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Reads by Maria Popova

Dear Me: Letters by Luminaries to Their 16-Year-Old Selves
Dear Me: Letters by Luminaries to Their 16-Year-Old Selves

What the renouncement of dieting has to do with love and buying shares in Google.

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Designing Minds: Uncovered Video Profiles of Prominent Designers
Designing Minds: Uncovered Video Profiles of Prominent Designers

Peeking inside creative crania, or what giant bananas have to do with the difference between design and art.

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An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches
An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches

What superhuman sprinting has to do with democracy, the power of design and your kitchen sink drain.

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thxthxthx: The Art of Finding Happiness in Everyday Gratitude
thxthxthx: The Art of Finding Happiness in Everyday Gratitude

What laundry and bee stings have to do with the secret of happiness.

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Incognito: David Eagleman Unravels the Secret Lives of the Brain
Incognito: David Eagleman Unravels the Secret Lives of the Brain

What seeing rainbows has to do with artificial intelligence and the biology of infidelity.

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E. chromi: Designer Bacteria for Color-Coded Disease Detection
E. chromi: Designer Bacteria for Color-Coded Disease Detection

What the future of personalized medicine has to do with the cross-pollination of design and engineering.

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