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Bulwark+ β€’ 13542 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. The author is taking a break from the daily hamster wheel of overwhelming news to maintain perspective and sanity.
  2. It's important to step back and avoid being consumed by the sheer volume of information and outrage.
  3. Rational, principled voices are needed in the current political climate to combat extremism and cultism.
Bulwark+ β€’ 6250 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. Biden's position is weaker than some past incumbents but stronger than others.
  2. Polarization in American politics has significantly increased over the years, leading to divided approval ratings.
  3. Bitcoin mining operations are causing disputes due to noise pollution, energy use, and property value concerns.
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Culture Study β€’ 3308 implied HN points β€’ 06 Mar 24
  1. These books have explicit sex scenes that focus on female pleasure, offering multiple builds and payoffs, with a perspective that centers around women's desires.
  2. The hotness in the books is rooted in monogamous fantasies, exploring the idea of soulmates and eternal monogamy as very sexy concepts.
  3. The series grapples with the complexity of first loves and the trauma of realizing someone may not be your perfect match, providing a rare depiction of challenging romantic realities.
Big Technology β€’ 3878 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. The Apple Vision Pro headset has impressive technology like mixed reality and a comfortable design, but its high price raises questions on its target audience.
  2. Insiders believe that the Vision Pro may be more suited for developers and enterprise users due to its productivity potential, rather than appealing to the general consumer market.
  3. The Vision Pro's unique design and solitary usage may affect its adoption speed, with opinions split on its potential success in the long term.
Rob Henderson's Newsletter β€’ 2765 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 24
  1. Professors at Yale often work well into their eighties and nineties, a notable difference from other environments.
  2. Students at Ivy League schools can exhibit hypocrisy, criticizing certain occupations while secretly pursuing opportunities in them.
  3. Many elite university students fear being seen as who they truly are, choosing to uphold a virtuous image instead.
Rob Henderson's Newsletter β€’ 2083 implied HN points β€’ 23 Feb 24
  1. Rob Henderson is making TV and podcast appearances discussing topics like elites, hidden hierarchies, and luxury beliefs.
  2. Join Rob Henderson at book events in San Francisco on March 6 and March 7 to discuss his book _Troubled_.
  3. Listen to Rob Henderson on various podcasts like Modern Wisdom and YOUR WELCOME, sharing insights on diverse topics including genetic tests and reinventing oneself.
Granted β€’ 4751 implied HN points β€’ 15 Dec 23
  1. Encourage a love for learning in kids rather than pushing for practical majors. Liberal arts education is about expanding minds, not just building careers.
  2. Gain diverse perspectives to broaden your mind. Explore topics like AI, global geopolitics, and work happiness.
  3. Question the status quo in education and work. Focus on asking the right questions, embracing ambiguity, and challenging common myths.
Rob Henderson's Newsletter β€’ 1458 implied HN points β€’ 13 Mar 24
  1. Social media use habits can reveal gender differences, like adding 'o' to 'so' which is a strong predictor of being female.
  2. Verbal intelligence among college graduates has decreased over 40 years, implying a college degree doesn't represent the same verbal ability as before.
  3. The ratio of unmarried men to women varies by age, with more men at younger ages, but fewer men as age increases.
The Shift With Sam Baker β€’ 878 implied HN points β€’ 28 Mar 24
  1. The post shares a bank holiday bonanza of things to read, watch, and listen to, providing a variety of recommendations for entertainment and information consumption.
  2. It features insights on effort, productivity, and decision-making, emphasizing the importance of giving it your all but also learning to tolerate unknowns and knowing when to give up on certain endeavors.
  3. Recommendations include books read, shows watched, and podcasts listened to, offering a diverse range of content suggestions for different tastes and interests.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends β€’ 838 implied HN points β€’ 27 Mar 24
  1. Performative hydration in wellness culture has become excessive, with water being portrayed as a solution for various health and beauty issues.
  2. The trend of performative hydration is closely tied to the rise of wellness culture in the past 15 years, where water has been turned into a fashionable accessory.
  3. Public health attempts to promote water consumption have evolved into a market of exclusive and expensive water products, potentially detracting from the original goal of encouraging healthy hydration choices.
Culture Study β€’ 2051 implied HN points β€’ 28 Jan 24
  1. The author shares about fulfilling Trans Santa gifts with donations and the impact it had, showcasing the power of community support.
  2. The post discusses upcoming content on resistance to the Airbnb Space decorating style and invites readers to share their experiences with alternative rental aesthetics.
  3. The author mentions enjoying reading a fantasy series and gathering various links and recommendations to share with paid subscribers.
Peter Navarro's Taking Back Trump's America β€’ 9159 implied HN points β€’ 22 Feb 23
  1. World Health Organization has faced criticism regarding its handling of the pandemic in relation to the US.
  2. US taxpayers may be disproportionately burdened financially in upcoming WHO agreements.
  3. Concerns raised over potential loss of American sovereignty in decisions made by the WHO.
The Shift With Sam Baker β€’ 878 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 24
  1. The newsletter shares links, recommendations, and stories to enjoy over the weekend.
  2. One highlighted book discusses the challenges faced by women trying to advance in their careers, offering a relatable and eye-opening narrative.
