Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “psychology”

Heart of a City: BioMapping
Heart of a City: BioMapping

Why skin is the new heart and how your neighbors can change the way your feel about your street.

read article

Film Spotlight: Paper Heart
Film Spotlight: Paper Heart

Decheesing love, or how Michael Cera went from cameo to Romeo in a never-signed-up-for-it way.

read article

TED 2009 Highlights: Day 2
TED 2009 Highlights: Day 2

Lots and lots (and lots) of brilliance, wrapped in fascination and tied with a shiny ribbon of sheer jaw-droppingness.

read article

Reverse Psychology Halloween Edition
Reverse Psychology Halloween Edition

How to nail the I-don’t-give-a-fuck look by actually not giving a fuck but hopefully getting one.

read article

Artist Spotlight: Alice Wang
Artist Spotlight: Alice Wang

What Isaac Asimov has to do with your body image and why your friends would rather you got 8 hours of sleep.

read article

Pure Process: Picking the Creative Brain
Pure Process: Picking the Creative Brain

What coffee, ironing and crying newborns have to do with the birth of an idea.

read article

How Happiness Happens
How Happiness Happens

What a 102-year-old Spanish man has to do with motion typography and the secret of happiness.

read article

Playing Nice: 5 Pro-Social Web Games
Playing Nice: 5 Pro-Social Web Games

Rice from Shakespeare, how to help cure cancer, 60 million ways spam helps literature, a first-person snooper, and solid proof you may be the wrong gender.

read article

Globe-Trotting Goodness
Globe-Trotting Goodness

The big picture gets bigger, P2P filesharing gets legal, why the Japanese are better smilers than us, what Kentucky and Lithuania have in common, and how to replace the White House with a potato.

read article

Friday FYI: Hate Mornings Less
Friday FYI: Hate Mornings Less

Why orchids are better than coffee.

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I receive a small percentage of its price, which goes straight back into my own colossal biblioexpenses. Privacy policy.