A field guide to identifying what website that headline came from
You won't believe the things you've clicked on
Some philosophers believe in the "original thought theory," which posits that no one has ever had a thought that someone else hasn't had. Pablo Picasso promoted this with his maxim that "good artists copy but great artists steal." That is, everyone is influenced by what came before them. You could argue that nothing we create can ever truly be "new."
Not convinced? Just try reading some headlines from your favorite websites. (And yes, we do it too — guilty as charged).
The Daily Beast:
The Washington Post:
The Huffington Post:
The New York Times:
(Note that New York typically uses two headlines, one that shows up on Google and another that appears on the article page itself. The above are the headlines geared for Google results.)
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