Have you ever checked out Brain Pickings?
Put together by Maria Popova, ‘an interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large’, it’s
“your LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, you-name-itology.”
Really, really cool stuff that gets you thinking. Like,
- Why we cry. The science of sobbing and emotional tearing;
- Six vintage-inspired animations on critical thinking;
- Thoughtful alphabets: Edward Gorey’s lost cryptic 26-word illustrated stories; and
- Summer reading list 2012: 10 essential books for cognitive sunshine.
Reading through that last post takes me to another place. It’s only September, and already I’m dreaming of January holidays. I can see some internet book shopping coming on….
[image from Brain Pickings]