Lately, I’ve seeing a lot of great links around the web, and with that, here’s the return of Linked!
1. A 104-year-old Scottish woman is officially the world’s oldest street artist, decorating her town with what else than yarn! Seriously, she’s part of a knitting club called the “Souter Stormers” that planned the yarn bomb event.
2. A cookbook club is the greatest idea ever. Gather a group of friends, pick a cookbook, and each person cooks a recipe out of it. Each month, pick a new cookbook! Instead of slowly making your way through a cookbook, you can sample several recipes at once.
3. Apparently, there are a lot of common coffee mistakes (guilty of making some of these mistakes). Promise some of them will make you laugh.
4 In this TED blog post, the founders of StoryCorps and Humans of New York share the art of storytelling. My favorite tip: Engage deeply, but interrupt kindly, because people aren’t very good at knowing how to tell their own stories. Take that back, I love this one too: If you have a calling, pursue it relentlessly. Take that back, I love them all.
5. My 5th grade teacher told me that good readers make good writers. It always stuck with me, “that’s why reading books by experienced authors is important — even necessary — for the aspiring writer,” Darling Magazine writes. While I had always considered this ‘rule’ for works of literature, I had never applied this to books on writing by exceptional authors. Here’s Darling’s list of 5 books for aspiring writers.
6. What is the most satisfying job in the world? The answer may surprise you. It brings about the question, ‘Why do we work?’ We want more than a paycheck – the most satisfied workers are engaged by their jobs and they find their work meaningful, according to psychologist Barry Schwartz. Reading this article, I found myself agreeing – yes, I want more than just a good paycheck; I want purpose.