TED Talk Thursday – What makes something go viral? by Dao Nguyen

According to TED.com : “What’s the secret to making content people love? Join BuzzFeed’s Publisher Dao Nguyen for a glimpse at how her team creates their tempting quizzes, lists and videos — and learn more about how they’ve developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture.”

“Dao Nguyen is the Publisher of BuzzFeed, a reinvention of the traditional title in which she oversees the company’s tech, product, data and publishing platform, as well as ad product, pricing, and distribution. Nguyen joined BuzzFeed in 2012 and has been instrumental in its rapid growth as the largest independent digital media company in the world. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, Nguyen oversaw product for a financial careers venture within Dow Jones. She also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Le Monde Interactif, publisher of the leading news site lemonde.fr. Before moving to France, she was Executive Producer at Concrete Media, a small web agency, and a consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She has a degree in Applied Mathematics / Computer Science from Harvard and is based in New York City.”

What makes something go viral? by Dao Nguyen


For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – A Mandala Meditation for the Holidays 2017

I created this as a mandala meditation several years ago for all my readers. Each holiday season I make it available again for downloading.

To Download: right-click on the link below the video and select “Save Target As…” or “Save File As…” or “Save this Link as..” (depending on what browser you use). Mac users with a 1 button mouse can control-click rather than right-click. The video is in mp4 format.

A Mandala Meditation for the Holidays

Holiday Blessings Mandala Meditation – Right-click (or control-click) to download

Happy Holidays!

In Love Always,


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2

Today we have another tutorial by by BeCre8ive2, Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art. You may remember last week and last month we presented other tutorials of her’s: Glittery Rainbow Mandala Drawing with Glitter Gel Pens and Leaf Mandala Doodle Drawing by BeCre8ive2.

Here is what she says about this tutorial:

“Mandala Drawing was created on a piece of painted paper with paint pens, gel pens and acrylic paint. The background was made by painting white all purpose paper with watered down acrylic paint and dried completely before doodling on it.”

SUPPLIES: gold paint pen (oil base)
black paint pen (oil base)
white gel pen
white acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
gold acrylic paint
filbert paint brush
embossing stylus (or other dotting tool)
white chalk pencil
painted paper (white paper stained with watery acrylic paint)


Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2


BeCre8ive2 leaf mandala To learn more about BeCre8ive2 see:

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/BeCre8ive2
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BeCre8ive2
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/art_by_leanne
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Leanne_L_
PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/LeanneL72
GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+BeCre8ive2


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!