12 Kinds of Kindness

We’ve all heard popular sayings like, “Treat others the way you would like to be treated” and “Don’t judge another until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Tim and Jessie wanted to take these sentiments and literally apply them to their own lives. Based on 12-step programs designed to change behaviors, they created a 12-step experiment as a way to confront their own apathy and selfishness. For 12 months, Tim and Jessie attempted to open their hearts, eyes and minds to become kinder, more empathetic people.

Follow their story at 12kindsofkindness.com and make your own steps here.

How to Be Happy (or at least less sad): A Creative Workbook

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“This book cannot fix you, and it cannot make you happy. The good news is that no other book on the internet can either, but you already know that. Because you know, deep down, that no self-help book can make you happy. Just like you know, deep down, that you can. Maybe you haven’t discovered that yet, or maybe you’ve forgotten, but you know more than you think about your own happiness. This creative and practical book will help you draw, write, discover, and remember those things that make you feel happy…or at least less sad.”

Get happy or at least less sad here!

HUG

HUG is an app that allows you to send a remote “hug” that people can feel. Dubbed the worlds first emoji you can feel. Doesn’t beat the real thing of course, but I guess if I was halfway around the world my mom would appreciate the gesture, or be freaked out about putting her cell phone against her heart for too long due to cell phone radiation. Either way it’s the thought that counts and fake hugs are better than no hugs at all, I suppose.

Go F#@king Do It

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” — Wayne Gretzky

Go F#@king Do It helps you reach your goals by making you put your money where your mouth is. It’s very simple on purpose, you simply enter a goal, a deadline, and the amount you’ll pay if you don’t hit your goal by then and you pick a friend (called a supervisor) who will check if you actually did it. If they say you have, everything is fine and you are not charged. If they say you haven’t you are charged the amount you set. (assuming your supervisor is honest, and if they’re not it kind of defeats the point.)

So who does the money go to? The founder of the site, of course! And that in itself is supposed to be a part of the incentive to hit your goals as having the money go to the supervisor (your friend) or a charity would decrease the pain threshold.

Go Fucking Do It is Nike’s mantra on steroids, so go and get ‘er done folks!

A collection of wallpaper’s that remind us to “stop looking at our phones and enjoy the f***ing moment

Designer and artist Molly McLeod created this collection of wallpapers that serve as a subtle reminder that life is what happens all around us when we’re busy looking down at our cell phones.

Urging you to enjoy the moment instead of taking a picture or look around you instead of down at your phone, these wallpapers give us a gentle nudge away from technology and back towards humanity.

You can download this much needed awesomeness here.

(Found on DesignTAXI)

WTF Should I Do With My Life

WTF Should I Do With My Life is a website that helps you figure out WTF to do with your life by offering useful life and work advice.

The website suggests everything from joining the Peace Corps to becoming a dancer or relocating to another city. If the suggestion sounds appealing you can click okay and get the 411 on how to make it happen, if not simply click the Hell No button and the site will suggest something else.

Knowing what to do with your life has never been easier thanks to WTF Should I Do With My Life.

Still here? What are you waiting for? Get a Life!