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#6 How Curious! AI, mortality and the power of positive thoughts


How Curious!

April 15 · Issue #6 · View online

A short monthly newsletter packed with awesome new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

Hello friends and welcome to the 6th issue of ‘How Curious!‘ ✌️
This edition features the best content I consumed recently, with a particular focus on AI, mortality and practicing daily gratitude. 📚🙏

Quotes I'm pondering
Do not complain about growing old, it is a privilege denied to many - Mark Twain
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains - Rosa Luxembourg
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus
Cool Tech
MIT's AlterEgo - Futuristic computer interaction
Globe Genie - Virtual Teleportation
Talk to Books - Browse passages from books using AI
How I Built This with Guy Raz - Live Episode! Starbucks: Howard Schultz
99% Invisible - 276- The Finnish Experiment
Book Recommendations
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (7/10) gives an enthralling first-hand account of the ever-challenging career of a successful Neurosurgeon. The devastating brain tumors and catastrophic operations gave me a reason to reflect on my own mortality. I also felt extremely lucky that as a tech worker a bad day at the office can never reach the harrowing lows of some professions!
The bad days that can't be forgotten.
The bad days that can't be forgotten.
The Five Minute Journal
For the past 18 months, I have started and ended most days in an identical manner, by completing my Five Minute Journal. The journal’s simple structure is designed to help you increase focus on the good in your life, become more mindful, and live with intention.
Writing down a list of good things that happen each day forces your brain to scan the last 24 hours for potential positives. Positive psychology research has shown that practicing daily gratitude trains the brain to become more skilled at noticing and focusing on possibilities for personal and professional growth and seizing opportunities to act on them.
A study found that participants who wrote down three good things each day for a week were happier and less depressed at the one-month, three-month, and six-month follow-ups.
Buy the journal online on Amazon or pick up a copy in Urban Outfitters.
Start and end every day with gratitude.
Start and end every day with gratitude.
Simple Irish Tax Calculator
Tax Calculator - Irish Budget 2018
Best of Twitter
An ingenious deterrent!
An ingenious deterrent!
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- Peter Duffy
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