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On Everybody Street: Meet New York's Famous Street Photographers

Lower East Side, New York City, c. 1940's.<br>Rebecca Lepkoff—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery<p>1 of 41<p><i>Why is it that some photographers take to the</i> …

89 Clouds: Miraculously Beautiful Poetry and Painting about Clouds and Everything They Mean

“Clouds are thoughts without words…”<p>Scientists may now be able to tell us how a cloud keeps the weight of 100 elephants in the air and even to demonstrate the psychology of why cloudy days help us think more clearly, but there is something eternally elusive about the immaterial mesmerism of clouds …

Literature

David the Dreamer: Extraordinary Philosophical 1922 Children’s Book Illustrated by Freud’s Cross-Dressing Niece Named Tom

The kind of book that reads you as you read it.<p><i>“The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary before our nocturnal fancies became the subject of science — an inquiry catalyzed by the publication of Freud’s seminal 1900 book <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i>, which the …

Literature

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School: A Charming Catalog of Excuses and an Allegory for How Human Imagination Works

A playful parable about the stories we tell to avoid being wrong and the combinatorial nature of human creativity.<p>Psychologists and behavioral economists now know that there is a strong positive correlation between creativity and dishonesty — the more intelligent and imaginative we are, the better …

Iterations: A Lyrical Animated Film about How We Grow as Human Beings and the Iterative Nature of Self-Transformation

“I am recycled cells, I learn to like myself more with each iteration…”<p>Psychologists now know that a “growth mindset” is one of the greatest predictors of a fulfilling life. And yet only children are at ease with the discomfort necessary for growth — the rest of us are chronically resistant to …

The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.<p><i>“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in his magnificent meditation on the meaning of existence, <i>“that we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do</i> …

How A Member Of Blink-182 Is Secretly Changing The Music Business

Here’s why Kanye West, Jack White, and other musicians are hiring pop-punk guitarist Tom Delonge to help them make money online.<p>Kanye West, Jack White, and Pearl Jam all have something in common—Tom DeLonge, Blink 182’s guitarist and singer. More specifically, his software platform, Modlife. The …

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