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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Most people spend their money more wisely than they spend their time. Find out how understanding the psychology of time can lead to happier and healthier lives. Also: the story of one man’s kayak expedition along Vietnam’s northern coastline. Plus, conversations with two physicists: Brian Greene and Frank Wilczek.

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Brian Greene and Frank Wilczek

Time to Change Your Life

Most people spend their time less wisely than their money. Find out how a better understanding of the psychology of time can lead to a healthier, happier, and more successful life. Philip Zimbardo’s most recent book is The Time Paradox.

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Vietnam’s Coastline

A third of Vietnam’s 80 million people live on or near the coastline. Jon Bowermaster talks about his 800-mile kayak expedition along Vietnam’s northern coastline, and what he learned about the sea’s importance to those who live near it. His new book about his journey is Descending the Dragon.

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Icarus Revisited

In his new book, Icarus at the Edge of Time, leading physicist Brian Greene reimagines the Icarus fable, set on the starship Proxima on a twenty-five-trillion mile journey.

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What's Reality?

Find out how our understanding of the nature of reality has changed radically over the past 25 years. Leonard talks to physicist Frank Wilczek, author of Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces.

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