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7 Delightful Dickensian Words

Charles Dickens captured Victorian society from the finest drawing rooms to the filthiest gutters, and his primary tool was language. As Bryan …

Literature

Store and display your records with this new Magic Vinyl frame

<b>This new record frame isn’t just for show.</b><p>Unlike most record frames which will just allow you to display a single sleeve, the new Magic Vinyl Display …

The New Mind Manipulators

/ Jun 14, 2016<p>Your mind is being controlled by distant strangers who don’t have your best interests at heart. If that sounds like a paranoid fantasy, …

6 Ways You Didn't Realize Ronald Reagan Ruined The Country

Given the nature of this article, it would border on bad taste for me to mention that this past Sunday marked the 12th anniversary of the death of …

Japan doubles its fighter jet numbers to defend islands claimed by China

As China continues its controversial incursions to the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Japan sends about 20 F-15 fighter jets to defend disputed territories<p>Japan has doubled the number of F-15 fighter jets deployed to its southernmost territory close to islands disputed with …

15 Websites You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

“The great writer’s gift to a reader is to make him a better writer.”<p><i>“Stories,”</i> Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, <i>“are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”</i> But what is the natural selection of these organisms — …

Creative Writing

David Bowie: 7 Wild Quotes From the ‘Station to Station’ Era

Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of David Bowie‘s 1976 masterpiece, <i>Station to Station</i>. Recorded in Los Angeles during vampire hours, the wildly …

Iggy Pop, Josh Homme, and a Bunch of Other Musicians Made a Secret Album Called Post Pop Depression

The New York <i>Times</i> reports that Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme made a now-not-so-secret album, slated to drop March 18, and are …

Iggy Pop

David Bowie Once Turned Down A Coldplay Collaboration

<i>NME</i> interviewed guitarist Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion of super-band/bowl whimsical of sherbet Coldplay, and discussed the passing of fellow Brit, David Bowie.<p>"I felt incredibly sad when I heard David Bowie had died," Buckland said. " We've all loved his music for as long as we've known …

Quotes To Cheer You Up When You Are Devastated.

<i>Siddhartha Gautama</i>, famously known as <i>Buddha</i>, is the chief figure in Buddhism, and also an important personality for humanity. <i>Buddha</i> means the …

Spirituality

Country's Jesus-and-partying crew cheapen both the faith and the music

The tension between hard partying and a yearning for piety has remained a common thread in country music for decades – but religious angst has been replaced by bland tokenism<p>There’s an old adage that’s popular among Christian pastors: “If you’re going to sin, sin boldly.” The saying is, in fact, a …

Jimmy Page Before Led Zeppelin: 20 Great Sixties Session Songs

Jet Harris, “Diamonds” (1963)<p>The very first recording session that Jimmy Page was ever enlisted to perform on was for this instrumental song by …

12 Things You Never Knew About Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix, arguably the world’s greatest ever guitar hero, would've been 70 years old today. When he died, he was just twenty-seven-years-old, but …

The Best of Brain Pickings 2015

The paradoxical psychology of why we fall in love, what maturity really means, how our emotions affect our immune system, the transformative power of solitude, and a year’s worth more.<p>After the annual reading list of the 15 finest books of the year, it’s time for the annual look back upon the best …

Literature

Michael Moore might save Flint: Moore, Jon Stewart, John Oliver keep proving satirists get more done than politicians

<b>(AP/Evan Agostini/Greg Allen)</b><p>Jon Stewart got results for 9/11 responders. Moore got action over Flint’s toxic water. Big wins for comic activism<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>January 15, 2016 10:57am (UTC)<p>Michael Moore’s new film, “Where to Invade Next,” suggests that Moore is better suited to protect our …

Satire

The Definitive Ranking Of Every Album Dave Grohl Has Played On

Hey, it’s Dave Grohl’s birthday! Happy birthday to the Nicest Guy in Rock ‘n Roll, a wonderful gentlemen who continues to find new ways to prove how awesome he is. As he celebrates his 47th year on this planet, he’s become mostly known as the leader of the Foo Fighters, although there’s a decent …

Foo Fighters launch mysterious countdown clock

In just over 24 days the Foo Fighters will give us… something. At 12:09 a.m. ET Thursday morning, the alt-rock heroes shared a screenshot on Facebook …