9 Reasons Why Failure Is Not Fatal Written by the99percent Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco Failure. Fear of it is universal, experiencing it is inevitable, and running from it is dependably routine. As a culture we can’t seem to shake the negativity of the term – even though most success stories have a shared foundation in some kind of accidental realization, wrong-footed first attempt, or outright error. Here, we pool our favorite videos and articles on the subject as a gentle reminder that our only real failure is to live life without it.1. 2. You once described the inventor’s life as “one of failure.” Not all failures lead to solutions, though. 3. 4. The business literature nowadays talks a lot about the need for failure in the pursuit of excellence. 5. 6. Abject failure This is the really dark one. Structural failure It cuts — deeply — but it doesn’t permanently cripple your identity or enterprise. Glorious failure Going out in a botched but beautiful blaze of glory — catastrophic but exhilarating. 7. 8. 9.
The Tea Party is timeless For the ages For Hofstadter, pictured here in 1946, anti-intellectualism was an unavoidable part of a democratic society. (Erich Hartmann / Magnum Photos) Anti-Intellectualism in American Life doesn’t seem like a catchy title, but, more than 50 years on, it has demonstrated a peculiar staying power: When somebody mentions “anti-intellectualism,” Richard Hofstadter’s book usually comes to mind as the place where the problem was defined. That may be every author’s dream, but for purposes of understanding the book it is also perilous. If you haven’t read the book—which is forgivable; it’s very long and dense—then you may assume that Hofstadter argues that anti-intellectualism is a threat to the authentic best in the American tradition, and that he thinks of it as a problem that can be solved, so that the country can have the flourishing intellectual culture and enriched public life it deserves. Not true. He left behind an astonishingly large and broad body of work.
Olmec Olmec jadeite mask 1000–600 BCE The Olmec were the first 'major' civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. It has been speculated that Olmec derive in part from neighboring Mokaya and/or Mixe–Zoque. The Olmec flourished during Mesoamerica's formative period, dating roughly from as early as 1500 BCE to about 400 BCE. The aspect of the Olmecs most familiar now is their artwork, particularly the aptly named "colossal heads". The Olmec civilization was first defined through artifacts which collectors purchased on the pre-Columbian art market in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Etymology The name "Olmec" comes from the Nahuatl word for the Olmecs: Ōlmēcatl /oːlˈmeːkat͡ɬ/ (singular) or Ōlmēcah /oːlˈmeːkaʔ/ (plural). Overview Origins La Venta Decline Art Fish Vessel, 12th–9th century BCE.
Cinematographs: Living, breathing movie stills - scanners Each of these astonishing "cinematoGIFs" (animated .GIF files) by Gusaf Mantel distills the essence of a cinematic moment into a living, breathing "movie still" -- an indelible moment preserved in time. Once you start gazing into them, you'll find it hard to stop... Above: The apes and the monolith: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Below: The tension of Travis Bickle, keeping his television perpetually balanced on the edge of smashing to the floor: "Taxi Driver" (Martin Scorsese, 1976). Above: Chewing up the scenery in the War Room: "Dr. Strangelove" (Stanley Kubrick, 1964). Below: Cigarette burns: "Fight Club" (David Fincher, 1999). Above: Waiting for the elevator. Below: Light of my life, fire of my loins... Above: House of rain: "Solaris" (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972). Below: On the verge of rebirth: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Above: Stasis: "L'eclisse" (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962). Below: "All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain....
Inside ISIS: The Making of a Radical I. An Outsider in ISIS The air was melting; it was a boiling October day in Raqqa, Syria, which the Al Qaeda splinter group ISIS controls, claiming it as the first province of the Islamic State it is currently carving out of Syria and Iraq. Abu Tareq was standing in the middle of a roundabout encircling the clock tower of Raqqa; his gaze, like hundreds of gazes, turned toward two black-masked ISIS soldiers. Then fell the lashes — seventy of them, thirty-five by each of the soldiers — crisscrossing the back of the offender with red stripes. “The man who had been whipped kissed his punishers on the cheeks. Abu Tareq is the nom de guerre of a statuesque, twenty-three-year-old Dane with Arab-Palestinian roots. After our virtual introduction, Abu Tareq and I met in person this June in Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, with 320,000 inhabitants. Just a few hours before meeting me, Abu Tareq had changed his hometown on Facebook from Aarhus, where he was born, to Raqqa. II. III. IV. V. VI.
Get anyone to like you – Instantly – Guaranteed Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves. This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The principle is straightforward. If I meet you and make you feel good about yourself, you will like me and seek every opportunity to see me again to reconstitute the same good feeling you felt the first time we met. The simple communication techniques that follow will help you keep the focus of the conversation on the person you are talking to and make them feel good about themselves. The Big Three Our brains continually scan the environment for friend or foe signals. Eyebrow Flash The eyebrow flash is a quick up and down movement of the eyebrows. Head Tilt The head tilt is a slight tilt of the head to one side or the other. Smile A smile sends the message "I like you." Empathic Statements Empathic statements keep the focus on the other person. Example 1 George : I've been really busy this week. Example 2 Flattery
Picasso Picasso Picasso Picasso Picasso This Blog Linked From Here A.c.H. (my work) Picasso Picasso Picasso Picasso Picasso A Few of the Houses of Pablo Picasso ***1. ***2. ***3. ***Notre-Dame-de-Vie his and Jacqueline's burial place in front of the Chateau de Vauvenargues Email ThisBlogThis! Labels: Chateau de Vauvenargues, France, La Californie, Notre-Dame-de-Vie, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Picasso Museum, Spain, Studio, Villa Galloise 10 comments: TOPSYSeptember 25, 2011 at 6:47 AMLove the Chateau de Vauvenargues! Load more... Newer PostOlder PostHome
6 Of The Most Fascinating Stories From The CIA’s Huge Archive Of Now-Declassified Files The Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday released a huge cache of declassified articles from its in-house journal "Studies In Intelligence" as a step in settling a lawsuit from one of its former employees, reports Steven Aftergood at Secrecy News. Jeffrey Scudder, who formerly worked in the office overseeing the agency's historical archive, has battled the CIA for more than four years to release files of old operations that he believed should have been made public years ago, according to The Washington Post. Now, the agency has released 249 of 419 documents that remain in dispute, according to Aftergood. The hundreds of pages were posted to the CIA's official website, encompassing everything from a profile of a CIA officer who was with the agency at its formation as the OSS and stayed over 40 years to an incredible account from the former deputy director Michael Morell, who gave the daily intelligence briefing to President George W. Bush on 9/11, just minutes before the attacks. Dr.