Maria Popova

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For old people, bitterness is a one-way street and we know where it ends.

“If you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical, man you’ve got it half licked.” So wrote Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer, in (...)

“Dear Data” by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec:  “reclaims that poetic granularity of the individual from the homogenising aggregate-grip of Big Data”.

Data. What does this word mean to us? Big data, data analytics, the data economy, a thing to be harvested, made sense of, monetised. But what if our d(...)

In relationships, you  can’t have the adoration without the fighting.

When I see two people deeply in love, looking adoringly into each other’s eyes, I can’t help wondering when the fighting will break out. It’s a sad(...)

Marilyn Monroe: her 1955 new year’s resolutions included a heartbreaking committment to go more regularly for analysis. Photograph: Hulton Archive

So it’s New Year’s Day and you’ve just woken up in a friend’s bath covered in glitter and soup. Hurray. It’s 2016, and time to be getting on with you(...)