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How To Think More About Sex – Alain de Botton

Not surprisingly, the brain plays a much larger role in de Botton’s suggestions than in your typical Cosmopolitan-type fare. But it’s not all grey matter. Sex is symbolically purifying, he notes, due to the unclean nature of what’s being entrusted to another person’s mouth.

In his typically cerebral and utterly human fashion, philosopher Alain de Botton tackles the subject of sex as part of a promotion for his book How To Think More About Sex. His suggestions are both more frank and revealing while also being a lot less nuts and bolts than the usual sort of advice one hears on the subject. —S

via Philosopher Alain de Botton’s Top Tips for Super Hot Sex | Open Culture.

John Cleese on Creativity

Circa 1991, John Cleese of Monty Python fame was called upon to give a lecture on creativity. In this wonderfully serious and delightfully humorous lecture he delves into what science has learnt about creative ability, tying in cultural norms and comedic timing. Cleese lays out "the 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative".

via John Cleese on Creativity – YouTube.

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