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Invisibles

How behind-the-scenes experts and artists defy a culture of narcissism.

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Interviews

Surrender to the Wind: Sarah Lewis on The Rise

An exploration of the nature of creativity and innovation begins from the paradox of the archer.

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Knocking on Heaven's Door

Why postponing the end of life makes confronting it even more traumatic.

 

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America's Obsessives

Did our country's founders, inventors, and business leaders all have the same neurological quirk?

 

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Top Dog

Dispelling the myths of victory, and unpacking the true motives behind competitive spirit.

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Salt Sugar Fat

Has the rise of processed food created a generation of addicts?

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Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

The joy of not knowing what could have been.

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School of the World: Jared Diamond on The World Until Yesterday

The author and evolutionary biologist talks about what pre-industrial societies can teach our own.

 

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Mortality

A matchless man of letters contemplates the end.

 

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A Reading Life

The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death

Playing games with the meaning of life -- and the inevitability of its final turn.

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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

A study of the most attention-getting of body parts reveals an organ as mysterious as it is vital.

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Rez Life

A memoir of life on Ojibwe reservation is both a portrait of a vanishing world and a look at why it's disappearing.

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Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

The author's latest experiment with himself is a whirlwind journey through a thousand fitness regimens.

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Swim: Why We Love the Water

Why do we love the water? A journalist and swimming enthusiast dives into the question.

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"The residue of time wasted": Jonah Lehrer Talks Creativity

The author of Imagine talks about the nature of creativity, and how we can boost our own capacity to invent.

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