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Can Money Buy Us Happiness? The Psychology of Materialism, Animated
Can Money Buy Us Happiness? The Psychology of Materialism, Animated

Experiences vs. things, or why the emotional rewards of pro-social spending outshine those of self-interest.

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How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies
How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies

“Nobody gets something for nothing in the reading game.”

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Sherwood Anderson on Art and Life: A Letter of Advice to His Teenage Son
Sherwood Anderson on Art and Life: A Letter of Advice to His Teenage Son

“The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.”

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Benjamin Franklin on True Happiness
Benjamin Franklin on True Happiness

“Virtue is … the only true happiness of the mind and the best means of preserving the health of the body.”

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Francis Bacon on Friendship
Francis Bacon on Friendship

“A principal fruit of friendship, is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”

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The Science of Productivity, Animated
The Science of Productivity, Animated

“Studies have found that the most elite violinists in the world generally follow a 90-minute work regime, with a 15- to 20-minute break afterwards.”

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