Emma Seppälä, Ph.D explains the flaws of multitasking, and how meditation can help you achieve mental clarity, increase productivity and even up your levels of charm.
A homeland security expert speaks on the utter failure of post-9/11 torture practices, and whether counter-terrorism 'tough' talk is a presidential quality.
If global temperatures rise by just four degrees celsius, the forecast is cloudy with a chance of obliteration.
From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors now than we have in decades. But all that fear isn’t good...
Research into the Japanese concept of "forest bathing" offers insightful and helpful lessons on stress, health, and creativity.
Credit card debt is an increasing problem for many Americans. It seems insurmountable, but it can be overcome. It just needs to be conquered one step at a time, and the first step is understanding how it...
Jay Smooth is the creator of the Hip-Hop Music Blog, and video blogging site IllDoctrine. In 1991, he founded what has become New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI's Underground Railroad.
Jay Smooth on sampling and the creative process.
Jay Smooth discusses the legacy of hip-hop feuds.
Jay Smooth on whether “player-haters” are really the problem.
Hip-Hop and the broadening of cultures
Jay Smooth discusses music and the value of aesthetic expression
Jay Smooth weighs in on the career prospects of today’s creative class
Jay Smooth discusses the pleasures of collaborative storytelling and planting one’s own flag online.
Big Think interview with Jay Smooth