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Why People Get Happier in Old Age

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Life gets better for people in their 60s and 70, according to lots of recent studies. Why? Geriatric psychiatrist Dilip Jeste says people often become wiser with age.

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On Being

Sherwin Nuland — The Biology of the Spirit [remix]

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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On Being

[Unedited] Sherwin Nuland with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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The Takeaway

How Haitians Deal With a Constant Stream of Disaster

Monday, November 26, 2012

Haitians are somewhat more practiced in dealing with the calamity of natural disaster. At the Miami Book Fair International, writer Edwidge Danticat, whose work most recently appears in a trilingual (English, French, Creole) anthology, “So Spoke the Earth,” sat down to explain how Haitians approach natural disaster.

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The Takeaway

What Can We Learn from Psychopaths?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The next time you find yourself alone with a psychopath, Kevin Dutton says that rather than running for cover, maybe you should take notes. Dutton is the author of “The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success"

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fun with How-To

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti, founders of the Trampoline Hall amateur lecture series and co-authors of The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City, offer an off-beat self-help book based on Globerman's collected wisdom as an improvisation teacher.

Event: Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti's Trampoline Hall lecture series comes to Brooklyn tonight.

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The Takeaway

Some Practical Wisdom for President Obama

Friday, January 21, 2011

We frequently hear terms like “common sense” and “street smarts.” But what about “practical wisdom”? A concept first identified by Aristotle, practical wisdom is something Swarthmore professors Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe believe needs a comeback. They insist that it could help our institutions and communities and our nation. But what is practical wisdom? And how might it help something like Obama’s presidency?

 

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The Takeaway

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at whether people really get wiser with age. We'll be talking about whether you think this holds true in your life and we want your input. Do you think you're wiser now than you were when you were young? And what is wisdom anyway?

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On Being

Sherwin Nuland — The Biology of the Spirit (Encore).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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On Being

[Unedited] Sherwin Nuland With Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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