How to build your confidence — and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

So when I was a little girl, a book sat on the coffee table in our living room, just steps from our front door. And the living room is a first impression. Ours had white carpet and a curio of my mother’s most treasured collectibles. That room represented the sacrifices Continue Reading

Being Kind Is Our Default Response, Contrary to Popular Belief

When we think of compassion we often think that I’m either a compassionate person or I’m not. So and so is compassionate or not. The truth is that research shows that we all have compassion and that being kind is actually our first response. It’s our first automatic tendency. So Continue Reading

How to build (and rebuild) trust | Frances Frei

I want to talk to you about how to build and rebuild trust, because it’s my belief that trust is the foundation for everything we do, and that if we can learn to trust one another more, we can have unprecedented human progress. But what if trust is broken? What Continue Reading

How inequality in the UK is mapped: from the Victorian era to the 2019 election | FT

[MUSIC PLAYING] ALAN SMITH: So Alasdair, we’re talking maps today, and we’re also talking inequality, which is a big word in the election manifestos this year. But in fact, when we talk about mapping inequality, that’s not a new thing. It’s been done before. So who was the first to Continue Reading

How economic inequality might affect a society’s well-being

JUDY WOODRUFF: Anger over economic inequality and its effects is an important theme running through our national politics in both parties now. But just how you gauge the true impacts of inequality on health and happiness is a bit more nuanced than you might think. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, Continue Reading

Socialization: Crash Course Sociology #14

What do you, as you’re watching me right now, have in common with a toddler who’s being read a bedtime story? I’ll give you a clue. It’s also something you have in common with the kids in The Breakfast Club. As well as with a soldier going through boot camp. Continue Reading

The era of blind faith in big data must end | Cathy O’Neil

Algorithms are everywhere. They sort and separate the winners from the losers. The winners get the job or a good credit card offer. The losers don’t even get an interview or they pay more for insurance. We’re being scored with secret formulas that we don’t understand that often don’t have Continue Reading

Why social design is a north star for entrepreneurs | Cheryl Heller

Design thinking is a process for developing multiple ideas with a particular user in mind and new ways to solve problems based on the creative design process. There’s nothing inherent in design thinking that has benefit or no benefit to society. Social design is looking at ways to affect entire Continue Reading

Why I choose humanism over faith | Leo Igwe

Something happened while I was studying in the seminary and training to be a priest. I came in contact with a different idea of life. An idea of life that contradicted the main teachings of religion — humanism. Some of you may be wondering, what on earth is humanism? Humanism Continue Reading