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So You Want To Be a Writer: Bukowski Debunks the “Tortured Genius” Myth of Creativity

Why do writers — great writers — write? We’ve heard from George Orwell, Joan Didion, and Susan Sontag. But one of the most poignant answers comes from a somewhat unlikely source: <b>Charles Bukowski</b> (August 16, 1920–March 9, 1994) — he both cynical and soulful, and always unapologetically …

Prospero's Precepts – 11 rules for critical thinking and life from history's great minds:

How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

At first blush, a book titled <b>How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read</b> (<i>public library</i>) sounds at once sacrilegious in its proposition and wildly meta-ironic. Then again, it gets to the heart of a painfully familiar literary bind — that book about a fascinating sliver of science, written by a …

Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter

When his daughter turned ten, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins — arguably today’s most vocal atheist and celebrated skeptic — wrote her a simply worded but tremendously thoughtful letter about how we know what we know, stressing the importance of evidence over blind belief. The letter, found …

Words To Live By: 5 Timeless Commencement Addresses

It’s graduation season, so commencement addresses by actors, politicians, writers, musicians and other luminaries are sweeping the world of higher education across the entire spectrum of mediocrity and profound wisdom. Let’s use this as an invitation to remember some of the most compelling, …

For J. K. Rowling's birthday, her fantastic Harvard commencement address on failure:

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules

After the recently examined history of how coffee changed the world, the most democratic thing to do would be to offer those of us who prefer tea a comparable treat — and what would be more appropriate than a reading of <b>George Orwell’</b>s his secret to the perfect cup of tea? The passage, which …

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

<i>“Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected,”</i> wrote W. I. B. Beveridge in the fantastic 1957 tome <i>The Art of Scientific Investigation</i>. <i>“The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to</i> …

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Chardonnay gets revenge (with a little help from Canada)

If merlot, the smooth red frequently maligned as banal by connoisseurs, has a white-wine counterpart in the arena of pompous derision, surely it is chardonnay. Years ago there arose an initialism for the contempt: ABC. It stands for "anything but chardonnay," as in "Bartender, I'll have ABC."<p>Many …

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RT @CatyCat95: "The quiet scares me because it screams the truth,"

Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive

The United States may be a republic, but it’s democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that’s why we got into Iraq, right? To take out a dictator and spread democracy.<p>“Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” “One person, one vote.” We are an egalitarian society that treasures …

American Dog Breeds Hail From Pre-Columbian Times

Researchers find limited European influence on dog breeds native to America.<p><b>The tangle of questions regarding the ancestry of dog breeds indigenous to the Americas is slowly unraveling.</b><p><b>Unlike the poodles that populate many a household, native American dog breed lineages originated from East Asian</b> …

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