Just a wee bit of thoughty, this week.
A timeless icon, Olivia de Havilland turns one hundred. The Daily Mail
Emma Garman reviews the life of Jane Morris, the Pre-Raphealite muse. The Paris Review
If you read last week’s curation, you’ll know that I don’t personally subscribe to the pursuit of happiness ideal. Like Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), I’ve learned that contentment is a much better place to be. Also, to feel anything at all, other than rage, after a depressive episode, is, like, awesome. I don’t need to, or want to, be bouncing-off-the-walls happy. One extreme in emotion usually heralds its opposite.
Still, I read and share all these posts and articles on happiness. What’s up with that? If you take the word happiness out of the equation, these are all really good tips to live a good, meaningful life. That’s what leads to contentment. So there you are: Mellie’s philosophy.
Joseph Mercola lists 22 things happy people do differently. Epoch Times
Emily Hartridge: Q&A on anxiety.
Artificial intelligence could help diagnose mental disorders. Joseph Frankel for The Atlantic.
The impossible propulsion drive is heading to space. David Hambling for Popular Mechanics.
Juno reveals Jupiter, the surprising and weird king of planets. Phil Plait for Slate.
Tom Metcalfe looks at seven potential means of interstellar travel. Fodder for the SF author? You betcha! LiveScience
Brain training with the Oculus Rift is helping paraplegics regain sensation and muscle control. Amazing (and hopeful) stuff.
Hope that was enough to get the mental corn a-poppin’ 😉