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Brain Pickings
I am in no way affiliated with Brain Pickings or its founder, Maria Popova, but I admire both Tremendously.

Aeon Magazine

this week in Tremendous – #3

05/12/2014

A RECURRING SERIES OF BULLETS WHERE I GATHER BITS OF TREMENDOUS THAT HAVE CROSSED MY PATH. THE TERM ‘WEEK’ WILL BE USED LIBERALLY AND INCORRECTLY. Stress Gives You Daughters, Sons Make You Liberal [via Nautilus Magazine]: While circulating blood glucose is one likely mechanism that affects sex ratios in response to the environment, it is probably Read More

The beautiful sorrow of things

04/04/2014

What makes sadness so sexy? Adam Roberts over at Aeon Magazine recently mused on the nature of melancholy. Not pure “sadness” really, and definitely not depression, but a more gentle form of wistful unhappiness that is inexplicably seen as a more desirable and attractive trait in people than happiness. Melancholy also forms the basis of Read More