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How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist...

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Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios

Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack -- especially those with difficult...

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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years,...

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The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention | Tristan Harris

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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