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Alan Watts on death, in a beautiful animated short film buff.ly/1KUenKF
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Rebecca Solnit on wanderlust and rewards of walking – such a great read buff.ly/1JpqpeH
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Oliver Sacks on what poet Thom Gunn, born 86 years ago today, taught him about storytelling buff.ly/1Ukvomb
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How to be alone—an antidote to one of the central anxieties and greatest paradoxes of our time buff.ly/1KliUex
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John Locke, born on this day in 1632, on how the mind comes to know itself buff.ly/1Ukocqb
Two centuries before LOLcats, classical Japanese artists anthropomorphized cats buff.ly/1JDubF3
The Magic Boat – amazing 1929 “interactive” picture-book by Freud’s eccentric niece named Tom j.mp/1ia9h5T
Stephen King on writing, fear, and the atrocity of adverbs buff.ly/1NFPybb
Fantastic #DesignMatters conversation with design legend Isaac Mizrahi buff.ly/1NFEo6o
The bittersweet story of George Orwell and his childhood sweetheart, reunited at his deathbed buff.ly/1Jsd07R
Bruce Lee's philosophy of life and the origin of his famous metaphor for resilience buff.ly/1F6gaKq
British vs. American government in rare vintage infographics buff.ly/1JoS6nW
Famous writers on balancing the many selves we each live with +their hand-drawn self-portraits buff.ly/1PEMTw5
JFK on art and power – absolutely fantastic, invigorating speech buff.ly/1KjUJx5
John Locke, born on this day in 1632, on knowledge and why not to borrow your opinions buff.ly/1JrzkyH
The science of how our minds actually affect our bodies—a whole new take on the placebo effect”buff.ly/1hK8Xeo
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who is 58 today, shows you how to block a surveillance camera buff.ly/1F4MBcg
Plato's allegory of the cave, history's greatest parable of the nature of reality, animated buff.ly/1LB4rIO
Happy birthday, Ai Weiwei! His wisdom on creativity, courage, and success buff.ly/1F4Mm0I
Happy birthday, Goethe! The beloved poet on beginner's mind and choosing your influences buff.ly/1KhFwgc
This always lifts my spirits: E.B. White’s letter to a man who had lost faith in humanity buff.ly/1IrkLXM
Bruce Lee's philosophy of life and the origin of his famous metaphor for resilience buff.ly/1KSQHpK
That little gal facing the other way? She's gonna be somebody.
That gal facing the other way? She's gonna be somebody.
For Goethe's birthday, his theory of the psychology of color and emotion buff.ly/1LHpBHT




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