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Intimate interviews with the world's biggest thinkers.
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life after near death experiences
How almost dying kills the person that you used to be
boost performance
How to use ‘flow state’ to do the impossible
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What is flow state
How to enter “flow state” on command
Near death experiences
Are near-death experiences real? Here’s what science has to say.
types of cults
Why the world needs cults
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alchemist cookbook
5 ways to unlock your brain’s ancient pleasure centers
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The science of misremembering
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scientific demons
The 3 ancient demons that bend and break the laws of nature
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peer tutoring
Sal Khan’s plan to educate the world
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turing test
The Imitation Game: Can you tell the difference between people and AI?
bullshit jobs
Why so many people work “bullshit jobs”
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gene editing technology
CRISPR: The future or undoing of humanity?
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heal trauma
6 ways to heal trauma without medication, from the author of “The Body Keeps the Score”
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what is trauma
What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains
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Your reptilian brain, explained
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The renegade WW2 pilots who tried to end war as we know it
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Physics’ greatest mystery: Michio Kaku explains the God Equation
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How to live an intellectual life
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Why the world is going crazy—and how to win back our minds
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