29 November 2013, 11:02
Yankees, I hope you had a lovely turkey day. Ours was lovely, and now we’re taking a few days off to rest and recalibrate. Perfection!
Here’s your Carousel for the month of November. It should be the perfect distraction, especially if you’re trapped with your family, and at a bit of a loose end!
Starbucks is cashing in on the tea craze and opening Teavana stores all over the damn place. Would you go there? I’ll definitely be checking it out…
Here’s why it’s smart to court your friends. (I totally do this.)
Being asked to write for free is offensive. This piece from the New York Times is brilliant.
Erica emailed this one through to me: 61 quotes that will make you feel beautiful, no matter how you look. Fabulous!
Rachel interviewed me about how I do it. I had the privilege of meeting her in Australia, and she is such a fantastic woman! Her blog is an excellent read, so bookmark that ish!
Oh man. Chinese Students Hilariously Describe What They Think About Regional American Food. “Why eat that? That is not good.”
I thought this analysis of Rihanna’s Pour It Up video was really interesting, and especially the comparisons between RiRi and Nicki.
Saying goodbye at parties is awkward. I never say goodbye to everyone, just the people I actually had a conversation with. I have felt a little guilty about this in the past, but this article on ghosting has eased my conscience a little.
Millennials already have the lifestyle that baby boomers are still working towards. Ding ding ding!
Oh, Lorde. Here’s what she can teach her pop peers. It must be tricky to grow up in public, though. I don’t envy the pressure!
Have you checked out Lulu, the boyfriend-ranking app? Hmmm…
Are anorexia memoirs more like how-to manuals?
So engrossed in this thread: groupies tell their favourite stories. I actually ended up reading segments of this this aloud to Shauna when we were waiting at Brisbane airport… It’s pretty amazing.
On Labelling Women ‘Crazy’. Otherwise known as, stop that.
Trying to one-up someone else’s pain never works… And doesn’t make you feel better, either!
Wow! These bad engagement photos are very special indeed.
Black Friday is a pretty gross phenomenon. Seth Godin knows what’s up. “People like doing what other people are doing. People don’t like being left out. The media likes both.” His quick questions on marketing are great, too.
I loved Kat’s 50 pieces of advice for a happy marriage.
The Addams Family’s living room is pink! How wonderful is that?!
Garance Dore writes about things New Yorkers do. (Guilty as charged.)
Here’s some excellent writing advice from Walter Benjamin.
Nervous about slithering into a swimsuit? Never fear, read this instead: Baring My Bikini Body.
What has been important and revelatory to me is the fact that I’ve actually had a bikini body all along, because I had a body and I could put a bikini on it. I spent so many years hating my body, and thinking that my life would change when I was thin instead of actually going ahead and doing what I wanted to do.
This American Horror Story: Coven drinking game made me laugh!
Here are 17 things to do today that will make you proud of yourself in a year. I like it.
Yelling at kids is as harmful as spanking them. No huge surprise there. I would go so far as to say that yelling at other people, regardless of age, can be as damaging as physical abuse, too.
Hate labelling yourself? Tough luck. (And some good tips.)
Sarah Wilson was interviewed by Srinivas from Blogcast FM… And of course, it’s awesome.
This is how they painted Bond’s golden girl.
Here are the 13 things mentally strong people avoid.
It’s cold. I love cashmere. But there’s a difference between a $75 knit and a $225 one… Learn all about it!
An abandoned railway station in Russia. Gorgeous!
The Lunatic Asylum at Morristown, before and after.
Would you shop at this grocery store full of taxidermy?
A 13th century church filled with dirt and flowers…
Kiriko sent me the radical politics of selfies.
There was a time I thought that selfies were obnoxious and that the people who over used them were narcasisstic and ridiculous. Upon further examination, I realized that I was projecting my stuff unto others. My struggle to accept myself was clouding my vision therefore, when I saw others who were unabashed and deliberate with their self-love and acceptance it made me uncomfortable. The fact that people who are maligned, marginalized, and strategically erased find the courage to make the deliberate choice of seeing themselves as beautiful, is both astonishing and miraculous.
Sick of using the same ol’ words? Here are 56 delightful Victorian slang terms you should be using.
I might have linked this one before, but it’s worth linking again, just in case. 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer.
Should you give homeless people money? Ask a native New Yorker all about it.
Men who try to “explain” rap to women are a pain in the ass.
