Quote of the day
Clothing is an extension of who we are. Much like a turtle with its shell, we tell the world the who, the what, the where, and the when of our lives by what we wear on our backs. Your clothes reveal more about your internal life than you may realize.
~JENNIFER BAUMGARTNER, author of You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You
Five habits of creative people, FastCo | Tweet
There is no secret trick to becoming more creative, but the good news is creativity is a skill you can build.
→Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Want less stress and more happiness? Try hope, Psychology Today | Tweet
The impact of hope on your health, productivity and resilience.
→Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others
Wearing a suit makes people think differently, The Atlantic | Tweet
Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.
→The Social Psychology of Clothing: Symbolic Appearances in Context
Don’t force decisions; just back off and adjust. Or go for a walk, NYT | Tweet
When I get stuck, I try to relax and take a step back. This small pause helps me refocus, and I usually end up seeing a handhold I overlooked.
→The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money
Teens are going crazy for YouNow, a livestreaming app with 100 million monthly user sessions, Business Insider | Tweet
Every Tuesday, Vanessa and Veronica Merrell spend an hour livestreaming themselves singing covers of their favorite songs or playing charades. But the 18-year-old sisters aren’t doing this on Periscope or Meerkat. Instead, they’re using YouNow.
What you’ll really make on Uber, Airbnb or Etsy, Forbes | Tweet
It may be possible to earn $252,000 a year on Uber, but a high income is far from the rule among people who work through platforms for independent workers.
→Uberpreneurs: How to Create Innovative Global Businesses and Transform Human Societies
How to spread the word when information flows faster than clout, Guy Kawasaki | Tweet
In their book, Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers In The Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information, Emanuel Rosen and Itamar Simonson explain a new approach to planting seeds to build awareness for a new product or service.
→Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information
What it means to be JetBlue’s wine expert, Entrepreneur | Tweet
When JetBlue asked Jon Bonné to serve as the airline’s wine expert, the wine writer was skeptical.
A smattering of stupid writer tricks, Terrible Minds | Tweet
A simple formula for writing: take the story from high intensity (action, argument, manifest tension, drama) to low intensity (dialogue, simmering tension, concerted character development).
→The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience
The second-person point of view: Give your story a new perspective, The Write Life | Tweet
You’re not someone who cares about tradition in your fiction, are you? You’re willing to explore. You’re striving for meaning, and you want interesting experiences. Well, that’s the second-person point of view (POV) for you: nontraditional, explorative, meaningful and interesting.
→Point Of View: Understanding Which P.O.V. is Best for Your Story and Using it Effectively