Five Things #67 / by Ross Farley

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

  1. Episode #1 of Radiotopia's new mini-series Ways Of Hearing explores how digital audio changes our experience of music and time. If you are a musician or big music fan, I think you'll love it.

  2. Austin Kleon hits the nail on the head in his post You can be woke without waking up to the news. Give it a try, no phone, no social media and no news for the first couple of hours of your day.

    "A friend of mine said he didn’t know how long he could wake up to such horrible news every day. I suggested to him that he shouldn’t wake up to the news at all, and neither should anyone else. There’s almost nothing in the news that any of us need to read in the first hour (or two or three or four…) of our day."
  3. This is quite the long-read, but if you are a big user of Facebook and have any concerns about your privacy, it's probably worth your time: You Are the Product.

  4. I've just rediscovered James Clear's excellent blog. He has a wealth of articles exploring habits, thinking and learning. I found this one particularly interesting: Mental Models: How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways.

  5. Over the last week, I've been making a concerted effort to listen to more albums by artists I like, that I've not really listened to previously. This week's music recommendation is Blanck Mass' self-titled album, which in spite of liking their other music, I'd neglected to listen to at all!

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