Newsletters on Life
Definitely a wide topic, but full of life’s little gems. These newsletters tell stories, share extraordinary experiences, and encourage you to reflect on your life. Read about living life online, get some true life learnings, and find little connections that will change your perspective.
An investigation of why we clap for people doing the least, and earnest recommendations of art, music, and writing you should applaud. Shelby writes a satyrical newsletter about why we clap for people giving the least effort. It all started out as an Instagram account full of drawings giving out the ‘awards for good boys’ where she depicted men wanting praise for being ‘good boys’ and later it morphed into a newsletter. In Please Clap Shelby analyses our online world, modern dating life, and internet dramas illustrating everything with her famous drawings. From what it means to be a sexist woman, to the death of wife guys, her whimsy essays are always complimented with an image of Clem (Shelby’s dog that co-signs every issue). Subscribe to Please Clap for funny, utterly honest writing, hand-picked internet links, and...pictures of Clem!
A Continuous Lean
f this is a newspaper ACL is the men's style section. In ACL you can find writing on goods, fashion, craftsmanship, and travel. It is a newsletter for men who like things done the traditional way, who prefer good quality craftsmanship over ‘hype’, and who sometimes seek some parenting advice. You can also find interesting interviews with heritage brands, find out what it takes to become one and keep it alive. You will find essays on odds & ends like watches, cars, and sports equipment. Michael focuses on slow making and slow living while appreciating the good things from good people. He also gives recommendations on how to style, what to wear and how to wear it. Subscribe to A Continuous Lean for unlimited men's style advice and classic fits.
The Single Supplement
Because single people deserve a newsletter of their own. Just that, this newsletter covers all the topics that a single person could care about without the usual judgment that's being felt between the lines. Nicola writes about topics from dealing with personal finance and mortgages to navigating awkward family interrogations and sometimes about the lonely feeling of being alone. Nicola shares very personal stories that we all can relate to since we’ve all dealt with them at some point in our lives. Like the feeling of always being behind or feeling invisible in a big city, especially after the pandemic, or just how it is a lot easier to be in a relationship since our society is couple-centric. However, this newsletter is not ONLY for single people, there are stories and insights for all, coupled or uncoupled. So subscribe to The Single Supplement for a dose of honesty and get all the stories, curated news, and interesting Q&As
My Sweet Dumb Brain
My Sweet Dumb Brain is a labour of love. My Sweet Dumb Brian is there when you need it, just like a good friend. It is full of compassion when you are struggling and it is there to clear any social stigmas you might catch yourself in. Katie writes the essay thoughtfully, sharing her personal problems, making them more 'normal' and letting us understand that we all face struggles but we are not alone in dealing with them. In these essays, she shares useful tips, ideas, and recommendations on how to keep yourself sane. It’s not a self-proclaimed mental health newsletter but more of a safe space for sharing experiences and ways of overcoming them. That’s why there is a great sense of community as the comment section is never empty - it’s full of appreciation. Subscribe to My Sweet Dumb brain to let your brain have a rest and let your emotions run free.
Blackbird Spyplane is yr no. 1 source for “unbeatable recon” into style & culture Blackbird Spyplane is a cultural digest on all things COOL, it’s goofy, a bit ironic, and quite nerdy, but most of all - it’s undescribably cool. The essays are slang-full, nostalgia-heavy (think 2000’s internet vibes) pieces on culture, clothing, and the aesthetic that combines it all. They express their point-of-view through a well-fitting lingo of their own: “compulsive jawn-coppers” is how they describe themselves. It’s a brilliantly chaotic newsletter filled with celeb Q&A’s, giveaway, cool collabs, and their exclusive paid membership-only SpyMall. Subscribe to BBSP to get the freshest takes on our cultural zeitgeist and unapologetically edgy visuals.
Consumer Culture that matters, served with hints of millennial sarcasm. Touristy is a weekly newsletter that combines the latest trends, customer tastes, and developments shaping society. It helps cut through the noise and provides insights that matter the most in this consumer-driven world. Every week the publication covers the latest happenings in tech, food, retail, and culture while giving their personal thoughts on the matter. A single issue is usually packed with topics - expect to read about things like why retailers are cutting prices on clothes, the heated battle between Meta and TikTok, and how a global pandemic influences customer spending habits, all in one sitting. Subscribe to Touristy for jam-packed posts on consumer culture that matter.
You Can Do This
Illustrated musings on anything and everything. You Can Do This is an illustrated newsletter about “foods and feelings” by author and illustrator Alex Testere. Alex gives a new spin to a traditional newsletter by publishing handwritten posts and drawings of his life. Alex shares his thoughts, hopes, and what he’s up to all in a very fun and engaging way. Join Alex in his journey as he makes sense of little life experiences and find illustrations and writings on why pickled shallots make the best garnish, learning to love the process of growing a garden and how a slice of cake can keep us all going. Subscribe to You Can Do This for feel-good reads and get inspired to make the most of your life.
A weekly newsletter about how people and technology intersect. Digital Native is a weekly newsletter where the author Rex Woodbury deeply explores how culture is shaped by the technology we use. His detailed essays aim to inform readers on how we may be amid major societal changes, and the influence technology has on our culture. Every Wednesday morning, Rex sends out run-down discussing topics, like the seven deadly sins of consumer technology, Lil Nas X as Gen Z’s defining icon, and the messy internet culture that’s killing mainstream media. With Rex’s thought-provoking perspectives you can rest assured - you’re in for a high-value, productive read. Subscribe to Digital Native for fascinating analysis on tech and culture.
I Know a Spot
Architecturally interesting homes for sale Love a house with personality? I Know a Spot is a weekly newsletter where Ariel Norling curates the most interesting and attractive houses on the market. She hopes to make house hunting exciting by sharing the creme-de-la-creme from Zillow and Rightmove straight to your inbox. Every week you can expect around 4 listings that follow a theme, including Modern Houses with a touch of Minimalism, Houses that Embrace Nature, and Houses by the Seaside that are worth living, along with some inspiration that may interest architects and designers alike. Subscribe to I Know a Spot and discover architectural masterpieces and active house listings, and get inspired to find your next dream home.
Psychology to Make You Smarter. Psych newsletter explains psychological phenomena and shows how you can use psychology to your advantage. Being a certified social psychologist Vaibhav aims to help readers better understand these concepts to improve their personal and professional life. He believes that by reframing your perspectives, getting your thoughts in order, and taking actionable steps you can move toward a happier, healthier life. Each issue has a format: the author explains the psychological concepts, explains why it’s important and describes when and where it occurs. You can expect posts on different theories, such as Cognitive Reappraisal, Tragic Optimism, the Rashomon Effect, and many more, which you'll be able to use to your best advantage. Subscribe to Psych to understand your thought process better, and learn how to reconstruct the limiting patterns that are holding you back.
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