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The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013
The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

How to think like Sherlock Holmes, make better mistakes, master the pace of productivity, find fulfilling work, stay sane, and more.

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Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity
Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity

“Mathematics is the source of timeless profound knowledge, which goes to the heart of all matter and unites us across cultures, continents, and centuries.”

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Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Science and Life: Timeless Wisdom from Her Diaries
Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Science and Life: Timeless Wisdom from Her Diaries

“The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.”

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How to Worry Less About Money: Financial Planning Lessons from Goethe
How to Worry Less About Money: Financial Planning Lessons from Goethe

What Goethe can teach us about cultivating a healthy relationship with our finances.

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The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites
The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites

From children’s existential questions to 100 ideas that changed graphic design, by way of Yayoi Kusama and illustrated scientific mysteries.

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The 13 Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2013
The 13 Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2013

From Alan Turing to Susan Sontag, by way of a lost cat, a fierce Victorian lady-journalist, and some very odd creative habits.

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Eudora Welty on the Poetics of Place and Writing as an Explorer’s Map of the Unknown
Eudora Welty on the Poetics of Place and Writing as an Explorer’s Map of the Unknown

“No art ever came out of not risking your neck.”

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How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity
How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity

“When you work regularly, inspiration strikes regularly.”

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The Philosophy of Style: Herbert Spencer on the Economy of Attention and the Ideal Writer (1852)
The Philosophy of Style: Herbert Spencer on the Economy of Attention and the Ideal Writer (1852)

“To have a specific style is to be poor in speech.”

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The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012
The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012

From Indian folk art to neuroscience, by way of Saul Bass, James Joyce, and die-cut Cold War allegories.

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