Rachel Rubenstein's Santa Monica Studio

My Photo Sphere of Rachel Rubenstein’s Santa Monica Art Studio

I recently got a Google Cardboard kit (an inexpensive virtual reality kit that can be used with your smartphone) and have been looking to make some content for it. Inspired by the Orbulus App, which has a cool art studio view, I asked my friend, artist Rachel Rubenstein, if I could use her studio to make a similar view. I made a Photo Sphere of the studio which you can see below:
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Cell Phone Discounts just for working

Chances are your company is enrolled in a corporate cell phone discount program where you can get a few dollars a month on your cell phone bill. To see if you are eligible, just enter your work email in the employee discount websites of your carrier:

The New Journalism after Enron

I ran into this article about how journalism’s high point was Watergate but how in this new data driven age, journalism needs to be better prepared to handle information glut and expose the next Enron:

The press earned its stripes covering a scandal about which information was scarce. The press lost its stripes covering a scandal about which information was plentiful.

The plenitude of information, not its scarcity, defines the world we live in now. And journalism must change to accommodate that fact.

How Schools Kill Creativity by Ken Robinson

If you think of it, the whole system of public education around the world is a protracted process of university entrance. And the consequence is that many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not, because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized. And I think we can’t afford to go on that way. – Sir Ken Robinson

This video is one of the first to make me rethink the education system I was raised with.

Mark Cuban: “Invest in yourself. Do the things that can get you closer to your goals and dreams. It wont come from a brokerage commercial. It will come from preparing yourself , working hard and standing apart from your competition. You Inc is the best stock you can ever buy…if you are willing to do the work.” – from My Investment advice for 2006

Ramit Sethi: “The 85 Percent Solution: Getting started is more important than becoming an expert. Too many of us get overwhelmed thinking we need to manage our money perfectly, which leads us to do nothing at all. That’s why the easiest way to manage your money is to take it one step at a time—and not worry about being perfect. I ’d rather act and get it 85 percent right than do nothing. Think about it: 85 percent of the way is far better than 0 percent. Once your money system is good enough—or 85 percent of the way there—you can get on with your life and go do the things you really want to do.”- page 8 of I Will Teach You To Be Rich.

While the quote above directly applies that money, I’m certain that’s true about many things (about 85% of them at least).

My Top 30 Favorite Tips and Practices from the last 30 years

I’m turning 30 this year and over those years I’ve hopefully collected quite a few bits of wisdom and advice from a variety of sources. Some of it is inspirational quotes, some of it is practical advice, and some are just great how tos. You can find them all at http://allen.alew.org/tag/30-days-of-wisdom/.