If you have a foam or polystyrene container (say, from taking home leftover food from a restaurant), Total Art Soul gives us this upcycling idea: Turn it into a stamp for printing.
Materials needed: An empty container, a pencil, ink or paint, and a small roller.
For the super-simple how-to / tutorial, see the Total Art Soul post here.
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
There is something about holding an organized pile of wood pulp and dried ink that gives the reader a shared stake in the author’s experience, some small part-ownership of a piece of information. “This is mine, and although the words in it are not, the experience is purely personal.”
Where will this take us with e-books? I am a huge fan of their accessibility and their rich creative potential, but will the magic persist?
(via Brain Pickings)
All my dreams come true
“I would assume her shit’s real torn up looking.” -Noah on how a friend’s vagina looks
Many forms won’t let you complete them if you leave spaces blank. Hellmann advises putting in $1, $10 or $100, “anything to show you’re not listing your real salary.” Hellmann insists it’s not fair to discuss compensation before you’ve had a real job interview.
Great advice. You should never reveal your current salary when negotiating your new one. It makes no difference what you were paid previously, unless they are trying to pay you less.