Sara V. Marder

Freedom through expression

Library, The Ideal

iworkatapubliclibrary:

I held a Minecraft program for children at my library branch.

Me: “To help celebrate National Library Week, the theme of today’s club is ‘The Ideal Library.’ Tell me some things libraries don’t already have that you think they should have.”

Kid #1: “A grocery store!”

Kid #2: “A bowling alley!”

Kid #3: “An ice skating rink!”

Kid #4: “Money!”

Anonymous asked: I feel really stupid for asking this, but when you post a block are we supposed to write a story, post it on our own tumblr and then tag it with "writeworld"?

writeworld:

You could do that. It certainly seems to be the preferred method. You could also reblog the prompt post!

Thanks for your question (which was not stupid at all)!
-C

psych2go:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not just being a germiphobe. The disorder is obsessive unwanted thoughts and associations of unconnected events. celebration10

psych2go:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not just being a germiphobe. The disorder is obsessive unwanted thoughts and associations of unconnected events. celebration10

lumoslabs:

What’s more likely to help you achieve a goal or do better at work: encouragement or criticism? According to current neuroscience research, the answer should always be encouragement. Criticism can trigger negative emotions like fear, anger, and stress, which trigger the amygdala to override the brain’s executive control center, the prefrontal cortex. The amygdala narrows our focus to deal with the perceived crisis created by the criticism, making it harder to think clearly or creatively and to take in new information. Conversely, the positive emotions that result from encouragement create heightened activity in the prefrontal cortex, boosting cognitive flexibility, creative thinking, and information processing. Are you more likely to skip the criticism in favor of encouragement after reading this post? 
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1cWXMoV

lumoslabs:

What’s more likely to help you achieve a goal or do better at work: encouragement or criticism? According to current neuroscience research, the answer should always be encouragement. Criticism can trigger negative emotions like fear, anger, and stress, which trigger the amygdala to override the brain’s executive control center, the prefrontal cortex. The amygdala narrows our focus to deal with the perceived crisis created by the criticism, making it harder to think clearly or creatively and to take in new information. Conversely, the positive emotions that result from encouragement create heightened activity in the prefrontal cortex, boosting cognitive flexibility, creative thinking, and information processing. Are you more likely to skip the criticism in favor of encouragement after reading this post? 


Read more here: http://bit.ly/1cWXMoV

freedomcards:

Norman Mailer
Freedom is too intensive a concept to be put into a sentence or two.  Brevity on this subject is conducive to piety, and piety is inimical to freedom.   

freedomcards:

Norman Mailer

Freedom is too intensive a concept to be put into a sentence or two.  Brevity on this subject is conducive to piety, and piety is inimical to freedom.