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Stereotypes Threaten Your Brain's Well-Being: Memory, Anxiety, Motivation | Valerie Purdie Greenaway

Views: 4,740 10 hours ago
It doesn't matter if negative stereotypes are false. They still harms anyone subjected to them because of how the brain reacts, internalizing the feel...

Your Life in 2027: A Look at the Future | Vivek Wadhwa (Full Video)

Views: 22,319 1 day ago
Between driverless cars and AI and gene modification technology, we're about to see a lot of very big changes in a short amount of time. But there's a...

America Is Preventing Nuclear Attacks in All the Wrong Ways | Barry Posen

Views: 13,270 2 days ago
There's a deep psychological reason that America treats nuclear weapons like a spoiled child hogging all the neighborhood candy. Are we too paranoid t...

How Morally Outraged Are You? Well, That Depends on Who’s Watching | Molly Crockett

Views: 13,585 3 days ago
Outrage on the internet is very, very easy to find. It seems that everyday someone has done something that other people can't stand and have to say so...

How the Foster Care System Fails So Many Kids—And How We Can Do Better | Sixto Cancel, Think of Us

Views: 4,450 4 days ago
When it comes to life after foster care, there is typically not a lot of hope on the horizon, says Sixto Cancel, who has been in and out of the foster...

Why America Doesn't Win Wars Like It Used To | William Ruger

Views: 15,647 5 days ago
America seems to have forgotten a crucial fact about war: the human toll on both sides. William Ruger, Vice President for Research and Policy, Charles...

How Suicidal Tendencies Spread Through Families and Classrooms

Views: 15,473 6 days ago
Much of the research on suicide prevention focuses on individual risk factors—but what about suicide as a social contagion? Professor Jason Fletcher...

Would a New Draft Solve Military Inequality? | Michael Desch

Views: 9,134 1 week ago
Why might America's respect for its military be a mile wide but less than an inch thick? Less than one half of one percent of its population serves, m...

How to Regenerate the Human Body: Hearing Loss, Baldness, Burn Wounds | Chris Loose

Views: 33,115 1 week ago
It's somewhat of a given that over the course of your life, you'll lose your hearing to some degree. But that doesn't necessarily have to be the case....

Why "Brain Hacks" Don't Help | Understanding Creativity with David Eagleman

Views: 19,450 1 week ago
People think that their brain is like an iPhone — if they can just unlock it and press a few things in a certain order, then something is sure to ha...

Religion Has No Earthly Purpose, So Why Do We Cling to It? | Reza Aslan

Views: 32,577 1 week ago
Religion as a belief system goes back hundreds of thousands of years. So why are so many of the religious peoples of today so focused on a supposed Go...

Summer Vacation from School Can Erase Half a Year's Worth of Learning | Karim Abouelnaga

Views: 12,038 2 weeks ago
Is America's achievement gap crisis caused by long summer vacations? "In lower income neighborhoods, kids forget anywhere from two-and-a-half to ...

Why Religion Influences Politics More Now Than 50 Years Ago | Monica Duffy Toft

Views: 13,370 2 weeks ago
Religion influences politics more now than it did 50 years ago. To help explain how we moved seemingly backward from global secularism to increased .....

Leo Tolstoy's Lessons on Failure, Identity, and Asking "Why?" | Yiyun Li, Hope & Optimism

Views: 16,819 2 weeks ago
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How America Creates Its Own Enemies: ISIS, Terrorism, Insecurity | William Ruger

Views: 18,142 2 weeks ago
For the last 25 years, the U.S. has based its foreign policy on a sense of "America First" idealism rather than restraint and realism, says William Ru...

To Be a Better Philanthropist, Think Like a Poker Player | Liv Boeree on Effective Altruism

Views: 10,874 2 weeks ago
Raising money for charity is one thing. Knowing where to give it is another. When some charities are 100 times more effective than others, a world cha...

How Meditation Can Manage Chronic Pain and Stress | Daniel Goleman

Views: 16,691 2 weeks ago
If you want to feel less pain, meditate more often. According to this new research, it can genuinely erase the emotional reaction to pain. And since i...

Why Can't We Find the Theory of Everything? Einstein, Rogue Genius, String Theory | Eric Weinstein

Views: 73,664 2 weeks ago
Einstein's theory of relativity revolutionized our view of the universe, positing a space-time continuum undergirding all reality. Equally impactful h...

Strengthen Your Mind Like a Navy SEAL | David Goggins

Views: 147,946 3 weeks ago
What could almost destroy the body and mind of the only person to complete Navy SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), Air Force tactical air contr...

Can Google Predict Who Will Commit Crimes? | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Views: 16,888 3 weeks ago
Are you a future criminal? You might not think so, says data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, but what do you look like on paper? Have you ever sea...
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