7th Street, East Village
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Minion Yellow is a customized shade issued by Pantone with the express purpose of promoting the current installment of a certain film franchise which opened last weekend in theaters nationwide. It’s supposed to make people feel happy. But it makes me feel worried.
Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.
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:
Read more at Inc.com: 11 Scientifically Proven Reasons Why Night Owls Get More Done | Inc.com