10 Shocking Defections to North Korea

by Elliot Emery fact checked by Darci Heikkinen North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is the most secretive and closed country in the world. Its leader, dictator Kim Jong-un, rules the country with an iron fist. The country is home to an estimated 120,000 political prisoners who live and work in harsh conditions … Continue reading 10 Shocking Defections to North Korea


This is the weekly email digest of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's special annual edition — resolutions for a life worth living: attainable aspirations inspired by great humans of the past (including Seneca, Baldwin, Whitman, Le Guin, Tolstoy, Morrison, and more) — you can catch up right here. If you missed … Continue reading THE MARGINALIAN NEWSLETTER

Coming Soon… by Seth Godin

* Coming soon [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=183141084&f=1081591&c=8126984&u=5102652 %5D The phone is ringing. Your ice cream is melting. Next month's rent is due. There's a useful workshop coming up in a few months. Your hard drive will fail before the end of the year. College tuition will need to start being paid in five years. Your back tooth is going … Continue reading Coming Soon… by Seth Godin