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What Is Love: A Dozen Definitions from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts
What Is Love: A Dozen Definitions from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts

“Love is being happy knowing that she’s happy… but that isn’t so easy.”

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Vintage Valentine’s Day Postcards from the Early 1900s
Vintage Valentine’s Day Postcards from the Early 1900s

“If she be not fair for me what care I how fair she be.”

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How To Be Emotionally Stable: A Cosmic Melody
How To Be Emotionally Stable: A Cosmic Melody

“…and realize that everything is connected to everything else…”

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Schematics: A Love Story in Geometric Diagrams
Schematics: A Love Story in Geometric Diagrams

The mathematical poetics of time, or what matrices reveal about the matters of the heart.

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The First Kiss in Cinema: How Thomas Edison Scandalized the World in 1896
The First Kiss in Cinema: How Thomas Edison Scandalized the World in 1896

How Thomas Edison made the kiss Hollywood’s favorite audience-courting device.

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The Vital Interplay of Intuition and Rationality in Love and the Emotional Mind
The Vital Interplay of Intuition and Rationality in Love and the Emotional Mind

Why, in love, “one must balance a respect for proof with a fondness for the unproven and the unprovable.”

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Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness
Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness

On how to connect without getting pricked.

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Charles Bukowski on What Love Is
Charles Bukowski on What Love Is

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Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West
Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West

“…and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads.”

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John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter of Advice to His Lovesick Teenage Son
John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter of Advice to His Lovesick Teenage Son

“If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

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