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The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness
The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”

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Grit and the Secret of Success
Grit and the Secret of Success

How to cultivate the character quality that predicts excellence more than any other.

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Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society
Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society

“Fear is a wonderful thing, in small doses.”

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Maira Kalman at TEDxMet
Maira Kalman at TEDxMet

What teenage Vladimir Nabokov has to do with the spiritual power of shoes.

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We Are Made of Dead Stuff: Amazing Animation Made of Leaves
We Are Made of Dead Stuff: Amazing Animation Made of Leaves

“You and most of the matter in your body are just two or three degrees of separation from things like pond scum.”

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Happy Birthday, Standard Time: How the Railroads Gave Us Time Zones
Happy Birthday, Standard Time: How the Railroads Gave Us Time Zones

How the quest to prevent train collisions forever changed the global clock.

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