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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where Did Human Beings Originate?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.

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Why Do We Continue To Care About Dinosaurs?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Paleontologist Jack Horner explains what dinosaurs tell us about our own origins and what we can learn by attempting to revive a piece of the past.

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Are All Human Beings Related?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.

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Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.

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What Are The Origins Of The Universe?

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.

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Are We Evolving Into A Different Species?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Juan Enriquez argues that human evolution is far from over — Homo sapiens are becoming a new species right before our eyes.

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How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.

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What Does A Creative Brain Look Like?

Friday, October 03, 2014

What happens in the brain during musical improv? Researcher Charles Limb scanned the brains of jazz musicians to find out.

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How Do You Get Over Writer's Block?

Friday, October 03, 2014

After a nasty bout of writer's block that stretched on for nearly a decade, Sting found inspiration by channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew from his childhood.

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