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How a Novel Saved Notre-Dame and Changed Perceptions of Gothic Architecture by Richard Buday

Hugo wrapped a stealth behavioral intervention inside a love story embedded in architecture. Like nested Russian dolls, Notre-Dame de Paris is a story within a story within a story. Outwardly, it’s save the girl. Inwardly, the hidden payload is save the building.


JFK’s father used a simple trick to spot market bubbles — and you can too by Jody Chudley

They don’t ring bells at the top, but apparently when shoeshine boys start giving stock advice it is time to head for the exits.


Man sick of cold callers changes name to Pppppppppprice

Leicester man Tim Pppppppppprice, 49 changed his name by deedpoll after being plagued with callers trying to sell him something day and night.


Paul Rand and the story of the most expensive logo ever

“I asked him if he would come up with a few options, and he said, ‘No, I will solve your problem for you and you will pay me. You don’t have to use the solution. If you want options go talk to other people.’”

Written by: Nikola Tosic
Publishing date: 31 Jan 2019