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Diane Ackerman on the Evolutionary and Existential Purpose of Deep Play
Diane Ackerman on the Evolutionary and Existential Purpose of Deep Play

“In rare moments of deep play, we can lay aside our sense of self, shed time’s continuum, ignore pain, and sit quietly in the absolute present, watching the world’s ordinary miracles.”

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Our Luminous Humanity: What Earth’s Nocturnal Selfie from Space Reveals About Who We Are
Our Luminous Humanity: What Earth’s Nocturnal Selfie from Space Reveals About Who We Are

Shimmering assurance of our destiny as imaginative makers and tenacious tinkerers.

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What the Future of Robots Reveals About the Human Condition
What the Future of Robots Reveals About the Human Condition

“I find it touchingly poetic to think that as our technology grows more advanced, we may grow more human.”

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Diane Ackerman on the Secret Life of the Senses and the Measure of Our Aliveness
Diane Ackerman on the Secret Life of the Senses and the Measure of Our Aliveness

“The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop…”

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Diane Ackerman on What Working at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Taught Her About the Human Spirit
Diane Ackerman on What Working at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Taught Her About the Human Spirit

“So often loneliness comes from being out of touch with parts of oneself.”

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The Science of Smell: How the Most Direct of Our Senses Works
The Science of Smell: How the Most Direct of Our Senses Works

Why the 23,040 breaths we take each day are the most powerful yet perplexing route to our emotional memory.

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