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Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) Bertrand Russell on What “the Good Life” Really Means, and How We Limit Our Happiness - By Maria Popova. Click the image below to read the full essay on Brain Pickings

Potoroos, birds of paradise, variegated lizards, and other wondrous creatures brought to vibrant life by a visionary woman in the golden age of scientific exploration..........Click to read more

Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011) Renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She founded The Green Belt Movement in 1977

French children’s book author Franck Prévot and illustrator Aurélia Fronty tell her remarkable story in Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees  - You can learn more at Brain Pickings in Maria Popovas's article "Planting trees as resistance and empowerment" 

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“We move from data to information to knowledge to wisdom. And separating one from the other… knowing the limitations and the danger of exercising one without the others, while respecting each category of intelligence, is generally what serious education is about.” 

Toni Morrison (b 1931), American writer, born in Lorain, Ohio,  She received the the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 Click here or the image below to read the full article on Brain Pickings

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