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Riding Around Baltimore With the Repo Man From Bill Shaw at American Consequences: An alarm sounded… It was different from the last one. “Live hit!” the driver gasped. He sped around the corner and killed the headlights. “Stay here. × Subscribe to Crux I reached over and locked the doors. The driver returned with a grin and pumped his fist. Last year on a Sunday evening, I spent four hours riding shotgun with a repo man in Baltimore, Maryland. Continue reading at American Consequences.

Daily Rituals to Steal From Successful Creatives and Innovators Walk in the door. Hang up jacket and put on cozy, hand-knit cardigan. Swap loafers for canvas sneakers. Ever since we were children, our brains have thrived on ritual and routine. From mid-day ice baths to counting out exactly 60 beans for a morning cup of coffee, read on for the fascinating daily routines of history’s famous minds — plus the most common practices to steal for your own daily habits. Daily Routines of Famous Artists, Authors, and Entrepreneurs Victor Hugo “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. 6 AM: Wake up to coffee and two raw eggs 6:30-11 AM: Writing 11 AM-Noon: Ice bath on the roof Noon-1 PM: Lunch and socializing with guests 1-3 PM: Vigorous exercise 3-4 PM: Go to the barber 4-6 PM: Spend time with mistress 6-8 PM: Writing 8-10 PM: Dinner, cards, out with friends 10 PM: Go to sleep Stephen King “It’s not any different than a bedtime routine. 8 AM: Wake up, make a cup of tea, and take a daily vitamin Pablo Picasso “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

How to work with galleries and collectors as an emerging artist Showing work in a gallery exhibition. A gallery has offered to include your work in a group or solo exhibition—what can you expect? What do you need to make sure everything is in order before the exhibition opens? Use a consignment agreement First things first, never send a gallery your work without receiving a consignment agreement. A standard agreement sets out the terms for the sale of the work, your payment (should the work sell), how the work will be shipped, how the work will be photographed/documented, and the length of time that the gallery will have exclusive access to sell the work. Pricing your work You should work with the gallery to decide the right price point for your work. Typically you can expect a 50/50 split on all sales. Some agreements will also ask for the discretion of a shared 20% discount to be offered to museums, since selling a work to a museum ensures the long-term care for your piece and the potential for exhibition, making the discount worth it. Payment terms

6 Reasons Creative Minds are Ideal for Entrepreneurship “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” made an estimated $220 million opening weekend. Lines of children, teens and adults — many of them dressed as Jedi and Sith — lined up to see the film. Seemingly every kind of person, from general watchers to next-level enthusiasts, attended opening night. Even before its release, the frenzy surrounding the upcoming movie was extreme. Fan theories ran rampant, and online communities debated over potential plots. Now that it’s been showing for a few days, many have praised “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for its creativity. There’s a group that thinks the film should be removed from the canon because it’s unoriginal and a departure from the series. As “Star Wars” exhibits, people commonly debate creativity. 1) They have a specific disposition. Some of the biggest business innovations of all time are the result of creativity. When speaking of a creative personality, there’s no better case study than Steve Jobs. 2) Good things come in … fours. 4) They ‘connect the dots.’

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where you’ve been Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You can see a timeline of where you’ve been from the very first day you started using Google on your phone. Click on this link to see your own data: Here is every place I have been in the last 12 months in Ireland. Google knows everything you’ve ever searched – and deleted Google stores search history across all your devices. Click on this link to see your own data: Google has an advertisement profile of you Google creates an advertisement profile based on your information, including your location, gender, age, hobbies, career, interests, relationship status, possible weight (need to lose 10lb in one day?) Google knows all the apps you use

NYC Space/Time Directory Death Is a Process, Not a Discrete Event My first exposure to the death of a patient came during my third year of medical school, in Israel. It was my first clinical rotation, which happened to be in internal medicine. Tagging along with my mentor, a senior physician to whom I had been assigned, on his morning rounds, we entered the room of an elderly woman who was critically ill with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria in her urinary system. The infection had spread throughout her frail body and was now wreaking havoc on most of her vital organs. Observing her for a few moments as she lay there unconscious, he said, “She’s almost at the end.” I scrutinized the woman’s face, her breathing, the digital readouts of the instruments, trying to understand what signs he was so brilliantly interpreting. Assuming that with nothing more to do here we would move on, I began to back away toward the door. “She has no family here,” he said. What he was saying sounded vaguely familiar, but from a very different context. “Why?” By David Shultz

Written Feedback to Support Students' Higher Level Thinking About Texts in Writing Supporting upper elementary students' higher level (i.e., analytic) thinking about texts in writing is a challenge for many teachers, in large part because what it means to analyze text is not well defined and because this skill is a relatively new expectation in elementary grades. In this article, the authors clarify the goal of three common types of writing assignments that guide students to apply higher level thinking: analysis of literary elements, comparing and contrasting, and interpreting theme. The authors identify some common ways that students' responses can fall short of the intended thinking demands and offer suggestions for written feedback that teachers can give to get students back on track. This report is part of the RAND Corporation external publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.