How Strangers Confused Spies and Diplomats (Reading “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell)

How come the best-trained spies & diplomats were unable to judge strangers correctly? Why do our interactions with strangers go wrong so often? Malcolm Gladwell shares insightful tips from real stories & research in his page-turner: “Talking to Strangers”.

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What does it mean to be “Educated”?

“Educated” is a memoir that brought me to tears so many times. What does it mean to be educated? Let’s set diplomas aside and ask ourselves what it means to have an education.

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[Big Ideas – Special] Understanding Markets via “Narrative Economics”

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller looks at “how stories go viral and drive major economic events” via “narrative economics”.

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The Best Relationship Advice: “When People Tell You Who They Are, Believe Them”

Believe them – and believe them the first time. This is the best relationship advice that will set you free and save you from pain.

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The Tastiest Pizza is often the Messiest One

Guess what, your favorite pizza could be your best teacher on critical thinking. Check out what pizzas teach us about chaos & complexity.

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“All models are wrong, but some are useful”: Man’s Journey to Make Sense of the World

The world always makes sense. If you say something “does not make sense”, what really doesn’t make sense is your model of the world.

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【寻找黄金屋】R.Girard《自世界建立之日起便隐藏的事物》卷1章节1——替罪羊制度是宗教的基础

本期为大家总结和点评的是法国哲学家勒内·吉拉尔(Rene Girard)1978年的作品:《自世界建立之日起便隐藏的事物》(Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World)。这是一本受到Paypal联合创始人彼得 · 蒂尔(Peter Thiel)大力推荐的书。

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Heal With Herbs & Honey

Tips on how to select honey, what honey is good for, herbal honey tea suggestions & more to refresh your summer with some health tips.

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[Big Ideas 003] Role of Museums in Education & Science vs. Religion

When is the last time you visited a museum? How have museums shaped the way you view the world? Here is the ex-CEO of Chicago Field Museum sharing his views on how museums relate to education, and how museums posit themselves in the science vs. religion divide. | Part of the Big Ideas series, where I synthesize interviews by Discovery Magazine with the world’s best experts in multiple disciplines. Inspired by Peter Kaufman, who spent 6 months reading 140+ of these interviews, and came out knowing “every single big idea from every single domain of science”.

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Reach Union in Sound & Energy Centers: On Nada Yoga and Chatra

Tried Nada Yoga meditation for the first time and enjoyed the mindful experience. This article shares the basics of Nada Yoga (union via sound) and the 7 Chakras (energy centers).

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