  3. The podcast episode features a remarkable woman, Karyn McCluskey, who made significant impact in reducing gang violence in Glasgow and shares candid insights on various topics.
Why is this interesting? β€’ 1870 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 24
  1. Having a camera crew or a podcast mic can add authority and credibility to a content creator.
  2. The visual presentation, like a podcast mic in shot, can influence perceptions of credibility even if the content itself is not impactful.
  3. Demonstrating credibility in the creator economy is crucial, and visual cues like microphones are a modern way to achieve it.
The Shift With Sam Baker β€’ 678 implied HN points β€’ 16 Mar 24
  1. Lyn Slater discusses the importance of aging and embracing identity in her new book 'How to be Old'. It's about being comfortable in your own skin at any age.
  2. There is a shift in society where young women are interested in truthful conversations about aging and challenges that come with it. They want honesty and realism rather than idealized versions of aging.
  3. As older women, there is a responsibility to speak truthfully about the positives and challenges of getting older. It's about remaining optimistic while acknowledging the serious aspects of aging and life changes.
Why is this interesting? β€’ 603 implied HN points β€’ 18 Mar 24
  1. Kelsey Keith, brand creative director for Herman Miller, describes her varied background in editing design and architecture publications.
  2. Her media diet includes a mix of work-related and personal interest subscriptions like AD Pro, New Yorker, and Bloomberg Business Week.
  3. She recommends lesser-known writers like Stephanie Madewell and Fred Nicolaus, and praises the app Libby for library downloads on Kindle.
Glenn Greenwald β€’ 4165 implied HN points β€’ 11 Sep 23
  1. Glenn Greenwald's content moved from Substack to Rumble and Locals platforms for greater reach and independent journalism.
  2. Greenwald focuses on a 90-minute live nightly show called SYSTEM UPDATE, reaching a larger audience through videos and podcasts.
  3. Daily transcripts of the show are available to Locals subscribers, along with exclusive after-show sessions for audience engagement.
Granted β€’ 6149 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jul 23
  1. Weekends and holidays are for rejoicing, not just for recovering from burnout.
  2. Anonymous gestures of hope, psychology of anxiety overcoming, and impact of daily interactions are key to finding hope and facing fears.
  3. Slow email replies do not indicate lack of care; it's often a result of overwhelming work demands in an 'always on' culture.
History, etc β€’ 1788 implied HN points β€’ 21 Dec 23
  1. The writer expressed gratitude to the readers for their support throughout the year.
  2. The newsletter has grown to over 12,000 readers with various engaging content like Q&A, interviews, and history quizzes.
  3. Future plans for the newsletter include more content like monthly interviews, history quizzes, and maintaining subscription prices until 2025.
Chartbook β€’ 1716 implied HN points β€’ 24 Dec 23
  1. The economics of Santa's workshop involves serious questions about sovereignty over the North Pole.
  2. There is debate about whether elvish labor in Santa's workshop can be considered as unfree or 'slave' labor.
  3. Reindeer play a crucial role in Santa's workshop economy, with an interesting fact being that all of Santa's reindeer with antlers are female.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 5541 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jun 23
  1. People around the world fell in love with Meghan Markle when she got engaged to Prince Harry six years ago.
  2. The couple initially won over public opinion with their fairytale wedding and choice to break royal norms, but popularity has plummeted due to perceived laziness and snobbish behavior.
  3. Meghan and Harry's downfall can be attributed to their pursuit of huge financial deals and a lack of perceived hard work or genuine connection with the public.
Off to Lunch β€’ 1218 implied HN points β€’ 15 Jan 24
  1. Off to Lunch newsletter is back for 2024 with exciting plans, including relaunching Business Leader magazine.
  2. The podcast associated with Off to Lunch covers big business stories and interviews key figures like the CEO of Seedrs and UK boss of Peloton.
  3. Important news stories highlighted include weakening UK job market, Artifact app closing down, and Adidas CEO sharing his phone number with all staff for feedback.
The Fintech Blueprint β€’ 1100 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. JPMorgan invested $300 million in quantum computing for finance with the aim of boosting cybersecurity.
  2. Quantum computing offers the potential for faster data processing but is still in experimental phases.
  3. Despite the buzz, there has been limited real-world application of quantum computing in finance.
School Shooting Data Analysis and Reports β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jun 24
  1. The number of school shooting incidents in May 2024 continues a rising trend over the last 3 years, but the increase from 2023 to 2024 is not exponential.
  2. The number of victims in May 2024 is higher compared to 2023 but notably lower than in 2022, when a tragic incident in Uvalde involved multiple fatalities and injuries.
  3. In May 2024, shootings often occurred at night and during school events like graduations, emphasizing the importance of proactive policing, as incidents frequently happened during unauthorized post-graduation parties on campus.