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Maria Popova
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“Love [is] the highest and indeed the only law of life, as every man knows and feels in the depths of his heart. “
Dactylion: an anatomical landmark at the tip of the middle finger. Unusual words, illustrated
Happy 85th birthday, Winnie the Pooh! A rare recording of A.A. Milne reading from his classic
Maurice Sendak’s rare, wildly sensual illustrations for Melville’s greatest commercial failure
Why We Hurt Each Other – Tolstoy’s letters to Gandhi on love, violence, and the human spirit
"An explanation is where the mind comes to rest.” Literary Jukebox: Michael Lewis + The Who #LitJuke
One of history’s greatest children’s illustrators tackles one of history’s darkest episodes
Folger Shakespeare Library puts 80,000 images of literary art online, free to use
Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Quentin Blake, and other beloved illustrators give children advice on becoming an artist
Breathtaking 270-image composite of an erupting volcano in Indonesia with star trails as a backdrop
What children’s drawings at age 4 reveal about their future thinking skills
"Certain organisms may be useful therapeutic adjuncts in stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression."
What a wonderful idea! A children's book celebrating diversity, friendship, acceptance, and the immigrant experience
The "unaddressed business of filling our souls" – mood science and the evolutionary origins of depression
If you read one thing today, make it James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society
How the science of why the sky and the ocean are blue explains the psychology of our human desire – spectacular read:
“If we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.” THIS
My visualization of writers’ routines ( on in @Podio interactive version HT ↬@bobulate
Venus with Biceps – a pictorial history of muscular women in 200 years of archival images
For a moment of sheer cosmic and earthly awe – a 270-image composite of an erupting volcano with star trails behind
Holy Sagan, the amount of time we spend on email is extraordinary – a heart-stopping infographic:
For regular revisiting and frequent application: Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness
“If we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.” So painfully true, yet so heartening to consider