Tag Archives: Saved for Later

Looking for a new job? You need to tell a good story

Or, more likely, fifteen good stories, according to Lifehacker.


I’d recommend anyone looking for a new job should consider having these stories and rehearsing them so that when asked you have good answers and don’t fumble as you tell them. Plus it always looks good to be prepared.

If you are looking for a new job, go to Lifehacker/LinkedIn for more guidance.

Everyone should have a good minestrone soup recipe

And this one from Food52 could be yours. Once you get in the habit of making minestrone, you can really adopt any set of vegetables and beans you have to make the soup you want. Don’t like cabbage? Don’t use it. Out of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)? Use something else. It may not strickly be minestrone if you do, but who cares: it will still be delicious. Needless to say, this is a great way to use up bits and pieces of vegetables in your crisper.


Why Read the Classics? Italo Calvino has the reasons

It’s the weekend. You could use something to read. Instead of going to the latest books — which are no doubt very good — why not consider picking up a classic and reading it. If you are furrowing your brow at the thought, please take a moment and read Calvino’s argument for why you should in this NY Review of Books piece.

One thing that Calvino doesn’t mention is that the classics can be fun. Not all of them, of course, but many of them can be as delightful and engrossing as any book you might find.

Whatever your reasoning to select one, here’s hoping you start reading one this weekend. Enjoy!

(The image contains text from Calvino’s book, “If on a winter’s night a traveler” and it contains the best description of the process of reading. I don’t know if it’s a classic yet, but it will be and is also a great read.)

Your Life

If not, this weekend is a good time to turn that around.

(From the great blog swiss-miss.com. See her blog for much more inspiration.

Weekend Project: punch up your place with a small can of paint

As this article shows, you can make a big change in your place with a small amount of paint. Minimally Designed Apartment With Punches of Color (Design Milk).

Case in point, this door and the fixture above it:

Depending on the object you paint, you could get a big change with a small can of paint. Low cost, low effort, big difference. Well worth it.

See the link to Design Milk (above) for more great examples.

Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop

It says something about the pervasiveness of image producing software like Photoshop in that most people looking at this…

…would clue into what is happening to the face in this image. More and more of us use software like Photoshop, Paint and other tools to create and manipulate images. Seeing it used in this way makes us aware of just how much imagery surrounds us and bombards us, as well as how much computer imagery we deal with every day.

For more on this story, head over to Collossal and see more examples and background on this.

(Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop)

Do you want to play Play Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Frogger & Other classic video games in your browser? Of course you do.

So head on over to this link at the Open Culture site: Free Fun: Play Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Frogger & Other Golden Age Video Games In Your Web Browser and soon you’ll be playing video games like it is the 1980s. Make sure you explain to the younger ones that you needed to pay a quarter for every game.

For Everyone in Doubt: Ira Grass redux

If you’ve heard Ira Glass’s talk about the creative process , then you will want to see this video (here, at swissmiss). If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to see it.  Especially if you are struggling to create something that matters. Highly recommended.


The invisible samurai sword of confidence and other ways to be awesome

It’s Monday: you need some help with feeling awesome. I recommend this not too hard to handle on a Monday post at Pick the Brain. Like all tips, some will help you more than others. I especially like the samurai sword of confidence (feel free to replace a sword with something less violent if that helps you).

Another alternative to the sofabed: the Workbed

is another variation of a storable bed. Unlike my previous post, this bed doesn’t go into the ceiling, but flips around to become a desk Here’s the before:

The workbed before

and here is the after:
The workbed after

For someone with a small space, it’s a cool alternative to the sofabed.

For more on this, go here.