My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.
Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities.
What happens when romance meets substance? Is the world of art somehow separate from the world of routine? Artists must constantly confront this issue, but not all deal with this tension explicitly in their work.
A simple change in thinking has given me the tools to work harder on my ideas, clearing space for more of the good stuff. Giving myself permission to just "be" who I am and create what I need to create has changed my daily business life, drastically.
The most important thing isn't to create something world-changing, but simply to create. You don't have to build something famous to build something meaningful.
Uncomfortableness isn't something to be avoided. Uncomfortableness must be embraced. It is how we achieve what we set out to achieve. I would go so far as to say that uncomfortableness must be actively sought out.
It's been absolutely magnificent to see nature blossom into splendor, and I wanted to capture these precious moments to share with you.
If business becomes more open and empathetic to the tales real people tell when given the time and leeway, insights can accrue from this "deep listening" that lead to ideas that can see marketing efforts lift sales while they lift peoples' way of seeing their world and themselves.
Achieving goals with ease is an art that many people are yet to master. If you are one of these people, you could be making one of these crucial mistakes. Take note.
Wooden spoons are the way to go when cooking. They will not scratch metal pans, clean up is easy and there is no scraping. Save the metal spoons for serving.
The next time I lay down to die, I hope to be an old woman, with deeply-etched laugh lines and gnarled knuckles from gripping my camera too fervently, my pen too fondly. Because it won't be tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. I still have so much light to find.
Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.
With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.
The myth contends that because the artist is blessed with such extraordinary insight, he or she can see into deeper truths where there is only futility, darkness, disillusion and death. It is all part of the tortured artist stereotype. I'm not entirely sold.
There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful. And that's because there's all different sorts of travel functions they service. Making sure you've got several different types of bags on hand will pretty much ensure you'll be covered in any situation.
Any problem you're struggling with will benefit from a thinking strategy because it clears away potential for misunderstanding -- it's impossible to move forward until you understand the principles.