A recipe for understanding 💎 Issue #17

Plus: Dealing with kids for the internet can turn into magic and the closest thing to a good ol' agenda in an app.

Hey friends!

What’s up? 👇

Like promised, here we are on a Sunday.

And today we have…


New to me 💡

How to Understand Things | 16 min read

An essential article for those who always want to know more about things. Being math, how to best cook salmon or ultimate Frisbee. The most important this is to understand what intelligence is and how it’s not a fixed" thing. There are some non-obvious approaches to better understand your favorite topics and they are explained here.

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful | 37 min read

After the previous articles about mental models, I thought that it was in order to dig into those that collect some big lists of examples. This is it, and that’s why those 37 minutes are estimated reading time. Don’t feel like you have to go through all of them, but a nice thing is that each description is super short, with just enough to send you on a rabbit hole if needed.

How I Deal With Kids Playing in My Driveway | 3 min watch

This video is one of the best things I saw on the Internet in recent times and goes straight to the list “Videos that take you on a feels trip now that you have kids”.


A most adventurous tweet 🤠

(This tweet is part of a longer thread entitled “How to be happy (without getting lucky)”. You have to check the whole thing out.)

These apps I discovered 🔎

Today | Distilling your productivity/organizational needs to the bare essentials in a single product is a challenge. Today managed to bring to the front and center, arguably, the 4 most important things: a date, a todo list, a list of events, and a place for your notes.


This week in a gif 🖌️


High note ⚡

Last week’s most clicked link was Seven Habits that Seem Lazy (but Actually Let You Get More Done) by Scott H. Young.

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Until next week,

Filipe