What a fascinating article, Thor! I am currently listening to Better Than Before — Mastering Our Everyday Habits by Gretchen Rubin, which relates to your experiment and would be a beneficial book for all the average Joes and Janes out there. Thank you for sacrificing a week in your life so you could produce this exposé of the empty habits that contribute to the dumbing down of Americans.

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