Wishing you all moments of inspired joy…

Originally posted on World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21:

open-door…as doors for emerging new potentials open during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2015.

Vi auguro tutti i momenti di gioia ispirata come porte per emergere nuove potenzialità aperto durante mondiale creatività e dell’innovazione settimana 15-21 aprile 2015.

Je vous souhaite tous les moments de joie inspirée que des portes pour l’émergence de nouveaux potentiels ouvert pendant mondiale créativité et Semaine de l’innovation Avril 15-21 2015.

Deseando que todos los momentos de alegría inspirada como puertas para salir nuevos potenciales abiertos durante Mundial de la Creatividad y la Innovación Semana 15 a 21 ab 2015.

Ik wens u alle momenten van geïnspireerde vreugde als deuren voor de opkomende nieuwe mogelijkheden geopend tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog de creativiteit en innovatie Week 15-21 april, 2015.

Ich wünsche Ihnen alle Momente der Freude, als inspirierten Türen für neue neue Potenziale im Zweiten Welt Kreativität und Innovation Woche April 15-21, 2015 geöffnet.

View original 205 more words

Back to Stevie J Blues

The Jackson based blues and southern soul artist formerly known as Stevie J (Stephen Johnson) now goes by the stage name Stevie J Blues.  Although he still answers to Stevie J as he’s done his whole life, the addendum is so fans can distinguish him from Atlanta based Stevie J (Steven Jordan) of the reality show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta (LHHA). That Stevie J has had an arguably Continue reading Back to Stevie J Blues

Guruz With Heart

When you experience something so profound that it’s life changing, you want to share it with everyone. That’s a sentiment that Denise Moulier can get behind wholeheartedly. Four years ago and 40 pounds heavier, Moulier came to Guruz Fitness Studio because she wanted to lose some remaining unwanted pounds and prepare for an upcoming triathlon. Beyond nutrition and fitness, Guruz helped Moulier grasp the concept that high-performance living, which is about balance and reaching your highest potential, is a lifestyle. Benefits of that lifestyle Continue reading Guruz With Heart

Word of the Day + Repost: The top 10 words of TED2015

Étude Life:

Great top 10 list here from TED Blog. But the word that caught my eye is “retronym,” used in number 9. If you click the link it takes you to wordnik.com which defines the word this way:

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A word or phrase created because an existing term that was once used alone needs to be distinguished from a term referring to a new development, as acoustic guitar in contrast to electric guitar or analog watch in contrast to digital watch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A new word or phrase coined for an old object or concept whose original name has become used for something else or is no longer unique (such as acoustic guitar where guitar used to mean this but can now also refer to an electric guitar).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. a word introduced because an existing term has become inadequate

Read user feedback on this word over at wordnik.com and see how TED Blog uses it in the post below. While you’re at it store these 10 words in the back of your brain. You’re sure to see and hear them again in the coming months.

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Erin McKean shares the top 10 words of TED2015. Her #6: placemaking, from Theaster Gates' TED Talk. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED Erin McKean shares the top 10 words of TED2015. Her #6: placemaking, from Theaster Gates’ TED Talk. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

TED is about ideas worth spreading, and these often come wrapped up in words worth knowing. Here are some of the great words from TED2015:

10. Neurodiversity. From Steve Silberman’s talk on the history of the autism spectrum. It’s a word that began popping up in 1998, and it means “the variety of configurations of the brain, especially with regard to autism.” A word all neurotypical people should know.

9. Kinetic attack. From David Rothkopf’s talk on the global threat of cyberattacks. Kinetic attacks involve moving parts — think bullets and bombs. This phrase is an example of a retronym.

8. Court-scraper. Heard at a lunch to celebrate the publication of The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings by Marc Kushner. The context: “But not, of course…

View original 402 more words

#OOTD: GO Wild in the Springtime

Go Wild in the Springtime.

Day or night, explore the concrete jungle in this zebra themed ensemble and watch how restless the natives get. Shop this look or something like it.  Then check out etudelife on Polyvore for more #OOTD.


