Today, as in time pasts, the most important and also the most difficult task in raising a child is helping him to find meaning in life. The child, as he develops, must learn step by step to understand himself better; with this, he becomes more able to understand others, and eventually can relate to them in ways which are mutually satisfying and meaningful.
~BRUNO BETTELHEIM, author of The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
Driving Mr. Albert, Harper’s | Tweet
A trip across America with Einstein.
→Einstein: His Life and Universe
The science of near-death experiences, The Atlantic | Tweet
Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife.
→Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife
→To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story
Why the story of Cinderella still enchants, Psychology Today | Tweet
The truths told by fairy tales and why they matter.
→The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
How to deal with critical people, PsychCentral | Tweet
Critical people make rude comments, judge our decisions, talk at length about what we’re doing wrong or rarely have anything nice to say. One way to deal with them is to stop being with them altogether. But this isn’t easy to do when the critical person is your boss, colleague, family member or your partner’s father.
→Impossible to Please: How to Deal with Perfectionist Coworkers, Controlling Spouses, and Other Incredibly Critical People
Remains of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, found in convent, The Guardian | Tweet
Archaeologists and anthropologists say they have positively identified fragments from the body of literary giant who died in 1616 in Madrid.
I don’t have a job. I have a higher calling, WSJ | Tweet
Some employees balk as many firms–from motorcycles to accounting–step up talk about changing the world.
→Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud
The difference between Brandividuals & Influencers–why you need both, TopRank Blog | Tweet
Everyone is influential about something, but the ability to influence varies greatly across individuals, between different audiences and even at different moments in time.
→Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing
Finally! A flying car could go on sale by 2017, Forbes | Tweet
It’s the future promised to us by the Jetsons, Back to the Future and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.
How to give your novel a kicker of a concept, Positive Writer | Tweet
Every great novel starts with a basic idea.
→The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction: Your Blueprint for Building a Strong Story
Feeling stuck? 7 tools for developing fresh story ideas, The Write Life | Tweet
As writers, we have a number of jobs. Putting words down on a page is only half of what goes on behind the scenes, right? There’s also the editing, the research, the continuous coffee making and, of course, coming up with ideas.