Friday, May 25 2018. Issue #178
This is Your Brain on Reading (Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day) | Medium
Reading puts your brain to work. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body. It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, and offer a deeper view of ideas, concepts, emotions, and body of knowledge. Roberto Bolaño says, “Reading is like thinking, like praying...
Two week ago, I launched Thinking in Models, valued at $199. Today, Thinking in Models is still just $97, better than half price. My goal with this course is to help people, as many as I can, who are eager to improve how they make complex decisions, and solve difficult problems.
The older I get, the more I’m convinced that time is money (and money is time). We’re commonly taught that money is a “store of value”. But what does “store of value” actually mean? It’s a repository of past effort that can be applied to future purchases. 
As I moved from my twenties to thirties I noticed a certain psychological miscalculation happening more often: a day that feels like it was three or four months ago was actually a year ago. Or I would think back to what I was doing this time last year, then realize that what I’m remembering...
Your “self” lies before you like an open book. Just peer inside and read: who you are, your likes and dislikes, your hopes and fears; they are all there, ready to be understood. This notion is popular but is probably completely false! Psychological research shows that we do not...
We all make important decisions, sometimes daily, yet there's a mystique about being called a decision maker. That label crowns one with power, especially when used in the workplace. It signals authority, leadership status, and influence.
Multitasking seems like a great way to get a lot done at once. While it might seem like you are accomplishing many things at once, research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think we are. In fact, some researchers suggest...
Social isolation isn't known to be great for the body. Being alone a lot has been shown to increase everything from muscle tension to immune system issues — but it's feeling alone, rather than actually being isolated, that can have big impacts on psychological and physical health.
One week ago, a group of European security researchers warned that two obscure encryption schemes for email were deeply broken. Those schemes, called OpenPGP and S/mime, are not the kinds of technologies you’re using but don’t know it. 
Productivity advice can often come across as rather drab and uninteresting when it’s doled out like artificially flavored cough medicine. This isn’t the fault of the advice itself, but rather the delivery. On the flip side, we can learn a lot from stories, especially when these stories are both...
This week's newsletter is supported by ThreeMain. ThreeMain is raising funds via Kickstarter to develop biodegradable, and safe cleaning products that have 100% sustainable ingredients you can trust. 
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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