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Hidden Treasure: 10 Centuries of Visualizing the Body in Rare Archival Images
Hidden Treasure: 10 Centuries of Visualizing the Body in Rare Archival Images

What vintage nurse uniforms have to do with Darwin’s studies of animal emotions and Chinese war propaganda.

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The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption
The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

Why “information overload” is the wrong lens on the issue, or what sugar and fat have to do with Hollywood.

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New Philanthropy: End Malaria and Boost Your Own Creative Process
New Philanthropy: End Malaria and Boost Your Own Creative Process

Altruism by way of self-improvement, or what optimizing your workflow has to do with saving children.

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The Art of Medicine: Mapping the Body in 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination
The Art of Medicine: Mapping the Body in 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination

From ancient etchings to electron microscopes, or what aspirin has to do with visualizing consciousness.

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Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules
Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules

A diet your grandmother would approve, why boredom isn’t edible, and what peas have to do with time travel.

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5 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers, Part 2
5 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers, Part 2

From life before birth to living with death, or what marine life has to do with global equality.

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