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A Country Built by Obsessives

Mind Matters

Thomas Jefferson, the third president and principal author of the Declaration of Independence, kept detailed accounts to track every penny he spent. Steve Jobs was ...

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Doubting 'Darwin's Doubt'

NewYorker.com

In the eighteen-eighties, workers carving a path for Canada’s first transcontinental railway began to notice odd creatures in the rocks. A geologist working for the ...

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A New Way to do Nuclear

NewYorker.com

In February of 2010, Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie, two M.I.T. students, were sitting on a bench in a soaring marble lobby under the university’s ...

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What About Denise?

NewYorker.com

In 1991, the Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi was honored with the Pritzker Prize, the profession’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He was widely considered a ...

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Brain Games are Bogus

NewYorker.com

  A decade ago, a young Swedish researcher named Torkel Klingberg made a spectacular discovery. He gave a group of children computer games designed to boost ...

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Autism Inc.

New York Times Magazine

When Thorkil Sonne and his wife, Annette, learned that their 3-year-old son, Lars, had autism, they did what any parent who has faith in reason ...

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Ideas

The Dark Side of Happiness

Boston Globe

You can be happy starting today! Don't sit by any longer, while friends and co-workers enjoy the good life. Happiness is yours for the taking: ...

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Beehive management

Boston Globe

FOR THOSE interested in doing a better job of managing people - supporting them, inspiring them to greatness - there is plenty of advice out ...

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Science

Doubting 'Darwin's Doubt'

NewYorker.com

In the eighteen-eighties, workers carving a path for Canada’s first transcontinental railway began to notice odd creatures in the rocks. A geologist working for the ...

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A New Way to do Nuclear

NewYorker.com

In February of 2010, Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie, two M.I.T. students, were sitting on a bench in a soaring marble lobby under the university’s ...

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History

Why Japan Surrendered

Boston Globe

What ended World War II? For nearly seven decades, the American public has accepted one version of the events that led to Japan's surrender. By the ...

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Why Do Nations Fail?

Boston Globe

SEVERAL CENTURIES ago, there was a nation that rose to become a world power on the strength of its innovation and its dedication to capitalist ...

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Opinion

What About Denise?

NewYorker.com

In 1991, the Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi was honored with the Pritzker Prize, the profession’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He was widely considered a ...

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Vitality grows on trees

Boston Globe

THIS IS a time of year when trees remind us how worthy they are of appreciation. Look out across New England's rolling hills, and the ...

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Inconvenient truth

Boston Globe

PEOPLE HAVE offered many suggestions for dealing with climate change. There have been international political agreements, and attempts at market-based solutions. Some have suggested the ...

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The Brain, Weaponized

Boston Globe

ONE BY one, the disciplines of science have lost their innocence. For chemistry, the defining moment came during World War I, when the Germans unleashed ...

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Psychology

Autism Inc.

New York Times Magazine

When Thorkil Sonne and his wife, Annette, learned that their 3-year-old son, Lars, had autism, they did what any parent who has faith in reason ...

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Brain Games are Bogus

NewYorker.com

  A decade ago, a young Swedish researcher named Torkel Klingberg made a spectacular discovery. He gave a group of children computer games designed to boost ...

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The Secret Language Code

Mind Matters

Are there hidden messages in your emails? Yes, and in everything you write or say, according to James Pennebaker, chair of the department of psychology ...

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The Perfect Gift

Boston Globe

THE HIGH season of gifts is now upon us, and it is time to face a few uncomfortable truths: You do not know what most ...

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The Truth about Autism

Boston Globe

THERE IS, living among us, a group of people with remarkable intellectual gifts. They excel at spotting patterns despite huge distractions. They are able to discern ...

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Interviews

Mind Theorist

Scientific American

Have you ever stopped to consider what a brilliant mind reader you are? If someone in your field of view experiences a sudden happy thought ...

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The Brittle Star's Apprentice

Scientific American

AMONG THE FIRST things you notice when you step into the corner office of Harvard University professor Joanna Aizenberg are the playthings. Behind her desk ...

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How to Stop Bullying

Mind Matters

In January of 2010, a teenage girl named Phoebe Prince walked home from school, let herself into the family apartment and hung herself in a ...

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Popular

The Dark Side of Happiness

Boston Globe

You can be happy starting today! Don't sit by any longer, while friends and co-workers enjoy the good life. Happiness is yours for the taking: ...

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Brain Games are Bogus

NewYorker.com

  A decade ago, a young Swedish researcher named Torkel Klingberg made a spectacular discovery. He gave a group of children computer games designed to boost ...

Read more →

A New Way to do Nuclear

NewYorker.com

In February of 2010, Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie, two M.I.T. students, were sitting on a bench in a soaring marble lobby under the university’s ...

Read more →

Autism Inc.

New York Times Magazine

When Thorkil Sonne and his wife, Annette, learned that their 3-year-old son, Lars, had autism, they did what any parent who has faith in reason ...

Read more →

Doubting 'Darwin's Doubt'

NewYorker.com

In the eighteen-eighties, workers carving a path for Canada’s first transcontinental railway began to notice odd creatures in the rocks. A geologist working for the ...

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What About Denise?

NewYorker.com

In 1991, the Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi was honored with the Pritzker Prize, the profession’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He was widely considered a ...

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How to Stop Bullying

Mind Matters

In January of 2010, a teenage girl named Phoebe Prince walked home from school, let herself into the family apartment and hung herself in a ...

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The single-sex school myth

Boston Globe

OVER THE last decade, a new solution to the crisis in public education has emerged. Recent neuroscience, the thinking goes, is finally showing that the brains ...

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In godless we don’t trust

Boston Globe

THIS CAMPAIGN season, much has been made of Mitt Romney's faith and whether his Mormonism represents an insurmountable barrier in his quest for the presidency. But ...

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