Ten Stories From This Week

3rd April 2022

Love this.The untold story of 2021: people became kinder. Global rates of helping strangers, volunteering, and giving to charity are nearly 25% above pre-pandemic levels.(ht @storythings)

Some takeaways from SxSW 2022 – dominance of web3, holograms, sound taking centre stage, the importance of social justice and equity, and the magic of meeting in person.

Not an April Fool. Dyson’s bizarre new headphones have a built-in air purifier(ht @here_forth)

The Museum of Endangered Sounds.

In 1955, President Dwight D Eisenhower suffered a massive heart attack while playing golf. What happened next brought on the BIGGEST obesity epidemic the world has ever seen. A powerful example of selective research highlighting misleading information.

Jony Ive on ‘focus’ – and Steve Jobs as the most focused person he ever met. The secret of Focus? Saying No. (90 seconds)

Interesting combination. Ryan Reynolds Talks Cybersecurity and Skincare with Wrexham AFC in 1Password commercial.

Interesting. The unskippable opening credits for Severance. Looks worth a watch – Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.

Some inspiration here perhaps? Mighty Marvel Comics’, Strength and Fitness Book. Read down thread to access individual superhero suggestions.

SNL on the Will Smith slap, and this is what ‘O.J. Simpson’ thought about it.