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The Best Take on Addiction, Films in Jan, and Delicious Pastas

The Best, 1/4/2018

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Reading

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

“This is the domain of addiction, where we constantly seek something outside ourselves to curb an insatiable yearning for relief or fulfillment. The aching emptiness is perpetual because the substances, objects, or pursuits we hope will soothe it are not what we really need. We don’t know what we need, and so long as we stay in the hungry ghost mode, we’ll never know. We haunt our lives without being fully present.” — Gabor Mate

And a great read for any retro video game fans:

Watching

The Commuter

Thought Liam Neeson was ready to retire from action-packed films? Wrong! Check out his latest, set to release in theaters January 12th.

For more films to give a watch in January, check out this list.

Listening to

American History Tellers

How well do you really know the stories that changed America? Check out this awesome podcast to learn more about the history that has shaped our country.

Eating & Drinking

Greek-style Broiled Shrimp

Spaghetti al Limone

DIY

Want to feel like you are being hugged while asleep? Make a weighted blanket!

Brighten up your home this winter by keeping these 6 indoor trees in your rooms.

Spotlights & Opportunities

We’re opening up a private group for superfans and ambassadors of The Mission! Details will be coming soon, stay tuned.

Q&A

Q: What’s one positive change you are making to your life this new year?

A: I’ve decided to take up Stephen Guise’s advice and change my environment. I am currently in the process of making a huge move from Anchorage, AK to Pittsburgh, PA. Super nervous, but also super excited!

-Answered by The Mission’s editor-in-chief, Lacey Peace

Questions, thoughts, suggestions? Holla at us in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter at @TheMissionHQ, with the #TheBest and we’ll try to help!

That’s it for today’s edition of The Best. We’ll be back tomorrow with more great content like this!

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