Staying Alive

The only reason I live and breathe is learn to new things. Sometimes that leads me (to attempt) to create new things in response. It is an ongoing tug of war. Everything in between is just a checklist of responsibilities that need to be completed to keep a roof over my head, food on my table, and my health in good standing. My delight, my ever-delight, is in the learning. —LJ

ART BECAUSE LIFE
An entire museum full of cat art
The Bauhaus Collection at Harvard has been digitized
Robert Riggs’ drawings and prints

BETTER DESIGN
The UK’s most recognizable and trusted typefaces
A historical look at design and branding trends for the Olympic Games
Edward Tufte on Chartjunk: Vibrations, Grids, and Ducks

CULTURE & PHILOSOPHY
Women in Philosophy: Project Vox
American Roots: Hairdressers and Beauty Shop Culture in America
Harvard’s free & paid online learning courses

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LIVE YOUR TRUTH

AUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR
An inspirational collection of photographs showing Rihanna leaving restaurants with her wine in-hand
Kate McKinnon talking about her cat
The subtle art of not giving a fuck
Chico, the cat, living his truth

EMPATHY REPORT
Dr. Rabbi Abraham Twerski on responding to stress, what stress is, and how lobsters deal
Alicia Keys made a short film of what it would be like if Americans were refugees
Brené Brown on empathy versus sympathy
Misrepresenting the working class: what the narrating class gets wrong
The abuse of ‘feel good’ cop videos

CINEMA OBSCURA
The Man Who Wasn’t There, full movie streaming on youtube
List of films directed by women streaming on Netflix 2016
30 best LGBT films of all time?
BOUND, full movie streaming on youtube

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