Happy February and welcome to the 18th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
This past month I’ve been making short hops between Cork, Galway, Dublin & London. Packing and moving apartments twice in a month is a little tedious at the time but great for decluttering! Applying a one-in-one-out policy for my possessions helps with this. 🎒✈️
I’ve gotten into decent healthy habits this year and once again jump on any opportunity for novel experiences. Highlights of the month include doing jury duty in the amazing Witness for the Prosecution play and joining a non-fiction book club. ⚖️📚
Top 3 Quotes
Action expresses priority - Mahatma Gandhi
The best things in life are free, the second best things are very very expensive. - Coco Chanel
Don’t take yourself too seriously.You’re dying. Sooner or later. Have fun. - Tomas Laurinavicius
Footpath lets you plan running/walking routes and easily measure distances. Trace a map and the app will snap to roads and trails, quickly giving an accurate distance. I use this app to explore random 5km routes in my new neighbourhood.
I enjoy morning exercise but getting up early can be especially hard in the dark depths of winter! This light helps me rise and get going by re-creating a natural sunrise. Conversely, the sunset simulation gradually decreases light intensity before bedtime which is great for winding down.
The U.N.s World Happiness Report created to curtail our unhealthy obsession with G.D.P. is dominated every year by the Nordic countries. This podcast heads to Denmark to learn the secrets of this happiness epidemic (and to see if we should steal them).
Geography plays a key role in global politics and economics. This book explores the geography of 10 major regions and the influence it has on geo-political strategies of the world powers. I don’t watch the news, so this drastically improved my grasp of global politics and economics!
The combined population of India, China and neighbours is huuuge!
Last month I learned
Russia has 11 time zones! ⌚
Moët is pronounced ‘mo-wett’ not 'mo-way’ due to the founder’s Dutch heritage. Still think you’re fancy!? 🍾😅
Annual salary = (Hourly rate X 2 ) & add three zeros, or Hourly rate = (Annual salary / 2) & drop the three zeros 💸
If you improve by 1% every day, within a year you’ll be 37X better! 📈
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And sell on 17th December 2017
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