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The Evolution of Feathers: The Animated Story of How Dinosaurs Became Birds
The Evolution of Feathers: The Animated Story of How Dinosaurs Became Birds

“Feathers are some of the most remarkable things ever made by an animal. They’re gorgeous in their complexity, delicate in their construction, and yet strong enough to hold a bird thousands of feet in the air.”

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How Beloved Chef and Entrepreneur Julia Child Conquered the World: An Illustrated Life Story
How Beloved Chef and Entrepreneur Julia Child Conquered the World: An Illustrated Life Story

“Oh, nuts! I burned the sauce.”

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Gay Talese’s Daily Routine, Plus a Money-Saving Tip from the Godfather of Literary Journalism
Gay Talese’s Daily Routine, Plus a Money-Saving Tip from the Godfather of Literary Journalism

“At 8:00 p.m. I am contemplating the numbing predinner delight of a dry gin martini.”

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The Best of Brain Pickings 2012
The Best of Brain Pickings 2012

Everything you missed and everything you’d want to revisit, in one place.

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The Best Design Books of 2012
The Best Design Books of 2012

From Marshall McLuhan to Frank Lloyd Wright, or what vintage type has to do with the evolution of iconic logos.

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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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George Bernard Shaw on Marriage, the Oppression of Women, and the Hypocrisies of Monogamy
George Bernard Shaw on Marriage, the Oppression of Women, and the Hypocrisies of Monogamy

“Promiscuity is a product of slavery and not of liberty.”

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Prospero’s Precepts: 11 Rules for Critical Thinking from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
Prospero’s Precepts: 11 Rules for Critical Thinking from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

To be or not to be certain — an exercise in the art and science of doubt.

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Amelia Earhart on Marriage
Amelia Earhart on Marriage

“I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.”

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The Science of Why We Blush, Animated
The Science of Why We Blush, Animated

What adrenaline-responsive blood vessels have to do with the social signaling of remorse.

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