Five Things #162

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. You should probably read this if you're a regular users of earbud style headphones. Loud noises directly piped into your ear canal = bad! — Something You Don’t Want to Hear About Earbuds

  2. You may have heard of the 10,000 hour rule, which suggests that it takes 10,000 hours to master a given subject. Well, it turns out it's not that straight forward. — Blow to 10,000-hour rule as study finds practice doesn't always make perfect

  3. A wonderful thread on Twitter of smiling Victorians.

  4. One for the grammar fans. For the record I'm a big fan of the em dash. — The Em Dash Divides

  5. I've been on a bit of a musical quest this last week. I'd got into a bit of a rut only listening to a select few albums and pretty much nothing else. So I started exploring similar artists to those I like thanks to Spotify and's related artist features. It's a great way to discover new music. I'm adding my favourite discoveries to my 2019 playlist which you can check out here.

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