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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Take Away the A: An Unusual Illustrated Alphabet Book about How We Make Meaning

As a lover of unusual alphabet books, I was gladdened by this year’s crop of particularly wonderful additions, including Maira Kalman’s imaginative design history primer, <i>Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag</i> and Oliver Jeffers’s magnificent short stories for the letters, <i>Once Upon an Alphabet</i>. Joining them is <b>Take Away</b> …

Amazon Kindle Update

Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Now that the latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is out, Amazon fans can make magazines on Flipboard and curate articles …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

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The Sense of Style: Psycholinguist Steven Pinker on the Art and Science of Beautiful Writing

<i>“Man has an instinctive tendency to speak, as we see in the babble of our young children,”</i> Charles Darwin wrote in <i>The Descent of Man</i>, <i>“whereas no child has an instinctive tendency to bake, brew, or write.”</i> While baking and brewing undoubtedly have their place in culture, it is writing that has …

How We Know What We Know: The Art of Adaequatio and Seeing with the Eye of the Heart

<i>“What is essential is invisible to the eye,”</i> Antoine de Saint-Exupéry memorably wrote in <i>The Little Prince</i>. Indeed, in our quest to perfect thinking, could we be neglecting those deeper, more intuitive gateways to accessing the essential? Susan Sontag memorably argued that the false polarity of …

Pioneering Psycholinguist Vera John-Steiner on How Creativity Works

Literature is the original internet — an endless rabbit hole of discoveries, with each citation, footnote, and allusion essentially a “hyperlink” to another text, another idea. I was recently reminded of this by a passing mention in Ronald Kellogg’s 1994 book on the psychology of writing, which led …

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

<i>“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything,”</i> philosopher Bertrand Russell instructed in the first of his ten timeless commandments of teaching and learning in 1951. And yet formal education, today as much as then, is for the most part a toxic byproduct of industrialism based on the blind …

Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food — And Skills

Last week, we reported on the correctional industry's enduring practice of punishing certain inmates with a bland, lumpish food known as "the loaf."<p>Fortunately, there are also more encouraging stories to tell about prison food.<p>It turns out there's a pretty vibrant movement of prison vegetable …

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