seed banks are soooo wonderful to me.
Dan Gilbert: What is happiness. brilliant talk.
Anything that just costs money is cheap.– John Steinbeck
I hope Rick Santorum....
ihopericksantorum: I hope Rick Santorum is eating chocolate and he sees a bit of chocolate on the counter and eats it but it was actually a beetle This blog is hilarious, and surprisingly not all that mean spirited.
This was a typical hot day at the mission orphanage in Haiti. Our group of...– via Mitch Albom A Day in Haiti, a Life in the Balance Mitch ends his short article with a simple charge. It’s important reading, even if it is gruesome. I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit lately, the charge to simply be present to the lives around myself. It is not to meddle, or...
There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be...– This Teju Cole piece from The Atlantic on The White Savior Industrial Complex has already made the rounds of the Tumblrs and the Twitters this week, but I wanted to quote this part anyway. You should obviously read everything that Teju Cole wrote because it is brilliant and so incredibly important,...
If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a...– Teju Cole
The decline of creativity is what psychologists refer to as ‘inculturation.’...– Jonah Lehrer on aging and creativity. (via nprfreshair)
It occurred to me that when we focus only on doctors, we’re missing a very...– Through my love of all things health care, I find myself re-framing my design challenges by focusing on patient needs. Reducing the costs of health care has almost nothing to do with physicians. If one wants to spend less money on health care, use it less. To use it less one has to be healthier....
Research got weird
“I used to seriously hate Lana Del Rey (after seeing her SNL performance)… But then I did loads of research on her and saw a bunch of videos and interviews where she was singing and it was really raw and now i really like her. :3” The statement “I did loads of research on her” gave me pause. Is googling someone what “research” has become? Linking from...
This is a fantastic video.
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As a creative person, you need to view yourself, no matter who you work for, as...– The Great Discontent: Phil Coffman (via 60gritbeard)
The Simplest Single Lever: The vulnerability of... →
singlelever: As are many clergy, I am a pastor who is deeply involved in the medical lives of many of my parishioners. Because of what I have seen, particularly but not exclusively with end-of-life issues, I found myself increasingly averse to engaging the medical system for my own health needs. However, I…