"I’m always pulled toward anything that helps me figure out how to live a meaningful and substantive life." – Maria Popova
What does real friendship look like? How can something written a thousand years ago help us to navigate our lives in the 21st century?
On this week's Think Again, host Jason Gots speaks with Maria Popova, the creator, writer, and editor of Brain Pickings, a labor of love that has grown into a massive web media presence -- a blog, newsletter, twitter feed and more that shares timeless wisdom from authors past and present about how to live a meaningful life.
Maria reads the poem Possibilities by Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska, which, along with three surprise interview clips with William Shatner, Howard Gardner, and Jon Kabat-Zinn sparks a far-ranging and revealing conversation on friendship, modern anxiety, and so much more.
Several Caribbean destinations are still recovering from a damaging hurricane season, causing travel bookings to pick up in other areas, like Jamaica. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney talks about what you need to know if you're looking to travel this holiday season.