The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

Image by Dariusz Sankowski from Pixabay 

No doubt many of us in the last year have been either victims of pets deciding to join our video calls or observed it happening to others.  Here’s a story about a lawyer in Texas who unwittingly found the cat apparently impersonating him on screen during a case.  I was particularly impressed by two things about the judge – his calmness in a surreal situation and the fact that he was able to provide advice on the technology. The latter is not what history might lead us to expect from some members of that profession.  Texas lawyer, trapped by cat filter on Zoom call, informs judge he is not a cat.  [2 min read and 0.49 video]

Most of us have, over the years, realised too late that we have binned something that we later regretted.  But would you offer your council £50m to help you retrieve it?  [2 min read]

If you’re still waiting for a package you ordered months ago and it’s still nowhere near being delivered, it might not be due to Brexit but to the fact that lots of shipping containers are in the wrong places.  Container shipping locked in a ‘significant bottleneck’ as demand surges back.  [4 min read]

One of the things many people regret as they start to acquire financial responsibilities is not making better use of their resources early in life.  Adopting good habits when we start work can have a big impact on our financial future and it’s worth teaching this to our children.  Investing In Your 20s.  [5 min read]

Recent research suggests that the link between income and happiness may not be as limited as we believe while our ability to increase our own happiness may be more limited.  Unhappy Results.  [4 min read]

And finally, this must be the most complex way of feeding two cats but at least it gets them to do some work in order to receive the food at the end.  [3.28 video]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob