Ratchet Effect | During times of crisis, government spending increases but has a tendency to not fall back to pre-crisis levels when the crisis is over.
Diamond Painting | Diamond painting is one of the art world’s “up and coming, addictive” crafts. So declares the r/diamondpainting subreddit, which has blown up in the last 2 months, to ~25k subscribers. That’s 10x the size of the community at the start of 2020.
What exactly is diamond painting? Think of it like a mix between cross stitching and painting by numbers. Artists apply small rhinestones to a canvas, to create original mosaics or recreations of famous works. Canvases can be as small as a regular painting or big enough to dominate a living room.
Plum Village | Free mindfulness app with Zen Buddhist meditations & teachings Here
Success | Success comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of capitulation.
Sheets | “I don’t want to leave my bed ever,” says one reviewer about these Mellanni microfiber sheets. “So unbelievably soft it’s as if you’re sleeping on a giant puppy.” In addition to the silky-smooth and breathable texture, they’re also resistant to fading, wrinkles, stains, and dust mites. Since they’re available in seven sizes and over 30 colors and patterns, there’s a set for everyone. 35 bucks. Here
“If what you have seems insufficient to you, then though you possess the world, you will yet be miserable.”