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What's Your Coming Out Story?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Equality advocate Ash Beckham offers a fresh story about empathy and openness — and it involves pancakes.

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Why Would You Share A Secret With A Stranger?

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Secrets ... can be shocking, or silly, or soulful," says Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. He shares a few of the half-million secrets that strangers have sent him on postcards.

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How Do You Expose An Anonymous Company?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Charmian Gooch's mission is to "out" corrupt companies. She details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar places.

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Why Should We Care About Keeping Secrets?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Journalist Glenn Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything to hide."

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Why Should We Search For ET?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.

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What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time.

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Finding Love ... And Aliens?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Humorist John Hodgman tells a story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way they all contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.

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Can Organic Farming Make Perfect Fish?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Chef Dan Barber tackles a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. He chronicles his search for a fish that would please both diners and environmentalists.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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