“Knock it off. Knock off counting how much money you have and start thinking about what you’re doing with it. What you’re doing with your money and time is a lot more important than how much money and time you have.”
Screenwriting duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had the idea for Superbad way before they had the ability to actually make a movie. The two Canadian teens didn’t let go of the idea and many years later it ended up being a huge hit.
Read about their newest project, This Is the End, and how they keep their best ideas alive here.
[Image courtesy of Sony Pictures]
Jeremy Lin in Knicks-themed footy pajamas? Yes, please.
Meet Joel Arabaje, Fast Company’s Online Photo Editor and the King of Selfies. Joel originally wanted to be a veterinarian. For a while he was a Rat Laboratory Technician at Queens College, where he tended to the needs of the tiny rodents. In high school, he was a pet groomer. These days, he’s a photographer, illustrator, and designer. For his latest project, Joel is taking a selfie every day for a year, and posting each photo to Instagram.
A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries—with some help from famous voices like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.
Investing in girls is said to have the best returns, dollar for dollar, of anything we can do in low-income locations.
Every extra year of schooling for girls leads to:
- Increased incomes by 10% to 25%.
- A rise in national wealth.
- Lower rates of child mortality and HIV/AIDS.
- Better educated future generations.
“We can overcome many challenges that we’re trying to address in global development when girls are safe, educated, healthy, and empowered,” says Girl Rising executive producer Holly Gordon. ”It’s the best investment you can make if you’re trying to make long-term strategic change in global development,”
Read more here: The enormous opportunity in educating and empowering girls
Here, some of the amazing DIY barricades put up in and around Istanbul’s Taksim Square after the Turkish government’s brutal crackdown on protestors.
[Photos by Victor Kotsev]
“Success = doing things others are not willing to do … and dress like Barney Stinson.”
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning and happy Friday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- In a pro-consumer attempt to foster innovation, European regulators are banning roaming fees.
- Now you can use Microsoft Office on your iPhone (if you suscribe to Office 365 and you have access to their cloud).
- Pandora is being sued by the songwriters’ rights association, BMI, after it purchased a small radio station in an attempt to pay lower royalty rates.
- Google is winning big in mobile advertising. This year the search engine giant is expected to take home more than half the mobile ad revenues generated worldwide.
- Seasoned directors and movie industry kings Steven Spielberg and George Lucas warn film students that the tech industry will cause a “massive implosion” of Hollywood.
- President Obama has approved giving U.S. military aid to Syrian rebels after it was confirmed that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.
- And more news from our NSA secret surveillance tracker: U.S. government agencies routinely swap data with civilian firms.
Blogger David Cain explains the hidden link between breakfast and productivity:
“The best approach seems to be to give ample deliberation to the decisions that concern major aspects of life, such as career, family, relationships, high-level goals and creative pursuits, and don’t let small ones hang you up. The big ones determine what you actually do with your life—and it is their doing that contributes most to happiness, so it’s worth pruning out as many of the distracting minor decisions as possible so that you don’t cease the important doing because you’re caught up in unimportant thinking.”
- “Not having a convincing answer to what my strengths were.” -Prashanth Challapalli
- “When the interviewee doesn’t have a career path or salary expectation (expressing their own worth) is a turn off.” - Garrett Fookes
- “Not sending a thank you note after the interview…rookie mistake!” - The Forum: Stories That Create
- “At the end when they say “do you have any questions” I said no. This one is a biggie.” - Kathleen Stetka
- “Sell myself short.” - Milly Darby
The London Underground commemorated its 150th anniversary with a quintet of maps made of Lego. But the creative display was built for more than fun and games. It shows how the network—the world’s first underground passenger railway—has evolved in a century and a half.
[Images: Instagram Users Krey47]
“In order to succeed, you have to be the best you. Oscar Wilde was right: ‘Everyone else is already taken.’”
Made in anticipation of the newest Superman movie, Man Of Steel, this new infographic visualizes the evolution of Superman logo from its debut in 1938 to 2013.
See the faces?
A design studio in Berlin applied face-tracking tech to the Earth’s surface and this is what they found.