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How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity
How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity

“Though antidepressants are effective at managing negative emotions, they don’t in themselves provide the sense of meaning and direction that a person equally needs in order to find her way in life.”

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Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves
Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves

“It is possible to be unselfish without a moral code, sophisticated without an education, and beautiful wearing a skeleton on the outside.”

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How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking
How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking

The intricate art of the pedestrian jig, essential for maintaining personal space in a public place.

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Beneath the Rainbow: Enchanting Stories and Poems from Kenya, Illustrated by African Artists
Beneath the Rainbow: Enchanting Stories and Poems from Kenya, Illustrated by African Artists

Lovely modern-day fables based on African mythology.

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Nurse Lugton’s Curtain: Virginia Woolf’s Little-Known Children’s Story, in Gorgeous Watercolors
Nurse Lugton’s Curtain: Virginia Woolf’s Little-Known Children’s Story, in Gorgeous Watercolors

A lovely allegory about the whimsical wonderland we enter as we slip into sleep.

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Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art from the Bad
Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art from the Bad

“A real work of art destroys, in the consciousness of the receiver, the separation between himself and the artist.”

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