• Despite the common sense advice to relax more if you want to avoid stress, the findings of the study don’t suggest that facing difficult challenges damages your health.
  • Another path to damaging stress is having lots of responsibilities, but insufficient resources and influence to control outcomes think of being a middle manager, relying on many others to achieve your goals, but lacking the political power and budget to easily make things happen.
  • Rather, focusing on finding work that’s engaging that contributes to something larger than yourself which lets you form positive social relationships and in which, if you persevere, you can be successful.
Pizzablood Recommends: August 25 - August 31

Monday, August 25

Kylmyss, Your City Sleeps, Madeleine Cocolas & Red Alder @ Kremwerk

Tuesday, August 26

Stop Biting presents Radius Etc., Chapel Sound Djs

Seattle Poetry Slam @ Re-bar

Wednesday, August 27

Terman Shanks & Acapulco Lips @ Lo-Fi

Chemical Clock, Punishment & Sister Girlfriend @ Vermillion

Thursday, August 28

Slow Bird, Sisters, Rose Windows @ Crocodile

Industrial Revelation, Spekulation & Wizdumb @ Columbia City Theater

Together Pangea, Meat Market & Ubu Roi @ Black Lodge

NighTrain, Tele Novella, Pony Time & Lisa Prank @ Barboza

The Blakes, Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons & The Bluebird @ Tractor

Friday, August 29

Black Weirdo Party presents DJ sets from Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Chocolate Chunk, Mursi Lane & Dj Riz  @ Chop Suey

The Entrance Band, Low Hums & Cabana @ Vera PROJECT

Saturday, August 30

Hana and the Goose, Charms, Zula & Sama Dams @ Hollow Earth Radio

Walter TV, Neighbors & Buzz Hickey @ Blue Moon Tavern

Magic Fades, Korma & Dutty Wilderness @ Lo-fi

Rat City Rollergirls Community Skate-a-thon


Sunday, August 31

Metz & Posse @ Crocodile


the very first time

the very first time I’ve ever
tasted death
storks carried it through the sky
while half naked boys and fully naked girls
swam in the sea
and all the cats in the city danced
and cried

the very first time I was ever
fat worms devoured my soul
underneath the earth
invisible hands cradled me up in the moon
and in a dream I’ve entered a new birth

a dream I said a dream
as wet as a garden washed by morning dew
you may ask me what the dream was about
and lying I’ll say
that the dream was all about


View my posts of Facebook.about what is wrong with the system of the world based on Intelligence(based on Lewis Terman’s research in 1921), Malcolm Gladwell’s theory of Success. The book review of Caroll and Gardner about the 9 Intelligences that they put up.I have also put a TEDTalk link to a video of Angela Lee Duckworth who is at the University of Pennsylvania explaining her theory of “grit” -how it is linked to success. Then alas! me and My Aunt also (in the comments below the post) seem to develop our two other Intelligences-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & MONEY AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE.


a blackbird rests
it’s wings unspread
on a white horse’s neck
noon’s sunlight shining
warmly through 
the sleeping bird’s plumaged quilt 
wakes not the horse up
Pegasus is dead

Val Termane

28 Tech Stars Who Graduated From Stanford University http://ift.tt/1uUsiu5

Stanford University has bred some of the most influential tech entrepreneurs since the beginning of Silicon Valley.

Whether it’s due to the top-notch engineering and business programs, extensive alumni network, or university-affiliated accelerator programs, many of the industry’s most important figures have earned degrees here, starting with Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the mid-30s and continuing on to today’s startup founders. 

We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Stanford alums in tech. 

HP cofounders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard met at football tryouts.

Hewlett and Packard, considered by many to be the founding fathers of Silicon Valley, were Stanford students

The pair first met in the early 1930s while attending radio engineering classes taught by professor Fred Terman, who would later be essential to the founding of HP.

They both tried out for Stanford’s football team, though only Packard would make it. 

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin dropped out of their Ph.D. program.

Perhaps the most well-known founders to come out of Stanford, students Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google while working towards their Ph.D’s in computer science. 

The pair first met in 1995. Page, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, was considering attending Stanford; Brin was assigned to show him around.

The following year, they began work on a search engine they called BackRub, which operated on Stanford servers for more than a year before it began to take up too much bandwidth. 

Sun Microsystems cofounders Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy, and Andy Bechtolsheim named their company after the university’s network.

Khosla, McNealy, and Bechtolsheim were Stanford grad students when they founded software company Sun Microsystems in 1982.

The company’s name is an acronym for Stanford University Network, the campus’ computer system. 

Bill Joy, who was a Ph.D. student at Berkeley at the time, is also considered an original founder of Sun.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider