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Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.
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Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.
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Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.
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Has The Word 'Compassion' Lost Its Meaning?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.
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How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.
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What Does It Take To Cover A War?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reporter Janine di Giovanni has covered countless wars, including conflict in Bosnia, Sierra Leone and most recently Syria. She tells stories of everyday human courage in conflict zones.
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What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.
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What Does Everyday Courage Look Like?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Margaret Heffernan talks about the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people who are willing to speak up.
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How Can The Rule Of Law Bring "Justness" And Not Just Justice?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sharing cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan, shows how a country's laws can bring both justice and "justness."
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How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.
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Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.
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Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

Friday, November 21, 2014

You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.
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Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

Friday, November 21, 2014

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.
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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.
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How Does Singing Help Achieve Stillness?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Megan Washington is one of Australia's most popular singer-songwriters, and since childhood she has had a stutter. She discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing.
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Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani describes a comic's role in challenging stereotypes — especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.
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How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.
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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.
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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.
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What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.
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