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Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #41

Published Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hi All!

Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  1. Miracle Berry: For a cool office/party activity, try the miracle berry, which makes you unable to taste sour for 60-90 minutes. Foods like lemons, berries, and pickles will suddenly taste really sweet. It costs about the same as a box of donuts but it's much healthier and super memorable. (Source)

  2. Sleep Advice from a Sleep Researcher: Get light in the morning, exercise, set a bed time alarm 1 hour before bed, write a to-do list before bed, think/write gratitude before bed. (Source)

  3. Improving Judgment: "Most people who see the world through the lens of the media tend to look for who is good and who is evil rather than what the vested interests and relative powers are and how they are being played out. For example, people tend to embrace stories about how their own country is moral and the rival country is not, when most of these countries have different interests that they are trying to maximize." - Ray Dalio

Here are this week's recommended actions:

  1. Surprise your office with the miracle berry! (I linked the US amazon because there's more useful reviews, but you can easily find the same product in the Canadian amazon store).

  2. If you want to sleep easier/better, try some of the advice from bullet 2.

  3. If you read the news, try not buy into the story that "we're good and they're evil." Think about the interests of all parties to explain the objective events that are happening.

If you think someone else would find this newsletter useful, please forward it to them. Thanks, and have a wonderful week ahead!

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