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Ted Hughes on the Universal Inner Child, in a Moving Letter to His Son
Ted Hughes on the Universal Inner Child, in a Moving Letter to His Son

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.”

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Why We Cry: The Science of Sobbing and Emotional Tearing
Why We Cry: The Science of Sobbing and Emotional Tearing

Why it’s easier to prevent a crying spell than to stop one already underway.

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity
The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

“Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view… We are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.”

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This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life
This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

Revisiting the tragic literary hero’s only public insights on life.

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No Dream-Laden Adolescent: Anaïs Nin Meets Young Gore Vidal, 1945
No Dream-Laden Adolescent: Anaïs Nin Meets Young Gore Vidal, 1945

“Like all writers, he dreams of total acceptance, unanimous love. A dream.”

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What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment
What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

“We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive.”

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