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Consider the Octopus: A Little Boy’s Moving Case Against Eating Animals
Consider the Octopus: A Little Boy’s Moving Case Against Eating Animals

Disarming wisdom from a tiny-bodied, huge-hearted human animal.

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Parents Talk to Their Kids About How Babies Are Made
Parents Talk to Their Kids About How Babies Are Made

Impossibly charming revelations about the biological realities behind the birds and the bees.

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Heidegger in the Kitchen: What a Shrimp Can Teach Us About the Meaning of Life
Heidegger in the Kitchen: What a Shrimp Can Teach Us About the Meaning of Life

How to break free from the chatter that muffles the essence of Being.

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How We Elevate Each Other: Viktor Frankl on the Human Spirit and Why Idealism Is the Best Realism
How We Elevate Each Other: Viktor Frankl on the Human Spirit and Why Idealism Is the Best Realism

“If we take man as he really is, we make him worse. But if we overestimate him … we promote him to what he really can be.”

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What Is Philosophy For? A Beautiful Animated Manifesto for Undoing Our Unwisdom, Cultivating Our Character, and Gaining Perspective
What Is Philosophy For? A Beautiful Animated Manifesto for Undoing Our Unwisdom, Cultivating Our Character, and Gaining Perspective

“The points at which our unwisdom bites and messes up our lives are multiple and urgently need attention, right now.”

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Jane Goodall on Empathy and How to Reach Our Highest Human Potential
Jane Goodall on Empathy and How to Reach Our Highest Human Potential

“Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential.”

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