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πŸ‘‹ Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

πŸ‘‰ Image of the week, above: another amazing Hong Kong vanity plate. Spotted by A.

Here are 10 items worth your time this week:

1) πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Thousands of people here in Hong Kong marked the anniversary Friday of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre despite massive numbers of police on the streets [WSJ]

2) 🚨 Facebook said its suspension of Donald Trump’s accounts will run at least until January 2023. [WSJ]

3) πŸ’» Facing the prospect returning to the office, some workers in the U.S. are quitting instead. [Bloomberg]

4) πŸ‘€ Bigger pupils = higher intelligence? [Scientific American]

5) πŸ—£ Eunoia is a new website cataloging more than 500 untranslatable words from various languages. [Eunoia dot world]

6) πŸŒ‹ Mario David GarcΓ­a Mansilla bakes a special kind of pizza: cooked on a volcano in Guatemala. [Atlas Obscura]

7) #️⃣ #Hashtags were cool, then they were uncool, and now young influencers are bringing ’em back. [LA Times]

8) ❓ Ask Reddit: “What is a simple, painful fact that people need to just get over and accept?” [Reddit]

9) πŸ“Ή Please enjoy this compendium of the best dumb internet videos of all time. [Polygon]

10) 🍴 “Roadrunner” is a new documentary about Anthony Bourdain out July 16. [YouTube]


🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

πŸ• “A hug is worth a thousand words.” [YouTube]


πŸ“Ί What I’ve Been Reading:

I’ve had a copy of Jonathan Haidt’s “The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom” kicking around the house for some time, but had never opened it. I’m so glad I finally did. I’m not even finished and it already ranks among my favorite books about happiness – and what makes for a fulfilling life – that I’ve encountered. It is beautifully written, deeply researched, sharply argued, and highly comforting. More soon on its lessons, I’m sure.

πŸ’‘ Quote of the week:

β€œWell done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin


πŸ‘Š Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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