How did we get to this?
Dan Pink on the psychology of consumer culture and how marketers manipulate it. Pair with the science of whether money can buy you happiness. (via explore-blog)
Very true! ”Life” isn’t about stuff.
The most creative people have a way of relaxing the inhibiting, self-critical parts of the brain when they’re in the flow of performance. Research shows that a moderate amount of alcohol can do much the same. Drinking decreases your working memory—impairing your ability to focus and hemming in your interest in the things happening around you—and increases your creativity.
This is serious. Does drinking beer make you more creative?
Residents in Tacoma, Wash. have been threatened with prosecution by the city for painting crosswalks on streets where cars have continually hit pedestrians.
The group responsible, “Citizens for a Safer Tacoma,” says they would rather go to jail than see another person hit by a vehicle. The group, composed of concerned citizens including 15 of whom were hit by cars themselves, were denied help after going to the city.
The city, which seemingly doesn’t have the time or money to install official crosswalks, which cost roughly $1,000 each, ironically has been able to send out road crews to immediately remove four of the citizen’s crosswalks, a removal process that costs roughly $1,000 per crosswalk.
- Bike lanes
- Signage - ie: slow down signs
- Guerrilla gardening
- Pot hole fixes
- Sidewalk trees
Always wanted to participate in DIY street bike markings.
Lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it
Me to a T: “I sold the last car I owned in 2010 and bought a couple solid bicycles because I was too lazy to maintain the car. I was too lazy to renew my license plates each year, too lazy to fill up the gas tank, too lazy to shop around for insurance rates, and too lazy to take it to the car wash.”
This weekend the Experience Music Project will celebrate the history of women in popular music with “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.” The exhibit, which opens with a kick-off concert on Friday, June 14, traces the role of women in rock ’n’ roll (broadly defined), from the lowly juke joints in the mid-20th century to the continent-hopping arena tours of the early 21st. We thought this was a good moment to further narrow that focus and highlight the women currently rocking Seattle’s music scene.
Once it disperses into the lake, I think that’s like homeopathy—to assume that it even matters.
Surreptitiously checking Urban Dictionary during a game of Cards Against Humanity, because you have no idea what the card you just drew means.
When I drew the “Swooping” card, I knew I would be swooping it.
That’s it. I’m done. I’ve had an iPhone since the first generation, but now it’s over.