Psychologist Ben Newell explains how previous experience affects risky decisions.
Something as simple as a window with a view of trees can help improve the recovery of hospital patients. This article explores how exposure to nature can help people suffering problems from ADD to cancer.
It is difficult to predict who will succeed at long-term tasks. In this talk, Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s persistence, or “grit,” is what will help them overcome challenges.
Getting closer to nature may help prison inmates build new lives once they are released. Watch a story about one woman trying to help change lives through starting gardens inside prisons.
The patterns that appear in nature not only inspire art, but have health benefits as well.
Learn about the significance of textiles and knitting in protest movements throughout history, and how people continue to use the craft to fight for causes they believe in.
This article outlines both the risky and the thoughtful genetic research currently happening outside federal regulations.
Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, a non-profit organization in England brings together volunteers and refugees who share their personal journeys on a five-day trek. Their goal is to create empathy through storytelling.
Teenagers who have already achieved success in the business world share their future goals and the best advice they’ve ever received.
Philosophy professor Nick Smith recounts the history of apologies made by national governments, and reflects on their significance.
Artist Freedom Baird’s new outdoor exhibit in Arlington, Massachusetts, encourages viewers to consider the connection between humans, consumption, and nature.
A study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business shows how different factors lead to changing ideas about gender roles.
This article examines the correlation between success and happiness.
The effect of technology use on teenagers’ moods and behaviors is a widely-debated issue. But what are the risks of screen time? This article points to a study that attempts to set the record straight.
Thousands of protestors in Brazil and across the globe are protesting the Brazilian president’s environmental policies, which they save have increased the number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Former district attorney Lucy Lang questions what justice for violent crimes is, argues that prison conditions should be improved, and calls on prosecutors to be on the front line demanding change.
Author Steve Tobak argues that following one’s unique curiosity and interests is the key to fulfillment and that trying to define or seek succcess is irrelevant.
Read how having technology that makes cars safer sometimes makes drivers less attentive to the road.
Inspired by ecologist and author Anne LaBastille, writer Megan Mayhew Bergman takes a solo trip to the Adirondacks in New York. In this essay, she describes how she overcame fears and proved something to herself.
In Chicago, a program brings Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to the United States to hear each other’s stories. Read the article for more about its goals.