An Exploration of Cultural Sea Changes
From Mindsailing

beingblog:

"You run like a girl." "You throw like a girl."

These are two phrases I was brought up with. And, ashamedly, I find myself slipping into using them every so often, even though I have an athletic sister and a heady wife who defy these stereotypes every day. This ad from Always is something I’ll show my boys and remind myself of the power of language — and when not to use it.

These aren’t just platitudes- Unilever is changing its thinking from short-to long-term. For example, it not longer reports fully on a quarterly basis and when it broke the news to the market, its shares suffered an 8% drop. It’s looking to change broader business and finance attitudes to encourage more long-term thinking- especially amongst its major shareholders- the pension funds and their fund managers who are incented with quarterly bonuses.

designersofthings:

Power Your Life with Solar Powered Clothing (Video)

You wear clothing every day. It keeps you warm, keeps you from being naked and expresses your style. But what if your dress, shirt or shoes could also keep your devices powered. Solar powered clothing is the latest wearable technology explored in the most recent video from the “Make It Wearable” series by the Creators Project.

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fastcompany:

This Paralyzed Man Can Now Move His Hand

When Ian Burkhart was 19, he accidentally dove into a sandbar while in the water with friends and quickly realized what had happened: He was paralyzed. Today, Burkhart is still paralyzed—but he can move his hand by controlling it with his mind.

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pewinternet:

Tech experts hope the open structure of the internet will prevail in the coming decade. But they also fear threats to the internet’s connectivity will arise from efforts by nations to restrict content, increased surveillance, and commercialization of too much online activity.

We’ve got a NEW REPORT from our expert series out today, and we’ll be spending the day talking all things future of the internet, the Web at 25, and the threats that face the Net in the coming decade. Follow along here and on Twitter with #web25.

explore-blog:

Seth Godin in conversation with Debbie Millman about courage, anxiety, change, creative integrity, and how to dance with the fear. 

For the [creative person], what’s going on outside is trivial compared to what is going on inside… Don’t try to change the structure of the outside world [hoping that] then you’ll be fine, then you’ll be creative and then you’ll be brave. No. First, figure out how to be creative and brave and courageous, and the outside world will change on your behalf…

It’s always the same case — it’s always the case of you’re a human, trying to connect to another human. And if you just pick one human that you can change for the better, with work that might not work — that’s what art is.

Background and transcribed highlights here.

fastcompany:

"It’s mind-boggling to come into this old building and see so much greenery. The colors are almost electric. Looking at this kale planted two weeks ago, you’d be shocked at how quickly it’s grown."
Urban Organics uses aquaponics to grow tilapia and vegetables in an old industrial space with no dirt and sun. It’s bringing jobs and production back to a downtrodden neighborhood in St. Paul Minnesota—and local food, as well.
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fastcompany:

"It’s mind-boggling to come into this old building and see so much greenery. The colors are almost electric. Looking at this kale planted two weeks ago, you’d be shocked at how quickly it’s grown."

Urban Organics uses aquaponics to grow tilapia and vegetables in an old industrial space with no dirt and sun. It’s bringing jobs and production back to a downtrodden neighborhood in St. Paul Minnesota—and local food, as well.

Read More>