What You Need to Know Today: July 3

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

+ 25 inspiring quotes from Americans to kick off the 4th of July holiday long weekend.

Good afternoon, Early Risers!

Here’s what you need to know:


Reddit moderators protest. A number of Reddit moderators have made their subreddits private in protest at the departure of Reddit staffer, Victoria Taylor. Taylor was responsible for Reddit’s most popular subreddit Ask Me Anything. “Aside from inconveniencing regular readers of the site, the closings are likely to impinge on Reddit’s advertising business for as long as they are in effect” – NYT.  Why Taylor was let go remains unknown. Full story and speculations.

+ Wired says Thanks to Victoria Taylor with a Best of Reddit’s AMAs.

The most important wedding trend you’ll see this summer. “In a world where we’re more connected than ever — and where wedding hashtags are de rigueur — it might seem absurd to ask guests to relinquish their beloved devices on your big day. But that’s exactly what some happy couples are doing, in pursuit of unplugged weddings.” If only we could have this at concerts…


Put. That coffee. Down. “Coffee’s for closers only.” Right? Wrong. It seems the days of ruthless sales competition are numbered, as American companies struggle to retain employees. This article shows just how far some companies will go to keep their talent.

“The things that made you weird as a kid—make you great today,” says artist James Victore. If you’re just starting a new career or thinking about changing careers, here are 10 essential ideas you need to know before you do anything.

+ Here’s a creepy career opportunity sweeping the nation.


How to build your anti-library. “Don’t borrow books—build your library instead and take pride in that. It will be an investment that pays off in the long run. If you see anything that remotely interests you, just buy it. If you don’t get to read it immediately and it piles up, that’s ok. It’s part of building your “anti-library,” or the stack of unread books that will humble you and remind you just how much there is still to learn.” Here’s Ryan Holiday’s how to master the lost art of reading guide. Your Amazon shopping cart thanks you.

11 tips and tricks for your 4th of July cookouts – This concludes today’s daily brief. Have a happy and safe fourth of July long weekend. Remember…“Wherever you are, be there.” – Jim Rohn.

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