Summary of “Jackson Hole Revived Hollywood’s Most Powerful Speech for a Stirring New Tourism Campaign – Adweek”

So begins a stirring new ad from Jackson Hole, Wyo.’s Travel and Tourism Board.
It’s part of a national campaign that rolls out this week, shucking tired tourism cliches in favor of an emotional call to action crafted squarely for our time.
It sets the tone for the entire “Stay Wild” campaign, which the city hopes will become a movement much like “Keep Portland Weird.” The effort includes print and digital ads, an influencer program, murals in New York and San Francisco, and an experiential Super Bowl installation.
“Sometimes new business pitches are very stoic. We presented that video, and there were tears,” said group creative director Dustin Black.
Kate Sollitt, executive director of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, said the group was immediately sold on the concept’s guts and versatility.
“Colle McVoy really kind of blew everybody out of the water,” she told Adweek during Advertising Week in New York.
More than most mountain towns, Jackson Hole is wary of visitors.
“It’s as much of a community campaign as it is a national one. We were really sensitive to make something that seemed genuine. Tourism advertising very quickly gets cliché or lofty or aspirational or ‘let your wild out!'”.

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Summary of “An Ambitious Chinese Startup Wants To Know Everything about Your Body”

The devices will help gather, analyze, and display a crush of health data he wants to collect about himself-and, he hopes, from millions of others.
ICX wants to capture more data about your body than has ever before been possible.
“AI is how we can take all of this information and tell you things that you don’t know about your health,” says Wang.
Now Imagu’s engineers are working with counterparts at ICX to create what they call a “Virtual health brain” that will interpret the thousands of data points ICX wants to collect on each customer.
In the back of ICX’s HQ is Wang’s office, a comfortable niche with deep leather chairs and a private conference room-a business setting that is a long way from where Wang started, as an academic researcher sequencing DNA at Beijing University in the late 1990s.
Soon after his departure from BGI, Wang formed ICX, knowing he would do something with AI and health.
PatientsLikeMe, which runs a service where thousands of members discuss their various chronic diseases in online forums and provide metrics about their health and the progression of their disease, had already shown the value of careful health tracking by individuals.
They’re pursuing everything from mental health and drug discovery to lifestyle management, virtual assistants, hospital management, and medical imaging and diagnostics.

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Summary of “By Frank Ntilikina”

I got invited to come over and play in the Jordan Brand Classic.
So we arrive at the arena in Brooklyn and there are a bunch of players there.
My brothers would take me to the court to play one-on-one, and they would beat my ass.
Then we would come back home and play NBA 2K. And at least on the video game sometimes I would beat their ass.
I knew even when I was eight years old that I wanted to play in the NBA some day.
One day, I will never forget, I wanted to play NBA 2K. So I went to Brice’s room, and his door was closed.
Then at 16 and 17 I got to go play overseas in the FIBA under-18 tournament and the Jordan Classic and I even got to go to Toronto for Basketball Without Borders.
We had to get back on the plane to France that night so I could play in the finals, and when we were in the air, I said to my mom, “O.K., all your sons have reached their dreams. Now you can relax.”

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Summary of “How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do”

Infinite runway means you can now dedicate all your “Work” time to your work.
Your work will be forced rather than organically lived.
You’ll be surprised how quickly you become Ramen Profitable when you take your work seriously.
While you’re away from your work, like sleeping, spending time with friends, or other activities, your subconscious is working through and mulling over the problems you’re trying to solve.
Recovering from my work generally consists of writing in my journal, listening to music, spending time with my wife and kids, preparing and eating delicious food, or serving other people.
You don’t want these emotions to influence you while you work.
Without question, how you feel in the moment you do you work determines how well you do.8.
“Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them.” - Josh WaitzkinWhen you begin feeling uncomfortable, that’s when you start feeling good.

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Summary of “Making ‘Mother!,’ the Year’s Most Divisive Film”

On screen Mr. Aronofsky has conjured up all manner of ghoulish misbehavior and grotesqueries in “Requiem for a Dream” and “Black Swan.” “Mother!,” an ambitious parable hidden in a horror flick, tops them easily.
All the symbolism – packed like a Russian nesting doll, with religious iconography, celebrity culture and military-industrial-state overtones – is in service of one grander idea, the allegory that moved Mr. Aronofsky to write the script in an uncharacteristically prolific five-day stretch.
The allegory seems to have eluded many viewers, and Mr. Aronofsky and Ms. Lawrence disagreed about how much to reveal.
Mr. Aronofsky favored an unsuspecting audience, the better to enable interpretations, or astonish.
Mr. Aronofsky, an environmentalist who’s active with the Sierra Club, pitched her the concept, which she liked, yet she was still taken aback by the full vision in the script, which wreaks unyielding, gruesome havoc on her character.
Mr. Aronofsky bristled at the suggestion that the screen dynamic might be perceived as mirroring that of auteur and megastar in real life.
As a couple, they can seem mismatched, Mr. Aronofsky the buttoned-up cineaste to her expressive exuberance.
Later, out of her earshot, Mr. Aronofsky said: “It’s always fun to be in a room with Jen. She’s hilarious and real and truthful.”