I love polo necks. I wore a chunky turtleneck sweater from Zara all winter last year, so I’m thrilled that they are making a comeback, and thus I will have more options to choose from.
Sick of making the same old face in every selfie? Try these new techniques.
Sophia Bush on 5 qualities of self-wealth. Are you rocking all of them?
An animation of Hannah’s outfits from Girls.
Air travel could really be so much better.
These are some of the most clever hip-hop one-liners.
Apparently 47% of UK parent-bloggers are being asked not to disclose that their posts were paid!
Eminem talks about fame and creativity with Zane Lowe (best music journalist ever).
This Mouseketeer — who used to be a prominent Pagan — has converted to Christianity.
Them thighs though: Badass babe Elisabeth Akinwale on the “thigh gap” phenomenon.
I loved this story about Jenny helping out her super during Hurricane Sandy.
Tim Ferriss — of 4 Hour fame — has a new television show, and it’s available to watch for free. I really enjoyed it!
Learn all about the evolution of bitchiness.
Some advice if you’re in a really dark place.
I might have posted this before but it always makes me tear up.
Here’s how to stay in love if you’re on a weight-loss journey.
Have a wonderful weekend!
25 October 2013, 15:30
I’ve got my pink suitcase packed and I’m ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: heading down under with my two BFFs!
Today, I fly from New York to Los Angeles, and this evening, hop a flight to Brisbane with my babe Shauna. We arrive in Brisbane on Sunday (!!!) and meet Kat, and pretend that we are totally not confused and bewildered by the fact that two days just disappeared…
In other news, here are the best bits of the internet for your consumption and delight!
I’m beyond obsessed with this abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park!
Music affects plants… And it can affect you, too. (This is a great blog, have a browse!)
Just try and stop me from clicking on anything James Altucher tweets. Check out lies we tell ourselves to be liked:
I had to stop using all the energy in my brain coming up with imaginary futures. The brain is too powerful and needs a lot of fuel to keep the lies going. Better to use that fuel for being happy and good now than to make up futures and anxieties and regrets.
I absolutely adore Jonathan Fields, and his interviews are just brilliant. He sat down with Danielle LaPorte recently, and, well, I don’t think I need to tell you how beautiful, illuminating, and real it is.
6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe. Harsh/true.
There’s a blog called Fucking Awesome Bulimics I Know — whoah, right? — full of interviews with fantastic women who either have or have overcome bulimia. I loved this interview with fitness guru Patricia Moreno.
This woman was the real Jessica Rabbit! Fantastic.
Ever wanted to eat lunch 750 feet underground? If that’s a desire you have, rest assured, you can indulge it!
I’m definitely battling strong urges to book a room here and bathe in a martini glass. How very Dita!
You can go up the Eiffel Tower… Online! Quelle vue!
I love these silly business cards from the 1970s.
This is the most amazing paint roller wallpaper (!!!) I have ever seen! It’s also the only paint roller wallpaper I’ve ever seen…
Sad and fascinating and poignant: Joyce Carol Vincent: How could this young woman lie dead and undiscovered for almost three years? And then a documentary was made about this woman’s amazing life. I read about this for hours, it completely sucked me in.
Portraits Of My Family aims to represent family members through the objects they’ve owned. What would your portrait look like?
I’ve always said we should just cut the ads out of fashion magazines. This guy did.
Imagine living with a lion! Now that’s nutty.
This is the most intense and mysterious doodling I’ve ever seen!
A witch summons hidden forces to castrate the social order, poison the hearth, and fly above her “natural” station. She presides over irrepressible antagonisms, drawing on the bottomless caldron of resistance. Her power is real.
Here’s how to deal with the Pluto-Uranus square...
Is your life full of energy suckers, or as Mystic Medusa calls ‘em, “qi vampires”? Here’s how to deal with them.
Joan Jett did an Ask Me Anything!
If you’re in L.A., I dare you to try out the psychic barber!
This is how big companies figure out what to sell you. And the research is absolutely fascinating.
Also linked to your Guest ID is demographic information like your age, whether you are married and have kids, which part of town you live in, how long it takes you to drive to the store, your estimated salary, whether you’ve moved recently, what credit cards you carry in your wallet and what Web sites you visit. Target can buy data about your ethnicity, job history, the magazines you read, if you’ve ever declared bankruptcy or got divorced, the year you bought (or lost) your house, where you went to college, what kinds of topics you talk about online, whether you prefer certain brands of coffee, paper towels, cereal or applesauce, your political leanings, reading habits, charitable giving and the number of cars you own.
