Saving Ourselves

Saving Ourselves

Sebastian Junger [ TED ] I worked as a war reporter for 15 years before I realized that I really had a problem. There was something really wrong with me. This was about a year before 9/11, and America wasn’t at war yet. We weren’t talking about PTSD. We were not yet talking about the effect of trauma and war on the human

Soberly Reflecting

Soberly Reflecting

Bryan Stevenson [ 26 K Views, 248 Likes, 1:08:31 ] one of America’s leading human rights lawyers and clinical law professors, offered his reflections and vision on how to confront injustice and build a just society at a public lecture at Melbourne Law School on 19 February 2015. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Pat David

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle [ 20 K Views, 173 Likes, 59:33 ]  A meta-analysis that looked at many surveys– many studies– over the past 20 years — found that there has been a 40% drop in all markers for empathy among college students — most of it in the last 10 years. The argument that I’m going to make today — and that I make

Waking Up White

Waking Up White

Debbi Irving [ TEDxFenway ] Seven years ago, I had a series of wake-up calls that were so profound — that was in this course Racial and Cultural Identities that Mina just told us about. These awakenings were so profound that, when the course was over, I ended up leaving my job, withdrawing from my graduate school program, and embarking on what was

Superchickens 101

Superchickens 101

Margaret Heffernan [ 250 K Views, 3 K Likes, 15:47 ] An evolutionary biologist at Purdue University named William Muir studied chickens. He was interested in productivity — I think it’s something that concerns all of us — but it’s easy to measure in chickens because you just count the eggs. He wanted to know what could make his chickens more productive, so