Links / Recommendations / October 7, 2013

Goodness from the Interwebs for 10/7

A handful of links that interested, amused, or informed me from around the interwebs:

  • The law of diminishing returns applies to creativity. The more fronts you try to be creative on the less creativity you will have. It’s just not possible for most people to be creative in several directions at once. 
  • For the last couple months Tyler Braun has hosted a blog series about discipleship. I had the privilege to kick the series off in August, and since then several strong contributors have added their voices. Tyler recaps and shares some of the highlights here.
  • A humanitarian group in South Africa has come up with an ingenious way of helping fight disease.  The easy part was giving away soap. The challenge was getting children to make a habit of using it regularly. Their solution was quite clever.
  • Having moved to Nashville just over a month ago, this photo gallery of Chicago’s famous “bean” (or “cloudgate” if you enjoy pretentious official names) made me a bit nostalgic. And it’s just plain cool.   
  • When food expires stores just throw it out. That seems wasteful, especially since “expired” doesn’t mean “rotten” in many cases. The former president of Trader Joes has a clever, if mildly risky, solution.
  • Who decides what is “appropriate” for children’s books anyhow? They’re going to encounter real life soon enough, so how come my daughter can’t find these 8 children’s books at her school library?  Oh wait, maybe it’s fairly obvious. 

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