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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #167

June 7 · Issue #167 · View online
P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its fourth year!

my story 🚀
Photo op with two of the Fresh Stack founders, Mookie & Sean.
Photo op with two of the Fresh Stack founders, Mookie & Sean.
🍔 If you find yourself in the northwest suburbs, check out Fresh Stack Burger Co. in Kildeer. I enjoyed a burger and fries on their patio this weekend and it was a real treat. Oh, and their bar is open, since I’m guessing you can use a drink after this week.
someone else's words 💬
fun facts 🙌
Timeline of the far future. A healthy reminder of the vastness of time. “The timelines displayed here cover events from the beginning of the 11th millennium to the furthest reaches of future time.” | learn more
How to get to China. It’s neither cheap nor easy to get to China today. One-way total cost in economy class: $6300, including a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a designated hotel. Click-thru for details and photos of one person’s journey. | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
Chicago’s State Street was a failed pedestrian mall. In 1979, Chicago closed State Street in the loop to build a pedestrian mall. It was eventually rolled back in the mid 1990s under Mayor Richard M. Daley. Why was it such a failure? This article explains. | learn more
Home lenders are much less active in minority neighborhoods. The primary analysis is by dollar amount, so skewed heavily by the larger loans for more expensive properties. But even by simple loan count there’s a disparity: “Financial institutions made four times more loans in Chicago’s white neighborhoods than they did in black or Latino areas.” | learn more
Cannabis giants duke it out in IL General Assembly. “Exactly why Green Thumb Industries opposed last month’s cannabis legislation in the Illinois General Assembly is up for debate.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
“Most investors are not good at what they do.” An interview with Nick Moran, General Partner at New Stack Ventures. | learn more
Journalists at Microsoft lose jobs to AI. AI’s march through the white-collar world continues. “Microsoft is laying off more than 50 journalists to replace them with AI for Microsoft News and MSN. It’s part of a bigger push to rely on AI for news curation on its homepages and Microsoft’s Edge browser.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
Why we’re blind to probability. Spot on! “The idea that something can be likely and not happen, or unlikely and still happen, is one of the world’s most important tricks. But let me tell you about a common problem. I’m as guilty of it as anyone else. It’s that most people understand probability, but few actually believe in it.” | learn more
Advice for making big life decisions. “Whenever you cannot decide what you should do, choose the action that represents a change.” | learn more
retail therapy 💸
China’s millionaire livestreamer Viya shows us the online shopping future. “The live, online shopping extravaganza the 34-year-old hosts most nights for her fans across China is part variety show, part infomercial, part group chat. Last month, she hit a record-high audience of more than 37 million—more than the “Game of Thrones” finale, the Oscars or “Sunday Night Football.”” | learn more
Lowe’s launches virtual tool for home visits. It’s like telehealth for your home! One neat feature: the app uses AR so pros can draw on top of your camera feed, highlighting parts in your home. | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Better science. “[Y]ou have probably come across claims that Science is broken in some way or another, that we live in an era of scientific stagnation, or some horror stories about researchers spending their lives applying for grants and not doing research. Here’s a reading list that you may find interesting to navigate this conversation.” | learn more
thoughts of food 🍔
How I built this: Impossible Foods. “When he was nearly 60, Pat Brown left a dream job to pursue an ambitious mission: to create delicious meat from plants.” | learn more
CBD from orange peels. “Hiro International has unveiled a new line of CBD products produced from, wait for it, orange peels, not from hemp or cannabis.” | learn more
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