WizeWorld

WizeWorld Volume 97

Jun 24, 2022

Welcome to the 97th volume of WizeWorld: a collection of stories and sounds to round out your week, pique your curiosity, and widen your wizdom. 

This week’s theme is creativity. 

Whether you’re tackling caffeine withdrawal to quit a multi-cup coffee habit, creating dance moves seen on a world stage, adding a little surrealism to someone’s morning commute, or handing out solar panels to help power an entire city, it’s important to get creative to solve problems and spread joy. 

 

We’ll be looking at:

  • How to get through caffeine withdrawal
  • An interview with Funkanometry’s Jacksun and Carlow 
  • The surrealist street art of Levalet.
  • Funkanometry Faves by Funkanometry
  • What makes Bristol the first European Green Capital

 

 

Learn

A messy-looking collection of coffee and tea cups on a wooden surface with a cream and sugar bowl added to the mix.

If you’ve recently been looking to cut down on caffeine, you may be worried about a host of negative side effects. Insider brings you a guide on tackling the top issues that you can encounter when getting through the first phase of caffeine withdrawal. Everything from headaches to nausea, fatigue, and irritability can last anywhere from two to nine days, which makes it difficult to concentrate and go about your every-day life. One of our personal favorite tips is swapping coffee for tea, as tea typically contains far less caffeine than a cup of coffee, but can help meet the need for a beverage break in your day. With sunnier weather approaching, we recommend Wize iced tea as a way to enjoy a little bit of caffeine without the major drawbacks.

 

 

Connect

Jacksun and Carlow, two young white men, wearing red hoodies while dancing on the street with a twilight sky in the background.

Enjoy this interview with Jacksun Fryer and Carlow Rush of Funkanometry. The Nanaimo-based dance duo just auditioned for America’s Got Talent, after previously performing on World of Dance. We sat down with them a year ago to chat about their inspirations, motivations, and plans for the future. When they find themselves on the road or locked in hours-long dancing, recording, or teaching sessions, they reach for Wize to stay hydrated and energized with minimal sugar.

 

 

See

Another larger-than-life-size image of street art featuring a man in a desk chair rocketing backward while spraying a fire extinguisher.

From Colossal comes the absurdist street art of Charles Leval, working under the name Levalet. The artist enjoys what he calls the nonsensical and hapless, translated onto specific sites in public—like the sides of office buildings, the walls of subways, and more. The idea is often to capture a “bad day” (whether real or surreal) and to portray the amusing chaos that ensues. 

 

 

Listen

Another image of Jacksun and Carlow, this time in black hoodies, dancing while "Funkanometry Faves" is written above their heads in purple text.

This week’s playlist comes from Jacksun and Carlow of Funkanometry. Their track list is an experimental and eclectic mix of sounds from artists like XXXTENTACION, Trippie Redd, Kupla, RUFUS DU SOL, and more.

 

 

Get inspired

An image overlooking Bristol with a walking bridge over a body of water, some brickwork buildings in the distance, and a small boat in the water.

To wrap things up, Positive News brings us the story of the first European Green Capital. Bristol, located in the southwest of England, is home to the Bristol Energy Cooperative: an initiative that provides organizations with free solar panels. The BEC has raised £14m since 2011 to help more and more buildings switch to green power. It’s all in an effort to continue Bristol’s incredible shift to green energy, which includes hydropower and microgrids. So far, the BEC alone is powering over 3000 homes with solar energy, and looking to expand to secure Bristol’s role as a pioneer in sustainable, renewable power. 

 

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