9: Water makes you happy, Netflix subscriptions, and setting yourself on fire

Happy Monday!

A few years ago, I built a self-help website from scratch to 20k unique visitors/month (99% from Google) and 3k+ email subs. Got bored and pivoted to other stuff. Ended up just letting the domain expire like a dumbass. Woof...

At any rate, the last few weeks I've been thinking a lot about that site, and I've decided 'f it' -- I'm going to do it again. Starting completely from scratch and focusing on SEO to build and grow the site. Will be building everything in public and documenting each step.

Not 100% sure what the niche will be yet but it will be creator-focused and cover DeFi/crypto, too. Will be sharing my journey with:

  • Steps taken
  • Any tools/resources used
  • What I'm doing differently this time around, etc.

If you’d like to follow along, I’ll be documenting the whole thing here on Twitter.

Now, onto the newsletter!

Hope you enjoy this week’s 3 things:

🥗 Being around water probably makes you happier

The BlueHealth Project is a new, four-year research initiative trying to understand the link between water and human happiness. Apparently, there’s a huge connection. Simply being around water for 20 minutes a day led could drastically improve your mood. This article explains in further detail.

Not near a body of water? No problem. One of the studies found that just watching ocean ambiances on TV reduced boredom and even reduced pain during some medical treatments. Enough to make you go…what?? Super fascinating.

💸 Netflix changes pricing (again)

Got this wonderful email today from Netflix:

Friendly reminder, especially now that it’s not uncommon for people to have 5+ different streaming subscriptions, to REVISIT your subscription plans and reduce or eliminate any you aren’t using. Not just streaming services, but anything you pay on a monthly basis (cell phone, internet, software, etc). It’s a small act but one that could save you hundreds over the course of a year.

🧙 “Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm”

If you didn’t already know, I love Reddit. This thread on “What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?” was low-key a masterclass on wisdom. My favorite?

Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.

Have a good (no, GREAT) week.