I discovered Brainpickings.org a few years ago and have loved it ever since! Maria Popova writes about what she reads. It’s a one-woman labor of love. Drawn from her extended marginalia on the search for meaning across literature, science, art, philosophy, and the various other tentacles of human thought is a record of her own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into what it means to live a good life.
The writing is brilliant, beautiful and inspiring no matter the topic. Though there is plenty of articles on writing advice and wisdoms from celebrated authors.
Maria Popova has written for The New York Times, Wired UK, The Atlantic, and Harvard’s Nieman Reports, among others, and is the author of “Figuring”.
Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that went out to seven friends and eventually brought online, the site was included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive in 2012.