I really enjoyed Kate’s post I think I finally don’t care as much about the way I look.
Totally in love with this campaign to boost girls’ self-esteem. There’s a poster up near my house, and it makes me smile.
Where’s Waldo in NYC?
Here’s why you should quit your job.
Derek Sivers writes great notes on the books he’s read. I enjoyed these ones from Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You, where the author talks about how following passion alone can lead to feeling unfulfilled.
If you want to love what you do, abandon the passion mindset (“what can the world offer me?”) and instead adopt the craftsman mindset (“what can I offer the world?”).
Jen Dzuira is the shit. Check out the best of Bullish. This one — A Day In The Life of Bullish (Caffeine, Pinstripe, and A Lack of Time-Wasting Bullshit) — is particularly brilliant.
Srinivas on junk food of the brain (and some antidotes).
There’s a witches’ market in Bolivia.
Very interesting: 154 minutes with Graydon Carter.
In his memoir How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, a former editor at Vanity Fair named Toby Young quotes Carter as saying: “ ‘You think you’ve arrived … I hate to break it to you but you’re only in the first room. It’s not nothing—don’t get me wrong—but it’s not that great either. Believe me, there are plenty of people in this town who got to the first room and then didn’t get any further.’ ”
This “psychic” scammed people out of their life-savings! Booooo!
Staying at the Chelsea was one of the more memorable experiences of my life, but times they are a-changin’. Here are some juicy tidbits from the hotel’s rock ‘n’ roll history.
This made me laugh! Non-Americans on the weirdest things that are normal to Americans. America is really bizarre, okay?
The Ugly Reality of Creating Reality Television. Reality TV attracts millions of viewers and thousands of hopefuls, but at what cost?
Might need these myself… Homeopathic remedies for travelling.
I absolutely loved Petra’s post on censorship and the female body. Powerful stuff.
30 lessons learned from selling $30 million worth of ebooks. Wowsers!
Very Halloweenie: why dark rides scare the pants off us.
If you had to, how would you define love?
Here’s a great — and wonderfully inspiring — interview with Bobbi Brown.
See you on the other side of the planet!
27 September 2013, 14:38
Photo of Natalie Bloom’s workspace, via The Design Files.
The days keep ticking by. There are only 97 days left in the year, a fact which has me slightly reeling, but also has me feeling reinvigorated with purpose and clarity. I’ve been asking myself how I can make these 97 days count the most, and prioritising putting time into my dreams. Otherwise, they’ll never come to fruition!
I don’t know about the weather where you are, but it has definitely been cooling down in NYC. I picked up a Michael Kors white leather jacket (similar) the other day and have been wearing it practically non-stop. If it’s chilly where you are too, go make yourself a cup of tea and read through this lot!
I’m totally loving these 101 travel tips. There’s plenty of new information in there, even for hardened travellers!
Paul Jarvis wrote the short and sweet guide to video interviews. Essential reading for bloggers and wannabe media darlings!
50 ways to be ridiculously, shockingly generous — and feel ridiculously, shockingly good. Thanks, Alexandra. You always bring the goods!
How does Diane von Furstenberg start her day? By sending out an email that doesn’t benefit her at all. How fabulous is that?
On bullshit jobs:
Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul. Yet virtually no one talks about it.
How can we change bro culture? This piece has some ideas.
Would you ever go to a toilet-themed restaurant? I’m not sure I would…
We’re immensely proud to count Justine Musk among our blogcadettes. She just turned 41 and here are 41 things she knows for sure.
Check out this assortment of sculptures on the beach!
These compilations of historic NYC crime scene photographs — a mix of “then” versus “now” — are great. Plus, it’s always nice to be reminded that life went on before you!
DANGER! Chocolate fudge in a jar! A recipe so easy even I could do it.
An abandoned elevator shaft hides secret museum in NYC. This is wonderfully bizarre. Its treasures include the shoe that was thrown at George Bush!
Secrets of supremely happy people.
According to psychologist Peter Kramer, resilience, not happiness, is the opposite of depression: Happy people know how to bounce back from failure.
My friend Ruby from The Numinous (which you need to check out!) tweeted this article, Take Your Body With You, on the temptation to avoid all “impure” earthly things on the path to being spiritual. It is gorgeous.
God or spirit isn’t waiting somewhere outside the world, cheering you on to escape this mortal coil, but rather is present in every particle of creation. Everything is not only alive, but soaked with divinity, dunked in “god-ness” or “goddess-ness.”
