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Why Our Partners Drive Us Mad: Philosopher Alain de Botton to the Central Foible of the Human Heart and How to Heal It
Why Our Partners Drive Us Mad: Philosopher Alain de Botton to the Central Foible of the Human Heart and How to Heal It

“We believe we are seeking happiness in love, but what we are really after is familiarity.”

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Tim Ferriss on How He Survived Suicidal Depression and His Tools for Warding Off the Darkness
Tim Ferriss on How He Survived Suicidal Depression and His Tools for Warding Off the Darkness

“The key is building fires where you can warm yourself as you wait for the tempest to pass.”

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Toni Morrison on the Power of Language: Her Spectacular Nobel Acceptance Speech After Becoming the First African American Woman Awarded the Accolade
Toni Morrison on the Power of Language: Her Spectacular Nobel Acceptance Speech After Becoming the First African American Woman Awarded the Accolade

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

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Poet Ann Lauterbach on Why We Make Art and How We Learn to Know by Doing What We Care About
Poet Ann Lauterbach on Why We Make Art and How We Learn to Know by Doing What We Care About

“The crucial job of artists is to find a way to release materials into the animated middle ground between subjects, and so to initiate the difficult but joyful process of human connection.”

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The Greatest Science Books of 2016
The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.

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The Glass Universe: How Harvard’s Unsung Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos Decades Before Women Could Vote
The Glass Universe: How Harvard’s Unsung Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos Decades Before Women Could Vote

The untold story of the trailblazing women scientists and patrons who catalogued the stars and helped prove that the universe is expanding.

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