Best Of the Web: Matrix Anniversary, Best Airline, Most Hyped Tech

Some good office-related articles from email tips to whether feedback works. On social interactions, how to compliment women, greet in Japan and how relationships have changed since the 1970s. I have some great city guides for New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. On the tech side, how Teslas can be hacked, how much internet traffic Youtube consumes and soft robots. Plus some great fun pieces at the bottom. Enjoy.

The Moment The Matrix Changed Everything Writer remincesnce on the impact the movie had on him. 

Office Life

Stressed out by office life? This scientist prescribes “nature pills” You don’t even need to find a park to be relaxed. Just sit somewhere that reminds you of nature.

10 Ways to Manage Your Email Inbox—According to People Who Get 100+ Emails a Day Some useful tips

How I Email: Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist, Wharton “I think never responding is a terrible policy, especially if they’re legitimate emails.”

The Feedback Fallacy Harvard finds most performance feedback to be counterproductive. Better to focus on positive feedback Whenever you see one of your people do something that worked for you, that rocked your world just a little, stop for a minute and highlight it. “

164 Best Email Subject Lines to Boost Your Email Open Rates This is how they hook you. For example: “*Don’t Open This Email*”, “Licking your phone never tasted so good” and “Your Butt Will Look Great in These Workout Pants”

Working together when we’re not together Google study finds “no difference in the effectiveness, performance ratings,  or promotions for individuals and teams whose work requires collaboration with colleagues around the world versus Googlers who spend most of their day to day working with colleagues in the same office”

Surgery Of Self-Help

How to Compliment a Woman Without Making It WeirdPretty much every man’s greatest fear is coming off creepy or turning into his father or whatever. 

How to Talk to People, According to Terry GrossThe NPR host offers eight spicy tips for having better conversations.

Mesmerising Animation Reveals How Our Relationships Have Changed Since The 1970s Later marriage

What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever SpendGranddaughter of Roy Disney talks about how Private Jets mess with your head. 

The best books on Character Development Includes Mindset, The Marshmallow Test and Popular. 

The Best Argument is a Good Book: Writing Advice from Saul Bellow Includes report your true impressions, don’t go out looking for experience for its own sake and write like no one but yourself. 

Department Of Health

Is It OK to Make Your Dog Vegan?“There really isn’t a lot of research on this,” says Sarah Dodd, a veterinarian who studies plant-based pet diets.

How to Work Out Like a Superhero, According to Brie Larson’s Trainer In training to be Captain Marvel, Brie Larson worked her way up to someone who can crank out pull-ups and do push-ups with chains and who pushes her trainer’s car up a hill. 

The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes Outdoor air has been regulated for decades, but emissions from daily domestic activities may be more dangerous than anyone imagined.

Burger King’s ‘Impossible Whopper’ is 0% meat and 100% real The fake meat burger is coming to BK

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune Systeminterpersonal relationships play a significant role in our experience of stress — either contributing to it and or alleviating it.”

Science Lesson

A New View of Life on Earth, the Paradox of Quantum Reality and Other New Science BooksBook recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

Neuroscientists Say They’ve Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication Scientists think they’ve identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they’ve been surgically severed.

A Timelapse of the Entire Universe Amazing

Dark Tech

Hackers trick a Tesla into veering into the wrong lane Uh oh

The Guardian’s nifty old-article trick is a reminder of how news organizations can use metadata to limit misinformation It will clearly highlight when the story was written. Currently, very old stories are resurfaced and many people think they are current

Ancestry Testing Company: It’s Our ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Give The FBI Your DNA Gulp

Australia passes social media law penalising platforms for violent content Labor supports legislation in response to Christchurch shooting that threatens jail for executives, despite media companies’ concerns

Tech News

Beats’ new Powerbeats Pro are AirPods with a longer battery life and better fit Apple owns Beats!

The Most Hyped Technology of Every Year From 2000-2018 In 2002, it was Biometrics, in 2007, it was legal P2P, in 2012 it was 3D Printing today it is Deep Neural Networks

The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs In lessons, when phones are taken away, the kids are using Google Docs on their laptops to chat to each other! They’re always one step ahead of us adults!

Soft Circuits to Control Soft Robots Creepy

YouTube is Responsible for 37% of All Mobile Internet Traffic

Global Traveller

The 10 best airlines in the world in 2019, according to travelers Eva Air #3, Qatar Airways #2 and … Singapore Airlines #1

How to say hello like a Tokyoite Includes “don’t forget to bow when greeting” and “don’t insult senior figures with careless greetings”

The surprising connection between single women and gentrification The process of gentrification involves capital reinvestment into neighborhoods that encourages their physical upgrading…These gentrifying areas have been increasingly dominated by single women.

The Ultimate Guide to RVing The Americans take caravanning to whole new level. 

City Guide

New York is the world capital of ghosting A global survey of over 30,000 city dwellers around the world, a staggering 41 percent of New Yorkers say they’ve ghosted someone. That’s higher than any of the other 48 global cities surveyed. 

Five secret underground spaces around NYC Didn’t know any of these. 

The best cheap eats in Singapore Includes Sushi Sandwich, Pierogis, Fried Chicken Biryani all in Tanjong Pagar

The best new bars in Singapore to drink in the city Includes The Old Man in Chinatown, Orh Gao Taproom in Tanglin and The Exciseman Whisky Bar in City Hall. 

Hong Kong’s most unusual drinking and dining experiences Includes The Duke’s (barber shop, darts and live sports, and bar!), Coffee and Laundry (launderette/coffee shop!) and Haidilao (hot pot and a massage!)

Culture Trip Wishlist: The 12 Cities To Visit in 2019, Ranked Austin, USA #3, Porto, Portugal #2 and Oaxaca City, Mexico #1

8 of the best London walks Nice selection for all parts of London. 

Fashion Alley

Millennials are drinking less beer. So beer is becoming more like juice. Explaining the rise of Naturdays, Corona Refrescas, and the “flavored malt beverage.”

Nike’s Air Jordan was a key turning point in menswearIt also happened to come along at an opportune moment. Hip-hop was still in its early years…As a musical genre, it put more emphasis on clothing and branding as ways to show status than probably any other.

Thanks, Daddy! Father buys his daughter a £10.6MILLION, 88.22-carat diamond in Hong Kong Lucky girl

These are the most expensive trainers in the world Air Mags are now the most expensive pair of trainers on the planet, weighing in at a costly £19,715.

Distractions Corner

The reason you keep Googling friends who are no longer in your life Of course I never do this 😉

Here Are 30 Photos Of Objects Cut In Half That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things Amazing

Would you swim in this 45m-deep swimming pool in Poland? Deep

Aerial Photos Reveal the Sculptural Beauty of Japanese Highway InterchangesStunning

Five designers to imagine a cover for the Mueller report I like the cat one


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