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Life that doesn't end with death

29 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Kelli Swazey takes a look at funerals culture in Indonesia , in which the bodies of dead relatives are cared for even years after they have passed. While it sounds strange to Western sensibilities, she says, this could actually be a truer reflection of the fact that relationships with loved ones don...

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How giant websites design for you

24 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale.

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Why domestic violence victims don't leave

20 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help br...

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How not to be ignorant about the world

18 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — th...

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I am the son of a terrorist

14 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
If you’re raised on hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and ultimately, inspiring.

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Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

11 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

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Hackers: the Internet's immune system

09 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights.

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The art of misdirection

06 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Apollo Robbins, the greatest pickpocket in the world, chooses a volunteer from the audience, steals his watch in front of everyone's eyes, and proves that there are flaws in our perception. Maybe you too can learn the art of misdirection from him!

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What animal madness means for us humans

04 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Behind those funny animal videos, sometimes, are oddly human-like problems. Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental health issues — from compulsive bears to self-destructive rats to monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching...

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Want to be happier ? Stay in the moment

12 Aug 2014 Milad Moodi
When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the ...

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