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Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/2)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca  #sharedcircles #circles #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:30:374321214692CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Scott Buehler69,427Web Designers of Google+ - These are people that came up in my searches for web design on Google Plus. I'm sure this group has people that may not be actual designers but are people interested in design but nonetheless, I gave it a good effort.Keeping the community aspect alive. Get to know these people.This is a one time release. If you are a designer but I missed you, just leave a comment for others to find you. Rock on Google+Scott's New Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/115253059523607863437 #webdesign   #webdesigner   #circleshare  2014-02-09 22:54:294547931CC G+
Andrea Campaci | Web and Digital designer0#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-27 22:03:26473011CC G+
Abinash Mohanty5,710Sharing my best Web Design CircleAdd and Share with you network.#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers   #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshared #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople   #circlecount #newfollowers  #googleplus   2014-01-26 09:19:36500012CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499421872CC G+
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498391557CC G+
Custom Button Co.119People on Plus to Network with for feeding your Graphic Design NeedsSo we've been carefully curating the best designers, pages, and communities to procure the best logo designs for your business and more.If we were to fill up promotional space on buttons, business cards and other ideas, these are the people we'd look to for inspiration:Some of whom we've recently mentioned in our blog posts+Jake Dugard +Daniel Coelho - Graphic Design +Karl Gookey - Graphic Designer +Aylin Hakova Graphic Design +Chris Metzner Graphic Designer +F5 Graphic Design  #business   #graphicdesigners   #sharedcircles   #customdesign   #custombuttons  2013-12-12 22:00:23169002CC G+
Kyle Pearce0A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Jan Havrda20,092Diamonds.2013-11-15 00:05:422766211CC G+
Daniel Cesar2,634WEDNESDAY circle distribution of very important people.Add and share if you want to be included next time.I appreciate newbies and their reshares.2013-09-25 12:29:49486101417CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Abinash Mohanty1,316Awesome Web design Circle‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾Want to be added? Follow the rules!※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※1. Plus one this post2. Share this in Public3. Add me to your circle4. Comment※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※You will be included and notified in my next post accordingly. ※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles #share   #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou #follow #followme   #followback   #circle     #googleplus #google2013-07-30 11:29:37500253CC G+
John Keith0Please share my #sharedcircles  in my Google+. #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplus   #paintingart  2013-07-09 04:05:02500101CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #2 The ones with last names that start from N-Z.These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles. We try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know).And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.2013-06-21 03:47:32198124CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Designers, Graphic Artists, And General Artists ListWant some art in your life? Follow this circle of designers, graphic artists, and general artists. Know someone not on this circle who should be? Let us know!2013-06-21 01:12:47124124CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,220Creative People On Google+Meet interesting creative people on Google+From Radio Show Hosts, We Developers, Graphic Artists, Artists and Bloggers, this shared circle has some very interesting and engaging content.Feel free to add and share! #webdesign #graphicdesign #artist #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-13 04:24:23500426CC G+
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628CC G+
Lee Edgerton0I've never shared a circle before. Thought I'd share my Social Media circle. It's made up of my own finds and recommendations from others. I'm always looking to trim it down depending on the content shared and whether I find it relevant for what I'm doing.Do you have any recommendations?2013-01-15 23:56:36501216CC G+
Vago Damitio8,775Creative Circle #11 of 12Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-13 00:06:09145111CC G+
Arne de Vos3,656I want to share my Webdesign Google Circle once more. Looking for webdesign specialists? Or are you a webdesigner yourself? Add this circle :)2012-11-28 02:31:36477305CC G+
Andrea Memenas5,995There are so many awesome women in my "Smart Chicks" circle that it exceeds G+'s 500-people-shared-at-once limit...You really need to follow these ladies. It will immediately make your G+ experience better.2012-10-23 20:00:0750010011CC G+
AJ Durling0This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302CC G+
Waqas Awan (warrioRR)132#Awesome #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circleoftheday  2012-10-08 06:33:14501405CC G+
