Warrior not Worrier

Remember! Be a Warrior not Worrier.

Send A Post Card

I agree with Oliver Jeffers: “People of the USA, if you are concerned about the steps the new administration has already taken in the first few days of office (regarding climate change, women’s reproductive rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, civil rights, and the creation of ‘alternative facts’), then outline what matters to you in a postcard mailed to your senator. That is why they are there.”

Here’s instructions how to go about it.

Don’t Be A Bully, Loser

(via The Curious Brain)

Hopeful (Again)

I marched in NYC today. It was peaceful, kind, massive and filled me up with hope.

Question For My Readers:

100+ Makers And Mavericks – 2016

Each year the fine folks of Hiut Denim compile a list of 100+ Makers And Mavericks, the one hundred+ people that got them to utter those words ‘I wish I had done that, made that, invented that, thought like that, changed that’. These are the people who shone the brightest for them back in 2016!

(Gah! I am included!)

What’s Stopping You?

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Timely questions.

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What Comes Next Is the Future

What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it.

The Danger of Silence

“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.

(via Katie)

5 Emails Folders

This is an interesting new approach to deal with your inbox. Zach Hanlon organizes everything that lands in his inbox in 5 folders:

Inbox: the inbox is a holding pen. Emails shouldn’t stay here any longer than it takes for you to file them into another folder. The exception to this rule is when you respond immediately and are waiting for an immediate response.

Today: Everything that requires a response today.

This Week: Everything that requires a response before the end of the week.

This Month/Quarter: – Everything that needs a longer-term response. Depending on your role, you many need a monthly folder. Others can operate on a quarterly basis.

FYI: Most items I receive are informational. If I think I may need to reference an email again, I’ll save it to this folder.

So, instead of organizing your emails by Subject Line, this system organizes by due date. I am tempted to give this a try. He also says that if your work is project-based you can create this five-folder system for each project. Totally makes sense.

Read his full post over on FastCompany learn more.

The Purpose of Friendship

Dear School of Life, please never stop producing your educational videos.

Be Optimistic (And Patient)

Be Optimistic

The Be Optimistic Enamel Sign inspires conviction that no matter the storm ahead, there is nothing that preparation and perseverance can’t overcome. Given the current political climate here in the U.S. I really want one. Or multiples, for every room and my office. But how ironic, it’s sold out.

Are you a giver or a taker?

Always coming back to this TED Talk by Adam Grant based on his book Give and Take.

Who Thinks I Should Fly The Plane?

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New York Cartoon nailed it.

2017?

HabitStrap

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Love the analog and very visual, always present idea behind the HabitStrap. Backed the project on Kickstarter and will give it a try!

Let’s Channel our Inner Bumblebees:

German Words We Need In English

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German words that the English language desperately needs given the current political climate.

George Michael on the Media

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George Michael in 1990 describing the role of the media in manipulating people into cruelty and lack of compassion.

(via Sarah Kendzior)

What Is an “Existential Crisis”?

An animated video explains what the expression of an existential crisis really means.

Being A Good Listener

Another beautiful video by the School of Life on how we hear a lot about how to speak well in public, but very little about how to learn the equally important art of listening properly to others.

Don’t Complain

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
― Maya Angelou

Tyranny

“Tyranny does not begin with violence; it begins with the first gesture of collaboration. Its most enduring crime is drawing decent men and women into its siege of truth.”

– Evan Osnos, When Tyranny Takes Hold

(via Caterina Fake)

Interesting facts about every country in the world

This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!