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URL :http://www.brainpickings.org/
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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life. The liar is someone who keeps losing sight of these possibilities." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

The Mirror and the Meme: A 600-Year History of the Selfie

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

How glass, tin, and mercury converged on a Venetian island in the 15th century to fundamentally change the way we look at ourselves. 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 Jacket: A Sweet Illustrated Meta-Story about How We Fall in Love With Books

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

A gentle reminder that to be somebody's favorite thing in the world requires a certain quality of thingness. 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.

William S. Burroughs and Tennessee Williams Talk Writing, Drugs, and Death in 1977

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"Deliberate, conscienceless mendacity, the acceptance of falsehood and hypocrisy, is the most dangerous of all sins." 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.

Showroom vs. Sanctuary: Rebecca Solnit on Our Homes, Our Inner Lives, and the Paradox of Material Possessions

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"The dream of a house can be the eternally postponed preliminary step to taking up the lives we wish we were living." 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.

Take the Donuts: Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking, by Way of Thoreau’s Secret Life

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected." 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 Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream

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"And it is so simple... You will instantly find how to live." 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.

Rewriting the Book of Belonging: Anne Lamott on the True Gift of Friendship and the Uncomfortable Art of Letting Yourself Be Seen

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Trappings and charm wear off... Let people see you." 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.

Artist Andrea Dezsö’s Enchanting Black-and-White Illustrations for the Little-Known Original Edition of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Tales are powerful instruments and should be wielded skillfully." 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.

Leonard Cohen and the Art of Stillness: Pico Iyer on How to Fall in Love with the World

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Going nowhere... isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Creative individuals are more likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other one, too." 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.

What Book Changed Your Perception of Reality?

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

An animated phone call about the love and life of literature. 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.

Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Any experience carried out deeply to its ultimate leads you beyond yourself into a larger relation to the experience of others." 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.

Someone Reading a Book is a Sign of Order in the World

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"In our marginal existence, what else is there but this voice within us, this great weirdness we are always leaning forward to listen to?" 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.

Bill Nye on Evolution and the Science of Creation: A Reading

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

An intelligent antidote to propaganda's chronic line of unreasonable reasoning. 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 Language of Lying: Animated Primer on How to Detect Deception

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

The four most reliable tell-tale signs of the 10 to 200 lies we tell and are told each day. 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.

Richard Dawkins on The Science of Why You Are Lucky to Be Alive

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

What Yeats's epitaph has to do with the infinitesimal odds of winning the DNA lottery. 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 Flat Rabbit: A Minimalist Scandinavian Children’s Book about Making Sense of Death and the Mysteries of Life

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A gentle and assuring reminder that we don't have all the answers. 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 Malady of Middlebrow: Virginia Woolf’s Spectacularly Scathing Response to a Patronizing Reviewer

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"If any human being, man, woman, dog, cat or half-crushed worm dares call me 'middlebrow' I will take my pen and stab him, dead." 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.

Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A swirling celebration of one of the greatest creative icons of the twentieth century. 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.

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