Thoughtfolio 99 — does booze make you fat?, why we sweat, real life jetsuits and bonfires to celebrate counter-terrorism.

Jindy Mann
Nov 7, 2020


What I’ve been reading this week…

Something new on the way…

Hi there! I hope you’re still enjoying Thoughtfolio. I started it simply to share things I was reading & hearing that I found interesting. It seems to have struck a chord with a few people.

I’m starting a new monthly newsletter soon for my coaching practice. It’s called Starting With You, a collection of short blogs & articles to spark insight on personal growth, mindset and leadership. It’s free and you can sign up here.

Thoughtfolio will continue though! Here’s issue 99….

Does alcohol make you fat

Does booze make you fat? (3 mins)

It’s an accepted fact. Do you know why though? Warning — if you’re health conscious, you may want to give up alcohol after reading.


The Royal Navy has Iron Man jetsuits. (2 mins)

Jetsuits that allow special forces to rapidly storm naval vessels. I’m not kidding.

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Guy Fawkes & a celebration of counter-terrorism. (4 mins)

I wonder how many people consider the origin of Bonfire Night? I was fascinated by the Gunpowder Plot as a kid, and wrote an imagined set of Guido Fawkes diaries as a project. I’m still not sure why we light fireworks though. That seems to celebrate the explosion that never happened?….

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Why humans sweat. (4 mins)

A fascinating little piece on why humans are one the very few species who sweat and why it’s important.

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” Jonas Salk



Jindy Mann

Working to make you more selfish. | Coach, Consultant, Author. On a mission to create humane leaders & businesses across the world.