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<i>Brain Pickings</i> has a free Sunday digest of the week’s most interesting and inspiring articles across art, science, philosophy, creativity, children’s books, and other strands of our search for truth, beauty, and meaning.<p>Here’s what to expect.<p>Like? Go ahead and sign up — it aims to elevate and …

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility

In 1988, Bill Moyers produced a series of intelligent, inspiring, provocative conversations with a diverse set of cultural icons, ranging from Isaac Asimov to Noam Chomsky to Chinua Achebe. It was unlike any public discourse to have ever graced the national television airwaves before. The following …

Stendhal on the Seven Stages of Romance and Why We Fall Out of Love: Timeless Wisdom from 1822

Love is perhaps the most fertile subject of literature, music, and all the arts. Kurt Vonnegut believed you’re only allowed to be in love three times in your life. It has been described as a matter of bravery, a limbic revision, the greatest insurance against regret. For <i>Peanuts</i> creator Charles …

Marcus Aurelius on What His Father Taught Him About Humility, Honor, Kindness, and Integrity

<b>Marcus Aurelius</b> is considered the last of Ancient Rome’s Five Good Emperors, but he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to philosophy as one of the most influential Stoics. His proto-blog <b>Meditations</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>free download</i>) is as much a portal into his inner life as a record of …

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Stephen Hawking’s Charming Children’s Book about Time-Travel, Co-Written with His Daughter

It’s not uncommon for famous authors of “adult” literature to have also penned lesser-known but no less lovely children’s books — take, for instance, those by Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, E. E. Cummings, and Sylvia Plath. Famous scientists, on the other hand, are more likely to become the …

11 Beautiful, Psychedelic GIFs Created by a Math Whiz

Math is a subject that makes many artists pull an Edvard Munch, but scientist David Whyte uses cosines and exponentials the way Toulouse-Lautrec used …

New York and London vie for crown of world’s top financial centre | Financial Times

Seven years ago, a report commissioned by Michael Bloomberg, New York’s then mayor, warned the city was in danger of being dethroned as the world’s …

Paul Ryan: Pope Francis Is For The Free Market, Against 'Crony Capitalism'

Paul Ryan's support of the free market system does not conflict with his Catholic faith, the congressman told HuffPost Live on Tuesday.<p>During a conversation about his book <i>The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea</i>, Ryan explained that "lay people in public life" such as himself must discern how to …

10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better

We've all heard it before — the general rule of thumb is that a good night's sleep consists of about seven to eight hours. But with late-night work, …

10 "Simpsons" Episodes That Profoundly Influenced Your Life

We asked around the office at BuzzFeed and came up with this list of Simpsons episodes that could change your life. That's if they haven't already.

Hedge fund: This 'mania' health-care stock will fall 90%

A rising hedge fund star thinks that MannKind Corp. is so over-hyped that the health-care company's stock will fall 90 percent.<p>"Only in a frothy, …

Are We Ready For The Coding Revolution?

It is one of the biggest changes in teaching IT since computers first entered the classroom, but there are concerns over whether we’re really ready for the coding revolution.<p>So far, the drive to teach coding skills in schools has largely been led by volunteers and after-school clubs, such as …

Here’s a Chapter From My Favorite Business Book

<i>Business Adventures</i>, by John Brooks, is the best business book I’ve ever read. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find. The book went out of print in …

How Much Exercise Makes You Smartest?

Exercise makes you sharper, but how much is best?<p>You've got a big test or an important meeting coming up, and you want to be at your sharpest. You've heard over and over that even a single bout of exercise can heighten your cognitive abilities. So what exercise, exactly, should you do before the …

The Border Crisis Is Shifting Americans' Views on Immigration

America’s attitudes towards immigrants had begun shifting positively early this year, but have taken a turn amidst a wave of unaccompanied minors …

Inside Zola Jesus’ Surprising New Pop Album ‘Taiga’

After two years on the road supporting her breakthrough 2011 LP <i>Conatus</i>, Nika Roza Danliova decided it was time for a break. The 25-year-old …

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