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9 Essential Books That Will Transform Your Writing Forever

Admit it.You have several half-read writing books stacked up on your nightstand, several more squirreled away in a desk drawer and a dozen more on …

One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

I made the instructed coffee ice cream which was yummy, then experimented by using cocoa powder instead of espresso powder and used cinnamon whiskey …

25 Signs That The Global Elite's Ship Is About To Sink

Make no mistake about it. The tide has turned on the global elite and there will be no going back. A new day is rising for humanity as those who have …

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10 Most Famous Paintings In The World

Why Running Simulations May Mean the End is Near

People have for some time speculated about the possibility that we’re living inside a computer simulation. But the 2003 publication of Nick Bostrom’s …

My Philosophy and Quantum Physics

In my book <i>Why Materialism Is Baloney,</i> I argue that we do not need to postulate a whole universe outside consciousness – outside subjective experience …

These 15 Epic Off-Grid Homes Were Created From $2,000 Shipping Containers

A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great rooms and gilded toilets. Take these homes for example: to …

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, and How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

<b>Werner Herzog</b> is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power. Abandoned by his father at an early age, Herzog survived a WWII bombing that demolished the house next door to his …

Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition vs. Rationality

In putting together this recent reading list of nine essential books on reading and writing — a master-toolkit for a worthy New Year’s resolution to read more and write better — I found myself rereading<p>Anne Lamott‘s <b>Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life</b>, one of my all-time favorite …

Richard Feynman on the Universal Responsibility of Scientists

<i>“Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life,”</i> E. B. White wrote of the role and responsibility of the writer.<p>In <b>The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the anthology that gave us The Great Explainer’s …

When Einstein Met Tagore: A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality

On July 14, 1930, <b>Albert Einstein</b> welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher, musician, and Nobel laureate <b>Rabindranath Tagore</b>. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between …

Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, and other literary icons.<p>By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of …

Lost Cat: An Illustrated Meditation on Love, Loss, and What It Means To Be Human

<i>“Dogs are not about something else. Dogs are about dogs,”</i> Malcolm Gladwell indignated in the introduction to <i>The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs</i>. Though hailed as memetic rulers of the internet, cats too have enjoyed an admirable run as creative devices and literary muses in Joyce’s children’s books, T. …

How to Learn: Lewis Carroll’s Four Rules for Digesting Information and Mastering the Art of Reading

Long before he met the real-life little girl who inspired him to write <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> under the pseudonym <b>Lewis Carroll</b>, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a prominent mathematician and logician. In addition to his scientific bend and his love of language, Carroll also had strong convictions about …

Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

Anne Lamott’s <b>Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) is among my ten favorite books on writing — a treasure trove of insight both practical and profound, timelessly revisitable and yielding deeper resonance each time. Lamott adds to the collected wisdom of great writers …

The Five Beats of Successful Storytelling & How They Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Author Philip Pullman wrote, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Whether we’re talking …