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Weekend Reading | Saturday, April 16, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

The Pyramid of Leisure

For context, I’ve been asking anyone that would answer what they “do” in retirement or with their excess time and no one seems to be very happy with how they spend their leisure. If you wonder the same thing, this might help.

This Is How To Make Emotionally Intelligent Friendships: 2 Secrets From Research

To sum up… time and vulnerability are the keys to deepening friendship.

The Man You Should Be Reading

Labash on Merton on the critical importance of humility. “As soon as you begin to take yourself seriously and imagine that your virtues are important because they are yours, you become the prisoner of your own vanity, and even your best works will blind and deceive you.”

Money Can Buy Happiness (In Variable and Diminishing Quantities)

How does more or less money affect your life? Can it buy happiness? …A little.

Drone Footage Shows Everything Going On Inside Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory

When Eli and I picked up my Tesla in 2016, we got an amazing tour of the Tesla factory in Fremont. Now we can all enjoy the drone footage tour of the Berlin Gigafactory.

Zooming into the Sun with Solar Orbiter

Special Bonus: You have never seen the sun in this much detail.


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Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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