Where the inspirational figure is selected for us, and the gap between their...– For BBC’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Mark Brown questions the value of glorifying role models who share our own disabilities and pathologies. A flipside of the same coin to consider is the perilous “tortured genius” myth of creativity, which implies that depression, addiction, and other mental...
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“But I have a secret. You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find away to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think.”
And I think we could be friends.
She caught my eye And I think I caught hers I know I did, I’m just afraid to say it She smiled slightly Which surprised me I wasn’t expecting it this morning Not with the sunshine And the suburbanites And the type of people Here at this type of place You know these people Baristas and google employees and old, beautiful jews She was somewhere in the middle of all of those Jewish maybe, Her hair...
“You Should Date An Illiterate Girl” by Charles...
Don’t date a girl who reads because girls who read are the storytellers. You with the Joyce, you with the Nabokov, you with the Woolf. You there in the library, on the platform of the metro, you in the corner of the café, you in the window of your room. You, who make my life so god damned difficult. The girl who reads has spun out the account of her life and it is bursting with meaning. She...
On project management:
“The best project managers, including those people who do lead or manage things yet never use the PM title, somehow know instinctively that everything is a project. They know there needs to be a driving force of thinking, a constant source of social energy, a list or a table or a spreadsheet, that makes it easier for everyone to push their own small decisions forward, increasing the odds...
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Maybe I don’t like people as much as the rest of the world seems to, but...– Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett. (via thatkindofwoman)
A Comment on Social Sharing in Difficult Times
Or is it? Not to play “devil’s advocate” at a time when proverbial devils seem to be having their way with folks from Massachusetts to Texas. But I do wonder whether or not it so abhorrent to share normal life, normal things in times of communal sadness and grief? As professionals who help consumer brands navigate the complicated social media space, we’re often called upon for counsel in times...
33 Unusual Tips To Being a Better Writer
Write whatever you want. Then take out the first paragraph and last paragraph. Here’s the funny thing about this rule. It’s sort of like knowing the future. You still can’t change it. In other words, even if you know this rule and write the article, the article will still be better if you take out the first paragraph and the last paragraph. Coffee. I go through three cups at least before I even...
The essayist, unlike the novelist, the poet, and the playwright, must be content...– E. B. White (via explore-blog)
If you are really a wit, remember that in conversation its true office consists...– The Art of Conversation, 1866. (via explore-blog)
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This is just the best. #thebest
Why Do We Have to Write Today?
To be subtle. To be true. To be original. To be on. • To sing without moving your lips. • To explore the conventions of a thousand genres and befriend a thousand tribes. • To set your love free. • To tweet and be RTed. • To convince someone to give you money. • To get better at doing hard things. Because everything that matters is written. • It’s a Zen act. Use just enough words, but not...
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Smart companies don’t structure themselves around internal data silos, but...– Sources: Fast Company and imgfave.com
When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple....– Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture (via 33113) everythingyouaskme.tumblr.com
Remove all the space within the atoms making up the human body, and every person...– NPR’s Robert Krulwich explains. (via explore-blog) eignamai.tumblr.com
Please know there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or...– Chuck Palahniuk (via 33113)
Google has essentially decided that tablets and desktops are similar enough in...– eMarketer Source: hort.org.uk
In your life, you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you...– C.S. Lewis
How to: Brag Effectively
Source: theshinysquirrel.tumblr.com Imagine yourself in the Third Person: If you were looking across the table at yourself in an interview situation, what would you expect to hear? Create an elevator pitch of your achievements as if you were talking about someone else — this can help women get over their fear of talking themselves up. Nominate yourself for awards: No one know...
Facebook Like: "The Digital Grunt"
Scott Monty, social media director at Ford, called likes the “digital grunts” of Facebook. “The like, as far as I’m concerned, is the minimum commitment you can ask from a [Facebook] fan,” he said. “Likes, comments, shares—it goes in that order of importance. Even the person who authors the first comment is like an ‘ugh,’ another digital grunt. I am more...
If you can’t laugh together in bed, the chances are you are incompatible,...– Richard Francis Burton (via thatkindofwoman)
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.– Anaïs Nin (via thatkindofwoman)
On studying his chronic fears this man found they fell into five fairly distinct classifications: Worries about disasters which, as later events proved, never happened. About 40% of my anxieties. Worries about decisions I had made in the past, decisions about which I could now of course do nothing. About 30% of my anxieties. Worries about possible sickness and a possible nervous breakdown,...
The Phenomenon of "Mobile Blinders"
Bloomberg reports that companies like Hearst, which sells 15 percent of its U.S. magazines at retailers, is looking to salvage the supermarket magazine market because sales, not surprisingly, are down: The problem has worsened in the past 18 months, as more than half of all Americans now carry smartphones, Loughlin said. Single-copy sales of U.S. consumer magazines fell 8.2 percent in the second...
The beginning of your true encounter with poetry should be simple. It should...– James Hickey
In order to feel guilty all the time…you’d have to feel enormous pressure to achieve an arbitrary benchmark. Another component in place for guilt is that you’d have to believe your ability to be this thing you’re supposed to be, in our case, “good,” is entirely within your power, so that when you fail to hit the mark, you correctly deduce that it is your...
#SXSWi retweets of relevance
”@mashable just announced social lift— allowing brands to post social content (vine, etc) on their site” #mashshow — Liz brown bullock (@lizbbullock) March 11, 2013 “A great idea and a great human insight prevails regardless of platform” - Liz Taylor (@thinktradigital) March 11, 2013 “It’s @ravenjon’s personal belief is that Google is taking...
I don't like the word balance.
“It signifies that family and work and technology are all going to be in conflict. At any moment in time, you have to be present, and you have to connect. Make decisions that are right for you in that moment. Be comfortable with those decisions. It is not the decisions that cause stress; it’s the guilt associated with those decisions.” - Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and...
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache...– Jon Blais (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
You Are a Leader.
Think Big Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. They think differently and look around corners for ways to serve customers. Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are...
"Your Thirties Are Do or Die"
But one minute you’re just being a carefree, complex, whimsical twentysomething at a cool party, and then suddenly the thirties come knocking at your door to drop off a good moisturizer and a snack, and make sure you got properly hydrated after you drank all that classy wine. This is key for your forties, we’re told, when we’re on top of the world with all that confidence and...