For old times' sake: How Yahoo Killed Flickr and... →
And so when Flickr hit the ground at Yahoo it was crushed with engineering and service requirements it had to meet as per demands of the acquisition integration team. Those were a drain on resources, human and financial. Even though many of the resources came from Yahoo, they were debited against Flickr. This created an untenable cycle that actively hampered innovation. I have a Yahoo email...
Five Things That Will Get You Nowhere Fast —... →
Nike has a motto of Just Do It. Well, if there was a brand championing this cause, its tagline would be Just Don’t. If you’re the smartest…
Archaeologists have not yet discovered any stage of human existence without art....– Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Beauty Will Save the World (via delicateswans)
When history textbooks leave out the Arawaks, they offend Native Americans. When...– James Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me (via xeram)
Our Earth is degenerate in these later days…bribery and corruption are common;...– Translation of an inscription on an Assyrian clay tablet, circa 2800 B.C.E. “Every man wants to write a book?” Truly the end must be near. (via sagequotes) This was apparently written for the Assyrian version of Time magazine.
Millennials are the “ME ME ME GENERATION,” writes Joel Stein for the cover of...– Every Every Every Generation Has Been the Me Me Me Generation - Elspeth Reeve - The Atlantic Wire (via silas216)
Study: Children of "tiger moms" have worse grades,... →
shortformblog: It seems that when you scream at your kids and call them “garbage” and “fatty” on a regular basis, you often end up with depressed kids. That’s not an enormous surprise. What is surprising, however, that Amy Chua’s technique—which advises explosive anger and name-calling when a child falls short of expectations, amongst other things—doesn’t even get results. “[T]iger moms produced...
jadestallion: thephrygiancap: my anxiety makes me afraid of failure before i even start anything. Learn to fetishize- and seek out- failure. It will turn the anxiety into anticipation. May also make you a chronic failure but it’s more fun that way.
The acquirements which I hope you will make under the tutors I have provided for...– In this 1783 letter, Thomas Jefferson lays on his 11-year-old daughter the weight of parental pressure that deems the missive a far cry from history’s best letters of fatherly advice. (via explore-blog) Thomas Jefferson, Total Jackass. (via susie-c)
There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. The fact...– Douglas Adams, English writer and dramatist (1952-2001), in a Speech at Digital Biota 2, Cambridge, UK, (1998)
National Institute of Mental Health abandoning the... →
avividheart: kaalashnikov: logicalmania: hobbitdragon: In a potentially seismic move, the National Institute of Mental Health - the world’s biggest mental health research funder, has announced only two weeks before the launch of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual that it will be “re-orienting its research away from DSM categories”. In the announcement, NIMH Director Thomas Insel says the DSM...
The Mr. Ding-A-Ling truck hadn’t been rolling through the streets here for more...– Cops: Sno Cone Joe stalked Mr. Ding-A-Ling - Times Union (via jeffmiller) Hey, Hollywood, take the cast of Pain and Gain, throw out the script and make it about this instead please. (via jhermann)
When I was a little girl, growing up in france, my mother worked sewing...– Louise Bourgeois ” Sunday Afternoons” (via fromasecondstory)
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via oliviacirce) This always makes me cry. In the good way. (via dontbearuiner)