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Maria Popova
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Reader, writer, and founder of Brain Pickings.
Reader, writer, and founder of Brain Pickings.

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Lena Dunham’s “hopeful dispatches” on love, work, friendship, and death, delivered with great wit, warmth and wisdom

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Wisdom in the age of information – why great storytellers matter more than ever 

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John Dewey on cultivating the art of reflection and fruitful curiosity in an age of instant opinions and information overload – such a prescient and timely read from 1910

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Charity and Sylvia – the remarkable story of two women who married each other in 1803 

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Whatever your gender and politics, please read Roxane Gay’s nuanced, intelligent meditation on modern equality 

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Legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead on female vs. male creativity, the “bossy” problem, equal parenting, and why women make better scientists – amazingly prescient insight from half a century ago

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"Never to get lost is not to live.” If you read one thing today, make it Rebecca Solnit on how we find ourselves

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Lovely short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments 

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Where do babies come from? A sweet and honest primer on reproduction from illustrator extraordinaire Sophie Blackall

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Happy 150th birthday, Nellie Bly! How the fierce Victorian journalist posed as insane in her brave exposé on mental health – one of the greatest feats of investigative journalism of all time
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