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The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
aggregator  journalism  articles  reading  blog  writing  Actueel  art  article  Bladwijzerbalk 
october 2017 by otlib
Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays
How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?
aeon  Pocket  Archive  IFTTT  psychology  Unread  fiction  age  youth  reading  books 
september 2017 by otlib
A flight to the future. A new world to consider.
Please use caution when opening the overhead bins, the future may have shifted mid-flight.
books  future  scifi  reading  fiction  timetravel 
july 2017 by otlib
131 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Wish I Had Read Ages Ago
I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go through the actionable ideas from each book. · Forge…
books  lifehackporn  wtf  fail  lifehacks  reading  guide  productivity  toread 
may 2017 by otlib
The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Nautlius - Pocket
Several years ago, my father died as he had done most things throughout his life: without preparation and without consulting anyone. He simply went to bed one night, yielded his brain to a monstrous blood clot, and was found the next morning lying amidst the sheets like his own stone monument.
language  reading  writing  childhood  learning  brain  nautilus  chech 
may 2017 by otlib
How We Got 10 Million Teens to Read Fiction on Their Phones
Three years ago, I was living in a small surf town in Costa Rica and writing my first novel, when I had a panic attack. The novel was a sci-fi fantasy trilogy for young adults, set in Silicon Valley…
growthhacking  Pocket  reading  app  testing  wtf  fail  literature  youngadult  writing  creativity 
april 2017 by otlib
How Elon Musk Learns Faster And Better Than Everyone Else
How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)? To explain Musk’s success…
learning  musk  lifehack  pocket  hn  wtf  fail  reading 
april 2017 by otlib
Is the Art World Responsible for Trump? Filmmaker Adam Curtis on Why Self-Expression Is Tearing Society Apart | Art for Sale | Artspace
In this interview with Artspace's Loney Abrams, the iconoclastic BBC producer explains why individualistic self-expression may be at the center of liberalism's current woes.
favorites  art  reading  article  Archive  pocket  politics  power 
december 2016 by otlib
How would the Stoics cope today? | Ryan Holiday | Life and style | The Guardian
The ancient philosophy of Stoicism offers many insights into coping with our troubling times, says Ryan Holiday
stoicism  self-improvement  reading  philosophy 
december 2016 by otlib
Kobo Aura One
The Android flagship of e-readers
review  kindle  kobo  aura  ebook  reading  readers 
september 2016 by otlib
17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting | Electric Literature
This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying "very few novels earn their length." Certainly it seems like a novel has to be a minimum
reading  books  novel  toread  list  short  IFTTT  literature  2read  bcg 
february 2016 by otlib
Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium
Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
reading  books  distraction  IFTTT  Pocket  digital  instapaper  802  articles  attention 
april 2015 by otlib
Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea | Books | The Guardian
Author and columnist Stephen Marche, who has perused PG Wodehouse and Hamlet more than 100 times each, extols the virtues of literary repetition
reading  books  literature  Pocket  book  hundred  Archive  guardian  uk  Shakespeare 
february 2015 by otlib
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