Dr. James Doty gives a practical approach to taming your mind, opening your heart, and reclaiming life's most difficult experiences for yourself. It's a how-to guide and a why-to guide.
Expanding our moral sphere to include animals isn't just good for animals. Professional skeptic Michael Shermer explains the various ways that it's also good for us.
Which team you support tells others about your background and where your history lies. And the superstitions we obey in support of our team are a classic example of tribal loyalty.
We often think of willpower as mentally forging ahead. But to achieve such a mental state, our brain needs proper nourishment.
Earth may have suffered a violent impact from a "planetary embryo" called Theia 4.5 billion years ago. This impact allowed the moon to form. But new research suggests Theia also became a part of Earth.
People who prevail in competitions have an unfortunate tendency to swindle others to keep up their winning streaks. Even a small win against an unfamiliar foe in a game with very low stakes seems to light a fire...
Stephen Coscia is an intern at Big Think. He is currently studying History at Boston College and is working towards minors in both Asian Studies and Faith, Peace, and Justice. A strong writer, Stephen works closely with the editorial staff.