Meco Reads - Issue 14 🚀
Inspirational Knitting Grannies 👵🏻 Envy Kills Happiness ☠️ Top 25 destinations for 2023 🌎
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Sunday is a day for relaxation, reflection and reading (all the ‘R’s!). And if you are anything like me you’ve accumulated a few random links throughout the week and now's the time to grab a comfy seat, your beverage of choice and dive in.
This week, we learn why envy destroys happiness, we say hello to a wholesome group of grannies who helped a fashion brand succeed and we get some incredible travel inspiration perfect for 2023. Happy reading!
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📖 5 Great Reads
There’s a famous saying that describes holding on to anger "like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” The same is true for envy. This post explores the origins of envy, how it manifests, and ways to prevent it from harming you. [Learn more]
When demand got out of control for Diane's luxury fashion brand 'O Pioneers' she turned to her elderly mum Judith and 20 willing grannies for support with the knitting duties. Read how this group of grannies elevated a fashion brand while finding community and purpose in their unexpected later-life career. [Read more]
BeReal, the new social media app on the block, is very different to the competition. Where TikTok and Instagram depend on us spending as much time as possible on their platforms, BeReal encourages you to share one photo a day. Anu Atluru from EVERY newsletter argues that apps that create moments and rituals (BeReal, Wordle etc) will rise above apps that drive us to mindlessly scroll. [Read more]
Looking for your next adventure? National Geographic’s annual list of best destinations for travelers is the perfect place to start. The list includes 25 under-the-radar destinations, split into the categories of community, nature, culture, family, and adventure.
Drive to Survive, the Netflix documentary, drove hoards of new audiences from all over the world to give Formula 1 a try. Tanay Jaipuria unearths the reasons to why Drive to Survive was a such a big hit and comments on whether we should expect more this mass-scale content marketing going forward. [Read more]
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🤭 A Bit of Fun
Addictive quiz where you have to guess the year that famous events took place. Can you beat my top score of 7...
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