Hey mate, hope you are doing very well?
The world seems to be getting a reprieve over the Corona Virus pandemic, hopefully it lasts but I couldn’t quite join in on the May the 4th be with you banter, not because I am a drag, but I was too caught up in my head about how bad things might get. Seeing it's not really news Uncle Bill has been working on our vaccines, he has recently provided a detailed update (long read but worth it) to when it will reach us, I guess we just have to stay alive till then.
I started using this app – FLIPPD - during the lock down to help my productivity levels working from home, like fam, I literally have no self control over Instagram/Twitter/Whatsapp, so this app basically made them DISAPPEAR for a designated period of time. I only had access to my calls, emails and texts and it worked! Looking to cut distractions as you are back at work? Should be good for you.
Let me leave you with one more trick - use Mic Check to see if your microphone on your device is working before you head into that Zoom/Skype meet. What's that saying again - 'check yourself, before you wreck yourself.' Hehe!
I am still working from home this week and an advantage is that I can keep up with my budding skin regime, one of the products I bought is The Ordinary Ascorbic Vitamin C serum. It is considered the gold standard of Vitamin C derivatives which is a requirement for all skin types. It’s just what the Doctor ordered, and I am giving one out in this post, read till end for how to win.
If there is just one thing you’d read in this newsletter, let it be these 68 advices from 68 year-old Kevin Kelly, Editor of Wired Magazine.
Finally, I would like for you to read my latest work for the BBC on a Libyan footballer who has spent most of the lock down away from his newborn son and family.
BONUS: Want to check out some more pictures from my photo shoot sesh - look here.
Thought to keep it casual for a debut newsletter, I hope you will find something that you need here and in the coming weeks - on that not, feel free to let me know if there's something you'd like to read about sometime.
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Until next week.