Pearl Runner Banner

Issue #5

In Our 5th Issue:

  • A simple re-frame that can make your day-to-day life more positive
  • Auto-generate hundreds of recipes with the ingredients you already have
  • Beyoncé’s voice like you’ve never heard it before
  • Our most controversial poll to date…

by the Farnam Street Blog

We’ve all been there: You’re sitting in traffic when someone zooms by and cuts you off, or uses the shoulder to speed ahead of the line. If you’re like us, your gut reaction is to assume they’re a horrible person, maybe even a sociopath.

Try one thing: Hold back that reflex and consider – what’s the most respectful possible interpretation of their actions?

  • Maybe they have a sick kid in the car, and they’re trying to get to the hospital.
  • Maybe it’s a husband rushing to see the birth of his first child.

Are these likely? No. But what if whenever a situation like this came up, you interpreted the actions of others in the most positive possible light? Do you think your day-to-day experience would be better or worse?

This article explores the topic in further depth, and includes some great insight on why this mindset shift is worth considering.

Key Quote: “… to have just a little critical awareness about myself and my certainties. Because a huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be automatically certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded.”

Website – List the ingredients you already have, get hundreds of recipes

Have you ever…

  • Gone to the grocery store, then later that day already felt like you don’t know what to make?
  • Needed a quick meal, but weren’t sure what to cook with the mish-mash of ingredients in your fridge/pantry?
  • Wanted to experiment with a new recipe, but didn’t feel like driving to the store?

If so, we have the perfect website for you 💯

The concept is simple. Click the ingredients you already have, and Supercook will generate a bunch of recipes for you.

If this site was around in college, these bologna quesadillas would have been our specialty 😉 👨‍🍳

As you know, we love finding hidden gems from across the internet. There’s one particular internet niche that we’re extra specialized in: videos of amazing acapella singing. There’s something particularly impressive about a singer who can blow you away, even in an amateur setting with no production.

At 21 million views, it might be a stretch to call this video a hidden gem, but we’re willing to bet most of you haven’t seen it. The title says it all, bask in the glory of Beyonce’s voice like you’ve probably never heard it before…

Today we’d like to mention Philip R. Powis and his newsletter – The Wizard’s Chest. Philip is an expert in marketing, business growth, and productivity. Along with his newsletter, Philip offers a number of helpful resources and services like business coaching and consulting.

Philip’s weekly newsletter includes thoughtful and practical advice on all the topics mentioned above. We enjoy reading his newsletter every week and highly recommend subscribing! We could say more, but here’s a couple comments from his other readers:

Poll Question of the Week:

But wait! First, last week’s poll results:

Well, you didn’t settle our nerves at all on this one. I guess my nightmares about the dancing robot-dogs from Boston Dynamics are here to stay…

This Week's Question:

If I had to live in a single place for the rest of my life, I’d choose to live near the _______.

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 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!

Pearl Runner Logo Transparent

Keep in touch