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Anaïs Nin on Embracing the Unfamiliar
Anaïs Nin on Embracing the Unfamiliar

“It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar.”

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Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works
Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works

Why we fall in love, what we’re all made of, how dreams work, and more deceptively simple mysteries of living.

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Francis Bacon on Beauty
Francis Bacon on Beauty

“That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express.”

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The Science of “Intuition”
The Science of “Intuition”

“There is no such thing as an intuitive person tout court. Intuition is a domain-specific ability.”

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The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious
The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious

On the art of remaining in doubt “without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.”

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Alan Watts on Death, in a Beautiful Animated Short Film
Alan Watts on Death, in a Beautiful Animated Short Film

“Think about that for a while — it’s kind of a weird feeling when you really think about it…”

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