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Go to the Ant: Teaming Up Together

Ants may not be very smart, but they’re hard workers, and they can cooperate to get the job done by following a few simple rules. What might we learn from these social insects?

The Aesthetics of Joy

What’s the connection between color, aesthetics, and joy? Ingrid Fetell Lee discusses below. Some highlights: Lee’s personal conversations led her to conclude that bubbles, treehouses, sprinkled ice cream cones, and googly eyes are consistently associated with joy. Things that spark joy tend to fit a consistent pattern across age, gender, and ethnicity. Common happiness sparks: […]


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