We applauded last fall, when Penguin released a series of beautiful paperbacks, breathing new life into Great Ideas. We’re gushing all over again, now that the second series has arrived, with 20 more brilliant little books. (They arrived in discerning bookstores, like New York’s Three Lives & Co., last week.) The lovely lightweight volumes feature heavyweight thinkers — Hobbes and Hume, Confucius and Kierkegaard, Thoreau and … Marco Polo. My summer reading list just got a bit more substantial …
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Strangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals week
The McGregor Reading Room at the University of Virginia is sometimes referred to as the “Harry Potter Room.” All bookshelves, oriental carpets and chandeliers, the room earned its nickname for its posh look and the fact that it’s a favorite spot for studying. But last December, this room filled with a little real-life magic: the […]
Here, your weekly recap of TED-related news: You see their work every time you start a TED Talk: the video firm Psyop created our water-drop titles (among lots of other work you’ll recognize). Now they’ve released their very first iOS and Android game — a game for social good called “Nightmare: Malaria.” It comes from […]