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Reads tagged with “Diane Ackerman”

Diane Ackerman on What Working at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Taught Her About Loneliness and Resilience
Diane Ackerman on What Working at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Taught Her About Loneliness and Resilience

“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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Cosmic Pastoral: Diane Ackerman’s Poems for the Planets, Which Carl Sagan Sent Timothy Leary in Prison
Cosmic Pastoral: Diane Ackerman’s Poems for the Planets, Which Carl Sagan Sent Timothy Leary in Prison

“I’m stricken by the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else.”

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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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Great Writers Reflect on the Divide Between Private Person and Public Persona in Hand-Drawn Self-Portraits
Great Writers Reflect on the Divide Between Private Person and Public Persona in Hand-Drawn Self-Portraits

“Only the crazed and the privileged permit themselves the luxury of disintegration into more than one self.”

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