Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading, writing and pondering lately. Enjoy!

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1. The Best Podcasts of 2018

I listen to a lot of podcasts and I wasn’t familiar with most of these. Time to binge.

2. Why Do All Websites Look the Same?

Tbh, I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to design. As a writer, I’m mostly interested in clean, friendly reading experiences. But this article raises an excellent point: “One of the fundamental principles of design is a deep and meaningful connection between form and content.”

If nothing else, you’ll want to check out the examples of site designs that break the mold.

3. A Playlist to Reduce Your Anxiety by 65%

Spotify playlist included in this one.

In fact, listening to that one song — “Weightless” — resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

4. Tweet of the Week

Yes, it’s my own tweet but all credit for the clever email goes to The Writer.

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Have a great weekend!

Jimmy

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