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A Very Large Head: The Phrenology of George Eliot
A Very Large Head: The Phrenology of George Eliot

“She is extremely feminine & gentle; & the great strength of her intellect combined with this quality renders her very interesting.”

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Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living
Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve.

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Susan Sontag on Literature and Freedom
Susan Sontag on Literature and Freedom

“Literature can train, and exercise, our ability to weep for those who are not us or ours.”

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Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art
Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

“Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.”

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Pioneering Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Love Letters to Her Soul Mate
Pioneering Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Love Letters to Her Soul Mate

“The thought of you now makes me a little unbearably happy.”

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Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life
Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life

“It is in the thousands of days of trying, failing, sitting, thinking, resisting, dreaming, raveling, unraveling that we are at our most engaged, alert, and alive.”

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