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Does Money Make You Mean?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Social psychologist Paul Piff describes how wealth changes behavior and how almost anyone's behavior can change when they're made to feel rich.

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Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Social scientist Michael Norton researches how money can buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. The key is social spending that benefits not just you, but other people.

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How Much Does Money Motivate Us?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Writer Daniel Pink explains why traditional rewards like money aren't always successful motivators.

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Are We Wired To Be Bad With Money?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Psychologist Laurie Santos studies human irrationality by observing how primates make decisions — including some not-so-savvy money choices their human relatives often make.

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Could Your Language Affect Your Ability To Save Money?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Behavioral economist Keith Chen says languages that don't have a future tense strongly correlate with higher savings.

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What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.

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Has Money Taken Over American Politics?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics and issues a bipartisan call for change.

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Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson explains how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color, and how we can address it.

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Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

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On Identity, Depression And Listening: Andrew Solomon Answers Your Questions

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Writer Andrew Solomon on depression, identity, and listening in tough situations.

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How Do You Construct A Voice?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.

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Can A Prosthetic Limb Feel?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.

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What's It Like To Hear Color?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.

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How Can We All Listen Better?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.

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Does Less Stuff Mean More Happiness?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? Writer Graham Hill makes the case for taking up less space.

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Is There A Secret To Happiness?

Friday, February 14, 2014

There may be no fool-proof secret to happiness, but Pharrell's song "Happy" definitely delivers some instant joy. Pharrell shares what inspires him to keep smiling.

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How Does Misfortune Affect Long-Term Happiness?

Friday, February 14, 2014

We're doomed to be miserable if we don't get what we want — right? Not quite, says psychologist Dan Gilbert. He says our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

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What Does It Take To Be Grateful?

Friday, February 14, 2014

We all want to be happy, says David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going and, above all, being grateful.

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Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?

Friday, February 14, 2014

When are humans most happy? To answer this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment.

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What Happens When We Slow Down?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Journalist Carl Honoré believes our society's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life.

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