theblackworkshop: Hillside Family Home in Australia
Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

RIP Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate, who passed away on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.

Here is his NY TImes obituary,

(via obitoftheday)

We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.
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How Literature Creates A More Moral Future CEO | Fast Company | Business Innovation

LITERATURE THAT HELPS HIS FUTURE MBAS LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ETHICAL GRAY AREAS, COMPETING INTERESTS AND MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW THEY’LL ENCOUNTER DURING THEIR CAREERS.
Joseph Badaracco is a Harvard Business School professor who thinks business school could use a more right-brained approach. That’s why his students don’t come to class prepared to dive into accounting jargon, org charts or management principles. Instead, Badaracco structures each semester of his class “The Moral Leader” around a set of literary works.

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"Everything changes, even stone."  —Monet
The colors of Rouen Cathedral in morning light in 1894.

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"Everything changes, even stone."  —Monet

The colors of Rouen Cathedral in morning light in 1894.

Smiling Can Make You Feel Rotten | Co.Design

IF A GENUINE SMILE TELLS THE BRAIN YOU’RE HAPPY, A FAKE SMILE TELLS THE BRAIN YOU’RE NOT—THEN MAKES YOU FEEL WORSE.
There’s a common belief that smiling not only reflects happiness but can actively produce it. The sayings “put on a happy face” and “turn that frown upside down” suggest as much. There’s sound logic to the idea: Our brains often take cues from our bodies, so smiling might help us believe we’re feeling happy. There’s some good science behind it, too; researchers have found people who force a smile recover more quickly from stress than those who don’t.

Hire People You're Excited To Work With

I’ve worked in the games industry for nearly 8 years now, and over the last few I’ve hired up for multiple teams. I’ve hired QA testers, production coordinators, managers, mobile developers, artists. Some of those hires have been amazing successes, and others were spectacular failures. As time has gone on, I’ve examined and refined how I interview, what I look for in a candidate, and what extra factors may be worth considering before making a go/no-go decision.

The Core Beliefs of the Delightfully Successful

Last year I listed some simple daily habits of the delightfully successful. Revisiting that article made me think. Success is based on action, but actions are the result of beliefs – so what do the delightfully successful people I know almost all believe?

16 Things Master Travelers Do Differently

We all know our basic travel rules (Book in advance! Don’t overpack!), but after years of the work-travel-work-travel grind, they can become nothing but empty mantras, tacked onto a list of stale travel habits that don’t serve to improve our experience much at all. Travel masters, however, are those epic wanderlusters who keep their journeys ever fresh. They hold fast to a smart, new-wave set of travel rules — ones that aren’t outdated or set in convenience. Learn from them, and let your approach to travel be awesomely refreshed.