Why you shouldn’t feel discouraged by the latest lockdown, how to be the best at anything, why people believe they can’t draw when they actually can, and how to be a better public speaker. This week’s Good News.

Here’s a reminder that despite the latest Ontario-wide lockdown, there’s still light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel: a new study from the CDC has shown that vaccines sharply reduce COVID-19 infections – not just the symptoms. This means we’re a lot closer to ending the pandemic once and for all than we were a few months ago. Don’t lose hope!

Trying to get better at an old hobby or a new skill? Here’s everything you need to know to improve your performance at anything. The main takeaway is that deliberate practice is key – to find out what that means (and how to apply it to your own life) check out the article from Farnum Street.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw, but doubted you had the natural talent to get really good at it? This Ted Talk from Graham Shaw will show you how to tap into your inner artist. Grab a pencil and paper and get ready to prove yourself wrong!

Do you struggle with public speaking? This Twitter thread from James Clear will help you learn how to catch (and keep) an audience’s interest. Here’s a hint: storytelling is key!

Awww of the week: who doesn’t love otters?

See you next week!

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