The Neuroscience of Perception

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More Like Him

Kids from Vy Higginsen’ Gospel for Teens Arts Enrichment Program rehearse for their end of semester concert singing the song “More Like Him”. I want to join a Brooklyn choir as vibrant like this.

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Simple Truths About Parenting

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It’s the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it’s produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting.

Dear Professor Ford

Dear Professor Ford, I applaud your courage and strength in coming forward. I believe you.

Dear Senators, do the right thing.

Dear men, step up.

In Defense of Scooters

This defense of Bird Scooters made me laugh.

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Eric Liu

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make civics sexy again,” says civics educator Eric Liu. “As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.”

Why We Say “OK”

Why we say “OK”: The history of the most widely spokenword in the world

The Logo Design Revolution

Beautiful feature on Chermayeff and Geismar who revolutionized logo design.

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CreativeMornings Crew

In a beautiful campaign called #MeetMyCrew JCrew is celebrating the power of the group. Groups that are saving oceans, empowering young men and women, rescuing animals or making space for creativity. The campaign aims to remind us of the simple, optimistic principle that we’re better together. CreativeMornings is one of seven groups featured prominently on their site and in their fall catalog. Mind blown. Can’t believe this actually happened.

Come and attend a CreativeMornings in your city.

Stress and Memory

Moments of Lost Self-Control

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Distinguishing Between Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, & Vocation

Elizabeth Gilbert on distinguishing between hobbies, jobs, careers, & vocation. This was needed.

Tomorrow

I want to see this movie.

The Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks

My eight year old would lose his mind if we had this Hot Wheels Track in our house.

Send One Scary Email

“Send one scary email today. A scary email is sending an email to someone who has no reason to say yes to what I’m asking or who will certainly reject me. If you got one, send it. Start and start small.”
Amena Brown

Dogs herding Sheep

This aerial view of dogs herding sheep is fascinating.

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Christoph Niemann’s TED Talk

I admire Christoph Niemann. I am not surprised I loved his TED talk.

I See Rivers

Completely enamored with I See Rivers since I saw them perform at the Do Lectures a few weeks ago and I have been listening to their tunes nonstop ever since.

Stairs

My stoop community (aka neighbors) and I are featured in this Mac Premo piece on stairs. Our cameo is at the very end!

Sue Austin … Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair

When Sue Austin got a power wheelchair, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. What a moving and inspiring talk. What an inspiring woman!

Tips for a Creative Life by David Hieatt

David Hieatt, co-founder of The Do Lectures, spoke at their daughter’s Teen Do Conference in 2017. Love his message to this room of teenagers: Stop Caring What Other People Think.

Turtle Tears

Nature never ceases to amaze: In this video you can watch butterflies and bees drinking turtle tears in the Peruvian Amazon.

What Netflix Taught Me About Life

“The most radical act we can take is to make a commitment to a particular thing. … Pick a damn movie and see it all the way through.” – Pete Davis.

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An Honest Look at The Personal Finance Crisis

Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.