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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Adam Phillips, from Unforbidden Pleasures, which was published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of more than fifteen books.
From 216 words expressing well-being, happiness, and pleasure that were collected by Tim Lomas, a lecturer at the University of East London. Lomas’s paper “Towards a Positive Cross-cultural Lexicography” was…
Driving briskly in a post chaise with a pretty woman
Heaven is a back scratch