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Aeon 1h
The self-help genre has a rich history and has had a tremendous impact on even the most prestigious literary authors
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Aeon 2h
Kenny Gomberg’s family have been making seltzer since 1953. How carbonated water is made has changed, but how it is served has too. From the Aeon Video archive:
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Aeon 3h
It is not enough to conserve species and ecosystems. We have an ethical duty to care for each individual animal on earth
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Aeon 4h
How urban mining could help us extract gold from electronic waste
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Aeon 5h
Even the most distinguished literary authors learned from self-help, borrowed its techniques and coveted its cultural influence
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Aeon 6h
‘Good seltzer should hurt.’ Authentic bottled seltzer has all but disappeared since supermarkets began stocking big-brand fizzy water, but there’s still one place where you can get the real thing. From the Aeon video archive:
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Aeon 7h
The West focuses only on slavery, but the history of Africa is so much more than a footnote to European imperialism
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Aeon 8h
Why therapy works is still up for debate. But, when it does, its methods mimic the attachment dynamics of good parenting
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Aeon 9h
From seas to sewers, modern chemistry can help us mine gold from unlikely places
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Aeon 10h
Serious authors, such as Woolf and Hemingway, sought to distinguish themselves from self-help – but it influenced their work greatly
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Aeon 11h
Must radical political change generate uncontainable violence? The French Revolution is both a cautionary and inspiring tale
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Aeon 12h
Why the future of gold mining is garbage
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Aeon 13h
The charm of authentic bottled seltzer is both the throat-biting tingle a pressurised glass bottle creates, and the memories it stirs up. An Aeon archive pick:
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Aeon 14h
King Midas looked to the gods for an easy way to get rich, but modern chemists use ingenuity to pan for gold in our waste
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Aeon 15h
Self-help is a bestselling genre all over the world. How did it influence the minds of Woolf and Hemingway?
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Aeon 16h
As real New York seltzer goes down, its crisp bubbles stir up rich nostalgia. From the Aeon Video archive:
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Aeon 16h
How did self-help shape the minds of Woolf and Hemingway?
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Aeon 17h
Could mining gold from waste reduce its great cost?
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Aeon 17h
Woolf loathed it but it spurred her on. Hemingway drew ideas of manliness from it. Self-help haunted the modernist imagination
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Aeon 18h
Pursuit of a utopian dream only leads to a dystopian nightmare, but ‘protopia’ is how the great moral achievements of past centuries were won. From the archive:
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