Before most of today’s heavy users of social media were born, persuasion researchers were exploring what it takes to not be suckered by mass media messages. Early on, they found that when people are distracted,...
Big Think Edge presents a 6-part workshop with accomplished economist Lawrence Summers, who explains the theory and practice of rational thinking in order to draw conclusions and make smart decisions.
Binge-watching a TV series and the allure of “just one more episode” are things most of us can relate to. But researchers from the University of Texas at Austin think that this persistent behavior could be a...
Despite the booming use of Internet porn and conversations skeptical of sexual norms pervading popular culture, physical sexuality remains restricted to private life.
"Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is."
Far from dodging the issue of the environment, the mayor of Beijing, Wang Anshun, recently called his own city "unlivable" due to air pollution caused by industry, driving, and a population boom.
Researchers have found that singles who spend their free time helping friends and neighbors are more likely to be in a relationship a year later. And who says nice guys finish last?