Welcome to issue 13! We dug deep into the analytics this week to put together this special “best of” edition. We’re including the top 5 most popular features from our first 3 months. We personally curate every selection, so these links are truly the best of the best.
Also, don’t miss the new poll at the end, it’s a good one 😉
Before we jump in, the most mesmerizing GIF of the week:
If the distinct “vibe” of the late 80’s + early 90’s could be perfectly captured in a website, this is it. You need to see it for the full experience, but expect great vintage-style music, retro TV clips, and a design that makes you feel like your browsing from one of these:
Check it out here 👇
This letter from a 22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson – who would become one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century – is simply some of the most engaging and elegant life advice we’ve ever read.
His writing is so entertaining that when you finish, you want to go right back to read it again just to re-visit all the wit and wisdom packed into each sentence. Imagine having this much insight at age 22!
Key Quotes (There’s an abundance of great quotes in this one) –
Check out more of his art at the link below 👇
Kevin Kelly has some legendary blog posts we’ve heard mentioned in books, podcasts, and other articles for years. We really enjoyed reading through this one, you’re guaranteed to find some gems. A couple of our favorites:
A couple key quotes:
See the entire list here 👇
If you have a name – or know anyone else that has one – you’ll love this article. It’s less “instructional” than it sounds, and more of an exploration into names and their trends over time.
The post is packed with delightful random facts. For example: Names that start with the same letters tend to peak in the same time periods 👇
At the very least, you’ll want to peek at the website he uses for research. Formerly called “The Baby Name Wizard” and now a part of Mom.com, it shows a ton of fascinating information about any name you can think of, including: graphs of popularity over time (all the way back to 1880!), country of origin, meaning, and current popularity ranking in your country.
If you just want to check out the name research site, we’ve got you covered 👇
This one will make perfect sense when you see it. Get a feel for the scale of the ocean’s depth without the crippling anxiety of actually experiencing it (but maybe still a little bit of anxiety just from scrolling)
Click the Link below 👇
First, last week’s poll results:
The Lion King reigns! I’d say the only surprise here is a decent turnout for the dark horse – Hercules, and less love than expected for the classic – Mulan. With my almost 2-year old starting to get into Disney movies, expect more cartoon-related polls in the near future.
If I could only listen to one genre of music for the rest of my life, it would be ______.
And that’s a wrap! If you have any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or just general feedback we’d love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll include our favorite comments in next week’s edition (and maybe in our Instagram feed 🧐). Thanks for reading and have a great week!