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Reblogging because this is sadly still quite relevant.

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7 Life-Learnings from 7 Years of Brain Pickings, Illustrated
Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone.
Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words.
Build pockets of stillness into your life.
Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.
Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”

7 Life-Learnings from 7 Years of Brain Pickings, Illustrated

  1. Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
  2. Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone.
  3. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words.
  4. Build pockets of stillness into your life.
  5. Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.
  6. Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
  7. Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”

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Making himself all pretty for scoring, “Dia de los Makeup" by Allan Faustino is currently one of our top design submissions! Here’s the inspiration behind Allan’s design:
“Death doesn’t have to be so drab! Thought it would be nice if the Reaper added a bit of color to his look.”
Score some design submissions and tell us what to print next!

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Making himself all pretty for scoring, “Dia de los Makeup" by Allan Faustino is currently one of our top design submissions! Here’s the inspiration behind Allan’s design:

Death doesn’t have to be so drab! Thought it would be nice if the Reaper added a bit of color to his look.”

Score some design submissions and tell us what to print next!

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Anaïs Nin on love, hand-lettered by Debbie Millman – hardly gets better than this. Available as a limited-edition print benefiting A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women artists and writers. 

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Anaïs Nin on love, hand-lettered by Debbie Millman – hardly gets better than this. Available as a limited-edition print benefiting A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women artists and writers. 

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Susan Sontag on beauty vs. interestingness – fantastic read

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Susan Sontag on beauty vs. interestingness – fantastic read

Federal Judge Rules Texas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

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I don’t know what it means to be “happy”… Pleasure is not happiness. Because I kill pleasure – you know what I mean? I take too much of it, and therefore I make it non-pleasurable – like too much coffee, and you’re miserable. And I do that to pleasure often … there’s no pleasure that I haven’t actually made myself sick of.

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman on happiness, in conversation with philosopher Simon Critchley at the Rubin Museum in 2012. Complement with 7 excellent reads that attempt to shed light on the mysterious art-science of happiness.

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Another one to keep you toasty: California Sunrise, by Dirty Gold

I’ve been sleeping far too long hibernating from your love
I need some summer sun to come and wake me up
Let me sink you’re hell to swim
Where our love ends my end begins
California sunrise come on and wake me up