Chris Sansom

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The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland

For my book club collaboration with <i>The Dish</i>, Andrew Sullivan’s online oasis of intelligence and idealism, I had the pleasure of sitting down with cognitive scientist <b>Alexandra Horowitz</b> to discuss her immeasurably wonderful <b>On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes</b> (<i>public library</i>) — one of the best …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity

In 1973, more than two decades after a young woman wrote to Albert Einstein with a similar concern, one man sent a distressed letter to <b>E.B. White</b> (July 11, 1899–October 1, 1985), lamenting that he had lost faith in humanity. The beloved author, who was not only a masterful letter-writer but also a …

David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True

Get ready to have your mind blown into a different time zone.<p>1. If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.<p>2. The YKK on your zipper stands for "Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha."<p>3. Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa.<p>4. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and …

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What I'm Reading: Photographer Bill Rose

What I’m Reading: Photographer Bill Rose<p>Inside Flipboard / November 6, 2013<p>Photographer Bill Rose is on a mission to document the last signs of …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, …