*The Fear has been on the way a long time already; if you’re 30 you’ve never lived in a year that wasn’t hotter than average
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.
That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
- Steve Jobs
Paul Higgins: Can also be a trap because that experience locks you in to a certain set of mental models that look for certain patterns and therefore always move in certain directions despite the reality you face
Awwww, but to which is right? And when?
Joseph Wight of Derby
"The Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery"
Check out these awesome Slovenian stamps showing one of the crystal structures of ice. They’re to mark the International Year of Crystallography. Pretty cool! (Apologies, couldn’t resist the pun. I’ll see myself out).
Thanks to https://twitter.com/Andrestrujado who tweeted these originally.
Sandringham House, Norfolk .
Queen Elizabeth II, Private property.
Big Ben - London - England (von Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits)
I’d so take a night here!
Those glorious colors!
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Westminster Abbey in the Coronation Coach wearing her Norman Hartnell gown and surrounded by similarly attired maids of honour attending to her train
(via Mail Online)
Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.
This is really helpful in getting to the nitty-gritty of those science concepts/words that seem like they mean one thing, but actually mean something different.
How I wish people understood these 10 terms!
Political Polarization in the American Public
Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades. These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. And a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide finds that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process.
Full Story: Pew
"The Goddess of Beauty"