RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Our motivations are unbelievably interesting. I’ve been working on this for a few years and I find the topic still amazingly engaging and interesting, so I want to tell you about that. The science is really surprising. It’s a little bit freaky! We are not as endlessly manipulable and as predictable as you would think. […]

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Who decides whether art is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | A.O. Scott

Who decides whether art is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | A.O. Scott

I think that taste hierarchies do exist and they’re almost always the kind of the representation of other sorts of hierarchies and assumptions. And that’s why I really think that part of the job of criticism is to be against them, is to refuse, at least the categorization of things as high and low. I […]

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How to Talk to Aliens

How to Talk to Aliens

[Michael] Where is everyone? We have been listening for messages from outer space for more than half a century, and so far… silence. Why? Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is everyone else acting like us and just doing a lot of listening? Maybe we need to be louder. Maybe we need to […]

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SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes of the Industrial Revolution. Cities were exploding in size. Vast companies were forming. A new […]

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The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

Translator: Emanuele Rossi Reviewer: TED Translators admin Let me tell you about my mom. My mom was 42 years old when I was born, and she started exercising for the first time in her life. She started by running around the block, and then she started doing 5K races, and then she started doing 10K […]

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The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

Reviewer: Queenie Lee It’s 1903, and this extraordinary guy named Teddy Roosevelt is standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. At that time, people wanted to create hotels and spas and turn the Grand Canyon, in 1903, into a profit-making Disneyland of the environment. And he stood and said no. And he created a […]

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