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The role of human emotions in science and research | Ilona Stengel

Do human emotions have a role to play in science and research? Material researcher Ilona Stengel suggests that...

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The best way to help is often just to listen | Sophie Andrews

A 24-hour helpline in the UK known as Samaritans helped Sophie Andrews become a survivor of abuse rather than a...

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Need a new idea? Start at the edge of what is known | Vittorio Loreto

"Where do great ideas come from?" Starting with this question in mind, Vittorio Loreto takes us on a journey to...

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How to tame your wandering mind | Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant...

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My descent into America's neo-Nazi movement -- and how I got out | Christian Picciolini

At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist -- and soon, the leader of the first...

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How we can teach computers to make sense of our emotions | Raphael Arar

How can we make AI that people actually want to interact with? Raphael Arar suggests we start by making art. He...

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SpaceX's plan to fly you across the globe in 30 minutes | Gwynne Shotwell

What's up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk's pioneering aerospace company...

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What I've learned about parenting as a stay-at-home dad | Glen Henry

Glen Henry got his superpowers through fatherhood. After leaving behind a job he hated and a manager he didn't get...

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How I turn negative online comments into positive offline conversations | Dylan Marron

Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like "Every Single Word" and "Sitting in...

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How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood

Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future? Landscape architect Walter Hood has explored this...

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A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks

When a baby is born, so is a mother -- but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood...

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How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. Mann

By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs...

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How to let go of being a "good" person -- and become a better person | Dolly Chugh

What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this...

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Science can answer moral questions | Sam Harris

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that...

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3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do | Stacey Abrams

How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history...

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How to motivate people to do good for others | Erez Yoeli

How can we get people to do more good: to go to the polls, give to charity, conserve resources or just generally act...

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You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them | Lisa Feldman Barrett

Can you look at someone's face and know what they're feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety...

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How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and...

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3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West

Choosing to marry and share your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. But...

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Embrace the strange magic of your true self | Casey Gerald

The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in...

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