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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Greener Sex

February 20, 2010, 5:59 AM
From vegan condoms to solar powered vibrators, the Chicago Tribune goes out on a leafy limb to explain how to make your sex life more environmentally friendly. "Who says going green has to be a chore? Boost your green routine and libido with these simple and seductive steps for greener sex. Saving the Earth has never been so fulfilling. Oh do behave! Yes they do exist. Safe sex aside, make the switch and help save Mother Earth. Most condoms that you find in grocery stores or gas stations contain casein, which is a milk protein. Vegan means no animal proteins or byproducts were used in the creation of the product. There's no better and delicious way to boost that sex drive then to eat certain foods that, well, will give you an extra boost in that area. Wait, celery you say? Yup. Turns out celery packs a hidden and potent ingredient, adresterone, which is a hormone that imbues men with a subtle, sexy smell."

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