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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #115

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P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its third year!

my story 🚀
Adventures in the city with my ladies this week
Adventures in the city with my ladies this week
I published a new post: Never trust a programmer who uses the word impossible. It’s a 6-minute read. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
Looking for a new book? This is the one if you’re interested in the inputs that drive human behavior. It touches socialization, neuroscience, hormones, genetics and more.
someone else's words 💬
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fun facts 🙌
Does the news reflect what we die from? Click thru for an interesting data visualization that compares causes of death in the US with media coverage and what people search for online. | learn more
The biggest celebrity gamblers. A fun infographic highlighting the top gamblers among celebrities and athletes, with a special highlight for the biggest gambling losers among them. | learn more
Are point sizes consistent among fonts? I just had to know, so I looked it up. This article discusses the surprisingly interesting nuances of font sizing. “That’s because the point-size system is not absolute—different fonts set at the same point size won’t necessarily appear the same on the page.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
Governor Pritzker signed $40B state budget into law. From the Chicago Tribune: “Here’s a look at what your tax dollars are buying.” | learn more
26th Street is Chicago’s Mexican Magnificent Mile. “The Little Village shopping district reportedly generates more revenue than any other commercial corridor in the city save Michigan Avenue.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Investing in the podcast ecosystem in 2019. This is a detailed background map of the podcasting world since its inception. It was created by the a16z consumer team. “Our investment philosophy is to not be too prescriptive, so we do the kind of ‘market map’ overview below to help us have a 'prepared mind’ when we see new startups in the space.” I learned a lot reading it. | learn more
The math of venture capital returns. Andrew Chen helps promote his colleague’s new book Secrets of Sand Hill Road by highlighting some of the math around VC returns. There’s also an excerpt from the book. | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
7 trends in blockchain computing. The title doesn’t do this video justice. It’s a high-bandwidth conversion between Chris Dixon (a16z) and Olaf Carlson-Wee of Polychain Capital. Not for blockchain beginners. | learn more
Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut. From TechCrunch: “Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra. It’s currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency’s basics…” | learn more
to your health ⚕
When a health insurer also wants to be a hospice company. “Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
Solvitur ambulando to break through problems. “Loosely translated, this means, ‘It is solved by walking,’ and by 'it’ Whitehouse means practically anything.” Pair with this TED talk from Marily Oppezzo. | learn more
The most dangerous writing prompts. Want to explore your creativity? This tool gives you a writing prompt, a text box and a timer. But if you stop typing, all progress is lost. | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Jet fuel from plastic waste. This is very cool and if the scaled cost is right will be a huge deal! “​…[L]ow-density polyethylene can be recycled into new plastic, but there’s much more waste than recycling facilities can currently handle. With that in mind, scientists have now devised a method of converting the material into something else – jet fuel.” | learn more
thoughts of food 🍔
Ultra-processed food causes weight gain. “Studies have already found an association between junk foods and weight gain, but this link has never been investigated with a randomised controlled trial (RCT), the gold standard of clinical studies.” Until now. Some of the findings of the underlying study are interesting! | learn more
the end ✅
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