Issue #121 Your Brain Workout
It may not feel like the first day of Spring with rain and snow covering parts of the Northern Hemisphere but here we are. Spring Equinox (Latin for “equal night”) is that time of year when the sun marches across the sky and shines directly at the equator heralding longer days in the North and shorter days of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re elbows deep in serious Spring Cleaning mode — physically, spatially, and digitally to prepare for the long year ahead of us. Today’s issue sheds light on a few things to help us along our way. Happy Spring.
The What List
March 21, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Data. With all the troubling news about Fb and data harvesting, we all might want to take a second to delete any offending apps with access to our accounts. Here’s how. But as Lifehacker reminds us, Don’t Delete Fb. Just be Smarter On It (especially since our TW.Women’s group is so meaningful).
The Money. We are so proud of the founders at Ellevest who grace the cover of Money this month. Take a look at this fierce group and learn how they’re going to close the gender investing gap. It’s about time.
The Intel. We are wise to be uneasy about the rise of AI. Hundreds of millions of jobs will be displaced by 2030 and the transition will no doubt be rocky or at the very least take some getting used to. One thing for sure though, we’ll all need to strengthen our natural intelligence in a more deliberate and consistent way. If you’re not keen on memorizing hundreds of digits of Pi, give your mind a workout with free 10-minute daily brain challenges featured on Cambridge Sciences.
The Purpose. It’s an ancient Japanese concept and philosophy but we only learned about Ikigai a few years ago just before we started The What and were struggling to find our next venture. Some call Ikigai the key to a long and happy life. Others call it the secret to becoming a morning person. Here’s an Ikigai primer.
The Podcast. Hidden Brain is a science-fueled podcast that “helps curious people understand the world and themselves.” Many tout it as the podcast that makes you smarter and we often describe it as a podcast for Perennials. Listen to their show Counting Other People’s Blessings about envy, an emotion triggered by social comparison. Very poignant during these days when our society is built on windows into other people’s window-dressed lives.