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Monday Morning Inspiration – 9.7.15

Happy Labor Day! Here’s what’s been inspiring me: 1) Kanye West’s surprisingly conflicted and endearing speech at the VMAs. 2) 2014 on Spotify This site has some fascinating stats about music last year, but if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll get stats on your own music habits. Apparently I was really emo. 3) While we’re on the topic of music stats, here’s charts measuring the timelessness of old music. 4) The Bright Side of…

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TIL: A Lesson in Self-Acceptance from French Grammar

TIL: French grammar is structured to reflect the belief that you are responsible for your thoughts, words, and actions, but not your emotions. When I was studying in Paris, I met a man in his 20s who had converted to Islam. When I asked him why, he responded, “Like falling sick or falling in love, I fell Muslim.” I didn’t understand that then. But today to explain the subjonctif, my prof explained that in French…

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Monday Morning Inspiration – 8.31.15

1) The Four Phases of Developing Your Creative Voice via 99u If you’re screwing up, you’re doing it right. 2) 5 Quotes From Famous Artists On How They Became Famous via Hypebot Jay-Z and Arcade Fire were once nobodies too. 3) The Creative Benefit of Complete Ignorance via 99u If you don’t know the rules, you won’t worry about breaking them. 4) The New Making It via The New York Times Magazine Six artists in…

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