Loneliness kills: How to fight depression with social support | Johann Hari
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8 hours ago ∗ Views: 4,510
Thanks in no small part to the digitization of our social lives, depression is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in western societies. In the space o...
How we'll find humanity's next home planet | Michio Kaku
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1 day ago ∗ Views: 13,594
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku doesn't just hope that humanity finds its way onto other planets... he's even picked out the ones we should be movin...
Amazing astronomy: How neutron stars create ripples in space-time | Michelle Thaller
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2 days ago ∗ Views: 22,058
Michell Thaller, the Assistant Director of Science Communication at NASA, wanted to talk to us about a heavy subject matter. Specifically, super-dense...
The Second Amendment: How the gun control debate went crazy | Kurt Anderson
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3 days ago ∗ Views: 37,134
The gun control debate has been at fever pitch for several years now, and as things fail to change the stats get grimmer. The New York Times reports t...
The upside of rejection: How hearing “no” can lead to success | Matt Dixon
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4 days ago ∗ Views: 12,547
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Embracing awkwardness: How to defeat social anxiety and embarrassment | Melissa Dahl
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5 days ago ∗ Views: 24,323
Why is it awkward to listen to a recording of your own voice? What makes us cringe? For the last few years, Melissa Dahl, co-founder of NYMag.com's po...
How great leaders develop their grit | Nancy Koehn on building resilience
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 19,356
Great leaders are few and far between but Nancy Koehn, a historian of business at Harvard Business School, has put together a compendium of anecdotes ...
What the best science really says about depression | Johann Hari
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 50,785
For almost the past 100 years, mental health professionals have told us that that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. However, ...
How Navy SEAL Hell Week builds indestructible teams | Brent Gleeson
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 64,371
Becoming a Navy SEAL isn't exactly easy. First, you have to get through 18 months of training. About a month or so into that, you have to get through ...
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey on ending poverty, being libertarian, and more (full video)
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 17,696
How has Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's politics influenced his business ideas? In a classic Big Think interview, Mackey goes over a wide range of topic...
The Black List: The incredible innovation that led to 48 Oscar wins
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 12,570
Can't watch another generic Hollywood film? Here, marketing expert Nilofer Merchant tells the incredible story of former data analyst Franklin Leonard...
How virtual reality can make every kid a capable scientist | Jeremy Bailenson
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 10,703
The most amazing thing about virtual reality isn't necessarily the technology behind it, but the way it makes us feel. When you bring virtual reality ...
Why saying "I don't know" is a key to success | Poker champion Annie Duke
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 22,826
In the earliest stages of our education, it gets drilled into us that certainty is good, and phrases like "I don't know" or "I'm not sure" are lesser ...
The Social Brain: culture, change and evolution | Bret Weinstein (Full Video)
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 17,327
In this wide-ranging talk, controversial professor Bret Weinstein covers several topics: politics, technology, and tribalism, just to name a few. But ...
"Never Again?" How fascism hijacks democracies over and over | Rob Riemen
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 33,093
Rob Riemen — founder and president of the Nexus Institute — posits that the type and level of toxicity in today's political climate is a breeding ...