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"To be an artist or a writer is to be this weird thing — a hand worker in an era of mass production."

Susan Sontag on writing, productivity, elitism, and the purpose of literature (via explore-blog)

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"Happy people generally have something known as a “signature strength” — at least one thing they’ve become proficient at, even if the learning process made them uncomfortable."

99u looks at seven habits that happy people have. Cultivating this particular one – the necessary discomfort of mastery – requires a “growth” mindset rather than a “fixed” one. (via explore-blog)

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1. Define the problem and solution space. 

2. Break the problem down. 

3. Make the problem personal. 

4. Seek the perspectives of outsiders. 

5. Diverge before you converge. 

6. Create “idea resumes.” 

7. Create a plan to learn. 

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— MIT researchers identify a 7-step technique for putting ideas to action, an upgrade to the now frequently challenged concept of brainstorming. Complement with this timeless 5-step technique for producing ideas from 1939. (via explore-blog)

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lilaira:

Always reblog.

lilaira:

Always reblog.

(via theyuniversity)

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nouvellabooks:

ivirtualcoffee:

Take the “Do you need coffee?” test…

New addition to the wall

nouvellabooks:

ivirtualcoffee:

Take the “Do you need coffee?” test…

New addition to the wall

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rachelsuggs:

As promised, here’s the final from the thumbnails I posted last week. I apologize this is going up late. I’ve been having a crisis and think I’ll have to replace my laptop soon.
Acrylic/Gouache
-r

rachelsuggs:

As promised, here’s the final from the thumbnails I posted last week. I apologize this is going up late. I’ve been having a crisis and think I’ll have to replace my laptop soon.

Acrylic/Gouache

-r

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theyuniversity:

"The power of genetics." – via imgur

theyuniversity:

"The power of genetics." – via imgur

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comedycentral:

It was a hot one at The Daily Show this week.

Yes, NYC has been exactly this hot this week!!!

comedycentral:

It was a hot one at The Daily Show this week.

Yes, NYC has been exactly this hot this week!!!