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Issue #6

Welcome to Pearl Runner issue #6! Apparently, the subject line of the most opened email from President Obama’s campaign was just “Hey.” So we’re trying it here to see if it we get the same results (also, just genuinely wanted to say hey 😏).

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In Our 6th Issue:

  • 🤔 Why we ignore life advice, and a practical guide for how to stop (Editor’s nominee for article of the year!)
  • 💀 A slightly morbid but fascinating website – Find a Grave
  • 🔬 12 exciting engineering milestones coming this year
  • 🐳 A website that lets you scroll to the bottom of the ocean

by Julian Shapiro

Whether it’s through social media, books, podcasts, or friends & family, most of us are constantly bombarded with life advice. It can become addicting to seek out new guidance and suggestions all the time. But how much of this wisdom are we actually putting into practice?

The truth? Not much. Learning and discussing new ideas is the fun part. Putting them into practice in your day-to-day life is the challenge.

This article provides an extremely clear and practical breakdown of how to apply advice to your own life. I’ve personally re-visited it multiple times in the last few months, hope you enjoy!

Key Quote: “Conviction is the difference between intellectually knowing what you should do and actually doing it because there’s no way in hell you’re going to let that happen again.”

Email or message us with your favorite life principles and we might feature them in our next issue 😉

(A slightly morbid, but cool) Website

We realize this sounds pretty morbid at first, but if you’re into the whole ancestry thing, you might find yourself spending hours on this site.

On Find a Grave, you can locate where people are buried – both famous and not. See what’s on their tombstones, read obituaries, view pictures, and view what others have posted about the person’s life. For most of the people listed, you wouldn’t be able to learn about them anywhere else.

They had us at “Electric Aircraft”. This article describes a bunch of awesome science and technology breakthroughs expected to come onto on the scene later this year.

We’re a little disappointed the dark matter detector we’ve been building in our garage got beat out by the one in this article, but congrats to the team at CERN for making the list.

Website that lets you scroll to the bottom of the ocean

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).

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Poll Question of the Week:

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

We concede to being dead wrong last week, when we described this as our “most controversial poll yet”.

Pearl Runner stands firmly on Team Mountain. Our take?

– For beauty/scenic views: It’s a wash, both amazing.

 For activities: In the mountains, you can access almost all the same water sports (minus the sharks). On top of that, there’s a bunch of extra stuff the ocean doesn’t offer – hiking, camping, rock climbing, bear wrestling, etc.

Either way, we think this week’s poll might end up actually being our most controversial… 👇

This Week's Question:

Daylight savings is _____.

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!

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