Jason Wells17,834Top 50 Getting Verified Soon (v1)who's getting the CheckOut of the hundreds of millions of folks using Google+, there are currently just 7,240 verified users. I'd like to indulge in a little Google Kremlinology. Specifically, I'm interested in how Google decides who to verify and when to do it. Yes, it's got a lot to do with notoriety, but it's basically a numbers game. Google has verified everyone with millions of followers, celebrity or not... and almost no one with just a few (except some former Google Buzz or Wave users). So there must be a line; pass a certain number of followers and you can be virtually guaranteed a check mark. I wondered, where is that line? And who's approaching it?The people in this circle, that's who.In collaboration with +Chris Macidis, who at my request developed the report I used as the basis of this circle, I present the top 50 people, ranked by follower count, who have not yet been verified. Being in this circle doesn't guarantee you'll be verified today or tomorrow, but mathematically, it's probably coming sometime soon--assuming you are who you claim to be!Fun facts about this circle:- Just 2 people have 1M+ followers but aren't yet verified.- Just 7 more people have 100k+ followers but aren't yet verified.- The person with the median follower count of the top 50 is +Varina Patel, at 57,609. This is a very simple but useful indicator: if you attract 57k followers or so, I think you can reasonably anticipate a checkmark on your profile page sometime soon.Last but not least: please don't take this circle too seriously. Follower count is not even remotely correlated with one's value as a human being. Neither is the oft-coveted Check. We're just having a little fun with the Google+ APIs here… using them to get a peek behind the curtains, and at the same time, showcase some pretty interesting folks that aren't often grouped together.Membership in this circle will change over time. No one gets into this one by asking nicely; you have to meet the criteria. Every now and then, as people move into or out of this circle, I'll reshare it. I'd encourage you to share it too.2012-08-25 20:03:5450671018CC G+
Jason Wells13,970Top 100 Unverified (v1)on the cuspI've always been a little intrigued by the concept of a "verified user." Ostensibly to ensure the true identity of the person behind a profile, it also serves as a validation of notability, social success or even celebrity. At this point in time, almost 6900 Google+ users have the checkmark. And while Google verifies users according to their own criteria, everyone above a certain number of followers is verified. As it happens, right now that certain number is about 588,000.This is I believe a unique list: the top 100 people, ranked by follower count, that are at or below that line. In other words, the people who are just about to get on Google's verification radar. So it ranges from +Maria Popova, with roughly 588k followers, to +Matt Steiner, with about 39k.It's an interesting group of people, predominantly photographers or other visual artists. Some of them are quite good. There's a broad swathe of nationalities represented. Interestingly, most of them are people I haven't seen on G+ before, although there are a few familiar faces. What unites them all is that they're all very close to earning their checkmarks.As they get verified, people will fall out of this circle, so I expect to change often. So I'll reshare this circle periodically with the refreshed top 100 unchecked folks. I encourage you to reshare it too.(Props to +Chris Macidis, my technical collaborator.)2012-07-16 14:58:18100515CC G+
Craig Froehle4,629467 Plussers Well Worth FollowingSome curated recommendations to make your Tuesday a bit more interesting. I kept this circle largely free of celebrities, pages, and organizations, so these should (nearly) all be actual people. Enjoy!By the way, topic-wise, it's a bit of a potpourri, but with emphasis on technology, science, progressive politics, skepticism, and other fascinating things.Note that I don't always agree with everyone in this circle, so don't take this as an endorsement of their ideas...merely that they tend to be thoughtful when presenting them.2012-07-03 14:29:094671718CC G+
Kyle Beck0So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003CC G+
Samuel Estenlund0I decided today is the circle sharing day.Here's my uncaterogized following circle! All kinds of everything is in here!2012-04-13 13:15:11245044CC G+
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011CC G+
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737106CC G+
Mitch Tarala0#bestsharedcircle #sharedcircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleoflife #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare2012-04-04 15:08:50396114CC G+
Rita Burchika0Hi! I wanna share this circle w you, guys!2012-03-25 08:04:59500917CC G+
Jimmy James1,980Ok... Here is what I consider to be a valuable circle indeed. My first shared circle, so why not start with the Best ....Ladies . If you know the G+ Men to Women ratio.... you know there are too few ladies out here so far. Add this circle to balance your stream a bit. There are some very interesting people in here. I left it at 400 to start in case I miss any ladies who want to be added. If I missed you and you would like to be in this circle... let me know. ....this circle includes 1 really cool guy.... the guy all these fantastic Ladies have in common2012-03-16 18:31:504001457CC G+
Jaana Nyström37,856Oh, I feel very sexy sexist today! :-)I'm just ignoring all the guys and focusing on some very great ladies on Google+:My Own Great Google+ Ladies CircleHere they are in CircleCount's great presentation:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z133htxoixbvc3c1m22celljpvm0wvzfsThese Gladies are fun, intelligent and productive.I've been gathering this circle since the dawn of time. Or July last.Have fun and circle! :-) #circleshare #circle #jaanatip2012-03-14 12:25:5812323740CC G+
Bobbi Jo Woods39,975This is my Web/Graphic Professionals circle. It has grown considerably since September, when I originally shared it. I will keep adding to it! Just +mention someone you think should be added (yourself included, of course!)Thanks, and happy circling!Original circle post - 9/22/11:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108152252385291870699/posts/F8YycNqgKQZ.2012-03-12 02:46:104912116CC G+
Hermano Geoff8,023Circle ShareGetting bored with your stream? Check out these Interesting and International active posters who will engage you regardless of you native language. See the world in photos and beautiful words by circling this.2012-03-09 19:54:18124107CC G+
