How great thinkers organized their time.
I feel like in the past, they had a lot more time to do nothing but talk, stroll, have a dinner, read… relax.
We seem to be a society always on the go now, and ironically we in the past had assumed machines and automatons would help us have MORE time to relax not that we’d have to ramp up and be even MORE productive with the aid of machines.
Who here can really say they have time to read for a few hours a day with a full-time job and a family?
Flaubert’s made me go “aww”.. he put time in there to talk to his mother, and I particularly enjoy the dark green section labeled: REAL WORK.
The WORST fashion fad in this list (for me) is foot binding. I shudder every time I read how they bound women’s feet in China.
It’s right up there with female circumcision.
Speaking of fashion, I really liked this article about power dressing. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, when I show up in a dress, I get surprised looks.
Once I wore a white sheath to work with some heels and the director, upon meeting me for the first time (thought I was a man by my name), came by to say hello to everyone and did a visible double-take when he reached me because I happened to be in a dress (the only woman out of all the women, wearing a dress).
Flattering, but also a reminder that I am not in an industry that has a lot of women to begin with, so dressing like a woman can make me stand out.
Still, I do not want to wear a suit to work, I hate wearing pantyhose and wearing a wrap dress is when I am at my most comfortable.
Hat tip to Belle for the link!
High-end luxury brands don’t sell their clothes online… because they don’t have to.
Who the hell needs technology when you’re Amish?
Vegans are not going to like this, but I fully support it in the name of science and health.
Speaking of vegans, did you know that the Germans have 10 awesome words that perfectly describe situations in life?
Such as this gem: Kummerspeck also translated as “grief bacon”.
It means to gain weight from excessive emotional overeating.
Can you REALLY tell how smart a person is by the way they look?
Seems like the elfin look = smartness whereas rounded chins and broader faces = stupidity.
Not only are they smokin’ hot but man can they play AC/DC’s Thunderstruck on cellos and give a hell of a performance!
Smooth Criminal is also pretty damn impressive:
I’m ashamed that Torontonians are a bunch of cheapskates. Maybe what they need is a serious course in personal finance and literacy.
But even if you still plan on visiting Toronto, check out this tourist guide..
Grass is greener and all that — worst things about working for Apple!
Speaking of epic photos, here are some D-Day ones.
The French clock off at 6 p.m. and can’t be contacted to work after hours. It’s the law.
Cuteness beyond belief.
<3 me some Dave Grohl.
#%*@&%*#&* Indian politician makes the most outrageous statement yet.
How do they expect to be taken seriously and to progress in the world if they have officials making such blatant statements and not being penalized for it?
I love Mindy Kaling. Her book was awesome as well.
Say what you want but this girl is seriously.. SERIOUSLY.. fit.
Those arms.. THOSE ARMS! *looks down at her flabby arms*
(Video is probably not safe for work… it’s an exotic pole dancer)