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The One Thing.

Issue 8. 2016

There are many things going on, these are a few of my favorite ones.
The One School to get Banksy.
What's the best way to celebrate when a school honors you by naming a building after you?

Paint a mural on the wall of course.

The One Project I love.
Bicycles built based on people's attempts to draw them from memory.
The One Advice to follow in marriage.
The person who is best suited to us is not the person who shares our every taste (he or she doesn’t exist), but the person who can negotiate differences in taste intelligently — the person who is good at disagreement. Rather than some notional idea of perfect complementarity, it is the capacity to tolerate differences with generosity that is the true marker of the “not overly wrong” person. Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.

I recommend you read the very smart article: Why will you marry the wrong person from The NYT Sunday Review 
The One Visualization to watch.
I love how these infographics visualize the information "200 years of Immigration" so differently. My favorite is the one in motion, over the more traditional graphic
The One Color that helps sell books.
The company that accounts for about 45% of all books sold in the U.S (you know the one) knows a thing or two about consumer's taste.

And a book cover that uses this color, apparently, sells more.
The One Thing most valued at work.
A happy employee in India might not be so delighted in Mexico.

Happiness at work is driven by cultural factors according to Endred-Ipsos 2016 Barometer of well being at work.
The One Game I recommend.
Monument Valley is probably my favorite mobile game... ever. 

Made by the brilliant ustwo, this is how big the game has gotten.
The One Question to ask.
Does Siri believe in God?

A fascinating exploration of Bots, A.I. and our need for answers.

A great read for the weekend.
The One Brief History of Music hits.
If you like music, this is a super cool way to spend 5 minutes.
The One Way we learn online.
Coursera has lots of data on learning habits from 18 million users from all over the world.

This infographic gives a great number of insights into how we learn.
The One Profession growing.
I think that being a good photographer is one of the hardest things to do in life, and the pros don't get all the credit they deserve.

But one thing is true, the difference between amateurs and professionals is narrowing down.

See if you can tell who is who amongst these winners of Sony World's Photography Awards.
The One Party everyone can attend.
Remote Netflix parties.

This is how it works. 
The One Time to do things.
Want to squeeze your creative juices? try it at 7pm.

Want someone to respond to your email? send it at 7am.

Schedule a meeting? 2:10pm is the best time.

Research validates this, and who are we to argue with science.
The One Wish most people have.
One single day of fame.
This man experienced it, and his name was Jimmie Nicol.
He filled in for Ringo Starr for a handful of concerts after starr contracted tonsillitis.  For 10 days he traveled with The Beatles on tour throughout Australia.

Learn about this and other rare historical moments here
The One Way to experience the future, today.
Autonomous robots that check your bags at the curb.


Watch how is does it.
The One Line too thin to see.
The One Viagra effect.
The One Town living the Twitter dream.
Jun, a city near Granada in the south of Spain runs on Twitter. 

Everything they do, they share on the social media channel; from the schools menu, to broken street lights.

The future?
The One News to share.
We are going to spend the next year researching how to improve the environment and the skills kids learn so they can thrive in a fast-changing society. We realize this is a vast subject, with many people involved; from students and parents, to educators and policy makers. 

Our goal is to explore and develop a guide of the future of learning by: talking with kids, visiting schools, interviewing parents, and observing how learning happens —from the inside, by being part of it. Our kids will be part of this adventure, homeschooled by Hazel's mom Julia, while we travel from city to city, searching for answers and opportunities to impact the future of learning and education.

This is not a project we can fulfill alone, and we'll need all the help we can get. From contacts at local schools, to connections to thought leaders in each area who are already trying to improve the future of education.

You can follow our journey on the Learning Gypsies hub we built for the occasion (thank you Gabriel Cole.)

We'll be sharing learnings/findings on Instagram and Facebook, and we'll share the most eye-opening interviews on a Podcast we'll launch next month.

If you have an idea, a connection or just want to have coffee, let us know.  If you see an opportunity to partner with us, you can contact Hazel.

Thanks to those who are supporting us and encouraging us to get to the end of this amazing journey by donating to our GoFundMe Campaign.

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