The complete guide to listening to music at work
Adam Pasick, qz.com
If you’re read­ing this arti­cle at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wear­ing head­phones.It has never been eas­i­er to tune in to your own cus­tomized sound­track—or more nec­es­sary to tune out your open-office cowork­ers, cubi­cle mates,…

The complete guide to listening to music at work
Adam Pasick, qz.com

If you’re read­ing this arti­cle at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wear­ing head­phones.

It has never been eas­i­er to tune in to your own cus­tomized sound­track—or more nec­es­sary to tune out your open-office cowork­ers, cubi­cle mates,…

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Yep.

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.”
― Alfred Hitchcock

“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.”
― Friedrich von Schiller

I think what a lot of people fail to realize is that fairy tales are about emotional truths. No one reads a fairy tale and thinks that they may literally have to slay an ogre, or steal the golden goose, or wear out seven pairs of iron shoes and dress in a thousand furs to find the prince, but some people criticize them, saying this is unrealistic, this is all there is to the tale. Put a little thought into it. In your life, you may not have to climb mountains to find the home of the north wind, but you might have to ask someone intimidating for help. You may never have to trick the wicked prince into looking into the glass-filled barrel, or the witch into peering into the oven, but you might have to sacrifice someone else’s comfort for your own wellbeing. Your mother might not be wicked, but sometimes you’ll be angry with her. You might not be turned into a Beast, but sometimes it feels like there’s nothing about you worth loving. Fairy tales remind you of that. They remind you that there are troubles and trials, and that this is normal. It is the way of things, and you’ll come through it. (via agreyeyedgirl)

That Chesterton quote doe. 

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I love this. I’m not even capable of expressing how much.

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Yes. Cf Sondheim and Into the Woods, right?

David Brooks' Utter Ignorance About Inequality

robertreich:

Occasionally David Brooks, who personifies the oxymoron “conservative thinker” better than anyone I know, displays such profound ignorance that a rejoinder is necessary lest his illogic permanently pollute public debate. Such is the case with his New York Times column last…

Widening inequality is a fundamental threat to our democracy. The fear mongering and demagoguery on both side is a grand distraction that is wearing very thin.

writerlyn:

This is, hands down with no exaggeration, one of the most inspiring and heartfelt collections of advice I have read.

Verge@work: developing in the iOS darkroom

20th-century-man:

Yvonne De Carlo, Fred Gwynne, Pat Priest, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick; in the Munster Koach; during production of The Munsters (CBS 1964-66)

Groovy.

20th-century-man:

Yvonne De Carlo, Fred Gwynne, Pat Priest, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick; in the Munster Koach; during production of The Munsters (CBS 1964-66)

Groovy.

This was one of the best toys I owned as a kid. Cemented my jones for cool objects and gadgets.

This was one of the best toys I owned as a kid. Cemented my jones for cool objects and gadgets.