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. DEATH DOULA
My inner goth has lead me to some strange parts of the internet. One of those parts is “Haute Macabre,” a website that chronicles the newest and best in the goth subculture. But that’s not what this link is about- They recently interviewed Evi Numen, who is training to become a “death doula.” Evi says that a death doula “tries to provide emotional comfort and connection to both the patient and their family and loved ones.” I highly encourage you to read it— I think death positivity is an underdeveloped but important idea in one’s personal development journey. http://hautemacabre.com/2016/10/evi-numen-death-doula-post-1025/Click here to read the article.
2. NIGHTMARE MACHINE
MIT is currently teaching a deep-learning AI about what scares humans (because that is obviously a great idea.) You can go to their website and vote on what scares you so the algorithm has more data to learn from. The site has interpretations of famous structures through styles like “slaughterhouse” and “alien invasion,” but they weren’t as frightening as the distorted human faces. Since this week is Halloween, I suggest you look up the Uncanny Valley and then check out the Nightmare Machine. Click here to see the Nightmare Machine.
3. TOP 20 MOTIVATION TIPS
It’s Motivation week at Personality Hacker! I have a hard time motivating myself in the short term, so I recently looked up some tips from zen habit for helping boost motivation throughout the week. Click here to read the article.
4. CRACKED: HOW HALF OF AMERICAN LOST ITS MIND
When I was driving to class this week, I listened to a Cracked podcast episode that broke down possible reasons behind Trump’s popularity in rural communities. I think the article that the podcast is based off of, which is also from Cracked, is a great exercise in empathy and systems thinking in a time period where we all need more of it. Click here to read the article.
5. BUZZFEED: 21 HEALTHY POWER SNACKS
As someone who has a 3-year-old Memory process, I forget to eat. A lot. I’ve started to learn this about myself, and have started keeping high-energy, high-protein snacks around the house that I can eat when it finally occurs to me to do so. Buzzfeed has a great list of easy to make, high-quality snacks that have helped me up my nutrition game tremendously. Click here to read the article.
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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