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Why We Like the New and Shiny: A History and Future of Neophilia
Why We Like the New and Shiny: A History and Future of Neophilia

What five-year-old Albert Einstein can teach us about serendipity and the filter bubble of information.

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Visions of the Jinn: A Visual History of Arabian Nights
Visions of the Jinn: A Visual History of Arabian Nights

From Aladdin to Lewis Carroll, or what Buddhist deities have to do with understanding the Middle East.

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The Science of Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
The Science of Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

What the greatest mystery of science has to do with this moment we share, right now.

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Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West
Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West

“…and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads.”

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The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption
The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

Why “information overload” is the wrong lens on the issue, or what sugar and fat have to do with Hollywood.

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A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born
A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born

On rainy days and the simplicity of happiness.

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