Every week, we do a little round-up of comments from the Big Think Facebook. Here's some of the more intriguing ones of the week.
David Eagleman, neuroscientist and host of 'The Brain' on PBS, will speak at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited.
T.C. Boyle will read his short story "Are We Not Men?" at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited. RSVP here.
The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives.
Maintaining a hopeful, optimistic attitude positively affects a person's health, academic performance, and relationships. But what makes someone hopeful or optimistic?
Former President Obama returned to public life today, indicating some topics he'll focus on during his post-presidency.
The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias. Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions.
On Earth Day, April 22, millions of people hit the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities worldwide to March for Science. People thought of puns and put them on signs.
New research reveals we frequently worry about aging. Ironically, as we become older and the effects of aging set in, we tend to become more optimistic about life.