The other night I got lost in this box of cards with untranslatable words. As someone who grew up in Switzerland, has lived in other parts of the world, having to learn and adapt to new languages, knows the pain of not being able to express something in one language but knowing a word for exactly *that* feeling in another. My love for words is deep. If yours is too, you’ll enjoy this.
This collection titled Women Who Inspire by Brooklyn based Slow Factory is just what the world needs right now. It’s a line of eco-friendly and fair trade based scarves dedicated to women in science. Boss ladies that paved the way. I am wearing my Amelia Earhart scarf every day and am channeling her courage as much as I can. You should put a boss lady around your neck as well.
Also, you should know that Slow Factory is a labor of love of one of the most generous, good hearted, strong women I have ever met: Céline Semaan Vernon.
The FormBox is a desktop vacuum former, powered by your vacuum cleaner. Oh the possibilities!
Office Buddy lets you update your in-real-life status to colleagues, in a beautifully analog way.
— a-aron (@aaronzacharyh) November 5, 2016
“Groups of people are gathering and freezing themselves in place, often in elaborate poses and scenarios, as one camera-toting person walks through the scene to zoom in on the details. As is often the case, teenagers are leading the way.”
“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou
The thing about pendulums we too easily forget in the darkest hours; they swing back. Right now, one is quietly supercharging its return.
— Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton) November 11, 2016
A pendulum supercharging with kindness, inclusivity and respect.
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“Both skepticism and wonder are skills that need honing and practice. Their harmonious marriage within the mind of every schoolchild ought to be a principal goal of public education. I’d love to see such a domestic felicity portrayed in the media, television especially: a community of people really working the mix — full of wonder, generously open to every notion, dismissing nothing except for good reason, but at the same time, and as second nature, demanding stringent standards of evidence — and these standards applied with at least as much rigor to what they hold dear as to what they are tempted to reject with impunity.”
– Carl Sagan
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
– Maya Angelou
So many feels on this monumental day where hopefully we are going to make history here in the United States! Now or Never!
My kids always want a bottle of water next to their beds at night. And often they knock it over and it spills. This is where Litecup comes in. It emits a blue glow so your kid doesn’t have to fumble in the dark. It allows you to drink from anywhere on the lid—there’s a 360-degree valve. And when you’re done, the valve locks automatically. So even if you knock it over, it won’t spill. Pretty cool!