Month: February 2019

Better Than Cash

Our modern world is saturated with awards. From elementary school classrooms to Hollywood to the hallways of academia, there’s no shortage of prizes. But — do they work?

Emma, Carrie, Vivian

The eugenicists were utopians, convinced that they were doing hard but necessary things. And that included making decisions about who could have children.

Close Enough

Today, more and more of us are living through the people on our screens and in our headphones. It’s not real, but for many of us, it’s close enough.

One Head, Two Brains

This week, we search for the answer to a deceptively simple question: why is the brain divided? Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist explains why popular distinctions between the “left brain” and “right brain” aren’t supported by research. He argues that one hemisphere has come to shape Western society — to our detriment.
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Radio Replay: Creative Differences

What happens when we connect with people whose view of the world is very different from our own? We look at the links between diversity, conflict, and creativity.


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