“Symbols don’t make it clear what you do—it just makes it clear who they are. The less they say, the better.” (video)
“Social media is a virtual world that is filled with half bots, half real people. You can’t take any tweet at face value. And not everything is what it seems.”
RIP Elizabeth Hawley, 1923-2018
“Repeated complaining rewires your brain to make future complaining more likely. Over time, you find it’s easier to be negative than to be positive, regardless of what’s happening around you. Complaining becomes your default behavior, which changes how people perceive you. … All the extra cortisol released by frequent complaining impairs your immune system and makes you more susceptible to high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. It even makes the brain more vulnerable to strokes.”
So you can order a custom LEGO model of your house from an Etsy shop.
The trailer for the upcoming Andre The Giant documentary is out. (video)
Not necessarily inspiring, but important: how to recycle your isobutane camp stove canisters.