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    Brave Genius: How the Unlikely WWII Friendship of a Scientist & a Philosopher Shaped Modern Culture

    books that you won't be able to put down

    Kierkegaard on Anxiety and Creativity | Brain Pickings

    "Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased." Steinbeck

    This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit | Brain Pickings

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Playdough brain. Lots of "brain" activities for K-12

    (Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books | Brain Pickings

    Happy Birthday, Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Ideal in America | Brain Pickings

    Joan Didion creates for herself a kind of incubation period for ideas, articulated in this 1968 interview: I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in.

    Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck. "Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised."

    Jadav Payeng: the forest man of India

    Rabindranath Tagore ~ "Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."

    Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick Jeremy Dean Fascinating short read on the psychology of self-control:

    Thomas Mann - Novelist, Nobel Prize 1929. My favorite of his stories is Death in Venice.

    check out 'The other brain' by r douglas fields for more info on this...that book expounded on what made einsteins brain different from the average human brain..."EINSTEIN THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS Arguably the greatest mind in the history of the world had a (70%) higher concentration of glial cells, a wider parietal lobe than the average human brain, and (at 76) had a healthy brain of a young with no degenerative symptoms"

    How Einstein Thought: Fostering Combinatorial Creativity and Unconscious Connections | Brain Pickings

    The Greatest Definition of Love | Brain Pickings

    This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works John Brockman "The greatest pleasure in science comes from theories that derive the solution to some deep puzzle from a small set of simple principles in a surprising way."

    Albert Camus (7 Nov 1913 – 4 Jan 1960) French-Algeria-born Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to rise of philosophy known as absurdism. . .awarded 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which w/ clear-sighted earnestness illuminates problems of human conscience in our times."

    The Group , by Mary McCarthy

    Are Writers Born or Made? Jack Kerouac on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius | Brain Pickings