The Week's Links: December 23, 2012

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • 6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day 
  • lorempixel - placeholder images for every case 
  • Writers’ Houses Gives You a Virtual Tour of Famous Authors’ Homes 
  • 6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Daily De-Stressing 
  • Random Mornings: A random serving of a Creative Morning from around the world. So great. 
  • Responsive Web Design Patterns 
  • Is The Internet Awake? 
  • The 10 best podcasts for designers 
  • Rebranding Santa Claus 
  • Nobody Knows What Intelligence Is, Because Intelligence and IQ Are Not the Same Thing 
  • The Web We Lost - Anil Dash 
  • 17 Things I Learned From Reading Every Last Word of The Economist's "The World in 2013" Issue 
  • George Yu's Node Gadget Can Measure Anything 
  • How fake images change our memory and behaviour 
  • Beautiful: Vibrant Skies 
  • Will This Be the Museum of the Future? 
  • Tadao Cern’s wind-in-the-face series: What 186 MPH of Wind in the Face Looks Like 
  • 55555, or, How to Laugh Online in Other Languages 
  • Journalism & Web done right: Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek - Multimedia Feature - NYTimes.com 
  • Describing Colors To Blind People 
  • The Long, Strange History of Christmas Carols 
  • 12 Mind Blowing Number Systems From Other Languages 
  • Do We Want the World to End? Is Santa Like Wrestling? & Other Relevant Questions
  • 8 logo revisions that had people howling 
  • What is Motion Design ? ( A Primer ) 
  • From Virgil to Beyoncé: 5 Great Moments of Artistic Patronage 
  • Why Did Humans Start Eating Cheese in the First Place? 
  • The Associated Press: New-found tale could be Hans Christian Andersen's 
  • Book Patrol: America's 100 largest libraries are getting larger 
  • Hey, Look At These Beautiful Glass Sculptures! Wait, Those Are Snowflakes 
  • Never Brainstorm with a "Blank Slate" 
  • The Power of Concentration & Mindfulness
  • Saul Bass Poster Sketches for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ 
  • Fantastic: Natural History Museum: Treasures posters 
  • 12 English Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet 
  • Khoi Vinh: It All Started With Comic Books 
  • Why does The Nutcracker cause such enduring fascination. 
  • Start Hoarding Your Beans, Thanks to Climate Change, $7 Coffee May Be the Norm 
  • Flower Power, Redefined by Andrew Zuckerman 
  • Before the Civil War, There Were 8,000 Different Kinds of Money in the U.S. 
  • Useful Media vs. Entertaining Media
  • Boredom Didn’t Exist as an Emotion in Darwin’s Days 
  • Gamers Are Better at Robotic Surgery Than Med Students 
  • After Nearly 70 Years, How Do Stealth Planes Stay Stealthy? 
  • The Opposite of the Cloud 
  • Which Best Practice Is Ruining Your Business? - Freek Vermeulen 
  • Workplace Distractions: Here's Why You Won't Finish This Article 
  • Cultivating design thinking in kids 
  • Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life 
  • 7 Young Entrepreneurs Changing The World With Their Businesses 
  • Neil Gaiman Gives Sage Advice to Aspiring Artists 
  • The Thinking Mindset vs. The Doing Mindset: Pick One (And Only One) 
  • The Neuropsychology of Persuasion: 6 Shortcuts to Winning Someone Over 
  • 185+ Very Useful and Categorized CSS Tools, Tutorials, Cheat Sheets 
  • Creativity Top 5: December 18, 2012
  • Just in case you missed it: Gift Ideas For Smarter Creativity 
  • Burberry's Christopher Bailey: Where Marketing, Dreams and Digital Meet 
  • Pentagram’s William Russell: Ten Years with Alexander McQueen  Also: 
  • How old are you? (In Internet Years) 
  • The Bias Against Creatives as Leaders 
  • An office with “library rules” by Jason Fried of 37signals 
  • The Accidental Birth of Wrapping Paper 
  • Storytelling software learns how to tell a good tale 
  • Check out Small Demons, a kind of imdb for books. 
  • The Science Of Productivity
  • The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore - Scott Hanselman 
  • What to Do When You Fall Back Into Your Old, Less Productive Ways 
  • U.S. patent office considers ending hidden patent ownership 
  • A Defense of Social Media : The New Yorker 
  • PBS Arts: Off Book - Episode 9: Fashion of Artists 
  • 19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of 
  • Michael Dirda on Sherlock Holmes 
  • How to be a creative director 
  • Want To Make Your Environment More Creative? Kill Some Rules. 
  • Worth a revisit: Colours In Cultures 
  • Companies today are increasingly tying people's real-life identities to their online browsing habits. 
  • Videogames Do Belong in the Museum of Modern Art 
  • This Is Your Brain On Holiday Shopping 

Recommended This Week: 

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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