Magical thinking has always run deep in America, but in the last 30 years things have begun to escalate. "Nutty fringe ideas" are making their way into the mainstream.
Thanks in no small part to the digitization of our social lives, depression is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in western societies. So how do we reverse it?
Sending a tiny spaceship to the nearest habitable planet at 20% of the speed of light? No problem, says theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.
What can cause a ripple in both space and time? Neutron stars colliding. And what can observe that phenomenon? A two-mile-long laser.
Over the last 50 years, the NRA has gone from reasonable to absolutists, reinterpreting the constitution for all of us along the way.
Rejection can be soul-crushing, but what if there was an upside? Here's how really listening to the word "no" can make you more successful.
Why is it awkward to listen to a recording of your own voice? What makes us cringe? A deep study of awkwardness has the answers.
Grit is something you can't learn in schools, but can only learn in the real world. Or, by watching this video. From Harvard historian Nancy Koehn, here's what great leaders throughout history can tell you about...
Contrary to what we've been told for decades, depression isn't coming from inside our heads. This author and big thinker tells us that it's coming much more from the society we live in.
It isn't easy to become a Navy SEAL. First you have to get through 18 months of training... and the appropriately named Hell Week.
Can't watch another generic Hollywood film? Former data analyst turned film executive Franklin Leonard discovered a novel solution: The Black List.
Bringing virtual reality into the classroom boosts intellectual confidence and defeats the naysayer in your mind.
Want to bet on yourself? Here's a lesson in embracing uncertainty from former World Series poker champion Annie Duke.
Bret Weinstein says that we're at the end of a massive technological and geographic boom, and that we should prepare for the next step in our societal evolution. Yet the future may not be optimistic for all. A...
Fascism very much could be alive and well in America in today's toxic political climate. After all, the appeal of fascism breeds in unhealthy democracies. We can’t be too careful, says political expert Rob Riemen.
Feminist, author, and whistle-blower Rose McGowan joins us for a wide-ranging talk about the myths behind sexual abuse and why it's never O.K. to label someone with loaded words.
What if your work commute was as fast as putting on a headset?
“For ten minutes I was somebody’s mother,” says Ariel Levy, as she discusses the silent but universal animal lives of women.
Love being an intelligent, mobile, conscious being? Thank colliding neutron stars. They created all the gold in the universe, including the gold atoms that your brain can't function without.
The best advice to getting hired it also something you were told in middle school: be yourself. Can you guess the other two great tips?
Negotiation looks on the outside to be extremely difficult. But if you're confident enough to have some patience from the outset, it's as simple as telling the other person to "take it or leave it."