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A blurry image of a man's head.
3 ways to defend your mind against social media distortions
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A close up of a man with curly hair.
Master your anxiety to unleash your genius, with Jesse Eisenberg
9 min
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The cover of colorblind philosophy.
Is race politics poisoning young minds? Coleman Hughes offers his argument.
37 min
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Barbed wire with the word free speech on it.
Building a free speech culture with Greg Lukianoff
32 min
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The ceo playbook on a blue background.
The CEO playbook: 3 critical tips from 1,000 interviews
5 min
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The u s vs itself.
10 biggest world threats of 2024, ranked
34 min
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The future with rays of light in the background.
Debunking doomerism: 4 futurists on why we’re actually not f*cked
30 min
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A man is walking towards a crate with the number 60 on it.
You probably won’t retire when your parents did—here’s why that’s not all bad news
7 min
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Employees over customers.
Work culture in the U.S. is broken. It’s on employers to fix it.
6 min
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Two men in suits standing next to each other, discussing fraud.
Fraud abounds — meet the three kinds of people stealing your money
8 min
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President Barack Obama delivers a persuasive speech from a podium.
The psychology of persuasion, as told by an Ivy League professor
6 min
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A man and woman standing at a podium in front of an american flag.
How productive arguments can bring us closer together
11 min
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A window that says fail better on a yellow background.
It doesn’t matter if you fail. It matters how you fail. 
7 min
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A yellow and black snake with a black background.
Why the wrong people end up in power
11 min
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The black holes logo with a starry background.
Einstein, Hawking, and the conceptual problem of black holes
13 min
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A coffee mug with the words world's best boss on it.
Adam Grant’s #1 phrase to unlock potential
8 min
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A silhouette of a boy jumping into the water.
What the sexual revolution has done to modern families
13 min
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The burnout antidote on a yellow background.
The #1 cause of burnout is not what you think 
6 min
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A man in a tie and suspends holding a crate.
How to deal with Debbie in HR — and other terrible coworkers
6 min
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A man in a blue shirt with his hands outstretched.
A Harvard career coach’s “unspoken rules” for getting promoted
6 min
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The Roman Empire in 40 minutes, with Cambridge scholar Mary Beard 
40 min
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The words uber innovation on a black background.
Failure is the key to “ultimate success”
9 min
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A man in a suit and tie is pointing to a quantum computer.
Quantum computing is the next revolution
11 min
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An image of a face with a blurred background.
Argue smarter, not harder, with Harvard’s former debate coach Bo Seo
1:13:43 min
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A man's hand holding a pair of dumbbells on a black background.
The #1 way to strengthen your mind is to use your body
a green bitcoin logo on a black background.
Kevin O’Leary: I invested in FTX. Here’s the big problem with crypto.
7 min
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an image of a face with a blurred background.
Harvard debate coach’s masterclass on arguing
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a hand holding a tiny group of mushrooms.
The ultimate psychedelics explainer
02:09:03 min
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a statue of a man with no shirt on.
How to have better sex
11 min
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a green peace sign on a black background.
Fix hidden conflict — before it’s too late
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