FC Select Vegan Bags vegan bag
fashion-conscience.com

Oversized sunglasses
anotherlove.com.au

Burberry lipstick
burberry.com

Entrepreneurship Thrives in the #Hive

Busy lawyers and entrepreneurs Bradley Lum and Trey Waterloo understand the desire for independence and the roadblocks that keep most people from it. They’ve  navigated the hurdles inherent to stepping out on your own and now want to help fellow entrepreneurs solve some common problems, such as the need for an independent work environment conducive to effective and efficient work habits, the need for targeted education that would aid in reaching certain goals, and the need for affordable health-care options for the self-employed. Continue reading Entrepreneurship Thrives in the #Hive

E-Reader’s Rack Vol. 4: Weekend Reading Black History Edition

51DwBUfQXkL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have).

Price: $9.95

Amazon

510ub44PV1L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

 Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story

In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain.

Such breakthroughs aren’t unusual for Ben Carson. He’s been beating the odds since he was a child.

Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail.

But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gifted Hands takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world—and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.

Price: $3.99

Amazon

51fBz6fdSHL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

Twelve Years a Slave: Plus Five American Slave Narratives, Including Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Life of Josiah Henson, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Up From Slavery

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (Plus MUCH more!)

This exciting new release includes the complete text of “Twelve Years a Slave.” Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn’t stop there. It also includes:

* Complete, unabridged texts of the five additional works listed below, all well-known works about slavery in America
* An active table of contents for easy navigation to any book or chapter
* The original illustrations for “Twelve Years a Slave”
* Easy-to-use links to download unabridged audiobooks of four of the works from Librivox
* Well-formatted text with adjustable font and size

Below is a brief introduction to the six included works. (Excerpts from Wikipedia are used in the summaries.)

–Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana —
Author: Solomon Northup (July 1808 – c. 1864-1875)
Published: 1853

“Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War.”

— Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave —
Author: Frederick Douglass (February 1818 – February 20, 1895)
Published: 1845
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.”

— The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself —
Author: Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883)
Published: 1849

“The Life of Josiah Henson is a slave narrative written by Josiah Henson, who would later become famous for being the basis of the character of Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. ”

— Uncle Tom’s Cabin —
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896)
Published: 1852
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe…Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible.”

— Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl —
Author: Harriett Ann Jacobs, under the pen name Linda Brent (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897)
Published: 1861
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

“Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name “Linda Brent.” It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men suffered as slaves.”

— Up From Slavery —
Author: Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)
Published: 1901
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

“Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his work to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools.”

Price: $0.99

51QZbkmtdAL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

Slave narratives, some of the most powerful records of our past, are extremely rare, with only fifty-five post–Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group with the publication of A Slave No More, a major new addition to the canon of American history. Handed down through family and friends, these narratives tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the protection of the occupying Union troops. David W. Blight magnifies the drama and significance by prefacing the narratives with each man’s life history. Using a wealth of genealogical information, Blight has reconstructed their childhoods as sons of white slaveholders, their service as cooks and camp hands during the Civil War, and their climb to black working-class stability in the north, where they reunited their families. In the stories of Turnage and Washington, we find history at its most intimate, portals that offer a rich new answer to the question of how four million people moved from slavery to freedom. In A Slave No More, the untold stories of two ordinary men take their place at the heart of the American experience.

Price $2.99

Amazon

51C+fHZRdML__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX266_SY266_PIkin-av,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

Roots: The Enhanced Edition: The Saga of an American Family

Roots: The Enhanced Edition features rare interviews with author Alex Haley from the NBC News Archives that took place as the Roots phenomenon unfolded over 30 years ago. There are also photos, footage, and recordings from the Haley family, all of which provide a unique understanding of Alex Haley’s journey researching and writing the book.  In new video interviews NBC’s Tom Brokaw and David Wilson reflect on the story’s lasting impact.

Roots is a groundbreaking story of history and family that spanned continents and touched generations.  One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots galvanized the nation and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America’s past, and we continue to feel its reverberations today.

Roots: The Enhanced Edition is truly definitive–adding unmatched, sweep, context and insight to this ever-relevant classic.

The Enhanced Edition features:
•    Full text of the book
•    Video introduction and interview with David Wilson
•    New video interview with Tom Brokaw
•    Footage of author Alex Haley provided by the NBC News Archives and the Haley family, including Today Show interviews with Tom Brokaw, Roots-related events in the 1970s, an extended interview about the book, and more  (45 minutes of video)
•    Recordings of Alex Haley speaking about researching and writing the book (30 minutes of audio)
•    10 rare photos from the Haley family
•    Essay by Alex Haley
•    Reading Group Guide
•    Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
•    Extended biography of Haley

Price: $9.99

OTHER GOOD READS

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 186 other followers