Monday Medley: Argentina, creative bullshit, and saving $26,000

This is a copy of this week’s email that I sent to my newsletter, which you can join here if you like.

This is a big week for me. Two years ago I set the rough goal of building a lifestyle business and traveling the world, starting in Argentina. On Thursday, I’ll land in Buenos Aires, having finally met that goal.

And now that it’s here, I’m left in an odd limbo wondering about what I do next and what my new goal is. I’ll be writing a few posts related to this topic of self-actualization and deciding what to work on in the coming weeks, and maybe months, as I work through it.

But, in the meantime, here are the fun things I found this week:

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex” Loved loved loved this article. The TL;DR is that most content, especially online, is people rehashing work by other people and adding nothing to the conversation. If you didn’t do something, or intensely study someone who did something, you should not be writing about how to do it!

Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This” It’s refreshing to see a good article on healthy eating in the NYT. The point is spot on: we can’t deny any longer that low carb diets work in curbing obesity, and doctors need to start pushing harder for patients who are gaining weight to decrease their carbohydrate intake.

Merriam-Webster’s Twitter (yes, like the dictionary). Somehow they’ve managed to take something incredibly boring (the dictionary) and turn it into a fun, sometimes hilarious twitter feed (e.g. this thread).

Bros Before Hos Doesn’t Hold Up in Research. Men were willing to “sacrifice” 3 other men to save one woman, and that likelihood went up in situations with more reproductive scarcity. I think we all knew this deep down, though.

One last one: ingesting a large amount of sugar decreases testosterone in men for 2+ hours. The amount in the study was 75g, which is a lot, but not more than many desserts.

Have a great week!
Nat

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