Susanne Ramharter3,133Fridays are for sharing circlesto the new people who have put me in their circles: many thanks! Some of you I have already had contact with, to the rest, I would like to reciprocate with this circle. It is hand-picked, and contains people who are funny, intelligent, knowledgeable, and engaged.You will find information about social media, google+, as well as cognitive science, books, travel and art, some agitation against encroaching on civil liberties (SOPA, ACTA, censorship - mostly from me ;-) inspirational as well as snarky things, and yes, the occasional cat. But everyone here is friendly and has great things to contribute, so feel free to share the circle if you like.Have fun!2012-03-09 15:46:5631329919CC G+
Andrea Memenas4,752It stinks that I can't share this entire circle (it's up to 605 and G+ only allows you to share up to 500) with you, but 500 smart chicks is better than none. Happy International Women's Day! Please circle these kick-ass females!2012-03-08 23:09:13500405CC G+
Pete Cashmore1,018,282I created one massive circle of this years #SXSWi speakers, but you can only share a circle of 500 people or less. So, here is part one! Parts 2 and 3 will arrive in your streams momentarily.2012-03-08 19:15:0945618640CC G+
Liz Krane8,299In honor of International Women's Day, I'm sharing my circle of sciencey/techy/geeky women who are also active G+ users. :) Some are scientists, programmers, engineers, science writers, math lovers, lovable geeks and nerds... and all of them will contribute some great posts to your stream.I first shared this circle to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, and it has grown a bit, but I know it's missing a lot of people! So please shout out who else I should add!2012-03-08 17:22:41138171131CC G+
pio dal cin15,828A warm welcome to some great people here on G+'s Musketeers of Google plus circle#Musketeers.Please welcome: +Chris Lang +Mark Traphagen +Lee Smallwood +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Travis Campbell Circle them for great content as well as the other 500+ (there is another circle of almost 200 that I'm sharing after this one having reached the 500 limit).If you are new to Google plus, set your stream full throttle on these two circles and you'll have all the updates and vital information to "play this great game".If you have been here long enough check these people once in a while; they are the "bricks" of this establishment.Don't forget that +Sharing is Caring on G+ , so when you want to show your G Love to someone share their content after you pluss it...they are going to love it as much as you do.There is another group here that you may want to join +Community Support - Friends That Listen designed and wanted by +M Monica for reaching out to anyone here on G+ and to let them know than nobody here is left alone.2012-03-05 22:14:1050013517CC G+
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005538103CC G+
Susanne Ramharter2,244To the many people who have circled me lately, thank you! Some of you are new to Google+ and looking for interesting people and conversations.My view is that being social is fun, enjoying good photographs is fun, snark is lots of fun.But sometimes I feel the need for a special kind of substance, people who consistantly provide intelligent posts and engagement. That is when I go to this circle.Warning: these are not necessarily the "cool kids" with gazillions of readers. But they regularly provide intelligent, thoughtful and often fun discussions.So if that is what you want, engage!Feel free to share, also, if you know of anyone I could/should add to this circle, please comment, otherwise, enjoy.2012-02-24 20:56:23119314CC G+
Jasmin Smith0Also, here's my Google+ starter kit with the top 400 people to follow. Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #share #shared #circle #database #public #gplus #gplustips #google #googleplustips #googleplus2012-02-01 19:04:114041403CC G+
Joel Kanzelmeyer0Here is a good circle to add if you are just starting out on Google+ or even if you have gathered a large following. These people are power users and they will interact with you a lot and help you start to harness the true power of G+!Add this circle and call it "Power Users" and actively participate in their discussions. You can go from 50 people having you in there circles to over 500 people having you in their circles in less than a week!Make this part of your daily routine:Comment on 10 different people's posts in this circle!Mention these users in your own posts, they will see the mention and usually respond.And last but not least, Spend an hour a day browsing the web to find interesting and compelling content to share with these people!If you can find funny or gripping videos, articles or pictures to share, they will get picked up and circulated like wildfire!GOOD LUCK!2012-01-17 16:56:42300303CC G+
Hermano Geoff6,786Saturday Circle ShareGetting bored with your stream? Circle these active "International and Interesting" folks from around the world, and expand your world-view. You won't need to speak another language to enjoy these amazing Plusers, because they post in ways that transcend borders. Circle them, and enjoy the world!2012-01-07 15:48:29123122CC G+
Paul Stickland1,563Greetings to all you Children's Book lovers, authors, illustrators, editors, designers, publishers, librarians and booksellers!It's time to share the new all singing and dancing Children's Book Circle!As ever, a compendium of the best in Children's Books here on google plus!If you would like to be added, please leave a comment below and I will pop you in!It's been an interesting year for children's books, so here's looking forward to an amazing 2012!2011-12-30 15:18:381221703CC G+
Peter G McDermott19,636Circle of BloggersHere is a circle I have compiled of people that like to blog. If you're looking for writers or something to read outside of Google+, this is a great group of introspective folks to follow. If you enjoy this circle, be sure to share it with your friends to help them find reasons to stay entertained on Google+.2011-12-29 04:47:56243371852CC G+


