1. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

    — Lao Tzu

  2. Behind-the-scenes detail: “fugly scruff” was coined by yours truly.
While I may not be fond of the facial hair, I couldn’t be prouder of my beau’s social good endeavor. Please support these organizations. Every little bit helps!
nicbarajas:

This is my beard.
Not many people like it. There have been a few positive words, but most folks are detractors. My girlfriend doesn’t like it, nor does my mother. (At least it’s better than the last time I grew out facial hair, when people started a Facebook group that begged me to shave. I’m serious.) And it’s been called names. Mostly bad ones.
I think “fugly scruff” stung the worst.
I’ve been growing it to try to raise a little awareness – like sween – for cancer. But it’s not a “mo,” as they say, so I don’t have a page there.
And there are a lot of places that could also use your money.
Anyway, it’ll be gone on Saturday – maybe not before some indigestion – so it’s pretty much now or never to “pimp” my “social presences,” as they say.
I’ve always been a fan of the American Cancer Society, thanks to Mike Monteiro, so please help out.
Personally, I’m donating $10 for every day this thing has been on my face, but any amount you can give would be nice.

    Behind-the-scenes detail: “fugly scruff” was coined by yours truly.

    While I may not be fond of the facial hair, I couldn’t be prouder of my beau’s social good endeavor. Please support these organizations. Every little bit helps!

    nicbarajas:

    This is my beard.

    Not many people like it. There have been a few positive words, but most folks are detractors. My girlfriend doesn’t like it, nor does my mother. (At least it’s better than the last time I grew out facial hair, when people started a Facebook group that begged me to shave. I’m serious.) And it’s been called names. Mostly bad ones.

    I think “fugly scruff” stung the worst.

    I’ve been growing it to try to raise a little awareness – like sween – for cancer. But it’s not a “mo,” as they say, so I don’t have a page there.

    And there are a lot of places that could also use your money.

    Anyway, it’ll be gone on Saturday – maybe not before some indigestion – so it’s pretty much now or never to “pimp” my “social presences,” as they say.

    I’ve always been a fan of the American Cancer Society, thanks to Mike Monteiro, so please help out.

    Personally, I’m donating $10 for every day this thing has been on my face, but any amount you can give would be nice.

  3. This is my election party — and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
mashable:

We’re hard at work at Mashable HQ as tonight’s election results come in. Here’s how you can follow everything online, and you can find our full election coverage right here.

    This is my election party — and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

    mashable:

    We’re hard at work at Mashable HQ as tonight’s election results come in. Here’s how you can follow everything online, and you can find our full election coverage right here.

  4. I’m convinced that our election system is on its last legs, drowning in corporate money and propaganda, staggering into thuggery and fascism. But none of that presents a reason not to vote. In fact, failing to vote aggravates all such problems.

    — David Swanso, Daily Kos (via cnnchangethelist)

  5. 5 things to do when you have writer’s block

    I would add Google “writer’s block” after step 5.

    openareas:

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  6. Truth.
whatshouldwecallsocialmedia:

WHEN INSTAGRAM WENT DOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA DAY. 

    Truth.

    whatshouldwecallsocialmedia:

    WHEN INSTAGRAM WENT DOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA DAY. 

  7. ilovecharts:

101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of ‘50 Shades of Grey’

    ilovecharts:

    101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of ‘50 Shades of Grey’

  8. Great conversation happening here about how social media and technology can create solutions for sustainability.

    mashable:

    Mashable is in Rio De Janeiro for Rio+Social, where the conference is being livestreamed all day. You can watch the feed above and follow all our coverage right here.

    Rio+Social is a global conversation about how social media and technology can help ensure a sustainable future for our planet. Join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #RioPlusSocial and learn more here.

  9. So sweet!

    mashable:

    When Drake Martinet proposed to Stacy Green, Mashable’s vice president of marketing and communications, he didn’t realize what a statistical improbability it was that he had found his soulmate until running the numbers. Emmanuel Colombo was so inspired by the proposal that he animated it and posted it to Vimeo. If you’ve been lucky enough to find your soulmate, share it with them. 

  10. I just filmed a video “Storm Trooper Dance Off at #MashCon” on #viddy http://viddy.it/JkpKP4