Thanks to my subscriptions to Fast Company, Wired, Design Bureau, HOW, and Print magazine (I have a problem, obviously. Thanks for noticing.), my daily reading of theSkimm, and my obsessive-compulsive loading and re-loading of Gawker and Gizmodo, I discover a lot of things that blow my mind/earn a bookmark/make me feel better about humanity.
I'm pretty sure that all of these things I've found lately are making me a better person, if only incrementally, so I encourage you start downloading and/or subscribing.
1. The Listserve
Perhaps you've already heard of this, but I'm going to tell you anyway. The Listserve is a daily email from a rando who is also a member of the Listserve about anything they deem interesting, annoying, or thought-provoking. I read the Listserve most days during my lunch break -- it's like having lunch with someone who's really passionate about something I've probably never heard about.
2. Oyster Books
This is Netflix for books, which, if you ask me, is the greatest invention ever. For $10 a month, you can read as many books in their app's library as you want, from your iPhone or iPad. My reading list is already a little out of hand, and that's just the way I like it.
This is basically the same idea as the Listserve, except instead of sharing ideas and stories, users share photos. So everyday, there's a random, out-of-context photo in my email. Most days, they confuse me, but every once in awhile, they're intriguing.
4. Spirit Junkie App
Everyday, an alarm goes off on my phone reminding me to check my Spirit Junkie app's affirmation or thought of the day. So at 9:30am on the dot, I'm reminded that I should love myself, love others, be grateful for all things, or some combination thereof. If you ask me, that's probably the best way to begin any and all work days.