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Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Prose and Life
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David Ogilvy’s Timeless Principles of Creative Management
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Happy Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh: A Rare 1929 Recording of A.A. Milne Rea...
"And then, all of a sudden, Winnie-the-Pooh stopped again, and licked the tip of his nose in a cooling manner, for he was feeling more hot a
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
"The useless days will add up to something....These things are your becoming." When an anonymous advice columnist by the name of "Dear Su
Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on ...
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Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About
A cross-disciplinary kaleidoscope of intelligent concerns for the self and the species. In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter o
How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiq...
"A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence, but also as a work of art." As a lover of old
What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waki...
"We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive." The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep
Why We Cry: The Science of Sobbing and Emotional Tearing
Why it's easier to prevent a crying spell than to stop one already underway. The human body is an extraordinary machine, and our behavior
The It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit: Sylvia Plath’s Lovely, Little-Known Vintage ...
A charming cautionary tale about the perils of self-consciousness. Sylvia Plath -- celebrated poet, little-known artist, lover of the wor
The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated
This is where you insert the meta-joke about what else you're actually supposed to be doing this very moment. From AsapSCIENCE -- who hav
Stop Making Plans: How Goal-Setting Limits Rather Than Begets Our Happin...
"Uncertainty is where things happen. It is where the opportunities -- for success, for happiness, for really living -- are waiting." “T
How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius
"Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought." For as long as I can remember -- and certainly long before I
Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About H...
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