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URL :http://www.brainpickings.org/
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Posts on Regator:2371
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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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Rilke on Body and Soul

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"I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial offering for the soul, since my soul would thoroughly dislike being served in such a fashion." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Margaret Mead on Female vs. Male Creativity, the “Bossy” Problem, Equal Parenting, and Why Women Make Better Scientists

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"In the long run it is the complex interplay of different capacities, feminine and masculine, that protects the humanity of human beings." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

This Land Is Mine: Nina Paley’s Animated History of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol: The Iconic Artist on the Joys of Virtual Relationships

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"It's a wonderful arrangement: We don't have to get each other's bad morning breath, yet we have wonderful breakfasts together every morning like every other happy couple." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

A Guide for the Perplexed: Mapping the Meaning of Life and the Four Levels of Being

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How to harness the uniquely human power of "consciousness recoiling upon itself." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Parrots Over Puerto Rico: An Illustrated Children’s Book Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation

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The heartening story of one of the most beautiful bird species on Earth, an underdog of geopolitics and evolution. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes

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"Sontag seemed to exude an irresistible mixture of intelligence, hipness, sex, and beauty." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves

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"The things we want are transformative, and we don’t know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation... Never to get lost is not to live." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Henry Miller on Money and How It Gets That Way

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"The dilemma in which we find ourselves today is that no matter how much we increase the purchasing power of the wage-earner he never has enough." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

The Best-Kept Secret of Clichés: How to Upgrade Our Uses and Abolish Our Abuses of Language

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A manifesto against mindless language, or how to get off autopilot in the art of communication. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

“Vacation Sex”: A Poem by Dorianne Laux

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"...in hotels under overpasses or rooms next to ice machines, friends' fold-out couches..." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Migrant: An Alice in Wonderland for the Modern Immigrant Experience

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A compassionate tale that captures the modern nomad's blend of optimism and wistfulness, isolation and togetherness. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"If human souls affected one another directly and immaterially, it would be a rare triumph of faith and insight for any one of them to believe in the existence of the others." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

The Poetics of Reverie: Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Dreams, Love, Solitude, and Happiness

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"There are still souls for whom love is the contact of two poetries, the fusion of two reveries." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Love Is Forever: A Children’s Book That Helps Kids Deal with Losing a Loved One

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A tender lesson in living with loss from Little Owl. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Astronomer Jill Tarter on the Ongoing Search for Extraterrestrial Life and How She Inspired Carl Sagan’s Novel-Turned-Film Contact

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

The importance of playing the long game in life, be it extraterrestrial or earthly. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

July 23, 1951: How a Vintage Children’s Book Saved the Hudson River’s Iconic Little Red Lighthouse

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A timeless testament to the power of stirring the collective imagination. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Debriefing: Susan Sontag Reads from I, Etcetera

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"...an absent body one might be reluctant to imagine undressed." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

The Universe, “Branes,” and the Science of Multiple Dimensions

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

How a needle, a shower curtain, and a New England clam explain the possibility of parallel universes. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: Hamlet as an Ally in Our Grief and Despair

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Hamlet is about the precise kind of slippage the mourner experiences: the difference between being and seeming, the uncertainty about how the inner translates into the outer..." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

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