5 Things I Love – April 25

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1. Cadbury Cream Eggs

I gave up candy for Lent this year, so it is with great pleasure that I am now able to indulge in these fine treats before they disappear for another year.

2. Daniel Pink: The Surprising Science of Motivation

The author of Drive and A Whole New Mind gives a great TED talk on motivation and creative thinking that is well worth the 19 minutes to watch the video.

3. The Marshmallow Challenge

This past week we did a design workshop with our company using this challenge and it was a great entertaining success with the tallest structure in round 1 being 33.5 inches and the tallest in round 2 being 38.5 inches :)

4. Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

In celebration of Earth Day, Zoya is offering their nail polish for $4 a bottle (including shipping!) through April 27th. All they ask is that you please use the bag provided in your shipment to send back old bottle of non-Zoya polish which they will dispose of properly.

5. Font Squirrel

While I am not nearly the font addict that some of my co-workers are, I do have an appreciation for finding just the right font for a project. Yes, there are a ton of font sites out there (and I’m sure some of them will appear on here later) but what I love about Font Squirrel is that it is %100 free for commercial use, so I don’t have to worry about what rights fonts I’ve gotten from their site have when I go to use them later, which is lovely for my peace of mind.

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8 Keys to Success

As I was catching up on my alerts e-mails for the last week or so (I’ve been out of the office since Tuesday), I came across a link to this great video from Richard St. Johns on Penn Olson’s blog from TED 2005 and decided to share it with all of you. It’s only about 4 minutes long, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy.

What is TED?
TED, short for ‘Technology, Entertainment, Design’, is a small non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. They do two annual conference every year, plus a number of local conferences, all with remarkable speakers and subjects. These speakers are recorded and their talks are available free of charge on TED’s website. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to drop by and check out what they have to offer. Videos range in length from a few minutes to 30 or 45 minutes long.