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
A trip across America with Einstein.
Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife.
The truths told by fairy tales and why they matter.
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.
Archaeologists and anthropologists say they have positively identified fragments from the body of literary giant who died in 1616 in Madrid.
Some employees balk as many firms–from motorcycles to accounting–step up talk about changing the world.
Everyone is influential about something, but the ability to influence varies greatly across individuals, between different audiences and even at different moments in time.
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.
Every great novel starts with a basic idea.
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.