Spreading the Word: Trying Not to Try

This Friday I share with you a TEDx Talk by Professor Edward Slingerland on the "effortless way of being in the world". Inspired by ancient Chinese philosophers and modern science, the ideas shared in this talk are sure to inspire further reflection on how each of us approaches the "being in the world". Enjoy! Link …

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Spreading the Word: New Research on Emotions

This Friday I share with you a fascinating TED talk on emotions. In it, the neuroscientist and professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett talks about the latest research and findings on the nature of our emotions. Where do they come from, what they are, to what extent we can control them, and more. Frankly, I …

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Spreading the Word: Interview with Historians

This Friday I share with you a recent interview with two contemporary historians - Yuval Noah Harari and Rutger Bregman - in this highly engaging and interesting online talk, moderated by Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist. Kick back with your favourite drink and have a listen to the exchange of two fascinating minds. …

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Spreading the Word: Seeing the Bigger Picture

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a TED talk given by a historian, professor David Christian. The talk was given in 2011 but its topic is as relevant as ever, especially in times of increasingly narrow focus and related sense of overall separation. Christian introduces us to a special approach of …

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Spreading the Word: Inspiring TEDx Talk on How Everything is Connected (based on science)

Keeping up the new "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Thursday I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. Especially now, during our increasingly uncertain times and growing social distancing, I feel it is important to take good care not just …

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