The Week's Links: July 25, 2014

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Ancient Tooth Plaque Shows Our Ancestors Used to Feast on Weeds owl.li/zm0xf
  • What If You Could Choose Between the Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful? owl.li/zk6BW
  • How to Be a Better Traveler - Scientific Americanowl.li/zm0r7
  • Take An Electrifying Look Inside The World's First Light Art Museum owl.li/zk6wW
  • ◉ LOUD owl.li/zm8m4
  • 8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books owl.li/zm0p9
  • 6 Design Concepts From IDEO That Rethink Agingowl.li/zisON
  • ◉ Recommended: The Creative Process Illustrated: How Advertising's Big Ideas Are Born owl.li/zm7Yj
  • Starbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize owl.li/zm0n5
  • Amazing: Restaurants in Cool and Unexpected Placesowl.li/zisLe
  • Why do we have blood types? We still don’t really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter?owl.li/zm0iZ
  • Amazing: 36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Alive owl.li/zlZq2
  • Google Analytics gets its own official dedicated iPhone app so you can view your data on the go owl.li/zisKl
  • While critics sneer, scientists try to make sense of our love of weepy books and movies. owl.li/zi5Lk
  • How Google’s New Font Tries to Anticipate the Futureowl.li/zisGj
  • ◉ The Arecibo Observatory: Beyond The Big Dreamsowl.li/zm8j1
  • How The Average American Work Week Compares To The Rest Of The World owl.li/zi5w1
  • 10 tips on how to make slides that really communicate your idea owl.li/zisES
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of July 21, 2014 owl.li/zvds7
  • ◉ Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Deploy or die. -smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/7/20…
  • 50 Excellent Fabulist Books Everyone Should Readowl.li/zi5ax
  • ◉ Recommended: Where the Suckers Moon: The Life and Death of an Advertising Campaign owl.li/zm7Vk
  • How Side Projects Improve Our Performance at Everything owl.li/ziszb
  • Thirty Things I’ve Learned — Nick Crockerowl.li/zi2uO
  • The Big Mystery Behind the Great Train Robbery May Finally Have Been Solved owl.li/zi6dc
  • Italy Turns To Corporate Sponsors To Maintain Its Monuments - NYTimes.com owl.li/zi5Y6
  • Darwin’s complete Galapagos library posted onlineowl.li/zhKbo
  • How to use Siri for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide owl.li/zfuwi
  • The Future of Marketing, as Seen at Cannes Lions - John Winsor - Harvard Business Review owl.li/zhJGI
  • ◉ Making Magic with Pixar: Maker Camp Field Trip 2013 owl.li/zm8gB
  • The Brilliant Machine That Could Finally Fix Airport Security owl.li/zfurg
  • Essential: Longform's 25 Favorite Unlocked New Yorker Articles owl.li/zsyvs
  • Humans Already Use Way, Way More Than 10 Percent of Their Brains owl.li/zhJtV
  • We need this: A maps app that algorithmically finds you the scenic route owl.li/zfugb
  • ◉ Being Digital: Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future -smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/7/20…
  • ◉ Recommended: Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Advertising owl.li/zm7NM
  • What happens when Shakespeare is translated? Is it still Shakespeare? owl.li/zhdP9
  • Chocolate? Pfft, MIT students are 3D printing with ice cream owl.li/zfp0A
  • Take a 3D tour of London with Google's latest Maps update owl.li/zgSat
  • MIT researchers want to power your cellphone with dew owl.li/zgS3A
  • Out in the Open: A Tool That Will Make It Easier to Abolish Email Entirely owl.li/zfdpC
  • Kara Swisher Is Silicon Valley’s Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist. How Does That Work?owl.li/zdNg8
  • Facebook Users Can Now DVR Content, Including Ads owl.li/zpZFe
  • Trivia App Tests Your Design Nerdiness owl.li/zfcum
  • Batman at 75: Lisa Granshaw on why pop culture can’t let the Dark Knight go owl.li/zdL3U
  • ◉ 10 Reasons To Love Science with Neil deGrasse Tyson owl.li/zm8eq
  • MoMA Design Curator Paola Antonelli On The Dark Side Of Design owl.li/zfbAt
  • Facebook to track users' TV habits - LA Timesowl.li/zcRK9
  • ◉ Recommended: Confessions of an Advertising Manowl.li/zm7J3
  • Is Music The Easiest Way On Earth To Learn Programming? owl.li/zfbk5
  • ◉ Nick Crocker: Thirty Things I've Learned -smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/7/20…
  • Inside the Teenage Brain: Psychology Todayowl.li/zcRpj
  • For This Author, 10,000 Wikipedia Articles Is a Good Day's Work owl.li/zfaP6
  • One man and his robot are responsible for 8.5 percent of Wikipedia owl.li/zfaq6
  • Stress-Busting Diet: 8 Foods That May Boost Resilience owl.li/zcRjv
  • Classical musicians and the terror of the auditionowl.li/zbyDv
  • MIT's flying robot keeps moving photo subjects bathed in light owl.li/zbWb1
  • How to keep the audience laughing at a sitcom taping—even on take 10 owl.li/zby0S
  • 50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics owl.li/zbMYg
  • What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?owl.li/zbxk9
  • Mobile Technology Fact Sheet- Pew Researchowl.li/zbA7r
  • Atlantic City Ballet moves to the boardwalkowl.li/zbwV8
  • Here are the apps teens actually love, in 5 chartsowl.li/zbzHm
  • Five things about Gen Y that charities need to knowowl.li/zbzmi
  • The Science Of Cool owl.li/zbsqo
  • 11 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Will Inspire Any Young Creative owl.li/zbcj5
  • David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?owl.li/zbkZe
  • Meet ‘Project Zero,’ Google’s Secret Team of Bug-Hunting Hackers owl.li/zbc7Q
  • Uniqlo Designs New Uniforms For MoMA's Security Guards owl.li/zbkU2
  • The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stressowl.li/z9Oec
  • Fantastic: David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire owl.li/zbkhG
  • The Power of the Behind The Scenes Workerowl.li/z9NU3
  • Bill Gates's Favorite Business Tales, in The New Yorker owl.li/zbjZr
  • NASA's Next Giant Leap: Mars owl.li/zbj8W
  • 10 Brands That Will Disappear This Year- TIMEowl.li/z9NQ9
  • Ricky Gervais Shares His Secrets for Success: Be a "Cocky Little Nobody" owl.li/z9Agk
  • Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length? owl.li/z9JDF
  • BBC News - The costs and benefits of publishing your own books owl.li/z9A9n
  • Can Memes Exist Outside of the Internet?owl.li/z9Jmx
  • Inside Disney's Virtual Playground for Fantasies: Video - Bloomberg owl.li/z9A1A

Nick Crocker: Thirty Things I've Learned

As I get ready for the second half of this year, and get ready for new collaborators and projects, I find Nick Crocker's list of thirty things he's learned. The list is articulate, eloquent and truly resonates with me. Case in point, number 10:

The greatest reflection of your priorities is your time. Whatever you say about what matters to you, the true test is where you place your time. So if you say your priorities are your partner or your kids or your family or your health, that statement will only be true if your calendar reflects it.

Go read the whole list, I'm sure something within it will resonate with you too.