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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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Why Not to Put a Raincoat on Your Dog: A Cognitive Scientist Explains the Canine Umwelt

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"If we want to understand the life of any animal, we need to know what things are meaningful to it." 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.

Joan Didion on Driving as Secular Worship and Self-Transcendence

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Participation requires a total surrender, a concentration so intense as to seem a kind of narcosis, a rapture-of-the-freeway." 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 Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books: What They Are, How They’re Made, and Why They Matter to Us

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"There is a reason for nearly everything." 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 to Give Constructive Feedback on Your Friends’ Creative Work: A Lesson in Tough-Love Criticism from Samuel Beckett

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"If I were less concerned with you I should simply say it is very good." 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.

Why Bees Build Perfect Hexagons

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

The space-economics of honey and wax. 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 Graphic Cosmogony: Illustrators Imagine the Origin of the Universe

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

From the lyrical to the ludicrous, uncommon takes on how our world came to be. 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.

Kierkegaard on Boredom, Why Cat Listicles Fail to Answer the Soul’s Cry, and the Only True Cure for Existential Emptiness

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"The more a person limits himself, the more resourceful he becomes." 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.

Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy... the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul... the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

How to Master the Vital Balance of Freedom and Restraint: Young André Gide’s Rules of Conduct

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it." 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.

Rilke on What Winter Teaches Us about the Riches of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"What does living come down to but bringing about those changes in ourselves... which can free us to enjoy a richness and closeness with everyone?" Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Great Artists on What It Means to Be a Great Artist: Wisdom from Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramovic, Damien Hirst, Laurie Simmons, and More

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Artists should be the oxygen of society. The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, to open consciousness and elevate the mind." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Parents Talk to Their Kids About How Babies Are Made

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

Impossibly charming revelations about the biological realities behind the birds and the bees. 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.

Thea’s Tree: An Illustrated Ode to Daydreaming, the Passage of Time, and the Gift of Human Imagination

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Go plant this seed... And give it water and love and conversation." 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.

Einstein’s God: Krista Tippett and Theoretical Cosmologist Janna Levin on Free Will, Science, and the Human Spirit

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"How we ask our questions affects the answers we arrive at... Science and religion... simply ask different kinds of questions altogether, probing and illuminating in ways neither could alone." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Nabokov Gets Food Poisoning and Flees from the Hospital via Fire Escape: History’s Most Entertaining Account of “Homeric Retching”

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

“I returned to my microscope around two. Exactly at 2:30, I suddenly felt an urge to vomit, had barely time to run outside — and there it began.” Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Religion, Secular Morality, and What Compassion Really Means for Our Shared Human Future

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Compassion... asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

The Seven Most Important Things I Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing, and Living: A Cinematic Adaptation

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as we continue to evolve. 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.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome Through the Pleasure of Practicing: A Classical Musician’s Assuring Account of Creative Homecoming

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

“Limitation is the condition of our lives. What matters — what allows us to reach beyond ourselves, as we are, and push at the boundaries of our ability — is that we continue. But then everything depends on how we practice, what we practice.”...Show More Summary

The Greatest Definition of Love

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face..." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Happy 100th Birthday, Alan Watts: The Pioneer of Eastern Philosophy in the West on What Reality Is and How to Become What You Are

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"Life and Reality are not things you can have for yourself unless you accord them to all 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.

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