Think You’re Thinking for Yourself? Think Again.

“There’s no more central message of psychology than the fact that most of what goes on in our heads we have no access to,” explains social psychologist Richard Nisbett, who offers some smart thinking tools in this video interview. He also delves into the science of influence, in particular the power some parties enjoy by influencing the behavior of others.

Timeless Watch

Timeless is is a unique editioned conceptual work by artist, Daniel Horowitz. Each watch is hand-made by the artist in his personal chemlab, whereby a thin layer of metallic silver is deposited onto glass selectively coating with AgNO 3.

Love. This. So. Much.

Mr. Soul On Top

I just listened to this The Moth episode by Christian McBride titled Mr. Soul on Top. He tells the story of him falling in love with James Brown’s music and dreaming of one day performing with him on stage. It is nothing short of moving and incredibly inspiring. I will make my kids listen to this one!

Fearless Girl by Skylar Yoo

I saw this shirt over on Skylar Yoo and couldn’t help but think this should have been part of my daily uniform for the past two years. I have tackled so many big things in my life headfirst that are absolutely terrifying but once pushed through will change everything. Also, does it come in kids sizes? I think my daughter could use it as well, given she is just about to head into her teen years.

Kay’s Fudge

This post made me laugh but also think about what I’d would want to put on my tombstone one day. Kay’s fudge must have been something else.

Finding Your Mission

Above and beyond having a job, what we really need to power our professional future is a sense of mission. A film by The School of Life that discusses what a mission is.

I Want My Attention Back!

I always enjoy hearing or reading Craig Mod‘s take on the world. I am glad you interviewed him, Jocelyn!

Hurry Slowly is one of my new favorite podcasts. Subscribe here.

Advice for Design Students

“The greatest output of your careers will be relationships”

From 10 things I wish every design student knew, by Cameron Moll. A great read.

(via Chris)

Service

“It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.”
– Albert Einstein

Loyalty

“Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity…. Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity.”
– Eric Felten

Hurry Slowly

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this conversation between Jocelyn Glei and Jason Fried. It’s the first episode of the podcast called Hurry Slowly, which is all about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down. You can subscribe to it in iTunes.

C’est rare…

“C’est rare, un chat qui vous regarde dans le yeux.”
– Jean Paul Sartre

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Parenthood

“i do not expect my child’s respect.
just because i have given birth to their life.
does not mean they owe me.
anything.
what i want most
is to look into my child’s eyes
and
see
that i have given birth
to
a
heart.
have
honored.
held and feed.
someones
heart.
from the moment we first met.
and
they love me for it.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

An Extra Thumb

I would totally take an extra thumb. Yes please.

What Is A Book That Has Changed Your Life?

I asked this question yesterday on Twitter. OMG so many answers and so many books I want to read right now. What is yours? Add yours in a comment below?

Confidence / Insecurities

Creativity

“Creativity is paying attention and putting a light on things we might otherwise overlook.” — Wendy MacNaughton

(via Jocelyn)

Pleasure / Happiness

Pleasure is short-term, addictive and selfish. It’s taken, not given. It works on dopamine.

Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It’s giving, not taking. It works on serotonin.

Read Seth Godin’s full post on this topic.

Artists – We Need You

This CreativeMornings talk by Paola Mendoza, Artistic Director of the WomensMarch, moved me to tears. Please, give it 20mins of your time. It will light a fire in your creative heart.

“It is the creative community’s responsibility to reopen the heart of America.”
– Paola Mendoza

People of Craft

People of Craft is a growing showcase of creatives of color and their craft in design, advertising, tech, illustration, lettering, art, and more. I absolutely love this! Thank you for creating this resource, Timothy Goodman and Amelie Lamont.

“Stay Out of Politics”

Connected With Everything

“If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
– Alan Watts

Culture

“A single change can happen overnight, but nothing is going to suddenly transform culture. Culture is cumulative—it’s composed of all previous decisions made by a group of people. Bit by bit, a company can make different trade-offs, and over time, this is how culture turns around.”

Greg McKeown in this article.

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How Emotions Are Made

“Utka Eskimos have no concept of “Anger.” The Tahitians have no concept of “Sadness.” This last item is very difficult for Westerners to accept… life without sadness? Really? When Tahitians are in a situation that a Westerner would describe as sad, they feel ill, troubled, fatigued, or unenthusiastic, all of which are covered by their broader term pe’ape’a.”

From How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, via an article on New Neuroscience Reveals 3 Secrets That Will Make You Emotionally Intelligent