Friday Link Pack

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

– I regularly go through my quotes archive to unearth some gems I have forgotten about. Fascinating to see my personal evolution in the quotes I saved over the years. You can see all of my collected quotes from the last 13 years here.

– These Avocado Chips look delicious.

– This Thumb Wrestling Game could be fun at family gatherings.

– I want to experience this.

Ceramic phone amplifier. Like how this looks.

Urgent versus important

Apply to travel the world for free for 4 months with the sole purpose to make friends.

– This article on leaf blowers made me laugh. I hate them. Wholeheartedly. My neighbor across the street uses one and it turns me into a total hater. “The tragedy of the leaf blower is that it makes assholes of us all, users and neighbors alike.”

6 Things No One Tells First-Time Homebuyers

Revelations in a Wheelchair | A recently disabled New York City photographer gets an education in the discrimination that people like him must face.

This case turns your Apple watch into an original iPod

Michelle Obama’s book tour playlists, curated by Questlove

– “They measured three types of perfectionism: self-oriented, or a desire to be perfect; socially prescribed, or a desire to live up to others’ expectations; and other-oriented, or holding others to unrealistic standards.” The Problem With Being Perfect

– In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. Here are the 17 Goals.

– This seems like a fun game grown-up party game.

– WHAT?! Macy’s used to set the balloons free after the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York ended and offered rewards for their return

– If you’re in NYC, here are two exhibits worth checking out: Hilma af Klimt at the Guggenheim and Do Ho Suh’s translucent apartment at the Brooklyn Museum

– Proud of my team’s approach to the Black Friday Sale: Tattly is donating proceeds to DonorsChoose, supporting art teachers and their projects. Discount code HEARTART30 gets you 30% off until Monday night!

– Thank you Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week. (Their towels are *the best*!)

Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,200 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board. Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

– My friends at FictiveKin in Brooklyn are looking to hire an office manager and executive assistant.

Who’s There Group in Los Angeles is hiring a Content Editor. is hiring a Senior Product Designer. Remote friendly!

STORY in NYC is looking for a Director of Visuals and Store Design

See all of the jobs.

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  1. Wow… that story on leaf blowers spoke to me. I hate them. HATE. The gas powered ones are by far the loudest and most annoying. My neighbor is out there every single day clearing hers and her neighbors yard of any micro trace of a leaf, even attempting to blow them from the trees. It’s fall here in Kentucky, there are going to be leaves. I’m convinced she just likes to play with that thing. The sporadic up and down sounds that I find impossible to drown out are maddening. The Devil’s Hairdryer indeed.