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

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Petunia, I Love You: A Forgotten 1965 Children’s Book Treasure

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A sweet and irreverent reminder that kindness is the most potent antidote to evil. 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 Life of the Mind: Hannah Arendt on Thinking vs. Knowing and the Crucial Difference Between Truth and Meaning

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"To lose the appetite for meaning we call thinking and cease to ask unanswerable questions [is to] lose not only the ability to produce those thought-things that we call works of art but also the capacity to ask all the answerable questions...Show More Summary

Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Our world is dangerously riven by religious doctrines that all educated people should condemn, and yet there is more to understanding the human condition than science and secular culture generally admit." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

A Sweet Celebration of Connection and Inner Softness in a Culture That Encourages Hard Individualism and Prickly Exteriors

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

What a baby cactus can teach us about empathy, free will, and the art of finding one's tribe. 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.

Nobel-Winning Playwright Eugene O’Neill on Happiness, Hard Work, and Success in a Letter to His Unmotivated Young Son

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Any fool knows that to work hard at something you want to accomplish is the only way to be happy." 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.

Anne Truitt on Compassion, Humility, and How to Cure Our Chronic Self-Righteousness

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Love... is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery." 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.

Micro Manager vs. Macro Planner: Zadie Smith on the Two Types of Writers and the Secret of Editing Your Work

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"It’s a feeling of happiness that knocks me clean out of adjectives. I think sometimes that the best reason for writing novels is to experience those four and a half hours after you write the final word." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Jeff Buckley on Music and Life: A Rare Interview with One of Creative History’s Most Tragic Heroes

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside" 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, Theodor Adorno: The German Philosopher on the Art of Punctuation

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A manifesto for the "friendly spirits whose bodiless presence nourishes the body of language." 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 World’s First Children’s Book about a Two-Mom Family

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A pioneering picture-book with an enduring message of equality. 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 Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book for Lovers of Mid-Century Modern Design

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

An immeasurable treat for kids and introspective grownups alike. 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, Mary Oliver: The Beloved Poet on the Magic of Punctuation

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"All eternity is in the moment." 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.

100 Ideas That Changed the Web

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

From the mouse to the GIF, by way of the long tail and technology's forgotten female pioneers. 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.

Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It's useless to have an audience happy if you are not happy." 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.

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge. 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.

Maurice Sendak’s Darkest, Most Controversial Yet Most Hopeful Children’s Book

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A beautiful cry for mercy, for light, and for resurrection of the human spirit at a time of incomprehensible heartbreak. 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 Little Red Schoolbook: An Honest Vintage Guide to Teenage Sexuality, Education Reform, and Independent Thinking

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Leaders remain leaders only as long as you let them." 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.

Incomparable Things Said Incomparably Well: Emerson’s Extraordinary Letter of Appreciation to Young Walt Whitman

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"I rubbed my eyes a little, to see if this sunbeam were no illusion." 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 True Friendship

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Friendship... has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gave value to survival." 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 Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A visual record of humanity's most eternal fears and our most immutable yearning for grace, for mercy, for the miraculous. 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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