The Mummies (Part I)
The Mummies (Part II)
Employers plan to hire only 2.1 percent more new college graduates this year than in 2012, according to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Last fall they thought the increase would be 13 percent. — Things aren’t looking so good for the graduating class of 2013. Perhaps now is a better time than ever to consider avoiding “work,” finding your purpose, making glorious mistakes, and living the creative rather than the safe life. (via explore-blog)
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We wouldn’t have guessed it by looking at these images. Charles Morgan Smith’s photographic series Emissio appear to be nebulae in intergalactic space, while they are really iridescent oil spills on road surfaces, with the pictures formed using conventions of Hubble images. Smith’s intention is for the photos to show the relationship between the everyday and the banal. It’s a success.
Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two -
Allie Brosh, Total Genius and Creator of The Alot and a pain scale that I actually use with doctors now… well, she somehow makes being severely depressed and suicidal outrageously funny… and makes me feel better about the whole disaster area that is my depressed brain.
I have no idea how she does this. But, for my melancholic friends, again. We’re not alone.
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Hamilton's Pharmacopeia | VICE -
SiHKAL: Shulgins I Have Known and Loved
Tanks for the Memories
The Sapo Diaries
Hamilton and the Philosopher’s Stone
Getting High on Krystle
Unlike his friends, Cronin also gets confessional. In songs with titles like “Shout It Out,” “Am I Wrong, “See It My Way,” and “Don’t Let Me Go,” Cronin is airing his own struggles, not writing fiction or filler. Easygoing but not always upbeat, he isn’t the sort of person to waste time posturing. “I told myself with this project the main mission statement would be to just be honest — honest musically and lyrically,” he explains in the park, pulling out another American Spirit. “I’m sick of bands with gimmicks, and sick of music [that’s] trying to lean on a genre too hard.”
So a lot of MCII is about a mid-twentysomething transitioning into proper adulthood — the “struggle of knowing what you have to do to make yourself a happier person, but not doing it,” he says. “Like, I know I should be going to sleep at 11 o’clock and getting a good night’s rest, but I was up last night ‘til 4 o’clock.” Yet there’s clearly more to his new songs than worrying about getting enough sleep. “I’ve been starting over for a long time,” he sings on album opener “Weight.” “I’m not ready for another day I fail at feeling new … I’m not ready for the moment/ I’m not ready for the weight again.”
Asked what he’s so conflicted about, Cronin pauses. “I’m an extremely self-critical person,” he says quietly. “I know what would make me happy. But I’m negative about my choices sometimes, and how I’m deciding to lead my life, and how I’m dealing with people I love. — The Making of Mikal Cronin: How a Shy Kid from Laguna Beach Became the Best Pop Songwriter in San Francisco
How not to say the wrong thing -
Comfort IN, dump OUT
the capacity to “learn, unlearn, and relearn” emotional behaviors and psychological patterns is, indeed, a form of existential literacy —
by Maria Popova
Disconcerting Robot Detects Depression -
Augmenting psychiatric diagnosis with data