When someone attempts to make you afraid of something that hasn't happened instead of a true, present danger, suspect this nefarious ploy.
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You can love a romantic partner, but also a pet, a book, God, or the sound of someone’s voice. We need many more words for love.
In his new book "Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave," Ryan Holiday explores the virtue of courage and how to overcome fear.
"I am an anthropologist, and for years, I have spoken to people who have had these experiences."
Fear-mongering is now a billion-dollar industry.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Expert opinion is divided on how effective riots can be on causing social change. However, these five examples show they can do something.
We should care about constitutional rights for all, says lawyer and religious freedom scholar Asma T. Uddin. If they are denied for some, history demonstrates how they may be at risk for us all.
A study of 323 uprisings against repressive regimes yields stunning insights.
A review of the global "wall" that divides rich from poor.
What qualifies someone for the top position in American government?
Finland's educational system was driven by a culture that supports a strong social contract, one the United States currently lacks.
Sometimes doing nothing means everything.
Russia's famed intelligence agency was often successful in getting American secrets.
In a commencement speech at Duke University, Apple CEO Tim Cook praised the "fearlessness" of the #MeToo movement and students in Parkland, Florida.
Feeling the urge to scare yourself this Halloween? Here are seven important horror films you have to see.
Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children.
What is the American Dream? The ever-changing definition of it might surprise you nearly as much as what it used to mean.
50 years after his assassination, a look back at five ways Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the U.S.
Sibling rivalries can lead to some impressive moments in history, how did these seven sets of siblings do?
Studies indicate that most guns are owned by a small amount of Americans, while the majority's views on gun control issues are ignored by lawmakers.
The only way the furies are stopped is by “giving them a place of honor.”
It really depends on who you ask, as one European poll found out.
Anti-vaxxers may have a friend coming into the White House, and medical experts are worried.
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Respectability politics makes us comfortable. It hoists us up on our high horses, and takes away our responsibility for the way we treat other people. It puts the burden on the marginalized person to adjust their appearance or behavior to earn respect from the majority.
The Daily Show host put comedy aside to remind us that Paris truly embodied the values of ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité.’
Words of wisdom from A. Philip Randolph: "Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they do not know each other; they do not know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.”
Why are we ready to hold big corporations legally liable for lying, but not all the other advocates whose manipulation of the truth does society real harm!?
If You Work in a Creative Industry, You Should Steal Other People’s Ideas Just as Shakespeare lifted plots from his predecessors, young performers today ought to focus on emulating those […]