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What Is Character and How Do We Get it?

Philosopher Charles Starkey: Character traits are tied to values, but values are not static things.

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The Business of Friendship Isn’t Business

Philosopher Todd May: We might say of friendships that they are a matter not of diversion or of return but of meaning.

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Good Vibrations

The resilience of our vocal cords is a marvel of physiology so extraordinary that it hints at the nature of healing.

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A gnawing problem

Clemson has a gnawing problem. Squirrels chew the bark on tree limbs, weakening the tree, killing the limbs.

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the biggest, baddest BOOM

I can tell from the tone in his voice that Hartmann wants to get back to telling the story that’s most important to him, that of the universe itself.

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El Purgatorio

In the desolate terrain of coastal Peru, archeologists unearth clues to a culture of artisans and urban prosperity.

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the colors of indigo

Andrea Feeser's new book, Red, White, and Black Make Blue: Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life, tells a new kind of indigo story, in multiple hues.

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Charting the stormy seas of social media

If you think tweets come from feathered things, posts are for fences, and pinterest is merely a typo, this story may not be for you.

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Stark black-and-white images evolved as Tillinghast ran the unbound pages repeatedly through a copier, accreting layer on layer of ink, adding depth and weight to the images.

The Secret Book

A hijacked work of art grows rampant and weed-like into new art.

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Launching the venture

How do inventions grab traction in the marketplace? Consider a few case studies.

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