A NOTE FROM MARIA POPOVA
The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings for its first 15 years) is my one-woman labor of love. Since its inception in 2006, I have worked hard to keep it a contemplative reading space free of ads and commercial interruptions — something important to me and, I hope, to you — supported instead by readers like you. Researching and writing it takes nearly every waking hour of my day and thousands of dollars a month to sustain. If you find any joy, solace, and inspiration here, please consider a modest donation — however much you can afford, it means and helps more than you can imagine.
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