Denzel Washington’s Life Advice

“Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference”. — Denzel Washington

It Takes Courage and Strength To Be and Empathetic Leader

I love Jacinda Ardern. So much.

How To Revive your Belief in Democracy

Civic evangelist Eric Liu shares a powerful way to rekindle the spirit of citizenship and the belief that democracy still works. Eric is the founder of Citizen University, an organization trying to foster a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship across the country.

Singing Stones

I am in love with Pinuccio Sciola‘s singing stones.

New York Is My Kind of Town

Downtown 81 is a rare snapshot of an ultra-hip subculture of post-punk era Manhattan, starring Basquiat.

(via Julie)

Baby Girl

20 Black dancers performing an impressive choreography by Tomeography to Chloe x Halle’s “Baby Girl” on Zoom.

(via Popsugar)

Black is King

On Friday, Beyoncé will release “Black Is King,” a visual album connected to Disney’s remake last year of “The Lion King,” on the Disney+ streaming platform. Stunning.

(via New York Times)

Blue Mind

I have been spending the past 1.5 weeks on a small lake in upstate New York and am feeling a deep sense of clarity being so close to water. I posted about it on Instagram and someone suggested I look up the Blue Mind Theory. This makes so much sense.

The Life of Cucumbers

I am not sure what I am watching here, but it is soothing.

If You Can

Film student Hanna Rybak created this animated short film illustrating Sir Winston Churchill’s poem entitled “If You Can”.

Young Americans

David Bowie and Cher sing duet of “Young Americans” and other songs on 1975 Variety Show. Wow.

Snoring into the Icelanding Countryside

You might have heard of an app that lets you scream into the Icelanding wilderness. It reminded me of Swiss performance artist Roman Signer who amplified his snoring into the Icelandic countryside in 1996. I love everything about this.

Destress By Screaming Into Icelandic Wilderness

This Web app lets you release any pandemic-pent up frustration in the form of a scream, then broadcasts it from speakers in the Icelandic wilderness.

Ten Easy Science Experiments For Kids at Home

(via The kid should see this)

What Is Intelligence?

(via Kottke)

Make Yyour Own Krispy Kreme Face Shield

This made me laugh. And then it made me sad. So many feelings.

Thelonious Monk – Unidentified Solo Piano

A Bit of Optimism

I am really loving Simon Sinek’s new podcast called A Bit of Optimism. In this episode he speaks with Seth Godin and his wonderful wife Helen Godin on entrepreneurship.

I can also highly recommend this episode with Bob Chapman.

Alike, an Animated Short Film

(via The Kid Should See This)

Fable Dog Crate

I don’t own a dog. But if I did, I’d buy one of these beautiful dog crates by Fable. Wow.

What is Transformative Justice?

Tattly Are Waterproof

Summer is here in NY and that’s a good time to remind everyone that Tattly are indeed waterproof. Go sleeve up, dive in, have some fun!

Revolutionary Love

This. Made. Me. Sob.

Thank you Valarie Kaur, you are a gift to this world.

Yancey Strickler: A Framework for Your Ultimate Self

Loving this talk by former Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler. With a simple four-square grid Yancey shifted his entire perspective on decision-making, his sense of self, and his relationship to the world. His concept of “Bentoism”, inspired by the Japanese bento box, is a way of framing your choices with an eye to the future, beyond your own self-interest, and with consideration for your community and the next generation. I’ll definitely be applying this to my life. Grateful.

(One of many talks of 99u’s virtual 2020 conference)