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The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting
The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting

“Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them, and it is this mirroring that helps them improve themselves as persons.”

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How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity
How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity

“Though antidepressants are effective at managing negative emotions, they don’t in themselves provide the sense of meaning and direction that a person equally needs in order to find her way in life.”

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Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves
Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves

“It is possible to be unselfish without a moral code, sophisticated without an education, and beautiful wearing a skeleton on the outside.”

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Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology
Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology

Remarkable drawings that shaped the course of science and radically defied gender norms.

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Stephen Jay Gould, the Greatest Science Essayist of All Time, on Evolution and Storytelling
Stephen Jay Gould, the Greatest Science Essayist of All Time, on Evolution and Storytelling

“Any decent writer writes because there’s some deep internal need to keep learning.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Art of the Soundbite
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Art of the Soundbite

“A few words that are informative, make you smile, and are so tasty you might want to tell someone else — there is the anatomy of a soundbite.”

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