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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. “ j.mp/1tkLNwp
Dactylion: an anatomical landmark at the tip of the middle finger. Unusual words, illustrated j.mp/1nefsl9 pic.twitter.com/s5OETaxDRl
Happy 85th birthday, Winnie the Pooh! A rare recording of A.A. Milne reading from his classic j.mp/1s1K0tw pic.twitter.com/NkKl8A7CKx
Maurice Sendak’s rare, wildly sensual illustrations for Melville’s greatest commercial failure j.mp/1tnt6HJ pic.twitter.com/JcLgq00u0u
Why We Hurt Each Other – Tolstoy’s letters to Gandhi on love, violence, and the human spirit j.mp/1pgnzCB pic.twitter.com/E4p5QEXaKl
"An explanation is where the mind comes to rest.” Literary Jukebox: Michael Lewis + The Who j.mp/1ncj1bC #LitJuke
One of history’s greatest children’s illustrators tackles one of history’s darkest episodes j.mp/1uYDt7U pic.twitter.com/PSY13KqzzS
Folger Shakespeare Library puts 80,000 images of literary art online, free to use j.mp/1tnpw0g
Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Quentin Blake, and other beloved illustrators give children advice on becoming an artist j.mp/1nbTIGt
Breathtaking 270-image composite of an erupting volcano in Indonesia with star trails as a backdrop j.mp/1uYwbkx
What children’s drawings at age 4 reveal about their future thinking skills j.mp/1s1182y
"Certain organisms may be useful therapeutic adjuncts in stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression." j.mp/1tiSSh5
What a wonderful idea! A children's book celebrating diversity, friendship, acceptance, and the immigrant experience j.mp/XBqrQb
The "unaddressed business of filling our souls" – mood science and the evolutionary origins of depression j.mp/1pfTUth
If you read one thing today, make it James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society j.mp/1vj6k3Z
How the science of why the sky and the ocean are blue explains the psychology of our human desire – spectacular read: j.mp/1nbnT0y
“If we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.” THIS j.mp/1pfw1ln
My visualization of writers’ routines (j.mp/1pPhA7i)expanded on in @Podio interactive version j.mp/1pPhxZo HT ↬@bobulate
Venus with Biceps – a pictorial history of muscular women in 200 years of archival images j.mp/1AyGxb1 pic.twitter.com/xKhmDBMB63
For a moment of sheer cosmic and earthly awe – a 270-image composite of an erupting volcano with star trails behind j.mp/1tmrmOL
Holy Sagan, the amount of time we spend on email is extraordinary – a heart-stopping infographic: j.mp/1naRPdc
For regular revisiting and frequent application: Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness j.mp/1rZNTPr
“If we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.” So painfully true, yet so heartening to consider j.mp/1pO6lMz