Quote of the day
Respondents in different-origin marriages tended to tell stories indicating that they appealed to each other because each had internalized a sensibility that the other desired but that was difficult to acquire in the class milieu of their youth.Their class differences then correlated with cultural differences, ones that respondents felt operated as magnets that pulled the two individuals together.
~JESSI STREIB, author of The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages
Dalai Lama: 18 rules of life [The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom], Lifehack | Tweet
Always fight for your ideas [The Myths of Creativity], Creative Something | Tweet
Maybe you’re wrong, maybe your idea is terrible, but if you aren’t willing to stand up for it, there’s no way to know for sure.
Nostalgia fosters creativity, Pacific Standard | Tweet
New research finds nostalgic longing opens us up and produces more imaginative writing.
How to cook the perfect Chinese dumplings, The Guardian | Tweet
Today is Chinese New Year! What better time to do dumplings? So, with prawns or do you let the pork stand alone? What’s the perfect mix of spices? And do you steam, pan-fry or boil for the perfect little parcel?
My own life. Oliver Sacks on learning he has terminal cancer [My Own Life], NYT | Tweet
A month ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out–a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver.
What happens when rich people marry poor people [The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages], Science of us | Tweet
Money is a perpetual topic in married life. The process of combining two bank accounts, and sometimes two incomes, into one pooled set of resources is a fraught one, and it only becomes more so when childrearing and real-estate purchases are added to the mix.
Six essential skills to being a successful entrepreneur, Fox Business | Tweet
The Creator’s Code author Amy Wilkinson discusses her six steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
How to write vivid character descriptions: Be Invisible! [The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes], Writers Helping Writers | Tweet
Most authors have encountered the advice: “Avoid the dreaded mirror scene!” Why?
4 Keys to beautiful writing, The Write Practice | Tweet
What is beautiful writing? What kind of sentence (or paragraph, or page), makes us pull out a pencil and underline? When we see a quote on Pinterest or Twitter, what makes us pin or retweet it?
Writing exercises scientifically proven to redirect your life [Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change], Fast Company | Tweet
Need to find a new direction or reclaim inspiration? Grab a pen and paper. These writing exercises can help.