By Maria Popova

Build Pockets of Stillness Into Your Life
Maria gives a whole new meaning to the verb to read, consuming and digesting thousands of books to feed them back to us in a timely fashion on her blog Brain Pickings. Her talk walks us through her 7 Life Learnings.

Maria Popova is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings; an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, psychology, and more. She has written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Fellow.