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The oldest living things in the world, in photos – absolutely amazing and humbling 

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2014-04-04 21:57:31 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

What a treat: Maya Angelou, who is 84 today, recites her iconic poem "Phenomenal Woman"

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2014-03-26 13:01:50 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

Viktor Frankl, born on this day in 1905, on the art of presence as a lifeboat in turbulent times – spectacular read

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2014-03-14 21:40:55 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)

33 books that help us learn how to live – my reading list for The Long Now Foundation's Manual for Civilization

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2014-02-26 16:27:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Shackleton's Journey – a lovely illustrated chronicle of history's most heroic polar expedition 

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2014-02-22 02:24:18 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

The Hating Book – a lovely vintage illustrated parable about what every friendship needs 

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2014-02-22 00:51:30 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Nabokov on reading, writing, and the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have — absolutely fantastic read

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2014-02-20 17:06:20 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)

The Benjamin Franklin Effect – the surprising psychology of how to handle haters 

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2014-02-20 17:05:04 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Why Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, and other sci-fi legends got the future so remarkalbly right

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2014-02-06 16:47:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

"Everybody who is honest is interesting" – and other lived learnings on life, in gorgeous typography by Stefan Sagmeister

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2014-02-05 14:07:02 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)

Stop Making Plans – the surprising psychology of how goal-setting limits rather than begets our happiness and success

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2014-01-31 00:01:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

So wonderful: Some of today's most beloved children's book illustrators each draw their favorite animal 

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2014-01-14 22:06:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Best read in ages: Love, sex, and the world between

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2014-01-12 16:14:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)

Impossibly wonderful: Young Ralph Steadman illustrates Alice in Wonderland (because, you know, it's not a tea party until somebody flips the bird)

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2014-01-10 21:06:15 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 42 +1s)

The Universe in a Glass of Wine – Richard "The Great Explainer" Feynman on how everything connects

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2013-12-31 04:25:39 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)

How an introverted little boy grew up to become the quintessential modern genius – Albert Einstein's story, illustrated 

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2013-12-26 15:26:19 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 29 +1s)


The Best of Brain Pickings 2013 – the 13 most read and shared articles of the year, spanning everything from psychology to art to the meaning of life

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2013-12-24 17:16:59 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

Apollo 8 astronauts took the iconic Earthrise photo 45 years ago today, but it almost didn't happen—amazing NASA video of what transpired

