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👋 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.
Image of the week, above: Mr. Nudly. I continue to derive joy, even after all these years, from Starbucks baristas’ amusing spellings of my (admittedly unconventional) name. I’ve yet to add this newest gem to my Starbucks Misspellings gallery, but will do soon.
Here are 10 items worth your time this week:
1) 📱 Is TikTok causing an increase in tics among teenage girls?
2) 👷♂️ Why the pandemic is driving a “Great Resignation” in the U.S.
3) ✍️ A New York Times Magazine longread by Robert Kolker that’s been getting a lot of buzz: “Who Is the Bad Art Friend?”
4) 🌲 A trip to Skellefteå, Sweden, home to tons of stuff made of wood, including a 20-storey building.
5) 🔫 Weaponry innovation of the week: quadrupedal robots with guns.
6) 🎵 The 200 best albums of the last 25 years.
7) 🎥 Coming December 24: “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, written and directed by Joel Coen. Here’s the trailer. Can’t wait.
8) 📸 Photographer Ola Maddams snaps beautiful nighttime photos of wildlife – right in her back yard.
9) 🎬 Map of the week: What the 1988 comedic classic “The Naked Gun” was called in various European countries.
10) 🎧 Podcast of the week: “The Unraveling of the Murdaugh Dynasty,” featuring my WSJ colleague Valerie Bauerlein discussing tragic events in rural Hampton County, S.C.
🦴 Dog-related video of the week:
💡 Quote of the week:
“The rarest of all human qualities is consistency.” – Jeremy Bentham
👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,