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⛅The Sunday Edition

Welcome to The Sunday Edition! A neatly packed round up of the most popular articles we shared with you this week. Plus some extra bits we've thrown in...

Enjoy! Keith

This week's top picks...

Staying Put

Morgan Housel | Collaborative Fund

'The first rule of compounding is to never interrupt it unnecessarily'

What’s easy to overlook is that networks and trust compound like any other asset, and every time you switch jobs or careers you reset the clock to some degree. (3 minute read)

Today's social media is a dumpster fire, but scientists are building something better

Amy Barrett | Science Focus

'The question that I think more people should be asking is, why should we accept these platforms that were designed for kind of sophomoric purposes as the status quo, as the inevitable?'

Prof Chris Bail and his team at the Polarization Lab are creating a social media playground, where researchers can explore the infinite possibilities. (8 minute read)

Atheism Is Not As Rare or As Rational As You Think

Will Gervais | Big Think

'The seemingly bizarre religious rituals that many deride as irrational may in fact be cultural evolutionary tricks that help create cooperative societies'

Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise. (7 minute read)

Asking: How Many Days Does It Take to Form a Habit Is a Wrong Approach

Ivaylo Durmonski | Durmonski

'For a person to form a new habit, and for this habit to become a kind of automatic behavior, it takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days'

What people are really asking is how many days it will take for things to get easier. (8 minute read)

Psychological Tips Aren’t Enough

Sarah S. Willen | The Conversation

'In an unjust world burdened by concurrent threats – war, a pandemic, the slow burn of climate change – does this argument ring true? Can simple activities like these really help us – all of us – flourish?'

Policies need to address structural inequities so everyone can flourish. (5 minute read)

📺 Video: "Fame" is an illusion we’ve made together. Here’s how to undo it | Big Think | 4 Min

🎙Podcast: The Best Ways To Build Your Personal Wealth - Nick Maggiulli | Modern Wisdom | 1Hr 23Min

Expect to learn why earning more is better than spending less, why buying the dip is a losing strategy, the easiest way to invest in the stock market, how to spend money guilt-free, why almost everyone has a backward retirement strategy, how to tell when you should sell, and much more...

🤔 Something to think about: 'Fear is your friend. Fear is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn't do. More often than not it shows you exactly what you should do' - Tim Ferriss

❔ Quiz

1. The river Ganges is sacred according to which religion?
- Sikhism - Hinduism - Islam - Buddhism
2. Which Sea does the Danube discharge into?
- Black Sea - Aegean Sea - North Sea - Mediterranean Sea
3. Simon Pegg played which policeman in the 2007 film Hot Fuzz?
- Nicholas Angel - James Jameson - Graham Tipple - Ryan Bobbham
4. During WW2 Alan Turing worked as a cryptanalyst at which location?
- Bletchley Park - Trent Park - Daventry Place - Boss Lane House
5. In the 2016 Presidential election, who did Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
- William Weld - Mike Pence - Scott Bradley - Tim Kaine
6. Who wrote the Bridget Jones series of novels?
- Kate Atkinson - Helen Fielding - Monica Ali - Hilary Mantel
7. Fausto Coppi was an Italian athlete who dominated which sport in the 1940s?
- Running - Cycling - Swimming - Sailing
8. As Long As He Needs Me is a song from which musical?
- Oklahoma - My Fair Lady - Carousel - Oliver
9. Which artist covered Shake A Tail Feather for the 1980 film The Blues Brothers?
- James Brown - Aretha Franklin - Ray Charles - Cab Calloway
10. Chariots of Fire was set during which Olympic Games?
- 1924 - 1920 - 1928 - 1932

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Quiz Answers: 1. Hinduism, 2. Black Sea, 3. Nicholas Angel, 4. Bletchley Park, 5. Mike Pence, 6. Helen Fielding, 7. Cycling, 8. Oliver, 9. Ray Charles, 10. 1924