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"When I consulted him about my affairs, especially in times of adversity, he did not look down on me as a fool, knowing well that fortune both smiles…
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February 2022

I know so much about Lord Byron as a character and historical figure (“Mad, bad, and dangerous to know”) but I’ve never actually read any of his poems…
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Today I am thinking about: weird career milestones. The ones that absolutely are indicators of prestige, but you never would have deliberately aimed for…
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January 2022

If you wear contact lenses for too many hours without a break, new blood vessels start growing in towards your iris, like plants growing towards the…
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Today's animals: Sarcastic Fringehead, Stoplight Loosejaw, Silken Windhound, Raspberry Crazy Ant. Also: my all-time favourite letter from an advice…
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December 2021

Parents do not have to be suffused with love and adoration for their baby at every single moment in order to do the sometimes-tedious acts of care the…
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The world’s deadliest shark is not the one you think it is, muppets are left-handed, secular parables, a brave elephant, and that's it, I'm done, I…
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November 2021

Did you know there are way more kinds of discharge than just Honourable/Dishonourable? I did not! Also: vulnerability hangover, hungry tiger, early…
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We group things into arbitrary and overlapping categories: mammal, omnivore, tall. Therefore the number of categories in the world is larger than the…
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October 2021

Courage's dark counterpart, pigeon2, oldest ghost, food rituals, narcissists have ruined backing yourself, stuck dolphins, etc
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Lying is the most important of the vices, because without lying you can’t practise any other vice consistently. It is the "dark counterpart" to courage…
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