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Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Yuval Noah Harari

How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval...

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How your brain decides what is beautiful | Anjan Chatterjee

Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most...

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The secret to living longer may be your social life | Susan Pinker

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as...

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What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee

In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were...

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Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen Pearson

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out...

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Why jobs of the future won't feel like work | David Lee

We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee...

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The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From...

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Want to get great at something? Get a coach | Atul Gawande

How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He...

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Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The...

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What we don't teach kids about sex | Sue Jaye Johnson

As parents, it's our job to teach our kids about sex. But beyond "the talk," which covers biology and reproduction,...

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You don't have to be an expert to solve big problems | Tapiwa Chiwewe

Driving in Johannesburg one day, Tapiwa Chiwewe noticed an enormous cloud of air pollution hanging over the city. He...

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Be humble -- and other lessons from the philosophy of water | Raymond Tang

How do we find fulfillment in a world that's constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he...

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Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood

We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an...

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3 ways to make better decisions -- by thinking like a computer | Tom Griffiths

If you ever struggle to make decisions, here's a talk for you. Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can...

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Color blind or color brave? | Mellody Hobson

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third...

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The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová

Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a...

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"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved | Kate Bowler

In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was...

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Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are....

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How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg

Say hello to the decentralized economy -- the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of...

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How to speak up for yourself | Adam Galinsky

Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social...

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