How to Get Yourself to Practice When You Don’t Feel Like It 46 4Share Synopsis Not in the mood to practice or study? Here's a technique to try when your inner drive is nowhere to be found. You know those days when you soooo do not want to practice (or study, work, or do anything remotely productive)? Where you sort of putz around the house looking for an excuse to do almost anything else? On the plus side, I suppose those are the days when the refrigerator gets cleaned out and the bathroom cabinets get organized, but those things don’t leave us feeling especially great about ourselves at the end of the day. Yes, that inner drive sure is nice when it’s there, on those days when we feel the motivation to develop our skills, learn new repertoire, or prepare for an upcoming performance or exam. And sure, there is something to be said for having a non-negotiable daily routine. It’s called the “resumptive drive.” What’s this all about? Waiters and memory The resumptive drive Then they were given five minutes to solve the last three puzzles. But wait!
Q&A with Cindy Gallop: Tackling porn, feminism and big dreams Advertising whiz Cindy Gallop delivered one of the most talked-about talks at TED2009, so before it was posted the TED Blog had to snag her for an interview. Spirited as usual, she did not disappoint. Keep reading for answers on what people thought of MakeLoveNotPorn.com, Gallop’s bold position on feminism, her new project IfWeRanTheWorld and the story of her success. What sort of feedback have you gotten on MakeLoveNotPorn.com? What do people think of it? What MakeLoveNotPorn has in common with my other ventures is that when I encounter something that I feel very strongly about, I do something about it. As I make clear in my talk, MakeLoveNotPorn is designed to address an issue that would never have crossed my mind if I had not encountered it within my personal life and specifically, because I date younger men who tend to be in their twenties, who are part of Generation Y. I will say that I was extremely nervous before I gave my TEDTalk, and I was nervous for two reasons. So I did.
Critically and commercially successful postmodernist novels such as Slaughterhouse Five and The Book of Daniel present themsel The combined silence Critically and commercially successful postmodernist novels such as Slaughterhouse Five and The Book of Daniel present themselves, ironically, as ‘failures’ - as evidence of the inability the narrator/author to compose a coherent narrative or text, to ‘make sense’ of experience or interpret history intelligibly. Discuss the functions and effects of the trope of ‘failure’ and authorial ‘impotence’ in any set text(s). By the time Roland Barthes announced the death of the author more writers were engaged with the idea their novels should not formulate meaning for the reader. If a coherent narrative is one which layers a possible history over the reader’s world view and attempts to stretch the spaces between images so that they correlate inconspicuously then it hands responsibility of interpretation with the reader. The differend is the unstable state and instant of language wherein something which must be able to be put into phrases cannot yet be. bibliography
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Why teaching is 'not like making motorcars' Teacher: Education is broken Educator says the school system is broken and must focus on individualsSir Ken Robinson: Schools today work like factoriesRobinson: "The problem is that educating young people is not like making motorcars"Comments came in an interview after the recent TED Conference (CNN) -- Sir Ken Robinson says our education system works like a factory. It's based on models of mass production and conformity that actually prevent kids from finding their passions and succeeding, he said. "The problem is that educating young people is not like making motorcars -- at all," the author and educator said in a recent interview. "And one key difference is that motorcars have no interest in how they're made, and young people do." Robinson, author of "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything," spoke to CNN after a recent lecture at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. Watch a 2006 "TED talk" with Ken Robinson "We can't just improve [schools]," he said.
Hilarious Black Dude Answers White People's Most Burning Questions Ten Inspiring Blogs That Everyone Should See It isn’t always easy to find inspiration. Maybe you want to spend a few more minutes, maybe an hour, under the covers in bed rather than go for a morning jog. What’s the point? Or you have a feeling of hopelessness that you won’t do well at the upcoming interview for the job you have wanted for a long time. Life can be a challenge as there are a variety of factors and roadblocks in the way both mentally and physically. 1. After losing his leg due to a bomb during a deployment to Afghanistan with the U.S. 2. There are people in the world who strive to do something every day to make the world a little bit better, at the very least more bearable. 3. Chris Guillebeau focuses on the pursuit of a person reaching their full potential by being an extraordinary person in everyday life. 4. Magnus Marak is a former teacher who writes about how people can get more done in less time while living the type of life that is rich in more ways than just financial wealth. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Mike Mills « Pretty Cool People Interviews Imagine that. Bumping into a famous music video director somewhere where you least expect it. And you just happened to be there with a crew to shoot an interview. Mike’s eyes twinkle as he gazes on down on the skating kids in the indoor park. Mike is part of a generation of directors that emerged in the ninetees including Spike Jonze, Roman and Sophia Coppola, Michel Gondry and their peers. Mike exploded onto the international scene with his original music promos for the French band AIR’s first album. As a graphic designer, music video and film director, Mike continues to innovate himself, churning out new and inspired stuff all the time, no matter what medium he works in. mikemillsweb.com Pretty Cool Crew: Commissioning Editor for SubmarineChannel: Geert van de Wetering, Interview: Sarah Domogala, Camera/Sound: Daniel Bouquet, Editing: Paul de Heer and Geert van de Wetering.
These Lacustrine Cities Nick Offerman Drinks Whisky By Fireplace For 45 Minutes Subscribe to UPROXX How is it that it took until the year of our lord two thousand and fifteen for someone to hand Nick Offerman a glass of whisky, and instruct him to sit by a toasty fireplace for 45 minutes of silence? He probably does this in real life. [checks back 45 minutes later] That was 45 minutes of quiet, interrupted only by satisfied sips and a crackling fire. Okay, so maybe not every company. (Via AdWeek) Now Watch: A Timeline Of That ‘Leo DiCaprio Raped By A Bear’ Rumor Suicide: Read This First If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain. I don't know who you are, or why you are reading this page. I only know that for the moment, you're reading it, and that is good. I have known a lot of people who have wanted to kill themselves, so I have some small idea of what you might be feeling. Well, you're still reading, and that's very good. Start by considering this statement: Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain. That's all it's about. Don't accept it if someone tells you, "That's not enough to be suicidal about." When pain exceeds pain-coping resources, suicidal feelings are the result. Now I want to share with you five things to think about... Well, it's been a few minutes and you're still with me.
21 Easy Hacks to Simplify Your Life “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” – Henry David Thoreau By Leo Babauta If you’re trying to simplify your life, it’s best to follow the four simple steps I’ve outlined before — it’s just the simplest method. But sometimes life gets in the way, and you need a workaround, some way to get past your usual obstacles and to trick yourself into keeping things simple. I use these “hacks” myself (in this case, “hacks” refers to workarounds or tricks to reach your goal), and I’ve found them to be effective in many cases. Also, don’t try to implement all of them — that would be far from simple. Simple tricks to simplify your life: Three-box decluttering. “Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” – Edwin Way Teale