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Meco Reads - Issue 22
Sex, Fear & Troll Dolls 👽
Welcome to the 294 new readers! This is your fortnightly round up of links, learnings and newsletters from the web, curated by the team at Meco.
Yes you read that right, this week's newsletter contains themes of sex, fear and troll dolls but thankfully, none are connected.
Plus, we’ll explore the science-backed ways to live an awesome life, how living on Mars warps the human body and why adultery is overrated.
P.S. We’ve added a tonne of newsletters the Meco app. If you're looking for some great newsletter inspo, jump in and check them out.
📖 5 Great Reads
Eric Barker argues that figuring out your passions and becoming a 'self-scientist' is critical to living an awesome life. Baker equips us with the science-backed fundamentals to make this happen. [Read more]
Every profession has different mental models when thinking about the world, but these are rarely shared from industry to industry. Scott H. Young showcases 25 models, from professions ranging from economists to soldiers, to help you think outside the box [Read more]
Why do most people lie about their true desires? Why is sex more difficult to talk about in this era, not less? Why is adultery overrated? These are just a few of the questions that are answered by British philosopher Alain de Botton in this Psychology Today post. [Read more]
Trolls were one of the most popular (and ugly) toys of the 20th century. They took the world by storm in the 60s and again in the 90s. Even with the global success, the inventor of troll dolls barely got any of the proceeds. [Read more]
The path that scares us most is often the path that's most valuable. Executive coach Matt Mochary explains how fear clouds our decision making and what to do when you think fear is getting in the way. [5 min watch]
🗞 4 Fab Newsletters for You
Best Business Podcasts gives weekly roundups and summaries of (you guessed it!) the best business podcasts. It’s a great way to learn from podcasts without having to endure hours of audio [Learn more]
🗞️ 1 Reading Tip
9. How to read your way to success:
— Alex & Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_)
Mar 28, 2022
Reading and understanding something doesn't guarantee that you'll retain that knowledge. To really retain it you have to reflect on it, question it, teach it and utilise it in your life. Thanks Alex & Books for this great tweet and illustration that prompted this tip.
🤭 A Bit of Fun
Astronomers have discovered a potential habitable exoplanet only 31 light-years from Earth. Pack some snacks for the journey...
Speaking of space, here's what living on Mars would do the human body (hint: you get warped physically and mentally)
Find out if India could become the world’s sporting capital
Compare drinking cultures by country around the world. I learned that in Japan you should never fill your own glass and in Spain it is considered rude to toast with a soft drink!
Check this timeline of technology from the past, to our lifetime and into the distant future
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