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Our Mind is Not a Blank Slate

Our Mind is Not a Blank Slate

[11:50] “Human behavior is the most amazingly flexible behavior of any animal species,” says UC Santa Barbara ant…

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The Power of Motivation

The Power of Motivation

[11:19] Feeling motivated? Even if you are, do you know why? The story of Aaron Ralston can tell us a lot about motivation…

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

[10:25] They say money can’t buy happiness, but who are they? Can money buy happiness? The answer is: sort of. Whi…

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Economics of Happiness

Economics of Happiness

[1:08:29] If you ask people does money buy happiness, they all get very high-minded and say, well, of course not and they …

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Dan Ariely: Self control

Dan Ariely: Self control

[17:48] Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks about self control and the difference between our long term goals and ou…

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We Are Built To Be Kind

We Are Built To Be Kind

[4:36] Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry, but research by Dacher Keltner finds that we are har…

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