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The Feminine Mystique Half a Century Later
The Feminine Mystique Half a Century Later

How Betty Friedan “pulled the trigger on history” and awakened women to the freedom to question what it means to live a full life.

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Order to the Chaos of Life: Isabel Allende on Writing
Order to the Chaos of Life: Isabel Allende on Writing

“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

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The Art of Kissing: A 1936 Guide for Lovers
The Art of Kissing: A 1936 Guide for Lovers

“Like a bee that settles on the fragrant pistils of a flower, and sips in the nectar for honey, so should you sip in the nectar from between the lips of your love.”

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Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism
Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism

What Aldous Huxley’s misogyny has to do with children’s books, darkness, and modern love.

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Our Friend the Atom: Disney’s 1956 Illustrated Propaganda for Nuclear Energy
Our Friend the Atom: Disney’s 1956 Illustrated Propaganda for Nuclear Energy

“Atomic science began as positive, creative thought.”

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Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex
Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex

“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’ the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of existence.”

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