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Life in Five Seconds: Minimalist Pictogram Summaries of Pop Culture and Historical Events | Brain Pickings

Copyrighted Famous Hairs - Marge Simpson

My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I feel it most strongly when I’m reading. I used to find it easy to immerse myself in a book or lengthy article… Now my concentration starts to drift after a page or two. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel like I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.” ~ Nicholas Carr

Her Idea: An Illustrated Allegory about Procrastination and the Creative Process

PANTONE: A Color History of the 20th Century by Maria Popova

PANTONE: A Color History of the 20th Century

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Because color is such a fundamental element in the human experience, a book about color ends up being a book about human experience itself. Part textbook and part fairy tale, part biography and part novel, our history of color is designed to start each reader on his or her personal and creative exploration of color.”

Cartographies of Time is easily one of the most beautiful books to come by in the past year, both a treasure trove of antique artwork and a priceless cultural timecapsule containing humanity’s understanding of time and place in the larger context of existenc