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Thoughts among the tangled web of creations

1. Take a quarterly vacation
2. Hold a “retrospective” after projects
3. Write every day
4. Create an “interesting people fund”
5. Keep “tear sheets” to get inspired
6. Nap every day
7. Envision what you will be remembered for
8. Brainstorm at the bar
9. Get out of the building
10. Engage in “morphological synthesis”

99U culls 10 creative habits you should steal from worthy models like Cheryl Strayed, James Victore, and Ze Frank – details on each at the link.

Pair with the daily routines of famous writers and 99U's field guide to honing your creative routine, then revisit William James on the importance of habit.

(via explore-blog)

txchnologist:

Revolutionary Telescope Gets Green Light

An 82-foot telescope boasting ten times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope has successfully passed design reviews and is ready to be constructed.

The Giant Magellan Telescope will use a light-collecting mirror surface more than six times the area of current instruments to hunt for distant, potentially habitable planets and let astronomers time travel back to a billion years after the Big Bang.

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so this is cool

(via crookedindifference)

francesloganphotography:

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Ever wish you could just hop on a plane and fly somewhere new? Well, I feel like that almost all the time. I am the type of person who loves friends and family and the feeling of home, but I am also the type of person who is always looking for a new exploration. Something new to learn. Something new to see. Someone new to meet. Life is just too boring without a little bit of adventure. 
This photograph was taken on my flight to Los Angeles in April 2013. I had no idea what that trip had in store for me. I was the Art Director for the film, Escalation. I spent a week with an amazing cast and crew of people who I will remember for a lifetime because they were there when I fell in love with the energy and excitement of being a part of something new. 
I look forward to the day that I will hop on that plane again to spend time in a new part of the country, or even world that I have yet to experience. There is so much in the world left for me to discover. I’ve barely even begun. I’d be content with just wandering the world, taking in every moment and treasuring each friendship that comes along the way. 
I think I’m just going to roam around and see what happens. 

Absolutely adore this post. Wanderlust…a defining aspect of who I am, and who I will continue to be. Wanderlust is not just limited to the physical world, and that’s what I like about this image and post. There are so many places to go in books, movies, poems, photographs, art, etc… The world does not just simply end at what you can see…your imagination will take you farther. The possibilities are endless.

Also, francesloganphotography is just an amazing photographer and artist! View high resolution

francesloganphotography:

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Ever wish you could just hop on a plane and fly somewhere new? Well, I feel like that almost all the time. I am the type of person who loves friends and family and the feeling of home, but I am also the type of person who is always looking for a new exploration. Something new to learn. Something new to see. Someone new to meet. Life is just too boring without a little bit of adventure. 

This photograph was taken on my flight to Los Angeles in April 2013. I had no idea what that trip had in store for me. I was the Art Director for the film, Escalation. I spent a week with an amazing cast and crew of people who I will remember for a lifetime because they were there when I fell in love with the energy and excitement of being a part of something new. 

I look forward to the day that I will hop on that plane again to spend time in a new part of the country, or even world that I have yet to experience. There is so much in the world left for me to discover. I’ve barely even begun. I’d be content with just wandering the world, taking in every moment and treasuring each friendship that comes along the way. 

I think I’m just going to roam around and see what happens. 

Absolutely adore this post. Wanderlust…a defining aspect of who I am, and who I will continue to be. Wanderlust is not just limited to the physical world, and that’s what I like about this image and post. There are so many places to go in books, movies, poems, photographs, art, etc… The world does not just simply end at what you can see…your imagination will take you farther. The possibilities are endless.

Also, francesloganphotography is just an amazing photographer and artist!

wtf-fun-factss:

Companies owned by Volkswagen - WTF fun facts

Reasons why I love VW.

wtf-fun-factss:

Companies owned by Volkswagen - WTF fun facts

Reasons why I love VW.

exterminatingangels:

This is my reaction to anything related to Christmas.

(Source: renhi, via doctorwho)

Happiness seems to show up in surprising places in moments I never thought possible for myself. Big adventures are on the way.

unknownskywalker:

Hubble serves up a holiday snow angel
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope presents a festive holiday greeting that’s out of this world. The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched “wings” of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder medium.
Sharpless 2-106 lies nearly 2,000 light-years from us. The nebula measures several light-years in length. It appears in a relatively isolated region of the Milky Way galaxy. Twin lobes of super-hot gas — glowing blue in this image — stretch outward from the massive, young star IRS 4, creating the “wings” of our angel.
A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an “hourglass” shape, with ripples and ridges in the gas interacting with the cooler interstellar medium. Dusky red veins surround the blue emission from the nebula. The faint light emanating from the central star reflects off of tiny dust particles. This illuminates the environment around the star, showing darker filaments of dust winding beneath the blue lobes.
Infrared observations of the nebula have also uncovered more than 600 brown dwarfs with weighs less than a tenth of our Sun. Because of their low mass, they cannot produce sustained energy through nuclear fusion like our Sun does. They encompass the nebula in a small cluster.
Watch video: Three-dimensional view of Sharpless 2-106

Happy Holidays friends :) View high resolution

unknownskywalker:

Hubble serves up a holiday snow angel

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope presents a festive holiday greeting that’s out of this world. The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched “wings” of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder medium.

Sharpless 2-106 lies nearly 2,000 light-years from us. The nebula measures several light-years in length. It appears in a relatively isolated region of the Milky Way galaxy. Twin lobes of super-hot gas — glowing blue in this image — stretch outward from the massive, young star IRS 4, creating the “wings” of our angel.

A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an “hourglass” shape, with ripples and ridges in the gas interacting with the cooler interstellar medium. Dusky red veins surround the blue emission from the nebula. The faint light emanating from the central star reflects off of tiny dust particles. This illuminates the environment around the star, showing darker filaments of dust winding beneath the blue lobes.

Infrared observations of the nebula have also uncovered more than 600 brown dwarfs with weighs less than a tenth of our Sun. Because of their low mass, they cannot produce sustained energy through nuclear fusion like our Sun does. They encompass the nebula in a small cluster.

Watch video: Three-dimensional view of Sharpless 2-106

Happy Holidays friends :)

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