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Maria Popova
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“Work and leisure … cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.” j.mp/1m4dEJU
Philosopher Daniel Dennett on why words are the greatest memes of all and how to "install" them j.mp/1npvg8j
All the buildings in New York, illustrated j.mp/1jC7Blr pic.twitter.com/xnxYyVoL2X
“If we're all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to do it well." Paul Graham on how to disagree j.mp/1tAeNTf
Thoreau, born 197 years ago today, on what cabbage can teach us about optimism, and the meaning of human life j.mp/1npmlUm
“Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won't make your writing any better..." Zadie Smith on writing j.mp/1qupZet
A.A. Milne reads from Winnie the Pooh in a rare 1929 recording j.mp/1q5P0B1 pic.twitter.com/rvcfYdZZeF
“We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well.” j.mp/1r6fD8A
For Thoreau's birthday, a charming children's book adapting his philosophy for young ones j.mp/1tzrGgg pic.twitter.com/rLf7X9zHsD
Happy birthday, Pablo Neruda! His gorgeous "Ode to the Book," read by Tom O'Behlam j.mp/1tzp56c pic.twitter.com/EYdtzj5rDZ
Synergetics and The Wellspring of Reality—Bucky Fuller, born on this day in 1895, on how specialization limits us j.mp/1qtVOUQ
Happy 197th birthday, Thoreau! My favorite philosopher on the greatest gift of growing old j.mp/1kOmN9Z pic.twitter.com/KDL4at47bl
From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, beloved children's classics as minimalist posters j.mp/1q4Om6V pic.twitter.com/0H3gQU8ssh
Harvard Medical School students break down what your spleen does in a delightfully geeky music video j.mp/1y6ni7q
Neil Gaiman on why scary story appeal to us and the most terrifying "ghosts" haunting society today j.mp/1txMJzT
Why we cry – the science of sobbing and emotional tearing j.mp/1jA6D9z
"A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence but also as a work of art" j.mp/1m2cHlw
"...content with this fragile participation in destiny."
Hungry for some delicious reads across art, psychology, science, and more? Feast on these: j.mp/U76Zs4 pic.twitter.com/TKNUNZn4ld
For regular tuneup of the soul: Viktor Frankl on our search for meaning j.mp/1qsNAw4 pic.twitter.com/B7KNCXduII
If you read one thing today, make it Chinua Achebe on the meaning of life and the writer's responsibility in society j.mp/1mSQuwd