Madonna did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit and it was, of course, amazing. (Plus, Snoop Lion wades in to comment. I mean… !!!)
Becoming a meme and what it all means.
I’d like to stay in all 8 of these treehouse hotel rooms. Won’t you join me?
Very interesting: The Top 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014.
You can always count on Danielle Meder for a damn good piece. Cool Front/Hot Mess is all about the new fashion scene.
The reason fashion feels so stagnant at the moment is because it is always the same people writing about the same designers dressing the same celebrities. ... The people who think change is the problem never seem to consider that change is their problem. ... When people say that fashion is doomed, they are admitting only that fashion is moving on without them.
Do you believe in the power of no?
Here are six ways to grow a “brand you” business, from Fast Company.
Why do productive people have empty schedules? Love. LOVE!
More brilliance from Alexandra Franzen: sorry, “working on a novel” is not a business model. True that!
How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps. Thanks to Eva for flicking this one through!
This enterprising author sold a million self-published books... !
This enormous read on Eyes Wide Shut is absorbing and brilliant.
What does it really cost to write and publicise a book?
We always say at The Blogcademy that commenting culture has changed. Here’s proof.
I love this feature on my friend Betsy: Spirit in the material world.
Dinner with a psychic twist! Wowsers.
Are you really your own boss? Here are some great ways to more efficiently manage yourself.
Harsh but eye-opening writing tips from great authors.
Erica Jong’s novel, Fear of Flying, is now 40 years old. Does it hold up?
Did you catch the weird Kimmel skit that makes fun of Kanye and Kanye’s response? Here’s why Kanye is right.
I loved, loved, loved what Tara Stiles had to say about shopping to impress others.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a rollerskating rink!
I enjoyed this experience: What planet are you on?
When deciding who to spend time with, ask yourself, “Is there stillness within this person?”
Wow. Corey Feldman knows how to party…
I love Louis C.K.
“You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away, is the ability to just sit there. That’s being a person. Because underneath everything in your life there is that thing, that empty—forever empty. That knowledge that it’s all for nothing and that you’re alone. It’s down there.”
Have a great weekend, babe!
30 August 2013, 12:22
Some months are better than others, and I don’t know about you, but for me, August was a banger! There was a lot of really cool content created this month, too… Here are my favourite bits and bobs from around le web.
New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable. So go for it!
Madonna’s Diet Is the Hardest I Have Ever Tried. No huge surprises there, I gotta say!
5 Reasons You’re Earning More Money but You’re Still Miserable. Thought-provoking and dead-on, I’d say.
“Even in the heart of middle America, housing seems to play a surprisingly small role in the successful pursuit of happiness,” Dunn and Norton write. “If the largest material purchase most of us will ever make provides no detectable benefit for our overall happiness, then it may be time to rethink our fundamental assumptions about how we use money.”
Rabbit went to a death cafe and had some conversations about the afterlife.
I’m always forced to reexamine the way I look at things when I read anything by Molly. It Don’t Gitmo Better Than This: inside the dark heart of Guantánamo Bay, is no exception.
40 Days Of Dating is an experiment between two friends… And it’s so cool.
I adore Lisa Devlin — both as a photographer and as a person — and I think you’ll love her post on why she’s not giving up.
Johnson summed up the conventional wisdom this way: Americans are fat because they eat too much and exercise too little. But they eat too much and exercise too little because they’re addicted to sugar, which not only makes them fatter but, after the initial sugar rush, also saps their energy, beaching them on the couch. “The reason you’re watching TV is not because TV is so good,” he said, “but because you have no energy to exercise, because you’re eating too much sugar.”
If you’re obsessed with Orange Is The New Black or loved But I’m A Cheerleader (so good!), I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy apartment hunting with Natasha Lyonne. And I can’t lie, I’m pretty excited that she lives in my neighbourhood!
Your worst case scenario is probably not that bad. Here’s proof.
Fantasy, Reality, and the Myth of ‘Real Sex’: What ‘Porn Sex vs. Real Sex’ Gets Wrong.
Marriage can be awesome… But it can also be a wake-up call. Here are 3 things this guy wishes he knew before he got married.
James Altucher is an odd one, so it makes sense that he wrote 33 unusual tips to being a better writer.
Here’s how to build a career worth having.
Everyone says they want a virtual assistant, but when push comes to shove, sometimes we just don’t know what to DO with them! Never fear, here are 101 tasks to outsource.