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2013-12-23 22:34:48 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 28 +1s)

The 13 best books of 2013 – the definitive annual reading list of overall favorites 

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2013-12-17 17:37:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Show this to every man, woman, and child you know and love – absolutely soul-stirring:

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2013-12-17 17:31:43 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

The best photography books of the year – from Mongolia to Mars, by way of mesmerizing mines and Manhattan’s characters:

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2013-11-21 23:34:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Don't try this at home: The Duke Ellington diet 

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2013-11-20 16:43:42 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)

How a German gynecologist-turned-artist laid the foundations of modern infographics

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2013-11-11 14:49:52 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

For Vonnegut’s birthday, his sage, irreverent, practical, and poignant advice to his children culled from his letters

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2013-11-08 15:09:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Self-Portrait as Your Traitor – Debbie Millman’s stunning visual poetry, a kind of 21st-century illuminated manuscript at the intersection of the deeply personal and the universally profound, blending typography and philosophy.

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2013-10-23 14:41:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead's exquisite love letters to her soulmate, Ruth Benedict

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2013-10-22 19:27:17 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)

Ooh. Who better to make the first true kid's guide to graphic design than iconic graphic designer Chip Kidd? 

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2013-10-21 20:41:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

"Every one of us walking the planet wonders, secretly, if we are getting it wrong." Superb read on writing and the creative life

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2013-10-21 02:46:21 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 27 +1s)

The psychology of getting unstuck –  how to overcome the "OK Plateau" of performance and personal growth 

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2013-10-20 03:18:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

How to tell love from passion – hilarious and insightful guide from 1929 by E. B. White and James Thurber 

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2013-10-20 02:24:14 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

The lives of 10 famous painters, visualized in a minimalist infographic

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2013-10-18 16:23:25 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)

Ray Bradbury on how lists can boost your creativity and make you a better writer

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2013-10-16 21:05:23 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 17 +1s)

What makes a great interview – a must-read for everyone in media and anyone who enjoys the art of public conversation 

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2013-10-14 20:21:03 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

The art of “creative sleep” – Stephen King on writing and wakeful dreaming

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2013-10-12 00:16:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Drawn to New York – counterculture cartoonist Peter Kuper's fantastic illustrated memoir of 3 decades in NYC 

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2013-10-10 21:38:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)

“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”

If you read one thing today, make it John Updike on death, writing, and the afterlife

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2013-10-10 20:50:53 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 8 +1s)

Best thing ever: Need a House, Call Ms. Mouse – progressive vintage children's book starring a female architect 

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2013-10-02 15:44:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

The surprising origin of the word "meme," bridging science and religion

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2013-10-02 15:43:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Van Gogh's never-before-seen sketchbooks – a bittersweet record of artistic genius and unlived dreams

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2013-09-29 20:23:03 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)

"A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination — any two of which, at times any one of which — can supply the lack of the others."

This is fantastic: William Faulkner on writing, the purpose of art, working in a brothel, and the meaning of life

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2013-09-28 16:48:57 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 14 +1s)

Where magic and logic meet – how Josef Albers revolutionized color theory, visual culture and the art of seeing

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2013-09-27 15:26:00 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

A brief history of typographic snark and the failed crusade for an irony mark

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2013-09-26 20:09:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Mindful city walking is one of the underappreciated modern arts – here's an amusing illustrated take on its opposite

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2013-09-26 15:43:22 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Why grit, not IQ, is the key to success

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2013-09-24 21:29:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Gorgeous: F. Scott Fitzgerald, born on this day in 1896, reads John Masefield's "On Growing Old"

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2013-09-23 21:59:35 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)

The science of stress, orgasm, and creativity

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2013-09-22 04:19:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

What makes iconic design – lessons from the visual history of the London Underground logo

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2013-09-20 17:41:06 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)

“Because it is possible to create — creating one’s self, willing to be one’s self… — one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever.”

To be revisited regularly: Kierkegaard on why anxiety is necessary for, not detrimental to, creativity

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2013-09-19 22:00:29 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)

Make Art, Make Money, and Believe the Beard – what Muppeteer Jim Henson teaches us about reconciling creative integrity and commercial success

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2013-09-19 20:23:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

“A one-syllable word heavy as a heartbeat … a sort of traffic accident of the heart.” A natural history of love

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