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Consumption of a dark roast coffee decreases the level of spontaneo... - PubMed - NCBI

Eur J Nutr. 2015 Feb;54(1):149-56. doi: 10.1007/s00394-014-0696-x. Epub 2014 Apr 17.
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Confused About How You’re Supposed To Feel About ‘American Sniper’? Here Are 20 Thinkpieces That Can Help You Put Things In Perspective

Confused About How You’re Supposed To Feel About ‘American Sniper’? Here Are 20 Thinkpieces That Can Help You Put Things In Perspective | Literati | Scoop.it
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ is a controversial film, with some critics claiming it glosses over the horrors of war and the justification of invading Iraq. Others say it paints a nuanced portrait of a flawed hero, and illuminates the struggle soldiers go through on the battlefield and at home. If you don’t know what to think, these essays from around the web will tell you exactly how to feel about the movie.
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An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book

An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book | Literati | Scoop.it
“The Starling Project,” a thriller by Jeffery Deaver, went straight to audiobook on Audible. In fact, Mr. Deaver’s story will not be appearing in print at all.
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The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales

The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales | Literati | Scoop.it
Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!...
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Models and metaphors we live by

Models and metaphors we live by | Literati | Scoop.it
George Lakoff and Mark Johnson's Metaphors we live by is a classic, that has had a huge influence on parts of linguistics and cognitive science, and some influence -- although less so, in my opinio...
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How Chris McCandless Died - The New Yorker

How Chris McCandless Died - The New Yorker | Literati | Scoop.it
Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park. He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other backcountry visitors. Taped to the door was a note scrawled on a page torn from a novel by Nikolai Gogol: ATTENTION POSSIBLE VISITORS. S.O.S. I NEED YOUR HELP. I AM INJURED, NEAR DEATH, AND TOO WEAK TO
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Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published

Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published | Literati | Scoop.it
Chapter with more characters and Quentin Blake illustration deemed 'too wild' for British children appears for first time
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How one man's lies almost destroyed the comics industry

How one man's lies almost destroyed the comics industry | Literati | Scoop.it
For over half a century, the comic book industry has been dogged by the work of one man, the anti-comics crusader and psychiatrist Fredric Wertham. His bestselling 1954 book The Seduction of the Innocent convinced parents and politicians alike that comics were a direct cause of violence, drug use, and homosexuality among young people. It led to the restrictive editorial code issued by the Comics Magazine Association of America, and a national movement to keep comics away from children and teens.
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'Brave New World', Plato's 'Republic', and Our Scientific Regime

'Brave New World', Plato's 'Republic', and Our Scientific Regime | Literati | Scoop.it
The society depicted in Aldous Huxley's dystopian warning bears a striking resemblance to the city described in "The Republic." Matthew J. Franck compares their teachings on politics, philosophy, poetry, and the power of science.
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Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Soul

Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Soul | Literati | Scoop.it
How to melt "the frozen sea within us."

“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces final
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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Literati | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
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Remember Inside UFO 54-40, the Unwinnable "Choose Your Own Adventure"?

Remember Inside UFO 54-40, the Unwinnable "Choose Your Own Adventure"? | Literati | Scoop.it
Trapped aboard a huge alien spaceship, you wander the corridors and meet weird aliens for all eternity, endlessly seeking a utopia you can never reach. Kind of heavy stuff for a 1980s Choose Your Own Adventure book. But it was real -- and you could only win by cheating!
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‘American Sniper’ Fuels a War on the Home Front

‘American Sniper’ Fuels a War on the Home Front | Literati | Scoop.it
After earning more than $250 million and six Oscar nominations, the movie has spawned diatribes from both hand-wringing lefties and chest-thumping righties.
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Pamela Paulsrud - Bibliophilism

Pamela Paulsrud - Bibliophilism | Literati | Scoop.it
The leather bound copy of Gone with the Wind—along with the well-worn, red and white gingham checked Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook might no longer grace the once affluent bookshelves for reasons o
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Here's The Real Story Of Where This Expression Comes From

Here's The Real Story Of Where This Expression Comes From | Literati | Scoop.it
"OK" is certainly one of the most common expressions in the English language--and one of the most versatile. After all, it can be used as an adjective, a noun, and a verb.

But what do the letters in OK stand for? And where did the expre...
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John Skelton's "Speke Parott" - YouTube

John Skelton's "Speke Parott" - YouTube | Literati | Scoop.it
A Middle English reading of John Skelton's poem "Speke Parrot". Find the full poem, with notes and glosses on www.skeltonproject.com/spekeparott
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A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Literati | Scoop.it
The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft or Roald Dahl's most famous novel
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Author Ian McEwan: 'Very few novels earn their length' - Telegraph

Author Ian McEwan: 'Very few novels earn their length' - Telegraph | Literati | Scoop.it
Award-winning writer Ian McEwan says many novels are too long and describes how much he adores shorter books or novels that can be read at one sitting
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Passengers Screenwriter Talks about Time Dilation and a Story's Inner Truth

Passengers Screenwriter Talks about Time Dilation and a Story's Inner Truth | Literati | Scoop.it
Hollywood's go-to hard science fiction and space epics writer Jon Spaihts says drama takes precedence but he also tries to write scripts that teach no harmful fallacies
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Lesser known films on streaming. - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories to be reissued with sex, drugs, and dirty words put back in

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories to be reissued with sex, drugs, and dirty words put back in | Literati | Scoop.it
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