• To optimize for learning

    Consumption is not learning.

    To optimize for learning and growth is to optimize for down time and contemplation.

    A 2x speed audiobook or podcast is only as valuable as the subsequent time spent in silence.


  • Skip the Line

    The greats didn’t wait in line.

    They chose to skip it altogether.

    Doing things the way they’ve always been done is a long path to mediocrity.

    Join the pack or lead it.
    You can’t do both.


  • Keep going

    Most never start.

    Of those who do, few keep going.

    So continue, adapt, and don’t be surprised when your competition effectively drops to zero.

    Keep going. 💪


  • 275 Items Saved From Missing Shipwreck!

    A few months ago, 275 artifacts were saved from a shipwreck that’s been missing for over 160 years!

    The Franklin Shipwreck happened in the 1800s. Basically, what happened was the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror both set out from England in 1845.

    They set off, they were headed toward the Northwest Passage, and they never returned. It’s a huge story, so go check it out.

    Nobody was ever found, no ship was ever found either, neither of the ships, until 2014.

    And that is where we are joining up with our story today.

    So the Erebus–like I said, there’s the Erebus and the Terror–the Erebus was found just off the northwest coast of King William Island in Nunavut, and the Terror was found shortly after.

    One of the divers said that the Erebus looks like it’s in really good shape. Drawers and doors were even all closed, which is fun because then it’s kind of like, oh everything is like nice and neat and tidy.

    So far, 275 artifacts have been removed from the Erebus and brought up to land, and these include stoneware plates, platters, serving dishes, drafting implements, and a leatherbound notebook.


  • By Amara is a weekly art and history podcast hosted by Amara Andrew. Each week, we’ll take a quick look at the goings on in the art and history world.

    This week, we’re looking at an ancient civilization rediscovered, NFTs might soon appear in art museums, the Mona Lisa was stolen, and how Andy Warhol might be involved in a murder mystery.

    🎧 Subscribe on YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts!

    MY MINIMALIST PODCAST KIT

    For links to all the tools I use to make my podcast happen, check out the post here!

    Who is Amara Andrew?

    Hi there! My name’s Amara and I’m a videographer, historian, illustrator, and creator living in Chicago.


  • An ancient Roman bath house was just discovered in an ancient Egyptian temple! 😱🏛️

    Transcript

    An ancient Roman bathhouse was actually found in an ancient Egyptian temple.

    The temple of Khnum, which is located in Esna, sits in Lower Egypt. It’s along the Nile River and it’s about an hour south of Luxor.

    This temple is dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Khnum. The town, Esna, actually has a lot of significance in ancient Egyptian society and culture.

    There were a bunch of different structures that were built there and they’ve been written about and captured in various different formats, but the only one that actually still survives is this temple.

    In the temple, there was revealed a Ptolemaic-era building, artifacts, and then the ancient Roman bathhouse.

    So this ancient Roman bathhouse, it’s believed to have been fed by water that flowed through channels into the basin. So it’s like right by the Nile.

    This structure also contained a hypocaust, or a Roman central heating system that produces and circulates hot air from below the floor of a room.


  • Archaeologists at the Cooper’s Field in western Idaho found 14 stemmed projective points that were created more than 16,000 years ago!

    Transcript

    This past week, 14 stemmed projectile points were discovered at the Coopers Field excavation site in Western Idaho.

    So when I say stemmed projectile points, it would be like a spear or something like that.

    These points range in size from half an inch to two inches long, and these were allegedly created sometime between 13,200 and 16,000 years ago.

    This makes these 2,300 years older than stem points previously found at the site.

    Not only are these the oldest weapons that have been found in the Americas, but what’s also amazing about these is that these are apparently similar to different points that were found in Hokkaido, Japan that date back to 16,000 to 20,000 years ago.

    This further adds significance to the hypothesis that people from the Ice Age period located in Northeast Asia and North America actually shared early genetic and cultural connections.


  • No joke, this was hands-down the best pizza I’ve ever eaten, gluten-free or otherwise. I’m seriously going to dream about this pizza 😴

    If you’re gluten-free and in South Beach, run to La Leggenda! 🍕🏃‍♀️


  • I love trying a new coffeeshop everyday. Today, we’re trying the coffee at Las Olas Café in South Beach! This place has been on my list for a while, so I’m glad we finally made it 🙌

    If you’re in SoBe, I highly recommend checking out Las Olas Café!


  • If you’re looking for a fun, free date night in Miami Beach, check out the outdoor movies in Soundscape Park!

    They play every Wednesday night from October-May 🎥