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Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Pleasing: Outlandish Advice to His Teenage Son, 1748
Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Pleasing: Outlandish Advice to His Teenage Son, 1748

“You may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live.”

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10½ Favorite Reads from TED Bookstore 2013
10½ Favorite Reads from TED Bookstore 2013

A full-brain reading list of cross-disciplinary stimulation.

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February 25, 1956: Sylvia Plath Meets Ted Hughes in One of Literary History’s Steamiest Encounters
February 25, 1956: Sylvia Plath Meets Ted Hughes in One of Literary History’s Steamiest Encounters

“He ripped the red hair band from her head and ravished her with such force that her silver earrings came unclipped from her ears.”

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A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy
A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy

Visual mementos celebrating 150 years since the birth of the world’s first underground railway system.

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What Now? Advice on Writing and Life from Ann Patchett
What Now? Advice on Writing and Life from Ann Patchett

“Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected.”

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Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work

“Art pushes the limit of human experience and language for its own sake, while Design might do this but only to humanize and integrate people’s lives in the context of an economy.”

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