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The Best Children’s Books of 2015
The Best Children’s Books of 2015

From power-hungry sheep to power-hungry tigers, by way of ghosts, E.E. Cummings, and the unseen Dr. Seuss.

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Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Belonging and How to Be at Home in Yourself
Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Belonging and How to Be at Home in Yourself

“Our sense of slight woundedness around not belonging is actually one of our core competencies.”

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E.B. White on Creativity and the Two Sides of Discipline
E.B. White on Creativity and the Two Sides of Discipline

How to ride the “wave of emotion” in creative work on a raft of conscientious revision.

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Chinua Achebe Reads His Little-Known Poems
Chinua Achebe Reads His Little-Known Poems

“We called him visionary missionary revolutionary and, you know, all the other naries that plague the peace…”

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E.B. White on How to Write for Children and the Writer’s Responsibility to All Readers
E.B. White on How to Write for Children and the Writer’s Responsibility to All Readers

“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”

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9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings
9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

Reflections on the rewards of seeking out what magnifies your spirit.

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Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit
Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit

“Only art penetrates … the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive.”

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Turning Trauma into Power: Marina Abramović on How Her Harrowing Childhood Became the Raw Material for Her Art
Turning Trauma into Power: Marina Abramović on How Her Harrowing Childhood Became the Raw Material for Her Art

“You know you are an artist if you have to do art — it’s like breathing and you have no choice. Nothing should be able to stop you.”

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An Illustrated Celebration of the Many Things Home Can Mean
An Illustrated Celebration of the Many Things Home Can Mean

A sweet reminder that despite our different walks of life, we have in common a shared longing to belong.

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Virginia Woolf on the Paradox of the Soul and the Consolations of Growing Older
Virginia Woolf on the Paradox of the Soul and the Consolations of Growing Older

“One can’t write directly about the soul. Looked at, it vanishes.”

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