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July 16 · Issue #52 · View online
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👕 Happy hangers:
Following the advice of Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo, I’ve gone through my closet and kept only those clothes that “bring me joy.” Second step was to extend the joy by arranging the dress clothes on uniform decent wooden hangers, recycling the mess of wire misfits I had accumulated. I got 30 wooden hangers cheaply from Amazon Basics for $18. Happy clothes!. — KK
📁 Organize reddit posts:
Savvit.io is great for the occasional redditor, like me, because I save a lot of posts and then I forget about them. A basic, free account let’s me sync up once a month, organizes all my saves by subreddits, and then I sort through them to revisit, delete or bookmark permanently. A pro account is only $9 per year and lets you link multiple accounts and gives you unlimited saves and monthly synchronizations. — CD 
🥛 Digest lactose:
My wife is lactose intolerant and gets a stomach ache when she eats dairy, unless she chews a Lactaid tablet beforehand. It contains lactase enzyme, which breaks down lactose. It really works. She keeps them in her purse. — MF
🖌 Learn a new skill:
I signed up for a free 30-day trial of Skillshare because I wanted to improve my drawing skills, and I did. There’s more than 16,000 video classes to choose from. A monthly subscription is $15 per month, but I opted to cancel before the trial ended — they make it really easy and in fact, when I went to cancel they extended my trial another month! They also offer classes in photography, film, cooking and writing. — CD 
👐 Hand protection:
I have a supply of nitrile gloves on hand. I wear them to prevent my hands from getting dirty, like when handling rat traps or greasing the wheels on my garage door. I also use them to keep my hands from smearing nice things, like high quality art paper for my wide-format printer. Two hundred ambidextrous gloves cost $13.50 on Amazon. (Tip: some tasks require just one glove.) — MF
🇯🇵 Painless history:
My favorite example of how video is displacing much of what books used to do is this short YouTube video on the History of Japan. In only 9 minutes it covers the complex, twisted, obscure history of Japan but with insight and clarity. (One of its subtle tricks is to use nick names instead of proper names for people.) The clip has racked up 30 million views because it teaches so well. — KK
— Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Claudia Dawson 
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