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February 1 · Issue #1 · View online

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

Happy February and welcome to the very first issue of ‘How Curious!’ 🎉 I hope to bring you biweekly updates on all the cool stuff from the world of podcasts, books, cyberspace and real life!
- Peter

Quotes I'm pondering
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. — Niels Bohr
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life - it goes on.  — Robert Frost
The 1st rule of fishing is to fish where the fish are, and the second is don’t forget the first - Charlie Munger
Cool Tech
Station - One desktop app to rule them all
Descript - Transcription and Audio Editing
Video Speed Controller - Chrome extension
2018 Reading List
Having finally been reunited with my Kindle after it’s extended stay in Madrid airport lost and found I’m excited to dive into my ever-evolving 2018 Reading List. 
Homo Deus was a long and dense read, with some very interesting discussions including bioengineering, the potential role of humans in a rapidly advancing technological future and an examination of our attitudes to animals. (6/10)  
After that mentally taxing read, I’ve shifted gears and started the much shorter The Little Big Things which covers the inspiring life of a paralysed former rugby player.
The Peak-End rule - Always end on a high note
Our judgments of events are heavily influenced by our experience at the very end of those events. Companies such as Ikea take advantage of this cognitive bias by selling extremely cheap food at the end of your shopping spree, thus greatly improving your opinion of the time spent wandering around their warehouse. We can game this phenomenon and improve all our life experiences by paying particular attention to always ending on a high note. Read more. 
Best of Twitter
Sweatpants Cher
I secretly hope that twitter keeps extending the character limit as a social experiment, slowly conditioning our attention spans until we’re able to read actual books again
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