Dan Perlman

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What's The Real Story Of David And Goliath?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Misconceptions.<p><b>About Malcolm Gladwell's TEDTalk</b><p>The story of David and Goliath has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks author Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?<p><b>About</b> …

Why We Love: Five Revelatory Books on the Psychology of the Heart

It’s often said that every song, every poem, every novel, every painting ever created is in some way “about” love. What this really means is that love is a central theme, an underlying preoccupation, in humanity’s greatest works. But what exactly <i>is</i> love? How does its mechanism spur such poeticism, …

Leo and Frida - The doctor and the artist - 2013 SUMMER - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine

<i>Do you think it would be more dangerous to abort than to have a child?… If, on the contrary, you think having the child might improve my condition,</i> …

Why We Cry: The Science of Sobbing and Emotional Tearing

The human body is an extraordinary machine, and our behavior an incessant source of fascination. In <b>Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond</b> (<i>public library</i>), psychology and neuroscience professor <b>Robert R. Provine</b> undertakes an “analysis and celebration of undervalued, …

A memoir of female lust

<b>Katherine Angel (Stacey Yates)</b><p>Katherine Angel bares all in a strikingly honest book about women’s desire, and her own sexuality<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 9, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>When as a teenager Katherine Angel felt herself suddenly overflowing with lust, she began to wonder: Where are the similarly …

Book News: Kipling Admitted Plagiarizing 'Promiscuously'

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A short letter from the (amply mustachioed, possibly imperialist) English author Rudyard Kipling is up for auction. Addressed to an unknown woman, the letter says, referring to a portion of <i>The Jungle Book</i>, that "a …

Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads

NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three of our go-to independent booksellers — Rona Brinlee of The BookMark in Neptune Beach, Fla.; Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Co. in Milwaukee; and Lucia Silva, former book buyer at the now-closed Portrait of a Bookstore in Studio City, Calif. — to help fill our beach …

Daniel Dennett on making mistakes as a hallmark of human intelligence – and how to make them intelligently http://j.mp/1awZagv

Week's favorite read: Be All Your Selves – Joss Whedon’s fantastic 2013 Wesleyan commencement address on embracing our inner contradictions http://j.mp/173IDns

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician <b>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b> (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832), who in 1810 …

How I learned to stop worrying and become an entrepreneur

I’m not sure how it happened, or even exactly when it happened, other than it was sometime around my 20th birthday. But around that time, I came to …

Y-Combinator Demo Day 2013: Still looking for the next Airbnb or Dropbox

Y<b>-</b>Combinator has made changes since the first of its 15 batches of graduates earned their degrees in startupology – or whatever they get when they …