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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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The People’s Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Culture in the Age of Commerce

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"We are embedded beings who create work in a social context, toiling shared soil in the hopes that our labor bears fruit. It is up to all of us whether this soil is enriched or depleted, whether it nurtures diverse and vital produce or allows predictable crops to take root and run rampant."

Happy Birthday, Design Matters: 10 Years of Stimulating and Ennobling Interviews with Creative Icons

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

Intelligent, imaginative, deeply human conversations with Maira Kalman, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey, Paola Antonelli, and more.

How to Work Through Difficulty: Lewis Carroll’s Three Tips for Overcoming Creative Block

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on."

Gertrude Stein’s “Word Portrait” of the Love of Her Life, Illustrated

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Some one who was living was almost always listening. Some one who was loving was almost always listening."

Happy Birthday, Ursula Nordstrom: How the Greatest Patron Saint of Childhood Stood Up for Creativity Against Commercial Cowardice

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Oh hell, it just boils down to: you just can't explain this sort of basic wonderful stuff to some adults."

The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery."

How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Some people use language as a mask. And some want to create designed language that appears to reveal them but does not."

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout."

Rilke on What It Really Means to Love

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks... the work for which all other work is but preparation."

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll: How the Beloved Author’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe."

Anne Lamott on Hope, Meaning, and How We Help Each Other Endure

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm?"

The Quiet Book: An Illustrated Love Letter to Life’s Meaningful Pauses

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

A sweet celebration of the nuanced stillnesses that comprise our aliveness.

Emerson on Talent vs. Character, Our Resistance to Change, and the Key to True Personal Growth

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them."

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