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. FACE VALUE
Last semester I took a class that focused on reading science fiction and analyzing the major themes of those works. One of my favorite short stories, by Karen Joy Fowler, is called “Face Value.” It explores the relationship between a scientist and his poet wife, as well as the relationship between those humans and a group of creepy looking moth-aliens. I chose this story because it deep-dives into our individual relationships with each other, the subjective and ever-changing relationship we have with art and language, and some of the different ways in which people deal with the strange and unknown. Click here to read “Face Value.”
2. 40 NONFICTION BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ
I don’t read enough. I recently heard someone say “do something you love enough, and eventually you’ll hate it.” College textbooks have really dulled my desire to pick up a book, especially nonfiction. But after perusing this list, I ordered “The Joy of Simple Living” and “Radical Honesty.” Click here to read the article.
3. THE SCIENCE BEHIND COLORS IN MARKETING
Why is Facebook blue? Why is Coca-Cola red? This infograph from FastCompany explores some of our favorite websites’ color schemes, and what colors generally indicate when used in marketing color schemes. Reading through it made me reflect on what products I am attracted to on a day-to-day basis and why. Do you think color affects your opinion of a website or product? Why or why not? Click here to read the infographic.
If you could send any message into space, what would it be? Keo.org plans to send any message that someone writes on their website into space. You get up to 6000 characters, no more. Coming across this site made me think about the sort of things I would send into space- I decided (basically) on “Not sure what will have happened to humans by the time someone reads this, but we had good intentions.” I think that sums up most of my experience pretty well. What would you say? Click here to send a message.
GUESS WHAT? PERSONALITY HACKER HAS NEW YOUTUBE VIDEOS UP!
5. JOEL MARK WITT: MORNING SMOOTHIE
I love these smoothies. I regularly request them when I come to the house in the mornings, and now that I’m back at school I miss being able to have them (mostly) whenever I want. I tried to make these for Chelsea and I once, but I put in too much peanut butter. Now I have an official recipe! I mentioned in a previous Fridays post that I could live off of protein smoothies and tortilla chips if it was feasible- well, these are the protein smoothies I was talking about. Did you try it? Do you have a similar morning routine? Click here to watch Joel’s video on making morning smoothies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: Fridays @ Five