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Nabokov’s Legacy: Bequeathing Butterfly Theory
Nabokov’s Legacy: Bequeathing Butterfly Theory

Getting schooled in the arts and sciences, or what literature has to do with lepidoptery.

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Anything You Want: Derek Sivers on the Secrets of Entrepreneurship
Anything You Want: Derek Sivers on the Secrets of Entrepreneurship

Why not to trust futurists, or what the entrepreneurial power of empathy has to do with the art of letting go.

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The Five Greatest TED Talks of All Time
The Five Greatest TED Talks of All Time

Democratizing knowledge, the meaning of life, and why everything we know about creativity is wrong.

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7 Essential Books on Data Visualization & Computational Art
7 Essential Books on Data Visualization & Computational Art

What 12 million human emotions have to do with civilian air traffic and the order of the universe.

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The Ego Trick: Julian Baggini in Search of the Self
The Ego Trick: Julian Baggini in Search of the Self

Why “I” is a verb, or what the building blocks of identity have to do with developing compassion.

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The Exultant Ark: The Secret Emotional Lives of Animals
The Exultant Ark: The Secret Emotional Lives of Animals

What dolphins at play have to do the mating rituals of butterflies and our capacity for kindness.

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