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Five Things #45

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

  1. I love this... "Kids draw monsters, then artists from all over the world recreate them in their own styles!" — The Monster Project
  2. A thought for the day from wise man Seth Godin — The smoking lounge
  3. A fascinating read on Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds. It's easy to have strong opinions on complicated issues that are based on very little information. There's nothing wrong with strong opinions, but we have to be willing to change them when presented with new information. 
  4. Whenever I hear someone say "I could care less" in place of "I couldn't care less" a shiver runs down my spine. I don't have many pet peeves, but that's definitely one! Here's Merriam-Webster's attempt to clear up the confusion — Is it 'I Could Care Less' or 'I Couldn't Care Less'?
  5. This week's musical recommendation: St Vincent performing Your Lips Are Red at Austin City Limits in 2014. They know how to put on a show...

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Five things #11

Here are the five things I thought were worth sharing this week: 

  1. An interesting read on the benefits of silence — This Is Your Brain on Silence
  2. Fantastic podcast by Invisibilia on how our frame of reference shapes how we perceive the world — "Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin interview a woman who gets a glimpse of what she's been missing all her life – and then loses it."
  3. Are you a procrastinator? If yes, go check out Wait But Why's great series on procrastination. Do it now... Future You will thank Present You for it! Here's the first post.
  4. This album by Rival Consoles was one of my favourite releases of 2015. I hadn't listened to it ages until yesterday!
  5. One of my favourite musicians Ólafur Arnalds is doing this awesome project — "Over seven weeks, he's travelling to seven different locations in his native Iceland to record and release a series of new compositions. At every location he's collaborating with a local artist or group to create and perform a new song which is then released each Monday."

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