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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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The Open Day Book: Perpetual Calendar by 365 Leading Artists
The Open Day Book: Perpetual Calendar by 365 Leading Artists

How to fill your days with art and your art with days.

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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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The Best Book, Magazine & Catalog Covers from around the World
The Best Book, Magazine & Catalog Covers from around the World

Reasons to buy yet another Nabokov, or why first impressions still matter the most.

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Iron Fists: A Design History of Totalitarian Regimes
Iron Fists: A Design History of Totalitarian Regimes

What Mao’s poetry and Mussolini’s pulp fiction have to do with crimes against humanity.

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