The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.
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As the swelling ideas of the Renaissance began to coalesce in Europe nearly 500 years ago, a crisis was born that gave birth to the Enlightenment. Hazard deftly catalogs and contextualizes this altering landscape that upended the foundation of the Establishment. The result recast the bedrock for much of today’s intellectual, philosophical, and scientific thought.
Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier
Alain de Botton sees literature as a series of lenses that can significantly change the way you view the world.
To be happy, Alain de Botton invites us to simply build a bridge between philosophy and everyday life.
Don’t believe me. Stay with a boss that hates you. A job that is keeping you locked on a chain around your neck, tantalizing you with incremental increases in pay and job title. Stay in a culture that is quietly replacing the entire middle class. This is not anyone’s fault. These are the tectonic plates of economics destroying an entire suburban culture that has lasted for almost 100 years.
According to cocktail legend, the Italian version of the spritzer evolved during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 180os.
I know now, after fifty years, that the finding/losing, forgetting/remembering, leaving/returning, never stops. The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end, there is always another chance.Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Getting to know how the information or idea system works allows us to modify its uses and do things that we previously considered impossible.
Andre Govia travels to abandoned buildings, old mine shafts, mental hospitals, etc and take these really creepy but beautiful photographs. He achieves the eerie look to his photos by using some HDR business, which I think in this case actually works. The images look quite ethereal and otherworldly.
What major metropolitan areas would look like without lights. Photographs by Thierry Cohen.
(adj) describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted–the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired.
The Virtues Project
10 ways to be good
How to realise your potential
Origins of the Beginning
Letters in the mail
The traveling books
The origings of culture