Meco Reads - Issue 13 🚀
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds 🔎 100 Greatest TV Shows 📺 Voting in Ancient Elections 🗳️
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What a week! In the news we saw Elon Musk causing chaos post-takeover at Twitter, while the second largest crypto exchange (FTX) went bust - wiping out $2 billion in investor cash...
With all this craziness you may have missed our sly (but big) improvements to Meco, update your app to check them out! And without further ado, let's get to the interesting reads and links we found for you this week - happy reading!
📖 5 Great Reads
We like to think of ourselves as rational beings who make decisions based on evidence. The reality is that our beliefs are often shaped more by emotional factors than logic. James Clear (author of Atomic Habits and 3-2-1 newsletter) explains why we continue to believe false ideas even when presented with the facts. [Read more]
This is a fascinating run down of how voting was conducted in ancient elections within Athens and Rome. Voting could entail shouting contests, secret stone ballots and an election system with built-in bias for the wealthy. [Read more]
Most of us have found ourselves staring down a life problem that makes us feel like we're completely trapped. Chances are that you are either facing an “anchor problem” or a “gravity problem.” Eliza Brooke from Vox breaks down these concepts for us, giving us the key steps to getting unstuck! [Get unstuck]
If you are thinking about quitting or cutting down on social media you are not alone! Amy Letter’s explains why she quit Facebook in a fun comic-style post. Side note - newsletters are a fantastic way to transition away from social media to gain more quality content (just saying!). [Read more]
Rolling Stone lists the most game-changing, side-splitting, tear-jerking, mind-blowing, genre-busting programs in TV history. Honourable mentions go to: Sesame Street coming in hot at 26th, Friends just sneaking into the top 50 and Fleabag riding high in 5th place! This may come in handy if you are in need of a new binge-worthy show... [See the top 100]
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🤭 A Bit of Fun
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If you thought Tamagotchi’s were only a thing of the past, you’d be wrong. There is an underground world of Tamagotchi collectors
Feel-good profile of Jenna Wingate, a senior keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo, and her bond with a baby hippopotamus called Fritz
Ami Vora shares her top tips on making your calendar work for you
Much love, see you next time!
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