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Reads by Maria Popova

Eli, No! An Illustrated Antidote to Perfectionism
Eli, No! An Illustrated Antidote to Perfectionism

What chasing squirrels has to do with reclaiming childhood from the grip of perfectionist parenting.

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5 Unsung Heroes Who Shaped Modern Life
5 Unsung Heroes Who Shaped Modern Life

What 1920s rope-skipping has to do with the birth of paleontology, restaurant entrepreneurship, and Oprah.

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Indie Music Legends Celebrate the Songs of Shel Silverstein
Indie Music Legends Celebrate the Songs of Shel Silverstein

Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, and other indie icons pay homage to the beloved children’s author.

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All Nothing: Poetic 1978 Animated Allegory about Mankind’s Greed
All Nothing: Poetic 1978 Animated Allegory about Mankind’s Greed

Frédéric Back’s beautiful short film about harmony and the tragic entitlement of our species.

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Stunning Subjectivity: Obsessive Typographic Maps by Paula Scher
Stunning Subjectivity: Obsessive Typographic Maps by Paula Scher

An irreverent, artful antidote to GPS appification, or what the NYC subway has to do with tsunamis.

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The Divided Brain, Animated
The Divided Brain, Animated

A hemispheric history of the making of the Western world, or why abstraction is necessary for empathy.

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