Where We U.S Adults Are Using Our Smartphones

         The smartphone behavior of U.S. adults, per Jumio’s 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits survey. (Jumio)

This above survey graph is ma ma ma ma mad madness. (cue muse’s song madness)

Now go read this article about, Why you should (really, seriously, permanently) stop using your smartphone at dinner.

Now stop. Today. While there’s still hope.


Weekend Links


10 things Science says will make you happy. Agreed.

What Ikea says about the human condition.

33 painfully true facts about everyday life. hahaha.

Why we laugh. Interesting.

Report Indicates That More and More Office Workers Are Switching to Fetal Position Desks. Trying this out on Monday.

Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You.

Swear Jar. Better then Mom washing your sailor mouth out with soap.

Mental Game of Thrones.

Don’t grow up. It’s a trap. Yup.

Lack self confidence? Try Kanye-fidence today! hahaha. Genius.

Whatever you’re feeling. Whatever you’re going through. keep Marching On.



Neighborhood Remarks

South Slope, Brooklyn

They say, if walls could talk…I’m actually not really sure what goes after that, but now they technically can with Neighborhood Remarks.

The project was started as a way for communities to have conversations about how their neighborhoods are changing for better or for worse by placing the stickers in public view in order to engage passerbyers.

Download the set for free here.

Give It 100

Following her viral video, where Karen X. Cheng learned to dance in a year and recorded the process all along the way, we introduce Give it 100. Karen X. Cheng along with Finbarr Taylor founded Give it 100 as a way for others to do the same with their own goals and dreams.

So if you’ve got a goal or a dream, Give it 100 !


How to find and do work you love

Scott Dinsmore is on a mission to change the world by helping people do work they love. Here is his  TED talk on how to find and do exactly that. He also makes his career tools available and free to the public through his community, http://LiveYourLegend.net

Because as Mama T once said, “work without love is slavery”.



‘Look Up’ – is  a spoken word film for an online generation. (Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.)

“Look Up, is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.”

Amen to that.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.


The Lure Of Luxury

“Researchers at the Stanford School of Business gave three bottles of wine to a test group—one was an expensive $95 bottle, another a mid-priced $35 bottle, and then a bottom-of-the-barrel $5 bottle.

But beforehand—and without the subjects knowing it—the researchers switched the labels so that the $95 bottle was labelled $5 and the $5 bottle was labelled $95. They left the middle-range price bottle at $35.

The subjects were then asked to taste each wine and rate them. Without fail, they all declared that the one labelled $5 was the worst and the $95 one was by far the best.

Turns out we all have expensive taste … even when the product is crap.”


Happy Wowday

“Halloween gives you permission to dress up. April Fool’s, a chance to play a prank.

What if there was one day of the year where you had permission to do things that made people say, “wow.”

Acts of generosity or bravery or insight…

What if you focused and practiced and got your nerve up and leaned way over the edge, just one day of the year? If you could get out of your comfort zone for a few hours in a way that benefitted and delighted people you care about, what would that look and feel like?

Today might be your wowday.

Or tomorrow.

Up to you.”



On the 6th March 2011 in the Syrian town of Daraa, fifteen children
were arrested and tortured for painting anti-authoritarian graffiti.
The protests that followed their detention led to an outbreak of violence
across the country that would see a domestic uprising transform into a
civil war displacing 9.3 million people from their homes.

# WithSyria


TOMS Founder Black Mycoskie introduces his latest social venture TOMS Roasting Co. and cafe. Following his original one for one mission every one bag of coffee sold will provide one week of clean water or one cup of coffee purchased at his cafes will provide one days worth of clean water.


Get your bag of coffee and provide a weeks worth of clean water here.

PostSecret Out Loud

I discovered PostSecret at a book store in Disney World several years ago and it was love at first sight.

For those that don’t know PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

They’ve recently launched the new project PostSecret: Out Loud

Lend your voice to the PostSecret: Out Loud project.

“Often, the simple act of speaking something out loud can help us to release a weight that we carry around inside. By lending our voices, we can help inspire others, who may be shouldering a similar burden, to release the secrets that weigh them down.”

PostSecret: Out Loud is an ongoing video art project that features actual secrets spoken by real people. If you would like to take part, you can anonymously record a secret using your computer’s microphone by following the link below. If you’d prefer, you can also record secrets by voicemail or send them as email attachments. 

Selected secrets will be paired with visuals and released through PostSecret.

Thank you for your participation!

Online: http://www.speakpipe.com/postsecretoutloud
Voicemail: 1+(240) 428-4710
Email: postsecretoutloud@yahoo.com

Post your secret here (or use the info directly above)

The All New “We Are All Barbie Girls” Collection

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Artist Colleen Clark was approached by Marie Claire South Africa to draw what a feminist barbie might look like. Inspired by “the idea that feminism is as simple as accepting others and yourself unconditionally,” Colleen came up with a line representing many different types of woman rather than just one.

As you can see above Colleen NAILED IT!

Weekend Links

(because laughter really is the best medicine)

This app helps you get out of awkward situations, Tickle

This online course will teach you How To Change The World

Your life expectancy by location.

Sorry I’m such an A** Hole, sometimes. Say it with balloons!

Weight loss is the new weight gain.

Tug of War used to be an Olympic Sport (bring it back and sign me up!)

Have a goal

End 1st World Problems.

This 1950s video guide teaches you how to live off the land. You know, just in case.

Admit It

Image of ADMIT IT Tickets

Get your Admit It Tickets Now!

“We usually know exactly what we need to hear, but sometimes it can be hard to accept or acknowledge that. Give yourself, or someone else, permission to face reality.

You’ll get ten paper admission tickets, individually numbered and hand stamped, shipped folded (but not detached).

Collect 100 tickets to trade in for fabulous prizes! That’s a joke, you are your own prize.” 

(via Adam J K. Internet Gift Shop)

The School Of Life

School is so old school. The new school is here.

Enter stage right, The School Of Life ,which is a cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life. They offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.

They have everything from classes, therapy, books, films, events, products, and any other medium available to help assist you in your quest for a more fulfilled life.

Learn more from The School of Life Here