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March links

Interesting links on race and representation.

Article: For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

National Geographic owns up to its racist past. The iconic magazine examines what was include and excluded from the narrative of their coverage.

Video: The guide book that helped black Americans travel during segregation

During the segregation, this guide book helped African-American tourists travel the open road. Check out 99% Invisible’s podcast for a more detailed look at the Green Book.

Article: I’m a Disabled Man, and Here’s What You’re Getting Wrong About Stephen Hawking’s Death

Andrew Gurza explains why the way we talk about the death of Stephen Hawking is ableist.

Article: How to be Authentic in a Fake World

Society often tells you to be yourself, but what does that mean? Gustavo Razzetti writes about shedding the masks we wear in order to be authentic.

 

February links

Interesting links on habits and creativity I’ve come across this month.

Video: It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting.

Everything from the refresh feature down to the colour of the icons on your phone was designed to be addicting. Understanding why you’re is the first step to regaining control. Read my post on stepping back from social media.

Article & Podcast: Five Habit Tracker

What are the five habits that will have the greatest impact on your life? Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson discuss a developing impactful habits and coming up with metrics for measuring those habits.

Article: Iceland’s Population Is Staggeringly Creative. Why?

One in four people in Icelanders work in a creative field. A recent study explores the driving forces behind the creative community.

Article: 13 Things That Will Happen When You “Level-Up” As A Person

“Leveling up” as a person should feel good, but it doesn’t. In fact, you may feel more discouraged than ever. Enjoy the lessons you learn.