What to Read Now

With the amount of time we spend on the internet we are bombarded by stories and articles. Sometimes they aren’t worth reading and other times rich articles become hidden gems glossed over. It’s a Saturday morning and rather than checking your Facebook feed for the 6th time this hour maybe give one of these articles I found interesting a read instead.

How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History – Tomb raiding and selling of stolen antiquities has posed a new interesting question: Should we be purchasing stolen artifacts in order to protect civilization’s history? “Unlike other illicit goods such as drugs or arms, looted antiquities start dirty but end clean (at least in appearance), their illegal origins being laundered as they pass through trafficking networks. Without a detailed provenance—a documented chain of ownership—it’s impossible to know whether an object is fair or foul. Yet even many items that are collected legally lack a solid provenance, creating a dilemma that collectors, dealers, and museum curators face with every potential purchase.” – By Tom Mueller via National Geographic

Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30? – This may seem like a no brainer (aka life), but it’s still an interesting read. “No matter how many friends you make, a sense of fatalism can creep in: the period for making B.F.F.’s, the way you did in your teens or early 20s, is pretty much over. It’s time to resign yourself to situational friends: K.O.F.’s (kind of friends) — for now.” – by Alex Williams via The New York Times

How to Trick Yourself Into Feeling Awesome – Sometimes we all need a little help feeling awesome. “Allow yourself to experience frequent positive feedback as you progress through a series of goals,” says neurologist Judy Willis. “Dopamine will flow as a result of your brain’s positive reinforcement every time you complete a step and meet a challenge.” – by Haley Nahman via Man Repeller

IKEA Museum Set to Open in Sweden – The museum will be located on the grounds of the original IKEA store in Almhult, Sweden and will featured dedicated installations of two of IKEA’s most produced products. The museum will cover each decade of the store’s history broken into three themes covering the company’s roots as well as customer stories. It will have a restaurant, shop, and educational space. Via Dezeen

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