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  • How To Control Someone Else With Your Brain: TED Fellow Greg Gage TED Fellows | April 29, 2015 How To Control Someone Else With Your Brain: TED Fellow Greg Gage

    — Many TED talks are, in some way, about the power of the human mind—whether they’re showcasing incredible new innovations, presenting bold new developments in the design world, or talking about the changes people can make in the world. But at this year’s TED 2015, Lavin speaker and TED Fellow Greg Gage took things one step further by giving an incredibly cool demonstration of what the human brain can do by getting one person’s brain...

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  • The Power of Curiosity: Charles Fishman's Instant<em> New York Times</em> Bestseller Arts and Pop Culture | April 28, 2015 The Power of Curiosity: Charles Fishman's Instant New York Times Bestseller

    A Curious Mind, the new book by Lavin speaker Charles Fishman—co-authored with Hollywood producer Brian Grazer—has reached a triumphant second week on the New York Times bestseller list....

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  • The Pleasures & Possibilities of Staying Single: Kate Bolick's New Book <em>Spinster</em> Women of Distinction | April 21, 2015 The Pleasures & Possibilities of Staying Single: Kate Bolick's New Book Spinster

    — “Spinster is a triumph, a provocative and moving exploration of what it means for a woman to chart her own course,” says Malcolm Gladwell of speaker Kate Bolick's new book. Just released today, Spinster examines a new demographic shift: 100 million unmarried American women, whose ranks keep growing. It's both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir, a study of five pioneering single women, and a broader cultural...

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  • First Look: Salman Rushdie's New Book, <em>Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights</em> Authors | April 17, 2015 First Look: Salman Rushdie's New Book, Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights

    Sir Salman Rushdie's new book is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: a novel that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. The cover image for the book was released today, in advance of its September 2015 publication. ...

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  • Can We Improve Decision-Making Skills? Introducing New Speaker Francesca Gino Work | April 15, 2015 Can We Improve Decision-Making Skills? Introducing New Speaker Francesca Gino

    — New Lavin speaker Francesca Gino is an expert in something most of us could use a little help with: decision-making. She is the author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan, a book that examines why our decisions get derailed and what we can do to stick to the plan—at work, in our personal lives, and as organizations....

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  • First Look: <em>M Train</em>, the New Book by Patti Smith Arts and Pop Culture | April 15, 2015 First Look: M Train, the New Book by Patti Smith

    — Legendary musician and Lavin speaker Patti Smith has a new book coming out this fall. The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Smith's forthcoming memoir is M Train: an unforgettable odyssey into her mind, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. It will be released on October 6, 2015....

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