Simone Weil on Attention and Grace “Attention without feeling,” Mary Oliver wrote in her beautiful elegy for her soul mate, “is only a report.” To fully feel life course through us, indeed, we ought to befriend our own attention, that “intentional, unapologetic discriminator.” More than half a century before Oliver, another enchantress of the human spirit — the French philosopher Simone Weil (February 3, 1909–August 24, 1943), a mind of unparalleled intellectual elegance and a sort of modern saint whom Albert Camus described as “the only great spirit of our times” — wrote beautifully of attention as contemplative practice through which we reap the deepest rewards of our humanity. In First and Last Notebooks (public library) — the out-of-print treasure that gave us Weil on the key to discipline and how to make use of our suffering — she writes: Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
Free textures for your next web project. The seigaiha or wave is a pattern of layered concentric circles creating arches, symbolic of waves or water and representing surges of good luck. Made by Olga Libby Download 8 Common Design Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) - The Shutterstock Blog What makes a design good or bad? True, it’s subjective to some degree — but ultimately, good graphic design will inspire responses and clearly communicate visual information. Bad design, on the other hand, will impede and muddle that communication. Here are 8 common pitfalls of design and how to easily avoid them: 1.
Top 10 Unethical Psychological Experiments - Top 10 Lists Humans Psychology is a relatively new science which gained popularity in the early 20th century with Wilhelm Wundt. In the zeal to learn about the human thought process and behavior, many early psychiatrists went too far with their experimentations, leading to stringent ethics codes and standards. Though these are highly unethical experiments, it should be mentioned that they did pave the way to induct our current ethical standards of experiments, and that should be seen as a positive. There is some crossover on this list with the Top 10 Evil Human Experiments. Three items from that list are reproduced here (items 8, 9, and 10) for the sake of completeness.
John Travolta called Idina Menzel Adele Dazeem: What's Your Travolta name? When John Travolta called Idina Menzel "Adele Dazeem" at the Oscars, he created a new standard for superstardom: You're no one until you've had your name mangled by a confused, squinting John Travolta. What's your Travoltified name? Find out with our handy widget! In case you missed it last night: Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How to Never Misplace Anything By Maria Popova Anyone who has experienced the profound satisfaction of alphabetizing a bookshelf or organizing a kitchen cabinet knows the psychological rewards of transmuting physical chaos into physical order — something philosopher Gaston Bachelard captured beautifully in his 1957 meditation on the poetics of space. But the relationship between material and mental order isn’t always linear — the most brilliant person I know also happens to be magnificently messy. Count on the great French poet, essayist, and philosopher Paul Valéry (October 30, 1871–July 21, 1945) — an intellectual titan who influenced such luminaries as Susan Sontag and André Gide, and one of humanity’s greatest crusaders for nuance — to offer a counterintuitive solution to the problem of order and chaos. I have unearthed this notebook which I thought I’d lost.
Browse Patterns Log In Sign Up COLOURlovers Search Create How to use AIDA Principles to Revitalize Your Content 174 Flares Twitter 93 Facebook 52 Google+ 17 StumbleUpon 2 Buffer 9 LinkedIn 1 inShare1 Pin It Share 0 Filament.io Made with Flare More Info 174 Flares × Go ahead and ask anyone in marketing as to what’s that one classic rule in writing copy or creating advertisements is, and they’ll always go back to A.I.D.A which stands for: The best part of the principle is that each of those parameters is like mandatory checkboxes for marketers. Depending on the purpose of campaigns, you can skip one or two of these parameters. Traditional marketing — advertising in particular — isn’t dead.
Why People Believe Invisible Agents Control the World Souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens, intelligent designers, government conspirators, and all manner of invisible agents with power and intention are believed to haunt our world and control our lives. Why? The answer has two parts, starting with the concept of “patternicity,” which I defined in my December 2008 column as the human tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise. Consider the face on Mars, the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich, satanic messages in rock music.
Kate Winslet pops a snow fox on her head First came the peacock, the badger, the bunny and the magpie. Now Kate Winslet unveils her latest animal-themed Natalie Ellner creation: a rather cute snow fox. BY Belinda White | 20 May 2013 Kate Winslet wearing her Natalie Ellner snow fox hat at the Carboard Citizens charity gala. Photo: REX Let's face it, Kate 'so normal' Winslet has always had a bit of an eccentric side (her third husband goes by the name of Ned Rocknroll for example…), which is all fine by me because like most, I'm partial to a star with a bonkers side.
Intuition of the Instant: French Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Our Paradoxical Experience of Time “All eternity is in the moment,” Mary Oliver wrote. One of the greatest lines of poetry is also a sublime summation of one of the greatest debates in the history of science and philosophy: the nature of time. In 1932, exactly a decade after Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson’s famous confrontation on the matter, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884–October 19, 1962) addressed this question with uncommon acuity of insight in Intuition of the Instant (public library) — a timelessly rewarding exploration of “the problems of duration and the instant, of habit and life.” How to design an app in Photoshop In this tutorial, Ruaridh Currie from creative agency Serps Invaders will show you how to create an iPad Retina display-ready fashion app UI using Photoshop (and a little bit of Illustrator). During this tutorial, the focus will be on establishing a good foundation by choosing the correct grid, colour palette, fonts and images in order to create a modern, sophisticated user interface. We'll be using best practice for creating mockups - so we’re left with a tidy, neatly-put-together file that any developer would be happy to receive for development. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Photoshop and know your way tools, styles, channels and paths. Tools
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