Quote 17 Oct 379 notes
Don’t for the love of heaven let anybody rush you into anything.
— On this day in 1961, Julia Child published her legendary cookbook – but not before learning some invaluable lessons in entrepreneurship and perseverance.  (via explore-blog)
Text 17 Oct 6 notes

rvacoffeestain:

No way, I’m not paying $5 for that stuffed animal

*puts stuffed animal in claw machine*

Hell yea, I’ll pay $5 for the chance to possibly own that stuffed animal

Quote 5 Oct 697 notes

I had a great story recently — I love telling it — of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was 6, and she was in the back, drawing. The teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention. In this drawing lesson, she did. And the teacher was fascinated.

She went over to her, and she said, what are you drawing?

And the girl said, I’m drawing a picture of God.

And the teacher said that nobody knows what God looks like, and the girl said, they will in a minute.

Kids will take a chance. If they don’t know, they’ll have a go… They’re not frightened of being wrong… If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original… And by the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost the capacity. They have become frightened of being wrong.

— 

In an altogether excellent episode on the source of creativity, NPR’s TED Radio Hour revisits the most popular TED talk of all time, by Sir Ken Robinson, author of the indispensable The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.

Half a century earlier, the great social scientist John W. Gardner made an exquisite case for what kids can teach us about risk, innovation, and the fear of failure.

Also see Debbie Millman’s indispensable Fail Safe

(via explore-blog)
Quote 6 Sep 3,094 notes
Life is a movie and you’re the star. Give it a happy ending.
— Joan Rivers, speaking in 1995. (via newyorker)
Photo 6 Sep 1,160 notes builtenvironment:

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

Studies of desire lines are, in my opinion, very important when looking at urban renewal and can even be filtered into fresh urban design.

builtenvironment:

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

Studies of desire lines are, in my opinion, very important when looking at urban renewal and can even be filtered into fresh urban design.

Photo 6 Sep 830 notes explore-blog:

For John Cage's birthday, 10 timeless rules for learning and life, created by Sister Corita Kent and popularized by Cage.

explore-blog:

For John Cage's birthday, 10 timeless rules for learning and life, created by Sister Corita Kent and popularized by Cage.

via Explore.
Photo 6 Sep 1,016 notes nprglobalhealth:

A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts
It’s only a matter of time, some researchers are warning, before isolated cases of Ebola start turning up in developed nations, as well as hitherto-unaffected African countries.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The official count ;includes about 3,600 cases and 1,800 deaths across four countries.
Meanwhile, the authors of a new analysis say many countries — including the U.S. — should gear up to recognize, isolate and treat imported cases of Ebola.
The probability of seeing at least one imported case of Ebola in the U.S. is as high as 18 percent by late September, researchers reported Tuesday in the journal PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. That’s compared with less than 5 percent right now.
These predictions are based on the flow of airline passengers from West Africa and the difficulty of preventing an infected passenger from boarding a flight.
As with any such analysis, there’s some uncertainty. The range of a probable U.S. importation of Ebola by Sept. 22 runs from 1 percent to 18 percent. But with time — and a continuing intense outbreak in West Africa — importation is almost inevitable, the researchers told NPR.
"What is happening in West Africa is going to get here. We can’t escape that at this point," says physicist Alessandro Vespignani, the senior author on the study, who analyzes the spread of infectious diseases at Northeastern University.
Continue reading.
Image: Air traffic connections from West Africa to the rest of the world: While Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone don’t have many flights outside the region, Nigeria is well-connected to Europe and the U.S. (PLOS Currents: Outbreaks)

nprglobalhealth:

A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

It’s only a matter of time, some researchers are warning, before isolated cases of Ebola start turning up in developed nations, as well as hitherto-unaffected African countries.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The official count ;includes about 3,600 cases and 1,800 deaths across four countries.

Meanwhile, the authors of a new analysis say many countries — including the U.S. — should gear up to recognize, isolate and treat imported cases of Ebola.

The probability of seeing at least one imported case of Ebola in the U.S. is as high as 18 percent by late September, researchers reported Tuesday in the journal PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. That’s compared with less than 5 percent right now.

These predictions are based on the flow of airline passengers from West Africa and the difficulty of preventing an infected passenger from boarding a flight.

As with any such analysis, there’s some uncertainty. The range of a probable U.S. importation of Ebola by Sept. 22 runs from 1 percent to 18 percent. But with time — and a continuing intense outbreak in West Africa — importation is almost inevitable, the researchers told NPR.

"What is happening in West Africa is going to get here. We can’t escape that at this point," says physicist Alessandro Vespignani, the senior author on the study, who analyzes the spread of infectious diseases at Northeastern University.

Continue reading.

Image: Air traffic connections from West Africa to the rest of the world: While Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone don’t have many flights outside the region, Nigeria is well-connected to Europe and the U.S. (PLOS Currents: Outbreaks)

via NPR.
Photo 6 Sep 18,394 notes newyorker:

Remembering Joan Rivers, in today’s daily cartoon.

newyorker:

Remembering Joan Rivers, in today’s daily cartoon.

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Photo 6 Sep 536 notes newyorker:

Months before the U.S. Geological Survey released a study on Yellowstone’s supervolcano, fears of another eruption had already gone viral. George Black writes:

“Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.”

Photograph by Max Waugh/Solent News/AP

newyorker:

Months before the U.S. Geological Survey released a study on Yellowstone’s supervolcano, fears of another eruption had already gone viralGeorge Black writes:

“Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.”

Photograph by Max Waugh/Solent News/AP


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