For those who confuse “could care less” and “couldn’t care less” here is the greatest unprofessional chart you will ever see.
Complement with the power of introverts, illustrated.
Tumblr Tuesday: Summer, Summer, Summertime
Glad You’re Not Here
The past as viewed through the lens of barely-decipherable and hastily-written postcards. Take note: Your miscellaneous vacation emails are also going to sound bizarre in 60 years.
Urban Garden Center
No longer must city dwellers stand back and allow suburban moms to control the cultivation of nature.
Very Short Movie Reviews
Who has time for the superfluous things in life, like adjectives and most nouns? Don’t watch the summer blockbusters this year, just read two to three sentences about them. You’ll be a hit at parties.
The Tear Drop Diaries
This duo is in their final month of building the tear-drop-shaped trailer that will house them on their cross country trip through the US National Park system. The real tears come later, when they realize what life is like without wifi.
Photo via Glad You’re Not Here
Do your soul a favor and read this, the definitive manifesto for handling haters: Anne Lamott on perfectionism, priorities, and how we keep ourselves small with people-pleasing
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito at #TED2014. Pair with this excellent read on how to fuel the lifelong engine of learning beyond formal education. (via educationalliberty)
Well if that doesn’t hit the nail on the proverbial head, I don’t know what does. Let’s be learning facilitators, not educators.
(via this isn’t happiness)
A (cynical) book spine poem by Knitting Violets:
Civilization and its discontents:
Enduring love? Something rotten.
The Friday night knitting club? Stitch ‘n bitch.
The importance of being earnest? Pure drivel.
The miracle of mindfulness? Infinite jest.
The pleasure of my company? Bad press.
A day in the life of America.
A book spine poem by Knitting Violets:
Beginning the artful journey,
Lost in a good book,
Wherever you go, there you are.
There have been many measures taken to try to turn the educational system towards more control, more indoctrination, more vocational training, imposing a debt, which traps students and young people into a life of conformity… That’s the exact opposite of [what] traditionally comes out of The Enlightenment. And there’s a constant struggle between those. In the colleges, in the schools, do you train for passing tests, or do you train for creative inquiry?
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing topics that engage us and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests and, in fact, if that’s the kind of educational career you’re given the opportunity to pursue, you will remember what you discovered.
|—||Lendary linguist and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky, born 85 years ago today, on the purpose of education (via explore-blog)|
|—||Please Don’t Thank Me for Loving My Wife – absolutely beautiful and brave meditation by Genevra Reid, and a wonderful addition to history’s most timeless definitions of love. (via explore-blog)|
A cartoon by Bruce Eric Kaplan. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1dIN88h