"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.
It's been seven years since the start of the last bull market. Is it time for investors to adjust the equity portion of their retirement portfolios? Jane Hodges, freelance writer and frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, lays out four options for how much stock you might want to own in a retirement account.
Federal regulators are asking for more and more private data to help them better monitor markets, but can they keep it secure? The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman has the latest details, including what may change under a Trump administration.