Elise Hu

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'Eyeliner' examines the cosmetic's history as a symbol of strength and protest

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Journalist Zahra Hankir draws a line connecting the cosmetic across civilizations, continents, and eras straight into today — as not only a beauty product but as a means of self expression and more.


'Organs of Little Importance' explores the curious ephemera that fill our minds

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Jungian psychology is having a moment, owing to the TikTok-famous, self-published The Shadow Work Journal. But mind detritus becomes the stuff of great art in the hands of poet Adrienne Chung.


Life Kit: How to tell a good story

Saturday, April 30, 2022

NPR's Life Kit offers up some tips for telling stronger and more meaningful stories.


22 tips for 2022: Start, and stick with, a new habit

Saturday, January 22, 2022

If you're trying to start a habit that you'll actually stick with, try doing something that brings you joy.


22 tips for 2022: Ditch fast fashion by choosing clothes that will outlast trends

Sunday, January 16, 2022

This simple trick can help you decide if an item of clothing is worth investing in, or if it's a passing trend you'd be better off passing on.


22 tips for 2022: To fight "laziness," slow down and focus on your values

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Feeling "lazy" is probably more a sign of needing to take a break, not do more. Try the values clarification exercise to help get rid of the guilt of not doing "enough."


You Aren't Lazy. You Just Need To Slow Down

Friday, September 24, 2021

Instead of viewing laziness as something we need to fix or overcome with caffeine or longer work hours, social psychologist Devon Price says to think of laziness as a sign you probably need a break.


5 Tips To Ditch Fast Fashion And Cultivate A Sustainable Closet

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Fast fashion takes a toll on the environment and on workers. Here's how you can shop more sustainably and build a closet with a better impact.


Courageous Conversations Across a Growing Divide: One Small Step

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

In a time of polarization and political division, NPR and StoryCorps explore whether simple but courageous acts — talking and listening — can be a countervailing force to national discord.


What I Learned From Writing Letters To Strangers Across America

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Writing letters to strangers in almost all 50 states became an outlet to process anxieties about the pandemic. And a reminder of all the ways we are connected.


Finding Love — And Feeling Worthy Of It — In 'Felix Ever After'

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Kacen Callender's new young adult novel centers on a queer, trans teen trying to find out who's behind a traumatizing transphobic act — a quest that takes him on an emotional roller coaster.


South Korean Bestseller 'Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982' Gives Public Voice To Private Pain

Sunday, April 19, 2020

A slim book about an everyday woman's life in South Korea became a runaway bestseller (and a movie), tapping into a growing feminism in this punishingly patriarchal country. It's now out in English.


In 'Minor Feelings,' Asian American Racial Trauma Is Laid Bare

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Cathy Park Hong's essays serve as a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life's flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.


VIDEO: Elon Musk's Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let's Consider The Implications

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The tech entrepreneur recently said he is making implants that connect our brains to our devices. So let's explore the ethics of human upgrading — and what technology has already done to us.


VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050.


VIDEO: What If Aging Wasn't Inevitable? The Quest To Slow And Even Reverse Aging

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Scientists have developed promising clock-turning treatments for mice. Could pills that mimic the benefits of exercise help humans? In this Future You: the effort to stop the symptoms of growing old.


Packing Hacks: How To Get Everything You Need For A Trip Into 1 Carry-On Bag

Monday, July 29, 2019

With some planning, you can get everything you need for a trip down to one carry-on bag. Road warriors share their hacks — so you can travel with a lot less hassle.


Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Backyard

Sunday, July 28, 2019

You can discover new things about the world when you travel, or even — if you apply a traveler's mindset — close to home. "It takes humility," says artist and author Jenny Odell.


VIDEO: Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An Armband

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

You know "the Force" that binds all things — the one that can let your mind move objects? The latest Future You video demos an armband that allows users to control objects with thoughts.


Higher, Better, Stronger, Faster — Brain Science Is Trying To Get There

Thursday, June 06, 2019

A headset that electrically stimulates your brain while you practice a motor skill claims to help you improve in less time. What might this mean for human abilities by 2050?