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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Has A Trailer

The trailer for the Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han’s YA novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before dropped today! Letters from high schooler Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor) to her five crushes are released behind her back, making her secret fantasies and hopes public. The movie will be available for streaming on August 17. Give the trailer a watch!

Study Finds Audiobooks Are More Engaging Than Adaptations

An Audible-backed University College London study found that audiobooks are more emotionally engaging than film and television adaptations. The audio and video used to measure the physical reactions of 102 participants included scenes from A Game of Thrones, The Girl on the Train, and Great Expectations. The participants reported that the videos were “more engaging” by about 15% on average, but their physiological responses (heightened heart rates and body temperatures) told a different story.

The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers

The Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists has launched the Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers. The site aims aims to introduce “women philosophers who mostly have been omitted from the philosophical canon despite their historical and philosophical influence.” The resource, which includes around 100 entries, and counting, written by recognized scholars, is open to all.