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Summary of “5 Keys to Making the Most of the 100 Days Left in 2017”

100 days is a great time period for achieving goals.
To use the example of wanting to train to run a marathon in 100 days, it’s not enough to say, “I want to get in better physical shape.” Instead, you need something you can measure-26.2 miles.
The point is to ensure that whatever you’re going to spend 100 days trying to accomplish will ultimately help you achieve a higher purpose.
The last 10 days will either be a cushion, a time to push past your goal, or a celebration, depending on how successful you are.
Each day should be filled in, even if-in the case of a marathon training plan-there might be days on which your daily input is: Nothing.
It also doesn’t matter greatly if in putting together your inputs, you realize you will need a bit longer than 100 days to achieve your goal.
If you were supposed to run five miles yesterday, did you? If you were supposed to cold-call 20 potential widget customers, did you make the calls? And if you didn’t meet your daily goal, how does that shortfall affect your daily goals for the next few days?
By banking 10 percent of your 100 days, you significantly increase the odds you’ll achieve the final goal on time.

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Summary of “West Africa’s Most Daring Designer”

A few days before the weekend began, Amaka Osakwe, the designer of the fashion line Maki Oh, welcomed a private client into her atelier, in a serene enclave on the island filled with walled mansions and cultivated greenery.
In the past seven years, Osakwe has become West Africa’s most celebrated designer, with work exhibited in the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York; the Vitra Design Museum, in Germany; and the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, in England.
Amina Mama, a women’s-studies professor at the University of California, Davis, said, “When it comes to sexual freedoms, our society is rushing backward to a colonial, missionary idea. It’s almost as if they are overreacting to progress in women’s rights.” Osakwe’s clothes, for clients who can afford them, are both armor and lingerie: intimidating but inviting, with unyielding lines and delicate materials.
In high school, Osakwe took advanced courses in economics and sociology, but eventually told her family that she wanted to be a designer.
Osakwe’s typical clients, according to one Nigerian retail expert, are “Sophisticated, edgy, very well-travelled” women, who “Want something that is super new in terms of interpretation but has a sentimental place in history that they can connect to.” They mostly range in age from their late thirties to their fifties; Osakwe explained that they appreciate the adire, and they have the buying power.
“What is seduction to her? It’s not a pretty journey,” Osakwe said.
Osakwe seems to have little gift for marketing or networking.
A few minutes later, Osakwe ran into Kessiana Edewor-Thorley, who works in public relations; her mother is an interior designer and her late stepfather was a prominent lawyer.

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Summary of “How Honesty Could Make You Happier”

Researchers at the University of California San Diego Emotion Lab are looking at “Prosocial” lies – the white lies we tell to benefit others, like telling an aspiring writer a story is great because you want to be nice and encouraging, when in reality you know it needs work and will meet rejection.
A recent study at the lab suggests that we are more likely to tell a prosocial lie when we feel compassion toward someone, because if you feel bad for someone, the last thing you want to do is hurt him or her with the truth.
These lies feel better in the short term, but they often do more harm than good in the long term.
My focus on honesty at times did lead to better interactions with my husband.
My social media self wasn’t a lie, but if I was going to focus on truly honest behavior, it seemed better not to indulge too much – hence, I pulled way back from posting on Facebook.
Even though honesty felt like a struggle, I started to like how it felt.
Research from the University of Notre Dame has shown that when people consciously stopped telling lies, including white lies, for 10 weeks, they had fewer physical ailments and fewer mental health complaints than a control group that did not focus on honesty.
The bottom line is that focusing on honesty is a way to actively engage with the world, versus passively complaining about it.

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Summary of “How To Predict Your Future”

“I don’t want to be that guy who can’t climb two flights of stairs.” “I want to have a close family.” “I want to help and inspire people.” “I want to buy a house for my parents.” There’s nothing wrong with that.
No matter what you want to achieve in life, your actions must back up your words.
Are you creating things that people need? Are you improving your skills? Are adding value to other people’s lives? Are you saving at least 10% of your income? Are you investing your money? Are you exercising enough? Are you reading enough books? Are you investing in yourself? I can go on for a while.
It’s not about what you want – it’s about what you do.
Still, I keep adding new things to my daily habits.
There are a lot of other things that I can do better.
What useful and helpful things are you doing today?
The point is that all those little useful things like reading books, taking courses, making tough calls, sending emails, looking at real estate, going for a walk, spending quality time with people you love, ALL ADD UP. But when you do useless things, they add up to nothing.

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Summary of “Dwight Howard wants to share the hard lessons he learned”

Dwight Howard peers out the living-room window of his condominium on the 25th floor of an apartment building in uptown Atlanta and points south: beyond Buckhead, past the skyline, to a neighborhood by Hartsfield-Jackson airport’s westernmost runways that he can’t see.
In 2008, Dwight Howard had more endorsement deals than LeBron James.
“I’d hear people say, ‘You should play more like Shaq,’ so I tried to bully guys. But that didn’t work because I’m not as big as Shaq. Then I’d hear people say, ‘You smile too much, you should be more like Kobe,’ so I tried to put on a mean face and play mad. But I wound up getting all these stupid techs and flagrant fouls.” He even threw on a headband and kneepads, like Wilt Chamberlain, masquerading as any great Laker except Dwight Howard.
Harden voiced what he wanted from Howard, namely stronger screens and tougher rim protection, but Howard didn’t express much in response.
The excruciatingly awkward press conference, when Stan Van Gundy confirmed that Howard was lobbying the Magic front office to fire him, only for an unsuspecting Howard to join Van Gundy and deny what the coach claimed? “That previous summer, the front office asked me about Stan, and I told them I thought he was losing his voice with the team. But they were the ones who said they should start looking for other coaches.”
To prepare for retirement, Howard has written what he calls his “99-year plan,” in which he hopes to become Farmer Dwight.
In July, Howard visited the farm and mulled what crops he wants to plant.
Howard is eager to talk about Braylon, who wants a fresh pair of Steph Curry’s Under Armour shoes; Jayde, who begs to play with his pet boa constrictors; and Dwight III, who is probably watching LEGO Batman for the 51st time.

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