Today, where disposable instant messaging, emails, texts and tweets are all around us, it is a pleasant surprise to find out that the grandfather of quick communication is still with us.
Yes, it is still possible to send a personal, hand-delivered telegram.
Did you know that Finland has a Brand Book? I haven’t made it through this 365-page monster yet, but once you get past the cringe-worthy hyperbole of the first few pages, it actually turns pretty interesting. And insanely granular: there’s even a mission for grandparents.
Whew. Art Directors, Graphic Designers and Writers appear to be fairly safe.
Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine? www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/21/408234543/will-your-job-be-done-by-a-machine
Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.
1. Keep it Simple. So simple that a child can draw it from memory.
2. Use meaningful symbolism. The flag’s images, color or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
3. Use two to three basic colors.
4. No lettering or seals. Never use writing of any kind.
5. Be distinctive (or related)
Be a mother. Help a mother.
You can help mothers and their babies
have a healthy start together by supporting
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS.
Every Mother Counts is a maternal health organization that links mothers to providers of essential care by addressing three barriers to maternal health:
Many women live miles away from healthcare providers and facilities, with extremely limited access to transportation.
Skilled attendance at all births is considered to be the single most critical intervention for ensuring safe motherhood.
Health centers and caregivers lack the basic supplies and equipment necessary to do their jobs.
Dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
“Each preventable death is one death too many.”
~ Christy Turlington Burns
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS IS A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION.
I knew I wasn’t the only one who appreciated working into the night. Here are the benefits of being a night owl:
- You’ll find peace and tranquility
- More than likely, you are a workhorse
- You will always have time for happy hour
- You are more likely to be entrepreneurial
- You are probably stronger
- You’re as free as a bird
- You are more likely to be creative
- You tend to be much more relaxed
- You just may have a higher IQ
- You can catch up on the World Wide Web
- You are able to adapt to a 9-to-5 (if you absolutely have to)
Read more at Inc.com: 11 Scientifically Proven Reasons Why Night Owls Get More Done | Inc.com
This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective based on the research in Dr. Cialdini’s groundbreaking book, Influence. This video is narrated by Dr. Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin, CMCT.
To improve his drawing skills, CaptainPeru bought a sketch book and started drawing every day using only a pen (so that he couldn’t make any mistakes).
He has been drawing something related to his daily life every day for the last two years. Every anniversary he draws his first drawing to review his progress. The book turned two years old a couple of weeks ago.
Discipline is key to improving one’s craft.
How you know you’re working on the right thing.