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Ada Lovelace on the Nature of the Imagination and Its Three Core Faculties

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion, & hence seldom or never brought into juxtaposition."

The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How the debris of a landmark disagreement became the foundation of our present ideas about the fabric of existence.

The Menino: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Mysterious and Mystifying Creature That Is a New Baby

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From breastfeeding to theory of mind, a delightful developmental odyssey seen from the parallel perspectives of parent and child.

The Best Art Books of 2015

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Urban dogs, underworld dragons, the unseen Peanuts, and every living person in New York.

James Thurber on Longing, Unrequited Love, and the Power of a Kiss

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Kissing seems not a great matter, in a way. And yet in one way it speaks the million things which words can’t."

Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, Saving Your Soul, and the Writing Advice That Made Her a Writer

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange."

Susan Orlean on the Strange Serendipities That Shape Our Lives

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How the roads taken and not taken both lead us to ourselves.

Rilke on the Rewards of Reading and What Books Do for Our Inner Lives

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times."

Joseph Conrad on Art and What Makes a Great Writer, in a Beautiful Tribute to Henry James

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising, for the edification of mankind."

Thomas Wolfe on Ambition, Gratitude, and the True Measure of Success, in Letters to His Mother

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful, it is life, life, life — the only thing that matters."

The Science of Why We Cry and the Three Types of Tears

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

What stress hormones have to do with the social machinery of sympathy.

Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Letter of Advice to Her Younger Sister on Starting a Family in an Uncertain World

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

In praise of "living more intensely and doing better work" whatever life may throw your way.

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

A thrilling cosmic detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.

The Art of Self-Culture and the Crucial Difference Between Being Educated and Being Cultured: John Cowper Powys’s Forgotten Wisdom from 1929

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The art of self-culture begins with a deeper awareness... of the marvel of our being alive at all; alive in a world as startling and mysterious, as lovely and horrible, as the one we live in."

How the Clouds Got Their Names

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How a boy who spent his schooldays staring out the classroom window shaped the science of the skies.

Gratitude: Oliver Sacks on the Meaning of Life and the Dignity of Dying

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."

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