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Earth Day with David Byrne: David Byrne's Tight Spot, presented under the High Line in 2011, is an inflatable audio installation of low frequency pulses, tremors, and rumbles which emanate from the 40-foot globe. Byrne has commented on the phenomenon of “humans squishing their planet,” noting that Earth is no longer a “planet of clouds, deep blue oceans, beige deserts and swaths of green jungle.” Read more about Byrne’s installation here

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To remember… 

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The former astronaut shares his views on the importance of innovation, collaboration, and leadership to the success of any project.

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I reached a major retirement saving milestone last week. I completely agree - one of the most important financial lessons to learn to start early and be regular with your saving regardless of the market. I had a boyfriend that imparted these words. He also encouraged me to save more than the minimum my company would match. Wise words. Never felt the pinch. Set for life. 

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Teach your kids to save for retirement. It could be the most important lesson of their lives.

SM, Denver, CO

We’re asking women to share their two cents. What’s a good lesson you’ve learned about using money? What’s something smart you’ve done with your money? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

thatkindofwoman:

1. Be courageous and brave …

2. Be one who perseveres …

3. Be warm and open …

4. Be genuine and real …

5. Be trusting and trustworthy …

6. Be kind and understanding …

7. Be gentle and patient …

8. Be loving and forgiving.

Trying.

Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.
Amy Poehler  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Unknown   (via thatkindofwoman)

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Collaboration is where individuals work socially toward a shared goal. Cooperation is where individuals work toward personal goals, while at the same time working with others toward common ends.

- Stowe Boyd

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  • Questioning, which allows innovators to challenge the status quo and consider new possibilities.
  • Observing, which helps innovators detect small behavioral details — in the activities of customers, suppliers, and other companies – that suggest new ways of doing things.
  • Networking, which permits innovators to gain radically different perspectives from individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Experimenting, which prompts innovators to relentlessly try out new experiences, take things apart, and test new ideas.
  • Associational Thinking, drawing connections between questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields, which is triggered by questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting and is the catalyst for creativity.

The 5 traits of successful innovators, according to research from the Harvard Business School.

For the second point, learn how to master the art of observation.

For the last, don’t forget the hallmark of creativity:

It is the ability to spot the potential in the product of connecting things that don’t ordinarily go together that marks out the person who is truly creative.

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