Brainstorming 'Rules' Can Lead to Real-World... →
emergentfutures: The study found that there are 21 specific best practices that contributed to successful brainstorming efforts, and that the benefits of high quality brainstorming could be attained when at least 10 to 11 of those practices are put into place — such as the inclusion of subject-matter specialists and an openness to input from all team members.
vincentwilde: Billie Holiday - Foolin’ myself
If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not taking risks, and that means you’re...– John W. Holt, Jr. (via verymuch)
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others....– Thich Nhat Hanh (via hennnypotter)
don't take my kindness for weakness
cancerninja: don’t think that because i am understanding and forgiving and compassionate that excuses you from treating me with respect don’t take my love for granted; i’ve gotten better at drawing lines in the sand my patience is extensive, but not unlimited honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy, and even if you’re incapable of being honest with those around you, at the very...
kari-shma: Robyn | Dancing on my own
Some of you will want to know my advice to young writers and this is it: Don’t...– Kurt Vonnegut (via crookedindifference) hahaha such a nice way of putting it =) I, however, use “-” waaaay too often. Serves kind of like a breather, a pause - before I finish my thought or add an aditional one without stopping a sentence or beginning a new one. Weird, ha.
We Didn't Start the Fire →
mayafish: “You aren’t responsible for Quran burners. Don’t hold Muslims responsible for 9/11.”
Little history on Fitzgerald that I never knew about. And an amazing Murakami...– I left my capacity for hoping on the little roads that led to Zelda’s sanitarium. F Scott Fitzgerald in his notebook, 1932 In 1930 Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda started an unstoppable slide into a cold and hopeless schizophrenia which left her obsessively and mirthlessly dancing the ballet in their...
Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man...– Joanne Woodward (via brimichelle)
Ancient bacteria could improve anti-ageing... →
Cyanobacteria survived strong UV exposure for a billion years – the secret to their success could be key to new sunscreens and “anti-ageing” products
Nano-engineered cotton promises to wipe out water... →
COTTON impregnated with silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could provide a cheap and effective method of purifying water in remote locations. A new filter needs only gravity and a weak electric current to produce its sterilising effect, making it suitable for a portable water-treatment device.
'Zebra' stops cars in Russia road accident... →
Russian police trying to make motorists respect pedestrians on zebra crossings thought of drafting in exotic zebras to halt Moscow traffic. Only, police in the Russian capital could not get any zebras - so they painted black stripes on white horses instead.
I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.– Maya Angelou (via kari-shma)
Transplanting Gut Microbes to Treat Disease →
emergentfutures: Earlier this summer, scientists reported the success of an unusual medical transplant; a woman with a life-threatening Clostridium difficile infection was treated, and apparently cured, with an injection of some of her healthy husband’s gut bacteria. Researchers are now exploring the effects of this type of transplant in greater detail.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to...– Robert A. Heinlein (via kari-shma) This might be the best definition I’ve come across so far.
Fidel Castro has a blog →
Anyone else heard of this? Is it legit? crookedindifference: And here it is. He’s written 40 entries about capitalism and 44 about the blockade. (via @tcarmody:kottke) Weird, right?
marleymarley: Boy, Ra Ra Riot
How changing a name could get you a job →
An article about how having a foreign (non-French) name can set you back in the game of scoring a job. This applies to many European countries (and not only in Europe, I’d presume). Having to change a name also means turning your back on your heritage, giving up a part of your identity. How about making the practice of anonymous applications more widespread and actually hire people based on...