10 Interesting Matthew Perry Facts You May Not Know About The King Of Sarcastic Wit

1. Matthew Perry lost part of his middle finger during preschool after his grandfather accidentally shut his car door on Perry’s hand.

2. His mother, Suzanne Marie Morrison is a Canadian journalist as well as former press secretary to now Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

3. While growing up, Matthew Perry took a keen interest in tennis and also became a top-ranked junior player. He has said in many of his interviews that he tried to play in the States but his talent wasn’t good enough.

4. From 1995-1996, Matthew Perry dated actress Julia Roberts, Lauren Graham in 2003, and then Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012.

5. In May 2013 Perry received a Champion of Recovery award from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for opening The Perry House, which is a sober living home situated in his mansion in Malibu, California.

6. When auditioning for the part of Chandler Muriel Bing, Matthew Perry didn’t need a script because he knew the pilot by heart as he had been helping his friend with the same part before auditioning himself.

7. Before rising to the limelight, he was battling with a serious addiction to drugs and alcohol. Perry even got into the rehabilitation center in order to overcome this serious issue. The actor later clarified that it did not affect the show much, however, he often used to arrive for the shoot with a “terrible hangover.”

8. Matthew Perry’s wit is so legendary that even the directors often used his gags as well as suggestions on the show and he was only cast members of Friends who was allowed to sit with the writers.

9. Friends earned him Emmy nominations in the year 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, with Matt LeBlanc also being in the race, but he lost to Ray Romano.

10. The first time Perry ever got onto the cover of People magazine, he sent a copy to one of his old teachers, named Dr. Web, who once said he would never achieve anything if he kept joking around all the time.

5 Benefits Of The Digital Nomad Lifestyle

What is a Digital Nomad?

Digital nomads are remote workers who usually travel to different locations. They often work in coffee shops, co-working spaces, or public libraries, relying on devices with wireless internet capabilities like smart phones and mobile hotspots to do their work wherever they want.

5 Benefits of Being a Digital Nomad

1. You’ll be more productive.

There’s no time to waste when you travel to gorgeous places almost every day. Exploring your new surroundings will motivate you to get your work done as soon as possible. Adventure can be one of the best types of motivation.

2. You’ll have more breakthrough ideas.

Creativity happens when you mash seemingly unrelated concepts together to form a new idea. Neuroscientists call this synaptic play, and the more incongruent the concepts are, the more synapses occur in your brain. Working in a different place everyday gives you a lot of diverse experiences that you call pull from to make these creative connections. And when your brain is chock full of these diverse inputs, your ideas are much more inventive.

3. You’ll become more adaptable.

Constantly traveling to new places pushes you out of your comfort zone. And to adapt to new environments everyday, you need to be willing to engage with different people and cultures. This makes you more open to new experiences in the future. Traveling also improves your brain’s reaction to change. When you travel, the stress of navigating a foreign place sprouts dendrites in your brain. These dangling extensions increase your brain’s capacity and attentiveness during new and challenging situations in the future. In a nutshell, traveling strengthens your desire and ability to learn new skills.

4. You’ll have more time to do the things you love.

Even though work can be great, we still work to live, not the other way around. Finishing work faster gives you more time in your schedule to explore your surroundings, do the things you’re passionate about, and spend more time with loved ones.

5. You’ll make lifelong friendships.

Adventure and memorable experiences forge close connections between people. When you embark on your journey, you’ll meet other digital nomads and become friends with them. And if you travel with a friend or significant other, your relationship will be closer than ever before.