Welcome to "More People Like Us", a [something something] sort of travel blog.
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…But there is something to this whole principle of enjoying life while you’re living it, rather than just consuming stuff for your own egyptian themed temple of the dead with a slightly contemporary twist.
and start living your life with your shoes off a bit more. [And preferrably you don’t have a thing for sandals like this guy, or Micatin is going to be selling a whole lot more foot powder.]
There is nothing natural or inevitable about what’s considered a “normal” 40-hour work week.
The Case For A 21-Hour Work Week
It would create jobs and stop the unsustainable cycle of rampant consumerism. Sure, it would also require a wholesale reordering of our economy, but that might happen whether we like it or not.
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While arguably one of the more stripped down, and least fantastical of his works, I’m excited nonetheless to finally see Murakami making it to the big screen…
Who knows, Maybe Hardboiled Wonderland is next???
Properly prepped he was 25 years early for viewing the apocalypse from the sidelines.
Now to get some sunblock and a set of folding lawn chairs.
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Lesson No. 1. Happiness is not only an individual matter.
The research appreciably shows that taking control of our own happiness can positively affect others. Happiness is not one’s own business anymore.
Lesson No. 2. One plus one does not necessarily equal two.
Happiness does not spread among people in a ‘1 to 1’ manner, but infuses up to three degrees of separation. Your happiness thus depends on the pleasure of individuals beyond your own social horizon. The power of this transference of happiness is no more 1+1=2.
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“Each of us has a primary love language,” Dr. Chapman said, and often secondary or tertiary ones. To help identify your language, he recommended focusing on the way you most frequently express love. What you give is often what you crave. Challenges in relationships arise because people tend to be attracted to their opposites, he said. “In a marriage, almost never do a husband and wife have the same language. The key is we have to learn to speak the language of the other person.”
Many of the protesters have retreated to Zuccotti Park this afternoon. The atmosphere is festive with drumming and dancing. But we found Stephen Patti, an 85-year-old World War II vet, sitting at one of the park’s tables. He was wearing an American Legion hat and a serious look on his face. …
“The war is over,” said Patti. “It’s time to negotiate.”
What he means, he said, is that the Occupy Movement has refocused the conversation in the country. It’s brought income inequality to the public discourse, so Patti said the time has come to issue a set of demands, sit down with government, with Wall Street and find a way to close that gap and bring better paying jobs to more people, instead of handing out massive bonuses to a few CEOs.
“You gotta sit down,” he said. “People get tired of this when it disrupts their life. Now is the time to negotiate.”
He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire. She is pregnant.
The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before. When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.
A photographer from the Charlotte, North …Carolina newspaper, “The Observer,” noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at the fireman. He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do. As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies, and kissed him, just as the photographer snapped this photograph….
This makes me think think of some late 80’s German art school getting ahold of a contract for a post Berlin wall tourism flyer.
Laibach and 23 Skidoo, 1983(?) in Zagreb, Croatia.
Oh, oh yes.
This is a real thing!!!
(via Brain Pickings)
‘Donald John Mackenzie, one of the younger weavers, tried a number of careers before he thought he would have a go at this one. He likes the fact that weaving is a regular commitment and you know what salary you will achieve if you work a full week. He has a small croft and has written for the local community about the weaving process.’
And for those unaware:
Harris Tweed is a unique fabric hand-woven by the islanders on Scotland’s Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist, and Barra, using local wool and vegetable dyes. Despite its rustic roots, this unusual cloth has risen to international fame, appearing as anything from a premium finish on limited-edition Nike shoes to the attire of choice for celebrated fictional characters like Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code, the Doctor from Doctor Who, and Agatha Christie’s detective Miss Marple. Known for its distinctive flecks of color and peculiar scent, produced by the lichen dyes known as “crottle,” Harris Tweed is as much a material as it is a fascinating story about tradition, community, collaboration, and heritage.
Indeed, what writer’s wardrobe would be be complete without a harris tweed cardigan with leather elbow patches?
This is a rhetorical question. The answer is none, clearly.
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Test publishing the first of old issues of Attention Span Therapy online at http://issuu.com…
Will elaborate and provide a link once I see that it works…
Loooook out for more of the reissue… I haven’t been this excited since I rediscovered sourdough…
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The tetrad is a means of examining the effects on society of any technology (i.e., any medium) by dividing its effects into four categories and displaying them simultaneously.
Pirates’ Strong Showing in Berlin Elections Surprises Even Them
BERLIN — With laptops open like shields against the encroaching cameramen, the young men resembled Peter Pan’s Lost Boys more than Captain Hook’s buccaneers when they were introduced Monday as Berlin’s newest legislators: They are the members of the Pirate Party.
Respect, guys. Respect…
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