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James Watson: Marijuana Can Trigger Schizophrenia

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The molecular biologist believes that a predisposition to schizophrenia is 100% genetic. Certain environmental factors, like smoking marijuana, can trigger the mental disorder.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

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In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents...

The power of simple words – Terin Izil

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Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often t...

Errol Morris on Confirmation Bias (Does your brain frame the picture?)

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Errol Morris explains confirmation bias as follows: does your theory about what may have happened in a situation in some way determine the kind of evidence that you look for and the kind of evidence that you reject?

Authors@google: Richard Thaler

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Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explai...

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

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This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things

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Why do people see the Virgin Mary on cheese sandwiches or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video, images and music, professional skeptic Michael Shermer explores these and other phenomena, including ...

What Tools do Brands Use to Influence Consumer Behavior – Simon Sinek

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In Chapter 5 of 16 in his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, "Start With Why" author urges students, professionals, and consumers to recognize negative media and messaging is often only used t...

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

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After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone -- but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people ...

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