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How We Got “Please” and “Thank You”
How We Got “Please” and “Thank You”

Why the line between politeness and bossiness is a linguistic mirage.

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Richard Feynman on Good, Evil, and the Zen of Science, Plus His Prose Poem for the Glory of Evolution
Richard Feynman on Good, Evil, and the Zen of Science, Plus His Prose Poem for the Glory of Evolution

“I . . . a universe of atoms . . . an atom in the universe.”

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Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation
Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

“Time perception matters because it is the experience of time that roots us in our mental reality.”

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Amelia Earhart on Motivation, Education, and Human Nature in Letters to Her Mother
Amelia Earhart on Motivation, Education, and Human Nature in Letters to Her Mother

“The more one does the more one can do.”

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Sleep and the Teenage Brain
Sleep and the Teenage Brain

How a seemingly simple change can have a profound effect on everything from academic performance to bullying.

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Thoreau on Friendship, Sympathy, and Animal Consciousness
Thoreau on Friendship, Sympathy, and Animal Consciousness

“A man [is] commonly a locked-up chest to us, to open whom, unless we have the key of sympathy, will make our hearts bleed.”

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