Friday Link Love

I am off today to chaperone a second-grade field trip to the American Museum of Natural History. (Can I just say that DC area kids are the luckiest kids in terms of field trips?) A few links before I go:

Turn the Habit of Self-Criticism Upside-Down

When it's time to write a resume or talk to a boss or discuss a project glitch with colleagues, the instinct is to spin, to avoid a little responsibility, to sit quietly. Put a best face forward, don't set yourself up.

When reviewing just about anything you've done with yourself (in your head), the instinct is to be brutal, relentlessly critical and filled with doubt and self-blame.

What if they were reversed?

Top Ten Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

I liked "think inside the box." Also, I stop mid-thought all the time and it's amazingly useful for getting started the next day.

A Guide to Smartphone Manners

An excellent list. One sample:

Do not link all of your social media together. If I wanted to follow you on Foursquare, I would follow you on Foursquare. Finding out on Twitter that you are the mayor of the Boerum Hill IHOP doesn’t meet any current needs I have.

And just for fun and the ooh-ahh factor: 29 Stunning Examples of Tilt-Shift Photography

Just beautiful, arresting images.