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Mural.ly: A Creative Platform for Visual People

Playlist: Cuban music station on Pandora (for those of you in Canada over the summer, I’m sure you can find a similar station on 8tracks or last.fm)

Creative Intelligence Mind Map

Sample Mind Map; Source: Google Images


Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend.

I’ve just discovered Mural.ly, a brilliant web-based platform that allows users to create mind maps and vision boards of all sorts and work on them solo or collaborate with others. I don’t know about you guys, but this is one of the most exciting moments of my life. That may sound hyperbolic, but I do love my mind maps — I wrote my university application essay on them and ended up going to a preeeeetty sweet school, soo…

In all seriousness, though, I added it for free as a Google Chrome application earlier tonight and have been fooling around on it non-stop since. Check out some of the demo murals on their website for ideas and go from there. A mural can be as simple as a sticky-note-filled cork board and as complex as a giant diagram you have to zoom in and out from to view the various components and finally the big picture.

So far I’ve made a bulletin board of what I have to do before I leave for NYC in two days (eep! Excited.) and started working on a giant map of my short- and long-term goals. I know once school starts again in the fall I’ll be aggregating my class notes into big, beautiful mind maps. What will you do with your own web-based creative space?

More exciting things to come,



Neekoo Philanthropic Society Grant 2013

Calling All Iranian Students!

I received this message and investigated the grant a bit, and it looks legit! Sorry it’s a bit last-minute (the deadline is in two days!!), but if you think you can complete and submit what is necessary by then, by all means go for it!

“Please post this on your website as your readers/students may find it very useful.

Deadline for Neekoo Grants: June 10, 2013

Neekoo Philanthropic Society proudly launched the Grant Program in the late summer of 2012 with the aim of providing financial support to young Iranian students as they pursue post secondary education in a field of their choice.

We are pleased to be able to provide financial assistance once more to deserving students who have aspiration of advancing their studies at a British Columbia accredited educational institution.

All grants are up to $4,000 to be awarded by end of June 2013

For more info, please visit: http://neekoo.org/programs/grant/ ”

If this applies to you and you apply for the grant, good luck!

Love, Nirel