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Jun 10
“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” Rumi (via creatingaquietmind)

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judygarlandgifs:

Happy Birthday Judy Garland!
(June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969)

She was the most loyal person and the greatest entertainer in the world. And the first thing you think of is the great warmth of Judy, the great, giving, little person that she was. Her heart was bigger than all of her put together. She was just one big heart.

-June Allyson

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Jun 8
rookiemag:

Friday Playlist: Get Ready

Pre-party jams. By Amy Rose. Illustration by Minna.

rookiemag:

Friday Playlist: Get Ready

Pre-party jams. By Amy Rose. Illustration by Minna.


May 17
theparisreview:

“What is it about Antrim? He writes as if prose were his native language: his sentences have the matter-of-fact pathos and absurdity of dreams.”
Read more of this week’s staff picks, including Donald Antrim’s new collection, Kara Walker’s Domino Sugar Factory installation, and Knausgaard’s unquotability.

theparisreview:

“What is it about Antrim? He writes as if prose were his native language: his sentences have the matter-of-fact pathos and absurdity of dreams.”

Read more of this week’s staff picks, including Donald Antrim’s new collection, Kara Walker’s Domino Sugar Factory installation, and Knausgaard’s unquotability.


“Sure, successful people work a bit on weekends, but they know that weekends are mostly about giving the brain a break. Even if you’re not religious, challenge yourself to keep a Sabbath of sorts: one 24-hour period where you don’t do any of your usual work. You may find yourself so relaxed you’ll look forward to Monday.” Your Weekend Has 60 Hours—Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them (via fastcompany)

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May 12
theatlantic:

The Not-So-Distant Future Where We Can All Upgrade Our Brains

In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream. Pills can already help you stay up longer, bring more focus to your work, and who knows what else. But what might sound good on an individual level could create societal disruptions, or so Palo Alto think-tank the Institute for the Future proposes in its latest Ten-Year Forecasts. 
As a result, the Institute has proposed that the world’s citizens need a “Magna Cortica.” 
"Magna Cortica is the argument that we need to have a guidebook for both the design spec and ethical rules around the increasing power and diversity of cognitive augmentation," said IFTF distinguished fellow, Jamais Cascio. "There are a lot of pharmaceutical and digital tools that have been able to boost our ability to think. Adderall, Provigil, and extra-cortical technologies."
Back in 2008, 20 percent of scientists reported using brain-enhancing drugs. And I spoke with dozens of readers who had complex regimens, including, for example, a researcher at the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. “We aren’t the teen clubbers popping uppers to get through a hard day running a cash register after binge drinking,” the researcher told me. “We are responsible humans.” Responsible humans trying to get an edge in incredibly competitive and cognitively demanding fields. 
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

The Not-So-Distant Future Where We Can All Upgrade Our Brains

In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream. Pills can already help you stay up longer, bring more focus to your work, and who knows what else. But what might sound good on an individual level could create societal disruptions, or so Palo Alto think-tank the Institute for the Future proposes in its latest Ten-Year Forecasts. 

As a result, the Institute has proposed that the world’s citizens need a “Magna Cortica.” 

"Magna Cortica is the argument that we need to have a guidebook for both the design spec and ethical rules around the increasing power and diversity of cognitive augmentation," said IFTF distinguished fellow, Jamais Cascio. "There are a lot of pharmaceutical and digital tools that have been able to boost our ability to think. Adderall, Provigil, and extra-cortical technologies."

Back in 2008, 20 percent of scientists reported using brain-enhancing drugs. And I spoke with dozens of readers who had complex regimens, including, for example, a researcher at the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. “We aren’t the teen clubbers popping uppers to get through a hard day running a cash register after binge drinking,” the researcher told me. “We are responsible humans.” Responsible humans trying to get an edge in incredibly competitive and cognitively demanding fields.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]



Apr 26

"Adapt or die."

Hanna (2011)

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Mar 26

superseventies:

Melanie Safka — Lay Down - 1970 TV appearance


kristenmerieandacupoftea:

Latch ft. Sam Smith | Disclosure