Beauty at Work
How beauty works and shapes the work that we do

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Sep
19
Beauty in Scientific Theories

Beauty in Scientific Theories

When a theory turns out to be successful, scientists inadvertently adopt its aesthetic properties as heuristics – shortcuts which are used to predict the success of future theories.
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Sep
06
Photo by Soner Arkan: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-performing-sufi-whirling-against-a-mosque-12943931/

The adventure of beauty in Arab Islamic culture

Beauty is an adventure that has to be lived. So argues Wael Farouq, who is professor of Arabic Language and
2 min read
Jul
23
The beauty of scientific discovery

The beauty of scientific discovery

When we talk about beauty in science, the first thing that many people think of is the sublime beauty of
8 min read
Jun
11
Three types of beauty in science

Three types of beauty in science

After surveying nearly 3500 scientists around the world and interviewing more than 200 of them, we've discovered that there are
7 min read
May
22
The beauty of poetry

The beauty of poetry

What draws someone to become a poet? And what makes a poem beautiful? I recently had a chance to interview
6 min read
May
10
Beauty in poetry (sneak preview)

Beauty in poetry (sneak preview)

1 min read
May
04
Three secrets to a beautiful cocktail

Three secrets to a beautiful cocktail

My favorite cocktail bar in Washington DC is Serenata [https://www.serenatadc.com]. A bustling hub within La Cosecha market
7 min read
Apr
24
Why and how I built the world’s largest study of beauty in science

Why and how I built the world’s largest study of beauty in science

I’ve received a few questions about why and how I set out to study beauty in science. So here’
8 min read
Apr
16
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Beauty in sadness

6 min read
Apr
10
Beauty and the quest for justice: Four examples

Beauty and the quest for justice: Four examples

What does beauty have to do with justice? In an earlier post [https://www.beautyatwork.net/the-beauty-of-service-nourishing-a-food-desert/], I introduced this
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