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How Bach, who died OTD in 1750, will save your soul—beautiful 1952 read on the hidden root of music's supreme power https://t.co/U4U8dLmVVM
“Knowledge consists in the search for truth… It is not the search for certainty.” Happy birthday, Karl Popper https://t.co/XObzqQWkT5
The stunning mushroom drawings of "Peter Rabbit" creator and unheralded mycologist Beatrix Potter, born OTD in 1866 https://t.co/hp34Iepp5y
The stunning mushroom drawings of 'Peter Rabbit' creator and unheralded mycologist Beatrix Potter, born OTD in 1866 https://t.co/hp34Iepp5y
Work with love, let no one else make intellectual decisions for you, and stay in direct touch with the fountain-head https://t.co/1QcdoWToBG
Young Barack Obama on the search for selfhood and how we fragment our wholeness with polarizing identity politics https://t.co/mJUYyQGgtV
Young Barack Obama on the search for selfhood and how we fragment our wholeness with polarizing identity politics https://t.co/mJUYyQGgtV
The 6 rules of listening—existential philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm on the art of unselfish understanding: https://t.co/KSQD3RhnLk
What a lovely thing for kids: Thinkers & Movers, a summer workshop for young artists led by the great Bill T. Jones https://t.co/zgWuPotDCJ
How Bach will save your soul – German philosopher Josef Pieper on the hidden source of music's supreme power https://t.co/U4U8dLmVVM
Seneca on the key to resilience in the face of loss https://t.co/Tbd4qzh7Td
The science of sleep – dreaming, depression, and how REM sleep helps us regulate our negative emotions https://t.co/SP5wYW0wwi
"...the still point of the turning world..."

T.S. Eliot's timeless ode to the perplexity of time https://t.co/lSs6FEG8iv
Eudora Welty on friendship – absolutely wonderful read https://t.co/zVZrNxaBUp
Eudora Welty on friendship – absolutely wonderful read https://t.co/zVZrNxaBUp
Every time I spend time with a dear friend, I stand all the more firmly by my taxonomy of platonic relationships https://t.co/biqn7Ek3Xx
The White Cat and the Monk – a lovely 9th-century ode to the joy of uncompetitive purposefulness, newly illustrated https://t.co/iCktRqVY2f
The White Cat and the Monk – a lovely 9th-century ode to the joy of uncompetitive purposefulness, newly illustrated  https://t.co/iCktRqVY2f
"What industry
motivated those uncanny dashes—these shadows
still eluding our meager efforts to scrutinize."

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Nietzsche on why a fulfilling life requires embracing rather than running from difficulty https://t.co/Hu2YDqeS6p
Advice to the young from pioneering astrophysicist Cecilia Payne, who discovered the composition of the universe https://t.co/1QcdoWToBG
Advice to the young from pioneering astrophysicist Cecilia Payne, who discovered the composition of the universe  https://t.co/1QcdoWToBG
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The story behind Dylan Thomas's beloved poem and a stirring his reading https://t.co/r8E7by38yZ
“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” Kubrick, who would've been 89 today, on life https://t.co/0qbR6rLizy
The science of sleep – dreaming, depression, and how REM sleep helps us regulate our negative emotions https://t.co/SP5wYWi7US
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