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Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter
Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter

“All through the day when you are with somebody who loves you, you see and hear lots of little tidbits of evidence, and they all add up.”

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The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites
The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites

From children’s existential questions to 100 ideas that changed graphic design, by way of Yayoi Kusama and illustrated scientific mysteries.

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Simone de Beauvoir on Ambiguity, Vitality, and Freedom
Simone de Beauvoir on Ambiguity, Vitality, and Freedom

“The drama of original choice is that it goes on moment by moment for an entire lifetime.”

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Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating
Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

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The Best Music Books of 2012
The Best Music Books of 2012

From the neuroscience of talent to the illustrated Beatles, by way of Zen Buddhism and how creativity works.

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How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981
How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981

“No speech was ever too short.”

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