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"Like I always say, there's no 'I' in "team". There is a 'me', though, if you jumble it up."

respice prospice

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
Wisdom - that part of knowledge that isn't only true, but also happens to be helpful.
Wisdom speaks softly... Thereafter the volume increases proportionate to the level of ignorance
A punctured bicycle
On a hillside desolate
Will nature make a man of me yet?
All designed objects are propaganda for a certain way of life.
Sometimes we need to stop analysing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
"Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence." --Napoleon Bonaparte

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The best designed clothes: invite being removed but reward being kept on.
It's that you just can't take the effect and make it the cause


Speech by Robert Kennedy, 18 March 1968, University of Kansas.

”We will never find a purpose for our nation nor for our personal satisfaction in the mere search for economic well-being, in endlessly amassing terrestrial goods. We cannot measure the national spirit on the basis of the Dow-Jones, nor can we measure the achievements of our country on the basis of the gross domestic product (GDP)

Our gross national product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those [

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120 fake sci-fi events on a real-world timeline

Infographic: 120 fake sci-fi events on a real-world timeline | Blastr.

List of British words not widely used in the United States

This is a list of British words not widely used in the United States.


via List of British words not widely used in the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Michael Pollans 10 Food Rules to take to the market


The author's rules of thumb for those who can't be bothered to read his articles or books.

1. Don't buy anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.

2. Avoid products with ingredients that cannot be found in an ordinary pantry.

3. Don't buy anything that lists sugar in its first three ingredients.

4. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay away from the middle.

5. If it came from a plant, buy it. If it was made in a plant, pass it by.

6. If it says lite, low-fat, or non-fat on the package, put it [

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Step Away from the Smartphone

This article is part of The GOOD Guide to Slowing Down, from GOOD Issue 18. Read more of the guide here.

Easy ways to unplug your gadgets and your life

Perhaps you’ve heard: Texting while driving can kill you. If you ask us, staying too connected behind your desk can be dangerous, as well. In recent studies, single-taskers have outperformed those who take on many tasks at a time, suggesting that multitaskers are less efficient, have heavier workloads, and set themselves up for elevated stress and its related problems, like weight gain, sleep loss, and elevated blood pressure. [

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Read a Book!

This article is part of The GOOD Guide to Slowing Down, from GOOD Issue 18. Read more of the guide here.

Finally, turn off your TV, computer, stereo, iPod, cell phone, Kindle, etc. and… read a book. Yes, that’s right, go old school and pick up a printed piece of literature. Not only does reading a book take some time but—yes, we’re biased—print just makes everything a little better. Here are 10 books that will help you slow down, relax, and reconsider your place in the world.

Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and With [

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Archival Clothing Resolutions: 2010

1. Decide that quality matters and pay for it. In the end, it will save you time and money.

2. Before you buy, be selective. Scrutinize items for build quality, fit, finish, functionality and lasting style. If an item is not perfect, catch and release it.

3. Do more with less. Add a few key pieces to your wardrobe and wear them until they dissolve.

Archival Clothing: Archival Resolutions: 2010.

How to use a notebook, perhaps

I accidentally came across an interesting comment by Charley Forness on how he uses his moleskine notebooks:

The first thing I do is number all the pages and put a Table of Contents in back. The TOC is more or less a way of documenting the truly good stuff I might want to reference in the future. So, not everything gets logged in the TOC. If I’m whining again in a journal entry about why I’m not independently wealthy, that typically won’t make it into the TOC.

I also add a couple of Big Goals pages, before the TOC, [

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Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family, Choose a f**king big television Choose washing-machines, cars, compact-disc players, and electrical tin-openers. Choose good-health, low-cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter-home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure-wear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire-purchase in a range of f**king fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game-shows stuffing f**king junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home [

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in 2009 have you... (tick the list) .....

1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink. 2. Swam with dolphins. 3. Climbed a mountain. 4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive. 5. Been inside the Great Pyramid. 6. Held a tarantula. 7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. 8. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it. 9. Hugged a tree. 10. Done a striptease.


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four stages of man

stage 1: believes in Santa stage 2: does not believe in Santa stage 3: is Santa stage 4: plans to ring up to see if Santa came