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How to Be an Explorer of the World
How to Be an Explorer of the World

“Every morning when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!”

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What Makes a Great City: Anaïs Nin on the Poetics of New York
What Makes a Great City: Anaïs Nin on the Poetics of New York

“Just bring your own contents, and you create a sparkle of the highest power.”

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How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World
How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.

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Tchaikovsky on the Paradox of Patronage and the Challenge of Retaining Creative Freedom in Commissioned Work
Tchaikovsky on the Paradox of Patronage and the Challenge of Retaining Creative Freedom in Commissioned Work

“I should be guilty of artistic dishonesty were I to abuse my technical skill and give you false coin in exchange for true only with a view to improving my pecuniary situation.”

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What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment
What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

“We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive.”

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How to Read a Poem: “Stored Magic,” Total Transformation, and the Capacity for Creative Wonder
How to Read a Poem: “Stored Magic,” Total Transformation, and the Capacity for Creative Wonder

“True poetic practice implies a mind so miraculously attuned and illuminated that it can form words, by a chain of more-than coincidences, into a living entity.”

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