1. I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in a deeply spiritual and extraordinarily resourceful part of the Caribbean, a lot of what might seem magical to others often seems quite plausible to me.

    Of course a woman can live inside her cat, as the character Eva does in Márquez’s 1948 short story ‘Eva Is Inside Her Cat.’ Doesn’t everyone have an aunt who’s done that?

    Edwidge Danticat remembers Gabriel García Márquez: http://nyr.kr/1nu3MMs (via newyorker)

    (Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

  2. fastcompany:

Some of this week’s top stories sounded like we’ve had our head in the clouds—but really, working less, following your passions, and being more courageous are possible.  
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    fastcompany:

    Some of this week’s top stories sounded like we’ve had our head in the clouds—but really, working less, following your passions, and being more courageous are possible.  

    Read More>

  3. Steven Pinker’s Mind Games

    I think a combination of college courses and nerdy friends over the years gave me all the answers.

  4. (Source: Spotify)

  5. fastcompany:

    Watch How Google X Employees Deal With Failure

    An inside look at the inner-workings of Google’s top-secret research lab.

    Google X isn’t like most R&D labs. In this month’s featureFast Company was granted first-of-its kind access into Google’s top-secret research laboratory, where “moonshots” trump real-world feasibility, and failure is openly encouraged. “If we can get to a no quickly on an idea, that’s almost as good as getting to a yes,” says Rich DeVaul, head of Google X’s Rapid Evaluation team in the video above. Hit play to watch what happens when the very active imaginations of some very smart people are given free rein to fail.

  6. fastcompany:

You’d think something as universal as money would be hassle-free to use. But with banks and card networks acting as invisible middlemen and imposing sizable exchange fees, some companies are creating radical new approaches to move cash from one place to another. Read more>

    fastcompany:

    You’d think something as universal as money would be hassle-free to use. But with banks and card networks acting as invisible middlemen and imposing sizable exchange fees, some companies are creating radical new approaches to move cash from one place to another. Read more>

  7. brockdavis:

popcorn rain cloud #popcorn #rain #popcornraincloud

    brockdavis:

    popcorn rain cloud #popcorn #rain #popcornraincloud

    (via npr)

  8. (Source: Spotify)

  9. it’s fine by me if you never leave
    and we can lay like this forever
    it’s fine by me

    (Source: Spotify)