Everything you think you know about violence is wrong. Evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker says we’re living in the most peaceful time in the history of the human species.
In his book Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World, Paul Hawken says that there are over a million organizations on the planet working on peace, environmental stewardship, social justice, and the preservation of diverse and indigenous culture. Artist Chris Jordan has made a mandala of the names of those million-plus organizations.
A list of magical objects from the world’s myths, from Freyja’s Falcon Cloak, which allows you to turn into a falcon and fly, to Tezcatlipoca’s Smoking Mirror, with which he could see the entire universe.
Despondex, a Treatment for the Chronically Cheery. A step forward in the battle against exuberance.