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Illusionist Derren Brown on the Psychology of Gullibility
Illusionist Derren Brown on the Psychology of Gullibility

Why trust is the antidote to cynicism and how our false mental patterns serve us.

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Anaïs Nin on Parenting, Character, and Personal Responsibility
Anaïs Nin on Parenting, Character, and Personal Responsibility

“We cannot always place responsibility outside of ourselves, on parents, nations, the world, society, race, religion.”

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Dance Is Like Thought: Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Studio
Dance Is Like Thought: Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Studio

“Oh, how wonderful! How like the mind it is!” A stirring encounter at the pinnacle of the human spirit.

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Susan Sontag on the Creative Purpose of Boredom
Susan Sontag on the Creative Purpose of Boredom

“Most of the interesting art of our time is boring.”

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The Power of Introverts, Animated
The Power of Introverts, Animated

A necessary antidote to our culture’s extreme bias for extraversion.

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David DeSteno on the Psychology of Compassion and Resilience
David DeSteno on the Psychology of Compassion and Resilience

How to use the intricate balance of altruism and self-interest to our collective advantage.

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