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Consumerism has worked very hard, with the help of popular psychology (โ€˜Just do itโ€™) to convince people that indulgence is good for you, whereas frugality is self-oppression.

Just one of the many highlights from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari ๐Ÿ“š micro.blog/books/9780062316110

Physics works.

That time when I managed to float a โ€Hide & Seekโ€ biscuit on a slightly foamy coffee. โ˜•๏ธ

U.S. citizenship required. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

RT @ChelseyBallarte@twitter.com

The deadline has been EXTENDED: @NASA_Johnson@twitter.com seeks public affairs specialist. In this role you might do: social media, live television coverage, press releases, work with media, communicate future MOON missions!

Media friends, apply by June 11: bit.ly/3gh7D2f.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/ChelseyBallarte/st

So glad to have Dr. Gordon Roesler and planetary scientist David Blewett support Moon Monday and power this edition. ๐Ÿš€

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RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

Moon exploration last week ๐ŸŒ—
โ€“ New Zealand signs Artemis Accords
โ€“ NASA begins stacking SLS for launch
โ€“ย White paper by @Prof_Clive_Neal@twitter.com, @smtikoo@twitter.com, @DrPhiltill@twitter.com, @Ryan_N_Watkins@twitter.com, et al. for sustained exploration
โ€“ Database of water-rich lunar sites
& more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

Moon exploration last week ๐ŸŒ—
โ€“ New Zealand signs Artemis Accords
โ€“ NASA begins stacking SLS for launch
โ€“ย White paper by @Prof_Clive_Neal@twitter.com, @smtikoo@twitter.com, @DrPhiltill@twitter.com, @Ryan_N_Watkins@twitter.com, et al. for sustained exploration
โ€“ Database of water-rich lunar sites
& more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

Many publications wonโ€™t allow me (or them) to cite even well-written Wikipedia pages/sections in articles but they happily link to tweets, and some even create entire stories out of a single tweet or two. ๐Ÿ™„

Future historians are going to have a good laugh at things like these.

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RT @emollick@twitter.com

The secret heart of academia is... Wikipedia.

In an experiment, this paper found that a single quality Wikipedia article written by chemistry experts influenced the content of 250 published peer-reviewed academic papers! Articles referenced in Wikipedia also become more cited.

Iโ€™ve now convinced 5 people to get a double-walled steel cup. Good stuff.

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

Why get a steel cup: personal.jatan.space/p/cup-of-
Or why I'm never going back to drinking things in ceramics or glass.

Proof that Product Hunt will upvote anything new, even if itโ€™s the pointless @TwitterBlue@twitter.com.

$3/month for bookmark folders, undo tweets, reader mode for threads, and colors..? ๐Ÿคฃ

What paying should get us instead:
โ€“ No ads or promoted tweets
โ€“ Edit tweets
โ€“ Media grid view

Wrote about my COVID-19 experience, and how modern medicine has doubled life expectancy in the last 250 years. Please get vaccinated. ๐Ÿ’‰ personal.jatan.space/p/on-gett

Learnt the word โ€œwoollyโ€ today. It means: Vague or confused in expression or character.

Days can be woolly, as a friend of mine likes to say.

A gentle reminder to my readers:

All my articles and newsletters are free
I donโ€™t display ads
I donโ€™t accept sponsors
I donโ€™t earn anything from half my work

Your support would keep me going and growing, and mean the Moon to me. ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ— jatan.space/#support

Moon exploration was truly global last week! ๐ŸŒ
โ€“ South Korea joins NASA's Artemis Moon program
โ€“ ispaceโ€™s 2022 Moon landing mission to carry payloads from JAXA and Canada
โ€“ NASA FY 2022 budget request out
โ€“ Russia & China invite countries for their lunar research base at the Moonโ€™s south pole
โ€“ Canada to send a lunar rover by 2025
โ€“ Lockheed Martin and General Motors are partnering to bid for crewed and robotic Artemis rovers
and more! ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ—
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

Learnt the word โ€œBackgrounderโ€ today. It means: An official briefing or handout giving background information. ๐Ÿ“

Seems obvious in hindisght but didnโ€™t know the word officially existed.

Many people have asked me lately how do I publish so many articles every month. Over the years, Iโ€™ve developed a simple โ€YES and NO systemโ€ that reflects my priorities, and captures my life philosophy that keeps me productive. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿš€ personal.jatan.space/p/yes-and

Really interesting essay on why Russians do not smile. Itโ€™s very important to consider cultural context in multi-ethnic conversations to avoid confusion or even conflict. ๐Ÿ“ chicagomaroon.com/2002/04/12/w

Someone working at a space company said these kind words for my Moon exploration newsletter ๐Ÿ“ and supported me via Patreon! ๐Ÿš€

These are the things that keep me going through uncertainties as an indie writer. Thank you fellow lunatic. moonmonday.jatan.space

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