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Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely on the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty
Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely on the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty

“Creativity can help us tell better stories — stories that allow us to be even more dishonest but still think of ourselves as wonderfully honest people.”

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A Visual History of Presidential Campaign Posters: 200 Years of Election Art from the Library of Congress Archives
A Visual History of Presidential Campaign Posters: 200 Years of Election Art from the Library of Congress Archives

A brief visual history of political propaganda design.

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How Intuition and the Imagination Fuel “Rational” Scientific Discovery and Creativity: A 1957 Guide
How Intuition and the Imagination Fuel “Rational” Scientific Discovery and Creativity: A 1957 Guide

“Those who do not know the torment of the unknown cannot have the joy of discovery.”

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Chasing Venus: When the World Came Together to Measure the Heavens
Chasing Venus: When the World Came Together to Measure the Heavens

What Ben Franklin, Sweden, and a lucky break in the clouds have to do with the distance to the Sun.

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The Gnomes of Gnù: Umberto Eco Teaches Kids About Ecology Through Abstract Art
The Gnomes of Gnù: Umberto Eco Teaches Kids About Ecology Through Abstract Art

A beautiful allegory about ecological collapse and salvation.

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The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are
The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

Hume was a neuroscientist, or what early aviation has to do with the psychology of identity.

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