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What we provide

A daily email with articles from niche publishers, on captivating topics, summarised in under 90 words

We are a collaboration of independent writers who had too many colleagues complain that they couldn’t fit enough reading into their busy schedules.

In order to resolve this issue, we decided to dedicate our hours towards curating and summarising a diverse set of cognitively satiating articles.

You will receive three of these summaries each day, alongside a link to the full article and some other titbits.

Each article is:

– Chosen on the assumption that it will introduce the reader to a topic that they would not normally encounter.

– Sourced from a small or unknown publisher

Summarised into under 90 words, focusing on one key takeaway.

An example of a daily broadcast

How the Contradictions of Socialism Make Cuban Art Great

In Cuba, where scientists and artists alike lineup for stale bread and chicken, the arts flourish. Cubans are not hesitant to study the arts and make a living out of being musicians, dancers, artists, or comedians, because it’s not fiscally irresponsible to do so. To promote the arts, every neighbourhood has its own casa de cultura, where anyone can, for free, learn the core principles of Cuban art. One of the more amusing principles is ensuring the artists “keep the censors busy.”

An Enterprise of Solid Gold

In the 1700s, prior to copyright laws, piracy was a respectable business. “Take a book that is selling well, reprint it…then haul in the profit.” But, whilst not illegal, pirating literature was still a risky enterprise, with fads often passing in a shorter time than it took to print a novel. Even so, Voltaire himself embraced and encouraged piracy of his work, simultaneously – and perhaps mischievously – making modifications to his texts, producing “endless variations on the same themes”.

More Twins Are Being Born Today Than Ever Before

Our growing preference for starting families later in life could be causing more twin births. Although the rise in pregnancies resulting in multiple children can be partly attributed to in-vitro fertilization, studies show that women over 35 years of age are three to four times more likely to give birth to fraternal twins. It’s still unknown if the trend will continue, but a team of scientists speculate that populations could shift dramatically in the coming decades.

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Aside from (hopefully) making your day that bit better, part of the reason we’re giving you free access is to encourage Word-Of-Mouth.

If you like our service, we would love if you help spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

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Alongside the dopamine rush you’ll get from your act of generosity, you are helping to keep us up and running.

There are substantial hours that go into the curation and summarisation of our content. For us to continue in the long-run, we hope to be able to cover our expenses. Your donating is hugely helpful in achieving this.

You can contact our editor-in-chief here with any questions or requests.