Want to know how to get more money in your piggy bank? Start here.
Zooey Deschanel is awesome as shit.
“My theory is that people in this day and age want to dismiss things. So they want to be able to dismiss you,” Deschanel says. “They say, ‘You don’t belong, you don’t deserve this because here’s why, and let me find an intellectual argument for why you wearing pink or cuff sleeves or a bow makes you not worthy of your accomplishments. Everything you’ve done doesn’t matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that’s feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.’ And I just think that’s bullshit. And smart people are doing it, and that’s surprising to me. I’ll give them being smart, but they’re being very shortsighted.”
I’m a bit obsessed with Blogcast FM. Check out Srini’s interview with Linda Siversten on the birth of books that lie within us.
Louise Hay tells her self-publishing story.
Absolutely fascinating: Lings Cars and the art of persuading visitors to buy. Even if you have the ugliest design ever — on purpose! — the psychology of marketing is still effective!
Sarah Wilson has a guide to eating paleo in New York City. Even if you’re not paleo, this guide is helpful for anyone who wants to eat good, healthy food!
A fascinating voyage into the life of artist and mystic Brion Gysin and his legendary invention the dream machine, a device that projects stroboscopic light, provoking a “drugless high” and cinematic hallucinations.
Srini on truth, art and interviews.
Restaurants in Paris are taking their cues from California?! This is weird!
Aching to get away? Here are the 10 best wellness retreats for summer and fall.
International playgirls take note: here are 11 ways to get home faster if your flight is delayed.
Fascinating stuff… The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding.
If I had to leave Earth, I’d want to go and live on this pink planet.
This is probably the most epic Craigslist Missed Connection ad ever written.
Kirstie Clements, ex-Vogue, on size zero. Of course, it’s easy to denounce it once you’re not getting paid to promote it, no?
I enjoyed this… Toward a Theory of Creativity in Diverse Creative Women by Sally M. Reis from University of Connecticut.
Other explanations of why there are so few eminent women creators have to do with time commitments. Researchers who have offered historical explanations about the limited number of women creators argue that women were burdened with family responsibilities, child bearing, and limited educational opportunities. Contemporary researchers argue that creative women may have too many demands on their time, feel guilty if they attempt to do creative work in time that should be spent with their family, or in some cases, dislike working alone for the periods of time necessary for creative accomplishment (Callahan, 1979; Kerr, 1985; Ochse, 1991; Piirto, 1991; Reis, 1987, 1998). Some researchers have noted that the same years in which Lehman (1953) found the height of male creative productivity to occur characterize the peak period of women’s responsibilities to children (Reis, 1998). Some contemporary researchers have noted that in our society, exceptionally able women experience considerable stress related to role conflict and overload, which many reduce creative urges. (Ochse, 1991; Piirto, 1991; Reis, 1987, 1998).
Personality traits emerging from interviews or other primary source data included determination, motivation, various ways of manifesting creativity, patience, and the ability to take — and in some cases thrive on — risks. Determination was clearly exhibited by every study participant throughout her life. The ability to strive for success and to continue to work hard, sometimes under adverse odds, with or without the support of family, was evident in most cases. The participants explained their motivation and their creative processes differently. Some were certain it had developed from the positive role modeling of their parents. Others believed they developed their motivation because of their strong need for a purpose in life such as preserving the environment, being a successful female composer, or bringing theater to disadvantaged urban youth. Still others believe that their motivation came from a desire to produce, to leave a mark upon the world, or from the sheer joy of the creative act. Their creativity is also evident in their love for their work, the sheer volume of their work, and their persistent evolution into higher and more challenging talent forms.
I worked with Ellie Brett — the Media Bombshell — and it was transformative. Her blog is full of useful stuff, too, like what’s the secret to giving a great media interview?
What a Supermodel Taught Me About Comparing Yourself to Others. “A few months ago, I walked in to my yoga class and discovered that the woman on the mat next to me was a famous lingerie supermodel. Gulp.”
Have you ever wondered why 11:11 pops up so often? A great video from Gabrielle Bernstein. So good!
Inspiration Point with Jonathan Adler is a new show. “Love and chakra-tingling shit” is the first episode.
It’s a prison. The white picket fence is the prison bars. The bank is the guards looking in. And the need to protect your family keeps you in a solitary confinement of guilt and anxiety and stress.
Nicolette checked out Tarina Tarantino’s studio and, well, it’s glorious.
