Newley's Notes

NN316: Dashing Dachshunds

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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:

Don Juan out and about here in Hong Kong. (Thanks, Anasuya!)

Here are 10 items worth your time this week:

1) 🇨🇳 An important story by my WSJ colleagues Lingling Wei and Stella Yifan Xie: Is China’s economic model broken? <— free link

2) 🖌️ A win for (human) artists: AI-generated art can’t be copyrighted, a U.S. district court judge ruled.

3) 😑 Americans are sad and mean due to a lack of “moral education,” David Brooks writes.

4) 🦄 Newly created tech unicorns are more and more scarce.

5) 🔨️ Reddit thread: “What’s your best advice from your profession?”

6) 🍔 “Casual restaurant chains, like Olive Garden and Applebee’s, have the largest positive impact on cross-class encounters through both scale and their diversity of visitors.”

7) 👓 Those popular blue-light blocking glasses…might not do anything.

8) 🎤 “The Most Iconic Hip-Hop Sample of Every Year (1973-2023).”

9) 📆 Timeguessr: see an image, try to guess the location and time.

10) 🔥 Please enjoy the kids top 25 in the USA Mullet Championship.


🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

“Dashing Doxie”


💡 Quote of the week:

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” — Abraham Maslow

👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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