Put your optimism on hold, says John Gray. Times of progress can be deceptive because history is actually cyclical.
As The Hangover films make abundantly clear, it's not easy waking up after a night of wild partying. Folk remedies for hangovers abound, but a recently published study offers a cure with a real scientific basis.
Nitin Nohria argues the four basic drives innate in human nature--to acquire, bond, learn and defend--must be balanced within any organizational structure. Nohria is putting this theory into practice as dean of Harvard Business School.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Lots of practice. How do you transform education? For Sal Khan, the mastermind behind the online phenomenon Khan Academy, the key is preparation.
Heading to the beach this weekend? Depending on how you travel, you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint, with the help of an innovative new technology company.
A traditional marriage consists of a husband, a wife, and the marriage itself. New York Times columnist David Brooks tells Big Think this type of relationship can only be understood as a whole.
Understanding the human ability to distinguish different odors may open the door to new ways of thinking about how the brain processes information and how we learn.
Research in the field of Positive Psychology shows there is a “significant correlation” between healthiness and happiness.
We often lack the critical skills necessary to do the right thing because of overconfidence in our own moral compasses, Nitin Nohria tells Big Think.
A $10 million competition to create a mobile device that can diagnose illnesses could threaten to replace doctors in less than a decade.
A group of astrophysicists believe they have discovered the first potentially habitable exoplanet, named Gliese 581d. And there could be billions more just like it.
The Author James Frey reflects on his bestseller A Million Little Pieces, and how he has changed as a writer since his public shaming on Oprah.
Francis Fukuyama's argument that man's political development culminated in democratic capitalism is one of the most misunderstood theories of recent decades.
The human digestive system, which developed according to the diets of our cavemen ancestors, hasn't evolved to compensate for our drastically different modern diets and lifestyles. Is it time for a back-to-basics approach?
Martha Stewart. Bernie Madoff. Scooter Libby. Barry Bonds. They were public figures, leaders, and role models. They were also all liars, in fact, and part of a national epidemic of lying, says the author James Stewart.