Do you have a Christmas tree, dead animal, or blender on your desk? We hope not. Your desk is your sanctuary—treat it wrong and you may be doing more than just giving off a wacky vibe. You might be hurting your productivity, your career, and your health.
It’s writing specific, but pair it with the “What’s really wrong?” technique I’ve mentioned before.
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There’s a whole lot going on within the formidable book package known as S. After removing the shrink-wrap, you find a book holster, inside of which is the novel, Ship of Theseus, attributed to one V.M. Straka. Flipping through the pages, you notice that they all feature seemingly handwritten notes in the margins, amounting to a dialogue between two students passing the book back and forth. Like a hastily assembled briefcase, there are clippings, postcards and other assorted ephemera scattered about, physically wedged in between pages. Finally, while reading the introduction to Ship of Theseus, it becomes clear that these students are enmeshed in the mystery of the book’s authorship, one that has supposedly daunted scholars for decades. They also appear to be flirting.
A Ducati dealership put a little twist on the old bikes-and-babes model, by letting their male employees recreate a sexy photo shoot—putting the ridiculousness of sex-as-sales tactic into stark (almost naked) relief.
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson thinks your thighs are too fat to wear his pants. He also thinks Chinese factory workers enjoy long hours and birth control causes divorce. Among other things.
Shut it down — the best Halloween costume has already been done.
(via https://twitter.com/cara1110, and our friends at Arrowhead Pride)
If you want a guaranteed gold at a major championships, then the most reliable athlete to call upon is US long jumper Brittney Reese. SPIKES catches up with Reese about an amazing career so far, her big ambitions for 2014 – and why she hasn’t enjoyed greater plaudits for her success.
Brittany Reese is awesome and I actually have a few materials from her coach, Joe Walker. I love their common sense approach to maybe my favorite single event.
the black keys
- “Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?”— Sai Baba (via hallucinojenjen)
Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny”, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major...”