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How to Write Essays That Spread

Nathan Baschez / Divinations

Nathan has published over 230,000 words in the last three years. But it hasn't been an easy journey. In this essay he shares everything he's learned about writing on the internet—so that you can write essays that spread.

He'll take you back to his San Francisco apartment and reveal the secrets, techniques and tips that he discovered along the way.


Writing Essays With AI: A Guide

Dan Shipper / Chain of Thought

Writing with AI gets a bad rap—but it's an extraordinary tool in any writer's tool belt if you know how to use it.

In this detailed guide, Dan explains how to use AI to help you create the best work you've ever done, from getting your thoughts down when you want to helping you capture your favorite writers' voice.


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Good Cogs and Their Tools

Brie Wolfson

Good cogs are extremely common in the corporate world, but Brie Wolfson asks: Are they actually making progress, or just going through the motions? She dives into the differences between good cogs and curious creative people, and explains why it's so energizing to work with people who take pride in their work.


Bada Bing: Why Microsoft Wants Google to Dance

Evan Armstrong / Napkin Math

Microsoft recently integrated OpenAI and Bing—but it only took seven days before it started to threaten people. An unexpected character lurking inside the chatbot, "Sydney," offers a peek into how this integration can go wrong.

In this week's Napkin Math essay, Evan Armstrong explains why Microsoft wants Google to dance—and why things go wrong when an AI interface is connected to the internet.


The Tombstone Exercise

Casey Rosengren / No Small Plans

Casey Rosengren reflects on her brush with death in 2021, and how it made him realize he wanted to write.

He shares the 'Tombstone Exercise' from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a powerful way to gain clarity on your values and explore your unlived life. Casey takes us through his personal example of how to use this exercise, and explains why engaging with our mortality can help us lead more meaningful lives.


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