Follow Friday: Brain Pickings

It is Follow Friday! This is a blogging meme in which authors recommend other blogs, websites, repositories, or anything else. In keeping with the theme of this blog, I will spotlight different resources for professional and aspiring professional genealogists each week: not only genealogy-related, but also others of interest.

I did not want to do this. Really? Two “brain-related” blogs in back-to-back weeks?

But Brain Pickings has been so great since I started reading it 2-3 weeks ago, that I simply had to recommend the site. Unlike Litemind (reviewed last week), Brain Pickings does not offer practical advice on how to increase your mental prowess or your problem-solving abilities. Instead, BP simply addresses Thought and the Mind in a general sense and in their manifestations through other’s work.

The author, Maria Popova (who also writes for Wired and The Atlantic), describes BP thus:

Brain Pickings is a discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.[1]

Some of the recent posts that forced me to mention this blog are:

And these are only a few of the posts that Maria has published in the past three days! Go back a few weeks and you will see why I simply had to recommend this blog.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by William Flowers on September 4, 2011 at 8:50 am

    This is a wonderful blog, thanks for suggesting it!

    Reply

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