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🍪 The Skip Test
What’s goin’ on, friends! Today's the first official day of fall and we can practically hear the pumpkins walking through the door…
We got some good stuff on deck today. Let’s jump in.
In the oven this week:
⏭ Measuring your life with The Skip Test
🏃🏻 Where tf is Do Kwon?
🍪 Cookie crumbs: 5 bite-sized headlines
🍫 Chocolate chips: 4 of our best finds this week
😂 Snickerdoodles, because what’s a week without memes??
THE BIG PIZOOKIE
THE SKIP TEST
Imagine you’re 90, on your deathbed, and someone casually asks, “soo.. was your life worth living?”
Let me tell you what happens. You'd say yes because:
You had a fulfilling career or hobby
You had loved ones/friends around you
Nothing really horrible happened
You were in great shape for most of it, I mean - you lived until 90!
All totally valid reasons.
But what if you could assess your life by how you spent your time?
Hold the curtain.. let me introduce you to The Skip Test.
Psychologists invented it by running an experiment with it on 8,500 people to measure happiness and contentment. They’d ask people at random points in the day to write down the activity they were doing and how long it'd take.
They'd then have to answer this question:
“If you could (without negative consequences) jump forward in time to the end of what you’re currently doing, would you?”
What they found: on average, people chose to skip 40% of their waking hours. That means 6.5 hours out of each day really wasn’t really worth experiencing.
Pretty wild thought, right?
The results got us thinking. If we took stock of our calendars, how much of our days would we skip, assuming things would still get done? And how could we minimize the time we spend doing the stuff we'd skip?
So we pulled out the trusty ol’ GCal. Gym? Skip. Meetings that coulda been an email? Skip. Emails that say, “nice to e-meet you?” Can’t skip fast enough. Reading Bite Sized Beta? Hey, hold on, hold on now....
Overall, we got to about 3 hours, or about 19% of our 16 waking hours. Not too shabby.
Try it and let us know how ya did. We're trying a new live poll 👇🏽
How many hours would you skip a day?
WHERE'S DO KWON?
The big guns are finally coming after Do Kwon, the founder of Luna. And not to give him a cookie and remind him to use up all his PTO for the year.
South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol, aka THE INTERNATIONAL POLICE to issue a red notice for Do Kwon, the founder of Luna, after investigating its $40B implosion.
What’s a red notice?
It alerts police worldwide about internationally wanted fugitives and calls on them to locate and arrest whoever the red notice is for. Basically the real life version of the siren emoji 🚨🚨🚨.
Courts issued a warrant for Do’s arrest last week, but law enforcement came up empty handed.
Turns out, no one could find the guy.
Media outlets are claiming he’s “on the run,” but Do says he hasn’t exactly been exercising these days:
Good thing the guy’s got jokes, because it's not looking like he has much else going on for him at the moment…
Here's a puzzle for ya:
How many red notices are currently in circulation?
Answer’s at the bottom of this email.
BITE SIZED TREATS
Our favorite finds of the week - just the sprinkles on the ice cream cone, the marshmallows in the Lucky Charms, the toy in the Happy Meal, the…. you get the idea.
Here’s the good stuff:
This handy chrome extension can analyze rental properties for you on Zillow so you can ditch the spreadsheets.
10 Google Sheets hacks to level up your spreadsheet game and impress all your coworkers with.
This fun website lets you read the first few pages of a book first before revealing the title and cover.
i’ve been taking some notes
— thomas 🍌 (@perfectsweeties)
Sep 19, 2022
69,270 .... yeah ok, gonna use that second lock on the door tonight 👀
COOKIE OF THE WEEK
A few weeks back, we asked some of our readers for feedback. We got a ton of awesome suggestions, but what do the people really want?
Who knows? Who cares? All I know is, we're in the business of serving the people!
So here are some actual cookies we're enjoying this week: gooey, double chocolate crinkle cookies.
Holla if you want the recipe. Or, reply to this email and send us a photo of your favorite cookie or recipe, and we'll feature yours next time.
Alright, that's all for today, folks. Peace!
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