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How ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Built Modern Conservatism

Think literature can't change society? With catchy stories and a lucrative royalty stream, Rose Wilder Lane helped reshape American politics, from her young readers to the Koch brothers.<p>For 84 years, American kids have been growing up with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s inspiring <i>Little House</i> books, reading …

Here are the things we can't get enough of this week

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In many cases, we try these items, review them in an article, and then move on to the next job; the Internet economy is a fast-paced …

Guy Gavriel Kay on writing about civilizations on the edge

Guy Gavriel Kay is an internationally bestselling author. He is known and beloved as a writer of historical fantasy, but his books transcend genre. …

The Hero on the Edge of Forever: Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and the Heroic in History

50th Anniversary Tribute <i>Star Trek</i> was launched in the US on September 8, 1966, 50 years ago tomorrow, which also happens to be Michael Shermer’s …

Science Fiction

The Only Love Quotes Collection Everyone Needs

Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. It’s also hard to put into words, but these love quotes make saying what you’re …

The Incredible Brain Of Simone Biles

Neuroscientists are beginning to understand how the nervous system allows us to move -- and their findings may someday reveal how elite gymnasts perform extraordinary movement sequences.<p>Team USA gymnast Simone Biles twists and flips through air with a seemingly gravity-defying buoyancy. With great …

Gymnastics

How much of our personalities we can change depends on whether we have personalities at all

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people's goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extroverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences.<p>A whopping 97 percent …

Psychology

Why Your Creative Outlet Is More Powerful Than You Realise

A brief survey of the short story: David Foster Wallace

For all its elaborate formal tricks, Wallace’s work is marked by a deep desire for authentic connection, to his subjects and to his readers<p>David Foster Wallace was a maximalist. His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,000-page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in millennial America. His …

The Power Of The Story: What Happens When Two Old Friends Come Together

On a rainy day not long ago, two old friends sat talking. I was lucky enough to overhear and then quick enough to whip out a recorder to catch what they were saying.<p>The conversation began when McCaskey asked Kotter about why he used the fable form in his newest book and it ranged widely from there …

Frequently Asked Questions about Scientific Pantheism

/ Jun 19, 2016<p>There are several compelling reasons.<p>1. Most traditional religions have elements which are hard to believe or to reconcile with common …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

Literature

Three Ways You Can Be More Creative

People tend to talk about creativity as if it’s a magical, intangible thing that can’t really be pinned-down or quantified. Especially creative …

How To Buy A Paper Notebook That Brings You Joy

2,000 years on, the notebook is still a great solution. From Muji to Moleskine, here’s how to choose a notebook that’s right for you.<p>A simple notebook has a mess of advantages over a tablet: It never needs to be charged, it’s cheap, it’s lightweight, it produces a tactile feeling that styluses …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

What Not To Plant Together #Organic_Gardening

Recipes<p><b>Basil</b><p>Plant near: most garden crops<br>• Keep away from: rue<br>• Comments: improves the flavor and growth of garden crops, especially tomatoes and …

Urban Gardeners Can Harvest Quite a Crop From Small Spaces

The most precious time of the day for Shari Miles-Cohen is dinnertime, when her family gathers around the table and eats the food she cooked. On a …

Fall Vegetables You Can Grow (Successfully!) Late in the Season

If you count patience amongst your virtues, growing garlic in autumn may be your cultivation salvation. "You can plant garlic in October or early November to be harvested the following year," Carr explains. The plant flourishes through frost when sowed between one to two months prior to a freeze, …

Gardening

Einstein’s Magnum Opus

Changing Planet<p><b>By David Roberts and Yves Pomeau</b><p>One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein unveiled one of mankind’s greatest intellectual accomplishments – his General Theory of Relativity, our current understanding of gravity. Not only did it transform the way we look at space and time, …

Why we've all been doing the Fast Diet wrong

Is your tummy rumbling today? Are you watching the clock already waiting for night to fall when you can scoff 500 calories and tick off another successful day of fasting on the 5:2 diet, like thousands of other Britons following the most successful diet plan devised this century?<p>Well, get ready to …

Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”<p>Who we are and who we become is in large part the combinatorial product of the people and ideas we surround ourselves with — what William …

Literature

A Stop-Motion Love Letter to the Power of Curiosity

“The more you know, the more you want to know… the more connections you can make between the different bits of knowledge… the more ideas you have, which is why curiosity is really the wellspring of creativity.”<p><i>“It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown,”</i> wrote pioneering polar …

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

“Stories … are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”<p>Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut believed, and they in turn give shape to our lives. But how do stories like the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm or <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> continue to enchant the …

Books

Stranger Than Fiction: 16 Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

READ MORE: The Crazy Five-Year Story Behind ‘The Wolfpack’<p>“Capturing the Friedmans” (2003)<p>In the summer of 1987, parents in a quiet Long Island …

Grizzly Bears

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Denmark moves step closer to being a cashless country

Danish government proposes getting rid of the obligation for certain retailers to accept payment in cash<p>The Danish government has proposed getting rid of the obligation for selected retailers to accept payment in cash, moving the country closer to a "cashless" economy.<p>Nearly a third of the Danish …

Why I Left 60 Minutes

The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That’s not what I saw.<p>Ernest Hemingway famously said that “the most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it.” He was talking about the novelist, …

Finally, A Real Floating Lightbulb

Simon Morris makes floating objects. He has created everything from sneakers to speakers that hover magically above the ground, using magnets. But his ultimate dream was to create a floating light source without using batteries. Now, with Flyte, he’s turned his wish into reality.<p>Harnessing the …

Hybrid Image Gives Clues About Vision Problems

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a hybrid image titled "Marilyn Einstein" to help you …