If we as people dont indulge in something that stimulates us creatively, then our own mental well-being will tank.
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Artist: Mirko 
Yo, what's up!  

I never used to be into art. Then I started adding it to my newsletter, and all of a sudden....boom, 80% of my instagram feed are from amazing artists!

There are often times times where I'll just do this endless scroll of my saved posts just to admire the art that I have been digitally collecting for the last 4/5 months. Also, I find that art gives you a tiny hit of dopamine, which is surprisingly therapeutic. 

I have a really wild theory. Its that if we as people dont indulge in something that stimulates us creatively, then our own mental well-being will tank. Pick up a project, create an app, start a vegetable garden, try your hand at cooking! 

For me perosally, I love cooking. Some people see it as chore, I see it as a way to unwind and focus on something that will consume all my attention in that present moment. 

To end off this week, I want ask you a question...

How ARE you? :)

- Nic 
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

Floaty

Floaty
Floaty lets you watch YouTube videos while you work, it will hover above all your other windows. You can also view recent urls you played, minimize floaty, and resize easily.

Spore

Spore
Spore is the all-in-one way for you to earn, share your best content and engage with your fans. From paid memberships and podcast hosting to newsletters, SMS and more.

Super Porfolio

Super Portfolio
Super Portfolio is an easy way to make your portfolio website; bio, calendar, story, links, videos, projects, tool stack and many more in one place.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
So this is a fairly new newsletter, but I've always had a massive fascination with Edward Snowden, and he just recently started his own newsletter called Continuing Ed, which I've been enjoying very much. He's only made two posts, but that was enough  for me to have clicked the subscribe button. Check it out

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It.
We live in a time when “bigger is better” is the prevailing assumption when it comes to, well, just about anything. So it’s only natural for us to want to supersize our network of connections — both online and off — because the more people we know, the greater our chances of being exposed to opportunities that may lead to professional advancement, potential mentors, material success, and so on.  Read More

I Know the Secret to the Quiet Mind. I Wish I’d Never Learned It.
The worst things can happen on the most beautiful days. My family’s worst day was a perfect one in the summer of 2019. We picked my daughter up from camp and talked about where to go for lunch: the diner or the burger place. I don’t remember which we chose. What I do remember: being woken up, again and again, by doctors who insist on asking me the same questions—my name, where I am, what month it is—and telling me the same story, a story that I am sure is wrong. Read more

The Lazarus heist: How North Korea almost pulled off a billion-dollar hack
For those have been keeping tabs on me for the last few months you would know that I'm currently back at college for a short while doing networking and cyber security. With the basic knowledge that I already have, its pretty crazy a country like North Korea and the infrastructure they have, could have pulled off something like this. Read more

Everything Is Becoming Paywalled Content—Even You
The internet of the future, nothing appears on your screen without approval. Scavenging Wikipedia, you’ll learn about pizza farms and the insane circumstances surrounding King Edmund II’s death (he died while taking a shit). At one point, you’ll likely tweet about that strange period in 2019 when Pete Buttigieg wore Obama drag during his primary run for president. Read more
Learnings 💡
How to ask useful questions.
Asking useful questions can be considered an art form and just like any art form, it takes practice. Here is a little run down down by Josh Kaufman on you can effectively do this. Shout out to Janel for introducing this to me. Read more 

You do not need Google Analytics - A list of privacy-friendly alternatives.
For anybody who has used GA, you would know that it is quite literally a massive waste of resources, not to mention that its really over bloated with features thats are kinda overkill. Honestly if you're a small website that gets below 10k in traffic each month, GA not worth it at all, but here is an amazing list of alternatives that you can use! Read more

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Written by Nic | Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, 4409, South Africa