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The truth about grit

Modern science builds the case for an old-fashioned virtue - and uncovers new secrets to success

By Jonah Lehrer
August 2, 2009

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It’s the single most famous story of scientific discovery: in 1666, Isaac Newton was walking in his garden outside Cambridge, England - he was avoiding the city because of the plague - when he saw an apple fall from a tree. The fruit fell straight to the earth, as if tugged by an invisible force. (Subsequent versions of the story ... (Full article: 2250 words)

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