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Reads from June 2012

Creative Legend George Lois on Ideas as the Product of Discovery, Not Creation
Creative Legend George Lois on Ideas as the Product of Discovery, Not Creation

How to cultivate the mental medley that sparks the alchemy of ideas.

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Powershift: Alvin Toffler Visionary Wisdom on the Age of Post-Fact Knowledge and the Super-Symbolic Economy
Powershift: Alvin Toffler Visionary Wisdom on the Age of Post-Fact Knowledge and the Super-Symbolic Economy

“We are interrelating data in more ways, giving them context, and thus forming them into information; and we are assembling chunks of information into larger and larger models and architectures of knowledge.”

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7 Lessons on the Creative Life from the U.S. Forest Service
7 Lessons on the Creative Life from the U.S. Forest Service

Simple rules to follow when you’re lost in the woods, literally and creatively.

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Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death
Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

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A Radical Journey of Art, Science, and Entrepreneurship: A Self-Taught Victorian Woman’s Visionary Ornithological Illustrations
A Radical Journey of Art, Science, and Entrepreneurship: A Self-Taught Victorian Woman’s Visionary Ornithological Illustrations

The bittersweet story of a young woman and her family, who triumphed through tragedy to bring a passion project to life and change the face of science illustration.

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The Scientific Cure for Hangovers
The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about the aftermath of partying, and then some.

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Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book
Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book

“Oh, I’ve had such a curious dream!”

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Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life
Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.

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Isabella Rossellini’s Kooky Educational Films about Bees
Isabella Rossellini’s Kooky Educational Films about Bees

What Shakespeare and Aristotle got wrong, how bee spit becomes honey, and why having sex all day makes one totally helpless.

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Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects
Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects

The ever-expanding definition and cultural role of design in the age of sensors, data, and responsive interfaces.

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