For those of us who worship books for both their content and their covers, Penguin released a line of gorgeous little paperbacks celebrating Great Ideas. The slim volumes range from iconic classics, like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense to relative obscurities like Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life. The series includes delightful pairings (Michel de Montaigne’s On Friendship and William Hazlitt’s The Pleasure of Hating) and revives some lesser-known essays by great thinkers (Nietzsche’s Why I Am So Wise and Orwell’s Why I Write). Released last year in the UK, the books are just making their way into thoughtful US stores (including New York’s Three Lives & Co, where we discovered them).
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The few days before a holiday are brutal. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of work on your plate or have midterms to study for — your mind just wants to be distracted from it all. And so, we bring you the best TED Talks for procrastinating, so you don’t have to feel […]
Great gifts aren’t always tangible. Just think back to the last time someone made your holiday season by gifting you an experience, or by writing you a card that got you just a little choked up. And so we ask: why not give the gift of an idea? This week, we’ve asked some of our […]