Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children’s Books | Brain Pickings

Ideas turn into speech and speech spreads ideas. Anything that explores truth in conversation and the censorship of thoughts and words is a worthwhile read.

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/04/10/dare-to-be-creative-madeleine-l-engle/?utm_content=buffer52aa5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Body health: Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome… | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

This is more of a listen than a read, but a fascinating look at the ecosystem which is your stomach. It makes the point that you should look at your insides as their own world. Here the thought is brought up that as much as you should not dump trash in our oceans, nor should you deposit it in your body.

This had a profound impact on my already strict diet and made me consider even the smallest vices I had with regards to food.

This is done by Tim Ferris, author of the 4-Hour Body/Chef/Workweek. Highly suggested reads depending on where you find yourself in life. He also conducts over 100 interviews and nearly 600 blog posts on his website. http://www.fourhourblog.com I suggest subscribing.

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/01/10/microbiome/

Brain pickings: Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized | Brain Pickings

There’s no correct way to manage sleep and productivity.  It seems based off these artists that there’s a combination of ways to make the two work.

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/12/16/writers-wakeup-times-literary-productivity-visualization/?utm_content=buffere5214&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

Great Ted talk to hear for several reasons. One, she points out the difficulty of having your private life exposed online. Two, the importance of your sex life not being a thing which should be publicly scrutinized. People hear her name and think only of a blow job and often forget that she’s an educated and qualified person. I wish I could recall who I once heard say that Monica Lewinsky was easily the person who stopped the room in it’s tracks no matter what room she was in. This was certainly someone being interviewed on the Howard Stern show and I recall Howard asking of all his famous interactions who he found to be the person that could attract the most attention in a room full of stars. Without hesitation the guest proclaimed, “Monica Lewinsky”and then proceeded to elaborate on the interaction.

Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame #TED : http://on.ted.com/p0VqS