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Living the DreamBest Practices: Keep your late-summer drinks cool with True Cubes, whose founders have set out to make the best unfoggy-ice-cube trays in the world. Even better: The company runs a mentoring program to guide other entrepreneurs on how to start a side hustle. Buzzworthy: The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., comes out in November 2021, and, while likely to be controversial, could also be an interesting read. The premise is that “readers will finally see how Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates, asserting biosecurity rationales, worked together to finance the very gain-of-function experiments that may have released the COVID-19 pathogen.” Also: Sexy entrepreneurs? People who identify themselves as entrepreneurs in their dating profiles, Inc. reported, have a better chance of getting a match’s phone number on OKCupid. Maybe that’s because entrepreneurs are more likely to ask for it. The number of people identifying themselves as entrepreneurs jumped 10% between July 2020 and July 2021.
RathskellerThe 4.5 hour workweek : A productivity hack Know your most productive hours and schedule your most important work accordingly. The Muse recommends testing yourself: Plan three important tasks for morning, afternoon and evening and then, at day’s end, look back at how effective you were. Use this to inform your schedule going forward. Made in the U.S.A. If you’re shopping for back-to-school gear, check out USA Strong, a marketplace that verifies, curates and sells products made in the U.S. The traditional oversized eco-friendly crayons from A Childhood Store ($12) are a tempting addition to any desk, even if it’s been a long time since anyone in your household went to kindergarten. Wanderlust : a restaurant or activity from our Top Ecosystems list Whether you’re heading to Nashville for business or vacation, make sure you wake up early enough to sample the country ham and hot biscuits at The Loveless Café. Other faves include the country fried steak, pulled pork barbecue omelet and the pimento cheese ‘n fried green tomato biscuit. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING US TO YOUR EMAILS For Gmail users (desktop instructions) Move us to the Primary Tab: Click into the Inbox Tab where our email shows (possibly “Promotions”) Drag and drop our email into the “Primary” tab OR add our email address to your Google Contacts Hover over our sender name on the email Click “Add to Contacts” Mail for iPhone users – add us to VIP 1. Open the email 2. Click our email address at the top of this email 3. Click “Add to VIP” For other email users, add us to your contact list.
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