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Duke Ellington’s Artistry and Artifice: How the Jazz Icon Engineered His Own Image
Duke Ellington’s Artistry and Artifice: How the Jazz Icon Engineered His Own Image

“Ellington [was] a combination of Sir Galahad, Scrooge, Don Quixote, and God knows what other saints and sinners that were apt to pop out of his ever-changing personality.”

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Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity
Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity

How to feel your way toward something honest, hidden under the trapdoor on the top of your skull.

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The Science of Dreams and Why We Have Nightmares
The Science of Dreams and Why We Have Nightmares

The psychology of our built-in nocturnal therapy.

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Coleridge, Plagiarist
Coleridge, Plagiarist

How to walk the fine line between unconscious borrowing and deliberate theft.

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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth
The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

“When you want to get good at something, how you spend your time practicing is far more important than the amount of time you spend.”

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The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming
The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

“In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”

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