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Love & Friendship
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The herd instinct

Sigmund Freud

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With a new introduction and commentary by Elizabeth Lunbeck
Political Philosophy
Join the party of love

Love is not just a feeling given or received, it is an action too. It could be a radical force in politics

Max Harris

Love & Friendship
Bad friends

Even the best of friends can fill you with tension and make you sick. Why does friendship so readily turn toxic?

Carlin Flora

Mood & Emotion
Only the lonely

Loneliness is hell: debilitating yet formative. Can we avoid the pains of loneliness yet enjoy the pleasures of solitude?

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Smoking with friends

Life can be a lonely journey. But at your local cigar bar, all the guys know your name – or give you a new one altogether

Mark Teich