Reap and Prosper

Apr 22

Steve Job's quotes -

"You cant connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something ..your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."

Mar 21

5 minutes a day to conquer the fear of public speaking -

If you’d like to rewire your brain for happiness, Harris recommends that you practice a type of meditation called ‘Mindfulness.’ It’s a simple three-step process.

Step 1: Sit down with your spine straight and supported.

Step 2: Close your eyes and feel your breath go in and out.

Step 3: When your mind wanders—and it will—bring your focus back to breathing

Mar 17

Ways creative people do differently -

Specifically, researchers have found that trauma can help people to grow in the areas of interpersonal relationships, spirituality, appreciation of life, personal strength, and — most importantly for creativity — seeing new possibilities in life.

"A lot of people are able to use that as the fuel they need to come up with a different perspective on reality," says Kaufman. "What’s happened is that their view of the world as a safe place, or as a certain type of place, has been shattered at some point in their life, causing them to go on the periphery and see things in a new, fresh light, and that’s very conducive to creativity."

Feb 26

nevver:

Design Crush

nevver:

Design Crush

(via emergentfutures)

“The beauty of Kickstarter is that it’s not only a pre-order channel - it’s a creative process for both project creator and backers. Talk to your backers. Understand what they are looking to get. Take them on a journey.” — Linda Liukas, creator of Hello Ruby, on how to think about and organize your Kickstarter project. The full text is over at her blog, and it’s well worth a read!  (via kickstarter)

(via fred-wilson)

springwise:

App helps anyone get dressed with outfit recommendations from their own wardrobe
Consumers wardrobes can be so vast that it’s hard to keep track of every item — as evidence by the You’ll Never Wear That Again Facebook app, which drags up old photos to show them clothes that could be given to charity. Now Style Puzzle wants to make wardrobe management easier, as well as recommending outfits when users can’t decide what to wear. READ MORE…

springwise:

App helps anyone get dressed with outfit recommendations from their own wardrobe

Consumers wardrobes can be so vast that it’s hard to keep track of every item — as evidence by the You’ll Never Wear That Again Facebook app, which drags up old photos to show them clothes that could be given to charity. Now Style Puzzle wants to make wardrobe management easier, as well as recommending outfits when users can’t decide what to wear. READ MORE…

betype:

splendidandsound

betype:

splendidandsound

emergentfutures:

Left Brain vs. Right: It’s a Myth, Research Finds



It’s the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it’s all bunk.
Popular culture would have you believe that logical, methodical and analytical people are left-brain dominant, while the creative and artistic types are right-brain dominant. Trouble is, science never really supported this notion.
Now, scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains


Full Story: Livescience

emergentfutures:

Left Brain vs. Right: It’s a Myth, Research Finds

It’s the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it’s all bunk.

Popular culture would have you believe that logical, methodical and analytical people are left-brain dominant, while the creative and artistic types are right-brain dominant. Trouble is, science never really supported this notion.

Now, scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains

Full Story: Livescience

“You exist…you matter. You have value. You have every right to wear your hoodie, to play your music as loud as you want. You have every right to be you. And no one should deter you from being you. You have to be you. And you can never be afraid of being you.” — Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis (via soupsoup)

Feb 15