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How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

Friday, May 22, 2015

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.
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What Are The Secrets of Centenarians?

Friday, May 22, 2015

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.
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Can Aging Be Cured?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.
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Is Aging Really So Bad?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Author Isabel Allende is in her 70's. She's got a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective, too. She says she plans to keep on living passionately as long as she can.
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How Could Technology Change The Way We Evolve?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?
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How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

Friday, May 15, 2015

How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.
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How Can You Restore Trust In Government?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says politicians like him have lost the trust of their citizens and it needs to be restored.
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How Can Trusting Strangers Fuel An Economy?

Friday, May 15, 2015

The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what Botsman calls "reputation capital."
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How Does Trust Happen In Music?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust between conductor and orchestra, which he describes as a "miracle."
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How Can Couples Rebuild Trust After An Affair?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Affairs can completely rock a marriage. But psychotherapist Esther Perel says that while infidelity can shatter trust, it doesn't mean couples can't find a way to rebuild their relationships.
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What Happens When You Run a Company With (Almost) No Rules?

Friday, April 24, 2015

When Ricardo Semler became the CEO of his father's company, he reorganized it with the belief that less management and more flexibility meant a better workplace and bigger profits.
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Why Are Social Causes Easy To Launch But Hard To Win?

Friday, April 24, 2015

These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?
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How Do You Help Your Town Dig Out From A Disaster?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Morgan O'Neill was 24 years old when she and her sister spearheaded the effort to rebuild their town after a tornado. Later, she developed a way to help other communities rebuild after disasters.
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How Can Kids Help Parents Manage Their Family?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Parents help their kids manage their lives. But according to Bruce Feiler, it can work the other way around. It just takes a little insight drawn from Japanese computer programming principles.
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Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?

Friday, April 24, 2015

The world's largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles. It succeeds, biologist Deborah Gordon says, because no ant is in charge. They communicate with algorithmic patterns to survive and thrive.
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How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Journalist Sebastian Junger was embedded with soldiers during the war in Afghanistan. He says many veterans miss war because it fulfills a deep human need to belong to a trusted group.
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What Defines A Person's Sense Of Self?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Caroline Casey was 17 years old when she first learned she was visually impaired. Embracing her disability helped nourish her need for self-esteem.
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How Did Abraham Maslow Change Psychology?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Brandeis Psychology professor Margie Lachman works in the same office where Abraham Maslow developed his hierarchy of needs. She describes his lasting influence on psychology.
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Why Do We Need Sleep?

Friday, April 17, 2015

What do we know about one of our most basic needs: sleep? Not a lot, says circadian neuroscientist Russell Foster. We know we need to do it to stay alive, but much about it remains a mystery.
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What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.
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