Romilly Golding

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Journey: A Beautiful Wordless Story About the Power of the Imagination

<b>Journey</b> (<i>public library</i>), the debut children’s book by illustrator Aaron Becker, is a charming and empowering wordless story about a lonely little girl who finds herself in an imaginary world and learns to bend it to her own imagination by drawing with a magical red marker. Partway between <i>Alice in</i> …

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its …

Why There Was No First Human

We live in a culture where 40% of people don’t believe the world is more than 6,000 years old. And yet how can an intelligent being hold such beliefs when faced with a 13,000-year-old eucalyptus tree or an 80,000-year-old aspen? But even when we embrace science completely, one of the most baffling …

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) was a man of discipline, a champion of literary style, a kind of modern sage and poetic shaman of happiness, and one wise dad. After the publication of his now-legendary 1969 satirical novel <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i>, Vonnegut added another point of …

19-Year-Old Italo Calvino on How to Assert Yourself and Live with Integrity

<i>“A classic is a work which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud of critical discourse around it, but which always shakes the particles off,”</i> <b>Italo Calvino</b> observed in one of his 14 definitions of what makes a classic. But while these were directed at literature, can a <i>life</i> be a classic, in how it …

Creative Photographs of a Person Playing with the Moon

Self-taught, Albanian photographer Adrian Limani has created a playful series of photographs depicting a person playing with the full moon. Using his younger brother as a model, the photographer captures the young man leaping and posing in front of the moon, creating images that show a silhouetted …

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Vegan Kale Smoothie

<b>Vegan Kale Smoothie</b>. I’ve been on a kale kick. I love vegetables and kale is no exception. It’s wonderful hot or cold, stir fried, steamed or chopped …

Eatocracy - CNN

Herman Melville on Writing and His Daily Routine

After my recent exploration of how the sleep habits of famous authors affected their creative output, I found myself revisiting a decade’s worth of notes and marginalia on the daily routines and odd customs of literary greats, and inevitably remembered some I had missed in the visualization …

Jeanette Winterson on the Value of Art to the Human Spirit

It has been argued that art is everyday therapy for the soul. For Tolstoy, art was a profound source of emotional infectiousness. For Oscar Wilde, it was about receptivity. Amidst recent discussion of the value of the humanities and whether literature makes us better people, one has to wonder …

Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success

<i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,”</i> Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of …

Joan Didion on Storytelling, the Economy of Words, and Facing Rejection

In her otherwise prolific and acclaimed career as one of the greatest writers of the past century, Joan Didion only ever wrote three short stories. They are collected in <b>Telling Stories</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a tiny 1978 treasure, the 26th in a series of keepsakes issued by the Bancroft Library for its …

The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

The question of what creativity is and how it works will perhaps remain humanity’s most unanswerable — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. On the heels of Neil Gaiman’s recent reflection on the subject comes one from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards and daughter of the …

Why Science-Fiction Writers Are So Good at Predicting the Future

<i>“Trying to predict the future is a discouraging and hazardous occupation,”</i> Arthur C. Clarke declared in 1964, and yet he got it astoundingly right in his own predictions, including his 1968 vision for the iPad. He wasn’t alone — Isaac Asimov predicted online education, Douglas Adams predicted …

Beloved Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Leo Lionni on Creativity and the Secret of Great Storytelling

In 1959, beloved children’s book author and illustrator Leo Lionni(May 5, 1910–October 11, 1999) created a lovely little book for his grandkids, Pippo and Annie. <i>Little Blue and Little Yellow</i>, a minimalist and brilliant allegorical primer on color theory and graphic design basics, went on to inspire …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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Habits of Mind for the New Year: 10 Steps to Actually Accomplish Your Resolutions

Step 2: Name Your Goal<p>Effective goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. Stephen Covey always added that they were also …

Date Newtons

Have I ever told you about that time when I was stuck? Not the type of stuck you get when you decide to venture out into a snow storm. I was stuck in …

Cucumber Feta Rolls | Easy Holiday Appetizer

Cucumber Feta Rolls [Holiday Recipe Exchange]<p>December 12, 2011<p>I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really feel like the Thanksgiving and …

A New Year and My Favorite Detox Juice

I hope everyone is recovering well from the madness of the holiday season. I spent a reenergizing Christmas in northern California in a town called …

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

You’ll want to make sure you cook your strips of zucchini either in a stove top grill or saute pan coated with a tiny bit of olive oil, they only …

Raspberry + Coconut Smoothie

This is the last smoothie in my mini smoothie series. It's been fun sharing some of my favorite recipes with you.Needed: Unsweetened coconut flakes, …

Lemongrass Coconut Soup {Vegan}

This soup is really good and so easy to make. Loads of totally fresh flavors going on in here. Coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic and ginger are …

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5 Things I Learned in the First Month of My Lifestyle Change

The day I decided to embark on this new lifestyle change of mine was probably an all-time low in terms of how I felt physically. The night before, aka New Year's Eve, was pretty standard -- lots of booze and carbs, not a lot of activity that didn't involve consuming the aforementioned items. And …

Actually TIME, This Is What The 'Mindful Revolution' Really Looks Like

2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and talk of a mindful revolution seems to be everywhere from Davos to Silicon Valley. Most recently, mindfulness was the subject of a controversial cover of TIME Magazine.<p>TIME's "Mindful Revolution" cover in January stirred up debate among the …

This Man Faced Unimaginable Suffering, And Then Wrote The Definitive Book About Happiness

Thousands of self-help books are published each year, promising the keys to happiness, transformation, and a meaningful life. But a 1946 memoir, set against a backdrop of one of human history's cruelest and most horrific chapters, argues that the key to finding happiness begins with letting go of …

What Happens to Your Body When You Do Yoga

How this ancient form of exercise slays stress and revs you up, physically and mentally<p><b>Brain</b>What seems like a slow start—breathing deeply, in and out—fires up your prefrontal cortex, the brain's center for higher thought. You just got smarter: In one study, people scored higher on cognitive tests …

Why Eating Too Much Sugar is Dangerous—No Matter What You Weigh

You'll be surprised by how little sugar qualifies as "too much"<p>We hope this doesn't ruin your Valentine's Day plans, but there's some alarming news about sugar: Consuming too much of the sweet stuff has been linked to a higher risk of dying of heart disease, according to a new Centers for Disease …

Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past

Think about your fifth-birthday party. Maybe your mom carried the cake. What did her face look like? If you have a hard time imagining the way she looked then rather than how she looks now, you're not alone.<p>The brain edits memories relentlessly, updating the past with new information. Scientists …