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How We Got “Please” and “Thank You” - Why the line between politeness and bossiness is a linguistic mirage.  – Brain Pickings

Practicing good manners show you respect others and their human dignity. After all, the cornerstone of living well is living a life of service, a life for others and not just for yourself.

Christopher J. Moore _In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World_

Translating the Untranslatable

How Love Works: Stendhal on "Crystallization" and the Seven Stages of Love (1822) | Brain Pickings

Stendhal on the Seven Stages of Romance and Why We Fall Out of Love: Timeless Wisdom from 1822

Stendhal on the Seven Stages of Romance and Why We Fall Out of Love: Timeless Wisdom from 1822 – Brain Pickings

The Art of Science Communication: William Zinsser on How to Write Well About Science | Brain Pickings

The Art of Science Communication: William Zinsser on How to Write Well About Science

The Art of Science Communication: William Zinsser on How to Write Well About Science | Brain Pickings

This mathematical principle reveals the best way to get anything you want in life

This mathematical principle reveals the best way to get anything you want in life

This mathematical principle reveals the best way to get anything you want in life - Business Insider

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17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s

For those of you looking for something to read this summer.  Check this list out.  What say YE?!!!

Summer Reading List 2012: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine

7 (More) Obscure Children’s Books by Famous “Adult” Lit Authors by Maria Popova at brain pickings

Famous Authors’ Hand-Drawn Self-Portraits and Reflections on the Divide Between the Private Person and the Writerly Persona | Brain Pickings...

Great Writers Reflect on the Divide Between Private Person and Public Persona in Hand-Drawn Self-Portraits

: Notations on the Authorial I With Self-Portraits “ “Only the crazed and the privileged permit themselves the luxury of disintegration into more than one self.

From the caves of memory to the castles of deception, by way of naughty neurotransmitters and giddy ganglia.

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

From the caves of memory to the castles of deception, by way of naughty neurotransmitters and giddy ganglia.

How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968 | Brain Pickings

How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

This made me smile “Avoid socks. They are a fatal giveaway of a phony nonconformist.” >> How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

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