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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:
🙃 A license plate spotted here in Hong Kong. (Thanks, Anasuya!)
Here are 10 items worth your time this week:
1) 🐦 The WSJ has an exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s new autobiography of Elon Musk featuring the inside story of Musk’s purchase of Twitter. <– 🎁 free link
2) 🍹 RIP Jimmy Buffett, who died Friday at the age of 76, leaving behind not just a musical legacy but a business empire that made him a billionaire. <– 🎁 free link
3) 🧬 Early humans in Africa nearly went extinct some 900,000 years ago, dwindling in number to only about 1,280.
4) 🔭 So…we might need to rethink some of our basic assumptions about the universe.
5) 💤 Longread of the week, in The New Yorker: Do we misunderstand the reason we dream?
6) ❓ A masterwork of obsession: “The Mystery of the Bloomfield Bridge.”
7) 🌏 Here are some gorgeous 360-degree views of sights around the world.
8) 📺 The 25 best TV episodes from the past 25 years.
9) 🛍️ Photo essay: the world’s longest yard sale, running from Georgia to Michigan.
10) 🗣️ Fun video: changing English accents on the fly.
🦴 Dog-related video of the week:
💡 Quote of the week:
“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer
👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,