Fascinating: Do you have any interest in swapping eating for Soylent?
The so-called lies of lifestyle design (+ the secret truth about tim ferriss). So good… We’re very proud to have Justine Musk as a blogcadette! Justine’s post was in response to this, which is also worth a read.
101 fashion tips and tricks every girl should know. Some of these are completely genius!
I love Victoria Beckham. This profile is a goodie.
Ever wondered how success spoiled and saved David Bowie?
These alternate brand slogans cracked me up.
The true story of a seven year marriage is touching and true.
Want to know what Valentino gets up to over a 24-hour period? Now you know. (Calling your closest friends to say goodnight is so cute!)
Carine Roitfeld has her own documentary now too.
This reading of hate mail is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!
26 July 2013, 11:26
I have to admit I was shocked when I looked at my editorial calendar yesterday and saw that it was already time to do my monthly link round-up! How has your July been treating you?
Here are some of the best things I’ve read, watched and listened to over the past month. I hope you enjoy ‘em!
Kirstie Clements, ex-editor at Vogue Australia, tells all!
Overwhelm us with joy! YES please!
Kids dressed as characters from Moonrise Kingdom. I am so not into cutesy kid stuff, but this is beyond adorable.
Rita J King is pretty fascinating, and her “how I work” story inspires me to do bigger things.
What’s in Prince’s fridge?! (This is real!)
I loved Laurie Penny’s piece on being a manic pixie dream girl.
Zoe tells us how to deal with a whopping big (under the surface) pimple. Bookmark that one!
In case you were wondering, here’s why working for a modern print publication is awful.
If you’d like to give meditation a crack, Oprah and Deepak Chopra are holding a free course!
I loved what Shauna had to say about trying a cleanse!
This is for you if you have trouble telling someone how to sex you up.
Goosebumps for Grown-Ups. Ahahaha.
Ever wonder why Etsy and crafting is experiencing such a major resurgence? Emily Matchar wrote a book on the allure of the new domesticity, and this interview with her is fascinating.
In her new book, Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity, Matchar examines the DIY trend in a variety of manifestations—Etsy culture, “mommy” blogs, backyard chickens, from-scratch cooking—and sees a retreat to domesticity at the heart of it all. Homesteading, homeschooling, homemaking—home, home, home. The promise of the New Domesticity is that by circling our wagons and “doing it ourselves,” we can compensate for the lack of stability and work-life balance in the workforce and the failure of the government to ensure safe food, high-quality education, and sustainable environmental practices—all while making cool stuff! Moreover, Matchar is troubled by the way that this trend affects women economically, encouraging them to give up financial independence while breathing new life into old ideas about what women’s work should look like.
More doing, less promoting: the key to creating great work. Go Paul! I love this: “Promotion is necessary, but for the most part, it feels like I’m looking backward at what I’ve already made. I’d rather be looking forward, at what I’ve yet to create.” That’s how I felt about blog comments!
On Wednesday, I co-hosted Hay House Radio with Gabrielle Bernstein. If you missed it, listen to the archived episode! (We had sooooo much fun, I can’t wait to do it again soon!)
Rape Joke: a poem by Patricia Lockwood.
James Altucher tells you how to self-publish a bestseller.
So, apparently Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey aren’t friends. Lana wrote a mean song about her... And, of course, it leaked.
Bill Murray reading poetry. Sometimes, it’s exactly what you need.
Ben and Jerry’s knows your personality based on your favourite ice cream flavour. Mine? If your favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, you’re more likely to be ambitious, competitive and a visionary. Sure. I’ll take that.
This Tumblr Will Ruin Your Favorite Childhood Books And It’s Amazing. No, really, it’s amazing.
Books are selling better than ever… So why are publishers so scared?
VSCO Cam is a great iPhone app for editing photos… But there’s a bit of a learning curve. This is a great guide.
Texas has kept a record of death row inmates’ last words.
Want some new music? Check out Bend But Don’t Break by Blueprint and Illogic!
Bicycle helmets can be fashion statements...
I just stopped drinking coffee, so I’m fascinated by this study on how caffeine might cramp creativity because it inhibits the two main characteristics of creative thinking: unconscious processing, or what T. S. Eliot called idea incubation, and connecting the seemingly unconnected.
I loved this interview with Gabby!
Stop competing with other women... And kick your own ass, instead!
Jay-Z on fame. (There are more parts to the series, totally worth watching.)
Have a great weekend,
Read more about carousel...