but for the purposes of this blog, I will be focusing only on their episodes about chaos magic. Chaos magic, at its core, considers belief systems to be a tool rather than a stagnant element of one’s life. Essentially, you create what you believe–therefore, believe in what you want to create. The LPOTL guys cover the subject with much more depth, months of research, and humor than I could.

 

 

3. BUZZFEED: FERMI’S PARADOX

I included this article as a potential conversation starter with the Sensor or iNuitive in your life. I know a number of Sensing types that love paradoxes and will engage in discussions about them with me. The conversations tend not to expand much further, but resources like this are a valuable tool in engaging with everyone’s iNtuitive side.

 

 

4.  14 BEST EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

For all Efficiency users, here is my gift for you: a website that is just a list of free online education resources. As an Accuracy user, I prefer to parse through raw information, but I imagine that having quick access to learning a skillset must feel the same way for xFPs and xTJs that having access to free data does for me.

 

 

 5. INSIDE OUT: EMOTIONAL THEORY COMES ALIVE

Since Personality Hacker is a personal development/development systems site, I thought I would include this analysis from NerdWriter about Pixar’s 2015 film, Inside Out. The film’s basis is largely influenced by a single theory of memory and emotion, but NerdWriter covers multiple theories of personality and the accuracy of the movie’s idea (and what it says about us.)

 

 

 

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

 

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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