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The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011
The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

What it means to be human, how pronouns are secretly shaping our lives, and why we believe.

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Sir David Attenborough Narrates Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” to Glorious Glimpses of Nature
Sir David Attenborough Narrates Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” to Glorious Glimpses of Nature

“The colors of a rainbow, so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by…”

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The Secret of Life from Steve Jobs in 46 Seconds
The Secret of Life from Steve Jobs in 46 Seconds

“Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

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You Are Not So Smart: A Field Guide to the Brain’s Guile
You Are Not So Smart: A Field Guide to the Brain’s Guile

The science of why 600 Facebook “friends” are an illusion, or why brand loyalty is a product of the ego.

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Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading
Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading

Unpacking the lyrics of the iconic happiness anthem to find surprising science-tested insights on well-being.

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Annie Dillard on Winter and the Wonder of Life
Annie Dillard on Winter and the Wonder of Life

“The wind won’t stop, but the house will hold.”

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Kathryn Schulz on the Psychology of Regret and How to Live with It
Kathryn Schulz on the Psychology of Regret and How to Live with It

Three keys to making peace with regret, or what maritime travel has to do with curbside meltdowns.

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Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness
Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

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Lessons for the Living from the Brink of Death
Lessons for the Living from the Brink of Death

How to take life one ephemeral dinner party at a time, or why hope is a gift of the hopeless.

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The Geography of Bliss: The Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth
The Geography of Bliss: The Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth

From Iceland to India, or what medieval depictions of heaven have to do with the neuroscience of well-being.

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