Friday Favourites Vol. 2
My Mom says I share awesome articles. And she would never lie to me. Here's a roundup of my favourites for the week.
In Defense of Small, Quiet Accomplishments - Looking closer, I found every shiny success came with a critique hidden within it like a shadowy worm burrowed inside delicious fruit. Not good enough, that creature whispered. You could have been bigger and better, looking back on the past twelve months free of regret, happy with all you’ve done.
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) - Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.
It turns out that sham surgery works just as well. That just about as many people would have found pain relief from this procedure if they had experienced fake surgery instead.
In an extensive study of elective surgeries (asthma, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, acid reflux and back pain) it was found that more than half the time, people would have had at least a good an outcome if they had only experienced fake surgery instead of the real kind.