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The oldest living things in the world, in photos – absolutely amazing and humbling 
What a 13,000-year-old eucalyptus tree reveals about the meaning of human life. "Our overblown intellectual faculties seem to be telling
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Viktor Frankl, born on this day in 1905, on the art of presence as a lifeboat in turbulent times – spectacular read
"When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer… his unique opportunity lies in the way he bears his burden." The life-story of Aust
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Nabokov on reading, writing, and the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have — absolutely fantastic read
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Why Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, and other sci-fi legends got the future so remarkalbly right
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What a treat: Maya Angelou, who is 84 today, recites her iconic poem "Phenomenal Woman"
Beautiful recording brings to life a cultural classic. Celebrated poet, memoirist, dramatist, actor, producer, filmmaker, and civil right
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33 books that help us learn how to live – my reading list for The Long Now Foundation's Manual for Civilization
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The Hating Book – a lovely vintage illustrated parable about what every friendship needs 
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"Everybody who is honest is interesting" – and other lived learnings on life, in gorgeous typography by Stefan Sagmeister
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