‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants...– J.K. Rowling (via pro-recovery)
curiositycounts: MetroChange reclaims the millions of dollars worth of value on MTA cards lost and discarded every year, and allocating it to charities (via)
Over the last month, Khan Academy saw 4 million unique users. That’s up from 1...– Khan Academy Jumps To 4M Uniques Per Month (Up 4X From Last Year) | TechCrunch (via infoneer-pulse)
If I try my best and fail, well, I tried my best– Steve Jobs - Fortune Magazine November 1998 (via gregmelander)
curiositycounts: The team at Visualizing.org do what they do best and visualize 2011. See also Visual Complexity, the year’s most notable release on the art and science of data visualization.
The brain, the computer, and the economy: all three are devices whose purpose is...– The Neuroeconomics Revolution - Robert J. Shiller on how neuroscience will transform our understanding of economics (via)
I’m glad I met NK and that we kinda been “dating” for the past few months. After hanging out with him tonight I realized that he really does bring out the best in me and he’s constantly pushing me to be better. A big reason why I’m finally taking the step towards an MBA is through his encouragement and support. I think I needed somebody or something to just give me...
Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt,...– Steven Pressfield on fear and the creative process (via curiositycounts)
People speculate whether Apple has a future without Steve Jobs. I’m not worried,...– Design legend Philippe Starck on Steve Jobs. Related, Starck’s TED talk is one of the finest, most compelling TED talks of all time. (via curiositycounts)
10% of this year's Sundance selections raised... →
whitneymcn: This is mindblowing from a wide variety of perspectives, so I’ll just pick one: Remember when Kickstarter hit 1MM backers a couple of months ago, and it was pointed by (first by @garychou, I believe) that the money pledged by Kickstarter backers was approaching 65% of the NEA’s annual budget? Well consider this: the Sundance Institute itself received NEA grants totaling $180,000...
I have decided that I am going to go back to school for a masters. Now I just need to figure out how to finance it.
Status seeking may play an important, yet largely invisible, role in determining...– New series of studies examine the psychology of status-seeking and the trap of luxury goods (via curiositycounts)
Personal note-to-self: UPDATE 10-26-2011 Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt by Capping Monthly Payments to What They Can Afford Allow borrowers to cap their student loan payments at 10% of discretionary income. In the 2010 State of the Union, the President proposed – and Congress quickly enacted – an improved income-based repayment (IBR) plan, which allows student loan borrowers to cap...
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patriciahandschiegel: 1. The telecom carriers, not Google, Facebook, etc., are who truly owns the internet. 2. This is because the internet is two parts: infrastructure and applications. The telecom industry (carriers) funded the build of the infrastructure. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. are all software…
As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.– ― Andy Warhol (via justbesplendid) This always happen to me.