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Hot streaks
-- Behaviour that precedes our most impactful work

Researchers analysed the careers of 26,500 artists, film directors, and scientists in an attempt to figure out what predicted their greatest works. Two main themes emerged.
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Observation  
-- Spying on cats  

We document everything obsessively. And implicit in this compulsion is the suspicion that our lives are best understood at a distance – but what do we lose?
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Intelligence  
-- Surprisingly intelligent hog behaviours 

Small-scale, pasture-based pig farming preserves a range of  hog behaviors that are widely suppressed in commercial facilities.
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Life and death 
-- Death, duck and the tulip 
One day, Duck turns around to find Death standing behind her. Terrified, she asks whether he has come to take her, but he remarks rather matter-of-factly that he has been there her entire life.
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Backstory 
-- Lunch Atop a Skyscraper   
The story behind the 1932 photo. This 5-minute documentary tells the backstory of one of the craziest photographs of all time. I loved it, even if the footage made me feel a little woozy.
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Design
-- Trends in graphic design
 Chaos and uncertainty are moving many aspects of design in radically different directions; sometimes so quickly we barely notice it happening.
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