Links To Go (May 4, 2018)

This App Delivers Leftover Food To The Hungry, Instead Of To The Trash

Goodr solves that through an app that allows its clients to signal that there’s a surplus ready to be collected. The company provides its own packaging (when needed) and transport for each item and logs every part of the transaction via the blockchain, creating an unalterable digital ledger that shows food providers who ultimately received their goods, and where they ended up being consumed.


At These Pop-Up Dinners, The Chefs (And The Guests) Are Homeless

The startup nonprofit behind the dinner, Farming Hope, wants both to provide new job training for people who are trying to work their way out of homelessness–so they can later land jobs in the Bay Area food world–and to bring people together around food in a different way.


How to Drive an Expat Crazy: 10 Ways to Irritate Someone Who Has Lived Abroad

  1. ONE: MOCK THEIR “OTHER” LANGUAGE
  2. TWO: JOKES
  3. THREE: TELL THEM HOW HAPPY THEY ARE
  4. FOUR: BATCH THEIR “OTHER” COUNTRY WITH THE OTHERS THAT IT REMINDS YOU OF
  5. FIVE: ASSUME YOU KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO EAT
  6. SIX: ASK, “HOW WAS THAT?”
  7. SEVEN: START THE NEXT SENTENCE WITH, “OH THAT’S JUST LIKE”
  8. EIGHT: HIGHLIGHT THE AWKWARD
  9. NINE: SHAME POUNCING
  10. TEN: SAY NOTHING

Our Call: Missionaries in a Secular Land

Our culture is a mission field. We must see ourselves as people on mission. This is not our home. This is our mission field. Therefore, we all must see our vocations as mission—as kingdom work.


Six Reasons Churches Are Taking Too Long to Find a New Pastor

  1. There are no longer ready-made networks to provide a steady supply of pastors for churches.
  2. Search committees are often poorly equipped to find pastors.
  3. Search committees often still use old paradigms.
  4. Many search committees don’t use a search firm.
  5. Search committees often represent a cross section of the church rather than the most qualified members.
  6. Some search committees and churches don’t think it is spiritual to find a new pastor too quickly.

Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life ‘balance’

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he believes the term “work-life balance” is a “debilitating phrase.”
  • Bezos revealed that one of the top pieces of advice he offers new Amazon employees is that they shouldn’t view the two as a strict trade-off.
  • Instead, Bezos thinks of his personal and professional pursuits as a “circle” rather than a balancing act.

Your behavior in Starbucks may reveal more about you than you think

Psychologists generally agree that—by very rough measure—Western cultures allow individuality to thrive, whereas most Asian cultures emphasize group responsibility. One line of thinking traces these traits back to early farming practices. Wheat farmers—such as those living in China’s north—can grow their crop pretty much on their own. But it takes a village to build the irrigation systems that flood China’s southern rice paddies. And because rice farming takes about twice as much work per hectare as wheat, early rice farming communities gave rise to cooperative systems of labor. The argument goes on to say that millennia later, these differences in behavior persist.


French Museum Discovers More Than Half Its Collection Is Forged

The quaint French village of Elne near the border with Spain is proud to be the hometown of Catalan painter Étienne Terrus. He was a late-19th-century artist who specialized in local landscapes and was friends with the painter Henri Matisse.
After a $365,000 renovation, the town was set to celebrate the grand reopening of the museum bearing Terrus’ name — one of Elne’s main attractions. Instead, the big reveal was that 82 paintings attributed to the artist in the museum’s collection were fakes.


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