Tip of the week
Try going on a media fast for a week (or even a day). Research shows that staying away from phones, TV & internet for just a few days can deepen your closest relationships, reduce stress and help you sleep better. Just remember to break your fast for the next episode of The Better Show ;)
Look clever at a cocktail party
Marshall McLuhan, renowned Canadian philosopher and origin of the phrase "The medium is the message", predicted the internet back in 1962 in his book 'The Gutenberg Galaxy', including foreshadowing YouTube, Wikipedia and Google search.
What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?
Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!
- Ian is experimenting with raising his NAD levels.
- Darren is trying out Happify, a mobile app that delivers mental exercises that are supposed to make you happier.
- March Is comparing his writing style between the morning and the evening.
Article of the week
The Art of Slow Reading - The Guardian
"Has endlessly skimming short texts on the internet made us stupider? An increasing number of experts think so - and say it's time to slow down . . ."
Product of the week
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history.
Bill Gates said about the book: "If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read."
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Ian, Darren & March