File under: ultimate collage art.I recently stumbled on these amazing maps by Japanese artist Sohei Nishino. For each of them, he uses up to 4,000 photographs, culling and cutting them into the finished product. I’m a sucker for great maps, and I always love seeing when someone devotes years of their life to producing a specific craft. Put those things together, and you’ve got my attention. Read More
Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.
- Clawing My Way Back on New Year’s -- "The last day of the year meant entering a new year he would never see"
- New Photos of 8 Elaborate Mosques in Iran -- Rarely seen beauty from Iran
- Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet -- Board games are on the rise, and there’s a formula to their success
- The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems (and How to Fix Them) -- The best predictor of how good a relationship is can be found in what kind of story you tell about it
- The Great Paper Caper -- How Frank Bourassa got away with printing $200 million in his garage
- New Beer Helps to Maximize Creativity (!) -- A bottle of "The Problem Solver" helps in more ways than one Read More
Seems obvious, right? We wouldn’t expect that driving past the gym will make us any healthier.
But when it comes to money, those of us who are self-employed tend to spend a lot of time on activities that do nothing to help the bottom line, either directly or indirectly.
I don’t just mean “administrative work,” because some administrative work has to be done even if it’s not particularly exciting. You still need to do customer service, update outdated info, and so on.
No, I mean the tendency we have to log-in just to see something. I’ll just check one more time... says the addict.
So here’s an idea: the next time you feel like checking website stats or bank account numbers, hold off a moment. First, do something that matters. Do something that will actually increase or improve whatever metrics you’re tracking. Then, go ahead and check them—because that’s human nature. But make yourself work for it first. Make yourself earn it.Read More