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  • Optimism as human capital. A long essay explaining why we need more positive sci-fi to envision better futures, and why industrial development is still important "until we’ve perfected asteroid mining, super-skyscrapers, and matter compilers". →

  • A collection of fictional self-help books covers with cliché existential titles (it will make you laugh, it might make you cry). →

  • “It was just this competition of who’s the happiest”. Study shows that there’s a significant crack in teens' use of social media. →

  • Be kind, even at work. This short anecdote shows how it will pay you back. →

  • On the kidnapped African boy who became a German philosopher, first black African college professor in Europe, and then dropped everything to become a soulsoother in his village. →

  • The inner journey of a psychiatrist trying to help his patients with back pain. →

  • Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects. →

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