“Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life…was the day I realized that I know longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business.”— Cindy Gallop
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”— Mahatma Gandhi
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of Life.”—My favorite quote from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
“In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you. ”— Jonathan Harris
This hospital in Mexico City not only helps patients, but also the environment. The facade of the building eats smog and transforms pollutants into harmless chemicals. It also cools the inside and decreases air condition costs.
We all had that experience. We smell a certain scent and travel across time and space. The fresh-baked cookies transfer us to our Grandma’s kitchen, the aftershave of a stranger in the subway into the arms of a past lover…
In Singapore, JWT and the global fragrance company Givaudan use the power of scents and developed personalized kit’s to help patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The smell of freshly cut grass or an ocean breeze can evoke emotional memories and connect patients with their family and environment.
Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less “metabolically” healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. That’s the conclusion of a large cohort study which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Assessing the trends, the investigators concluded that “the more recently born generations are doing worse”, and warn “that the prevalence of metabolic risk factors and the lifelong exposure to them have increased and probably will continue to increase.”