Self-Motivation
David Goggins
Former Navy Seal
Career Development
Bryan Cranston
Actor
Critical Thinking
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
Emotional Intelligence
Amaryllis Fox
Former CIA Clandestine Operative
Management
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut & Author
Learn
from the world's big
thinkers
Start Learning

All the World's a Stage

Question: Does religion play a role in your life?

Michael York:
I'm a religious person but I don't have-- subscribe to any one religion.  I'm still a seeker.  I mean I'm always astonished that people have these firm faiths that they have.  And I think either they are very lucky or they are misguided, that they've dug their heals in so firmly.  But obviously it gives structure and value to their lives and that's very important.  It's when you start warring about it you know, my god rather than your god, that you get into trouble.  It reminds me of that play, I think it's a short play, where there is a student of comparative religion.  He says, "You know, the trouble is," he said, "I believe all of them."  But I hope there's going to be-- you know, we live, we've gone through this terrible time of people warring over religion.  And we went through it in the evolution of our own society in the 16th and 17th centuries you know, with appalling violence and loss of life and a real black spot on our culture.  Hopefully we've got over that and we are more tolerant.  Although I doubt it.  There's something in the human thing where you know, because it is such a mystery, religion, you're not going to find out whether you're right until you die and pass into that next evolution.  So it's very maddening.  But I believe strongly when I see, again, the great artists, the works of art that have been created under a religious impulse.  The great music, ecclesiastical music, you know, the great requiems and whatever that have you know, come from this impulse and of course the great you know, works of art, the paintings and whatever, the books of ours.  Then you start to believe that you know, that there is this creative force that is bringing out these positive values in mankind.

World famous actors have less freedom, says York.

Live on Tuesday | Personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.

Bubonic plague case reported in China

Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.

(Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Getty Images)
Coronavirus
  • The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
  • Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
  • Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
Keep reading Show less

Education vs. learning: How semantics can trigger a mind shift

The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.

Future of Learning
  • The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
  • Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
  • Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
Keep reading Show less

How DNA revealed the woolly mammoth's fate – and what it teaches us today

Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.

Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Surprising Science

Every summer, children on the Alaskan island of St Paul cool down in Lake Hill, a crater lake in an extinct volcano – unaware of the mysteries that lie beneath.

Keep reading Show less

Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.

Credit: Adobe Stock, Olivier Le Moal.
Personal Growth
  • Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
  • New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
  • Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.
Keep reading Show less
Quantcast