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:
- 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
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“Every day, you affect someone’s life because you get dressed. And what you buy to wear can actually make a difference,” Andrea Paltzer wrote in a blog post for Fashion Revolution. “It can have a huge social impact. Fashion can be an answer to poverty. It should not be the cause of poverty and environmental destruction.”
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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.