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Dump the Prizes (SSIR)

I was sitting at my desk the other day, writing a recommendation letter for some prize or another, and I found myself thinking, “Why the hell am I …

Stanford University

Why What We Do Should Be Who We Are

Technology seems to come with an endless supply of data. We produce data, companies collect and track data, some people have become data. Inspiring future, isn't it?<p>To me, this apocalyptic vision of a data-driven world is pure fiction. Tools change, but human beings don't. Even our most rational …

Work-life Balance

Providing Light to the Rural Poor of India

Draped in a red sari, covering her head, Seema Devi slouches over as she stitches a handkerchief. The room she sits in is bare, softly lit by a …

India

Scientists grow tiny brain 'organoids' for study

The blobs mimic the anatomy of developing human brains, allowing researchers to study a 3-D model.<p>August 28, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>Using stem cells, scientists have grown human "brain organoids"… (Madeline A. Lancaster )<p>Scientists have figured out how to grow human stem cells into "cerebral organoids" …

Biotechnology

Haters are gonna hate: Dispositional attitude study confirms it.

Haters really <i>are</i> going to hate. A new study published in the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> corroborates the hip-hop and Internet truism …

How A Traveling Salesforce Of Women Could Bridge Africa’s “Last Mile”

Carrying goods ranging from detergent to solar lamps, the “Avon ladies” of Africa could help connect the most remote towns and villages.<p>In the U.S., Avon ladies helped pioneer the door-to-door sales business model while peddling makeup and perfumes. Today, one at a time, women are fanning out to …

Profit

How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius

For as long as I can remember — and certainly long before I had the term for it — I’ve believed that creativity is combinatorial: Alive and awake to the world, we amass a collection of cross-disciplinary building blocks — knowledge, memories, bits of information, sparks of inspiration, and other …

How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

We’ve seen the many ways in which our memory can be our merciless traitor: it is not a recording device but a practitioner of creative plagiarism, a terrible timekeeper, and the bent backbone in the anatomy of lying. How, then, can this essential human faculty become our ally?<p>In <b>The Art of Doing:</b> …

The Making of a 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript: Inside Debbie Millman’s Creative Process

<i>“Start with a big, fat lump in your throat, start with a profound sense of wrong, a deep homesickness, or a crazy lovesickness, and run with it,”</i> wrote friend-of-<i>Brain Pickings</i> Debbie Millman in her superb illustrated-essay-turned-commencement-address on courage and the creative life, based on her …

The Art of Looking: Eleven Ways of Viewing the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland

<i>“How we spend our days,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timelessly beautiful meditation on presence over productivity, <i>“is, of course, how we spend our lives.”</i> And nowhere do we fail at the art of presence most miserably and most tragically than in urban life — in the city, high on the cult of …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

Calling All Young Entrepreneurs: Apply Now for a 99U Pop-Up School Scholarship!

Do you have a killer start-up idea? Are you ready to ramp up your idea execution skills so that you can get moving on it? In partnership with the …

Entrepreneurship

Clean Water in Haiti

Market Based Solution for Clean Water in Haiti<p><b>dloHaiti</b> is a sustainable and scalable business that provides clean drinking water in underserved …

Haiti

Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome

You can call it a first-world problem. Or you can say it distracts people from their passions and contributions to the world. Either way, laundry is a chore, and new Y Combinator startup Prim wants to do it for you. You can schedule Prim online to come to your place, pick up your laundry, have it …

The Art of Irresistible Email

Virginia was ready to pull out her hair. Why wasn’t anyone responding to her email?<p>As the director of training for a global professional services firm, she’d recently sent out a note explaining important changes to the summer training schedule and asking office directors to respond with their …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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Text(ile) Messages: Cozy Up To Glitch Art

Phillip Stearns weaves gorgeous blankets and tapestries from the unlikely media of fried cameras and digital error.<p>For multimedia artist Phillip Stearns, 2012 was the Year of the Glitch. Every day for a year, he posted a piece of his “glitch art” to the project’s Tumblr page, as a way of, as he put …