Talk about lightning-fast reflexes.
1940s chewing gum ad
Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish developer behind the mega-hit Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.
- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; September 11, 2014
Gotham Sirens Cards by Anastasia Catris
A bit of context on this next series of photos: Dharamshala, India is where the exiled government of Tibet resides. Led by the Dalai Lama, nearly 100,000 Tibetan refugees live in this northern Indian city, where they seek to maintain their traditions and culture in exile. The long journey from Tibet to India includes a grueling 28 day walk through the Himalayan mountains. Many of the refugees make this trek as children, sent by their parents in hopes of studying their language and religion in freedom. In conclusion, here’s a young Tibetan monk playing with a kitten.
via openmedi (and others!)
Reposting this in honor of rachelbinx, who used it as her opening slide at #xoxofest yesterday.
Science Sunday, Social Media Edition.
‘We Exist (Night Drive Edit)’ by Arcade Fire
"This song is an example that Reflektor’s most straightforward pop songs are fractured and haunted, reminiscent of the way Achtung Baby summoned the ghosts that had always been dormant in U2. When people talk about James Murphy’s production on Reflektor, the Brian Eno comparisons will be obvious, unavoidable, and earned." via rock.genius.com (http://rock.genius.com/Arcade-fire-we-exist-lyrics)
…saying “no” gets easier with practice and repetition.
And having the right script—a starting point, so you’re not starting at a blank screen—can make all the difference.
Here’s a universal script that works for just about any scenario:
Thanks for your note. I’m so proud of you for ___—and I’m flattered that you’d like to bring my brain into the mix.
I need to say “no,” because ___.
But I would love to support you in a different way. [Offer an alternative form of support here]
Thank you for being such a wonderful ___. I am honored to be part of your world.
[A few closing words of encouragement, if you’d like]
[Your name here]