Hi, all! Below are some interesting reads I collected throughout the week pertaining to arts & culture, philosophy & productivity, social media & tech. Peep the new tune from FYI Chris after the jump.
- “It’s human nature to want to prove that you’re right, but it’s rarely effective.” These are the skills you should learn that will pay off forever
- We usually think of art pieces like the Mona Lisa as original, a copy of one. But history shows that artists frequently made multiple versions, even Leonardo. “The idea of producing more than one version of a work is nothing new,” writes Matt Brown in his new book Everything You Know About Art is Wrong.
- TED distilled fourteen writing tips from an interview conducted with novelist Anne Lamott. Here's the advice she'd give herself: “I’d teach my younger self to stare off into space more often. I would tell her to waste more paper. I would tell her she doesn’t need to stick to a decision; she can change her mind.”
- A recent study shows that if you “accept life’s difficulties and one’s own negative feelings nonjudgmentally,” you'll live a happier life. Own your state of mind; don't be afraid of feeling bad!
- No longer a rare sight. The painted bat is back! So dope.🦇
Thought of the week
“Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.”
New track on loop
Digging in the crates
PS: I created a music club on Facebook. If you want to experience some new tunes and relive some greats, knock on the door!
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!
Wells Baum (@bombtune)
Wells Baum is creating a daily blog that collects and remixes the most interesting pieces of art, beats, life, and technology from around the web. Your support goes a long way: for every contribution, I can keep the blog running and continue to provide you interesting links.