Remember! Be a Warrior not Worrier.
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.”
Hey world, where are you all marching tomorrow?
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) January 20, 2017
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!)
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 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.
According to the laws of arrodynamics the bumblebee can't fly. But the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it just carries on flying around.
— Hiut Denim Co (@hiutdenim) December 28, 2016
German words that the English language desperately needs given the current political climate.
George Michael in 1990 describing the role of the media in manipulating people into cruelty and lack of compassion.
(via Sarah Kendzior)
An animated video explains what the expression of an existential crisis really means.
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.
“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
This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!