Meco Reads - Issue 19 🚀
De-stress your job ✨ 10x your life with ChatGPT 🤖 Best inventions of 2022 💻
Welcome to the 103 new readers! This is your weekly round up of incredible links, learnings and newsletters from around the web, curated by the team at Meco - an app for reading and discovering newsletters.
As always, we've packed this weeks issue with 5 great reads, 4 fab newsletters and a sprinkle of random links at the end. Enjoy!
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📖 5 Great Reads
1. The tail end [*Highly Recommended*]
“Instead of measuring your life in units of time, you can measure it in activities or events. To use myself as an example:
I read about five books a year, so even though it feels like I’ll read an endless number of books in the future, I actually have to choose only 300 of all the books out there to read and accept that I’ll sign off for eternity without knowing what goes on in all the rest.”
After reading this, it's likely that you'll appreciate special events and important relationships in your life more! [Read more]
The new year is well underway, and for many of us, that means getting back into the daily grind of work. But just because the holiday season is over, it doesn't mean the fun has to end too! The Washington Post gives 13 tips to help you make your job less stressful and more enjoyable this year, so you can work smarter, not harder. [Read more]
ChatGPT, the new AI chatbot on the block, has taken the world by storm for its ability to not only answer simple questions, but assist with writing emails, coding and other complex tasks. Ryan Reynolds even used GPT to write a commercial for himself and the result didn’t disappoint! Consumer Startups newsletter gives 24 helpful ways you could use ChatGPT to improve your daily life. [Read more]
All changes, even positive ones, come at a cost. Whether we deal with personal transitions – a new role, a new year, a new city – or experience the wider societal shifts that impact our daily lives, each change forces our brain to adapt, altering its neural pathways to encode new patterns and to reduce uncertainty. But what happens when change becomes overwhelming? [Read more]
TIME lists 200 innovations from 2022 that changed how we live, work, and play. The list features growing fields such as the electric vehicles, green energy, AI and the metaverse. It's safe to say that 2022 was an extraordinary year for innovation. [Read more]
🗞 4 Fab Newsletters for You
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BrainPint - interesting reads & tools sent out weekly to make you smarter
Why is this interesting? - explores a range of topics and ideas each day, perfect for the intellectually omnivorous
One Sentence News - presents the news, simply summarized
🤭 A Bit of Fun
Have you ever picked up a hitch-hiker? This Reddit response beautifully encapsulates how one random act of kindness can inspire more acts of kindness
Check out this live stream of an animal watering hole in the heart of Namibia - you'll see a host of visitors throughout the day
100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying gives low effort rules of thumb to make your life better
Is Oatly the new Coke? Nat Eliason reveals oat milk's dirty secrets
The Hustle featured a story of how a founder (allegedly) duped J.P. Morgan by inflating their user numbers
Shower Thought 🤔 ~ Why does a 4.7-star rating on a product look much better than a 5-star rating?
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