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May 30, 2019

Every generation has a "kids these days" moment, but between Gen Xers and Millennials, we had a huge technological leap, and problems today aren't even recognizable to earlier generations.

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Millennials are reviving the market for houseplants
#FirstWorldProblems on Twitter
JoshShear.com: Rambling thoughts on innovation
Roger Bannister
The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
JoshShear.com: Plant parents, 'first world problems' and human improvement

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May 23, 2019

We often think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer in the U.S., but where does it come from? What does it really mean?

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All About History: Memorial Day
JoshShear.com: What Memorial Day means

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May 9, 2019

Were you happy? Are you happy? Will you be happy? Heck, will you have been happy? In the second part of a three-part series on happiness, we discuss the time element of being happy.

Links:
Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra
Man's Search for Himself by Rollo May
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
JoshShear.com: When is happiness?

May 2, 2019

What is happiness? What does it look like? What does it do in our brains? We start a three-part series on happiness, one of the core subjects we love exploring at Better Humanhood.

Links:
Which chemicals in our brain are associated with happiness
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
JKWD: Control and letting go
JoshShear.com: What is happiness?

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