Old Masters at the Top of Their Game Essay by LEWIS H. LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? The short answer is Dr. “From the time that I was 6 years old I had the mania of drawing the form of objects. Hokusai died in 1849 in his late 80s, by all reports still far from satisfied with his work then in progress. On the way through my 50s I could see signs of progress, producing manuscripts that required only extensive rewriting, not the abandonment of the whole sorry mess of a dumb idea. Now I am 79. T. John D.
23 Stunning Quotes for Finding Your True Direction When you are working towards your goals, more times than not, it feels like the world is against you — knocking you down every chance it gets. And you would be right. Obtaining your goals is not easy, it’s not meant to be easy. Why, because through the trail of each failure comes two decisions: 1. Yes, these decisions are filters, designed to test your conviction. Many high achievers use triggers as a tool to help them continue pursuing their goals. So I have assembled 23 stunning quotes (with images) which will assist you to not only continue your journey but to help you find your true direction. Photo Credit: Unsplash By Danist Soh Photo Credit: Unsplash By Joshua Earle Photo Credit: Unsplash By Luca Zanon Photo Credit: Unsplash By Mikael Kristenson Photo Credit: Unsplash By Mike Kenneally Photo Credit: Unsplash By Sean Brown Photo Credit: Unsplash By Taylor Leopold Photo Credit: Unsplash By Volkan Olmez Photo Credit: Unsplash By Drew Patrick Photo Credit: Unsplash By Dustin Lee
Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity! Explain Everything ™ uk.businessinsider Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn's founder and chairman. Steve Jennings/Getty Images If you use LinkedIn, you've undoubtedly received invitations to connect with people you've never met or may never meet in your life. The more you stay on the site and the more you gain prominence in your field, the more requests from strangers you'll get. And while it could seem natural to decline a Facebook friend request from a stranger because you don't want to give them access to your personal information and photos, the dynamic on LinkedIn is much different. You may think that because it's a social network for professionals, you should accept all invitations and see which of them stick. It's the approach that Keith Ferrazzi, the author of "Never Eat Alone" and a management consultant to Fortune 100 companies, took for years. "'You're doing it all wrong, Keith!' Here's the gist of what Hoffman told him, as written in "Never Eat Alone" (emphasis ours):
U.S. Navy Killing Marine Life With Sonar and Weapons Testing Arjun WaliaActivist Post Not only have whales been showing up dead with dozens of pounds of toxic, plastic waste inside their stomachs, the U.S Navy plans to raise the death toll by conducting underwater testing of explosive weapons and sonar devices. Tests will be and are taking place in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including the Gulf of Mexico. These events are set to commence and take place from 2014 through 2019. Keep in mind, these events have been occurring for a number of years, and are responsible for the death of large amounts of marine life. (9) The Navy is not denying these facts. Take action by sending an email to The Honorable Charles T. According to Greenpeace, government estimates are calculated at 138,500 whales and dolphins will be injured or killed.(2) There are also corporate interests here, exploration companies are allowed to use dangerous blasts of noise to search for offshore oil and gas. There are no noise-cancelling headphones to stop the U.S. Sources:
The Enneagram | Why You & Your Loved Ones Act the Way They Do Exploiting Bacteria to Produce "Living Materials" A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have unveiled a system whereby bacterial cells are engineered in such a way that they incorporate specific non-living materials into their biofilms, creating a "living material". Biofilms are generated when bacteria cluster together and stick onto a surface. Often the bacteria will secrete substances that assist in this adherence, such as proteins and carbohydrate polymers (called polysaccharides) which form a slime. Numerous different species of bacteria have been found to form biofilms including E. coli and P. aeruginosa, and often more than one bacterial species is found within a biofilm. Researchers have generated a system whereby they can exploit these biofilm producers by cajoling the bacteria into incorporating non-living materials into their biofilms, such as gold nanoparticles. But that's not all they did. The researchers hope to continue with this exciting work.