Most people become stressed when lying, but new research shows that people with power feel just fine when lying — and are better at getting away with it.
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what
What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game. Then again, when the game is "massively multip
"We sold everything we have and decided to find, as we put it, our American dream," says Josiane Simpson. She, Jared Holfeltz, and their son Gabriel are currently living out of their car.
What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to capture its “loneliness, longevity, grim thrill” -- that is, says Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation ....
Psychiatric literature indicates that approximately 360,000 hospital admissions in the U.S. annually are the direct result of self-inflicted medical trauma related to Munchausen Syndrome.
In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of crea
Ah, the weekend. Many of us who work long hours during the week may see the weekend as an opportunity to "catch up" on some rest by sleeping in.
Physician Gary Slutkin spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When he returned to the United States, he thought he'd escape brutal epidemic deaths. But then he began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting
Channel 4's Sex Box aiming to promote open dialogue about 'real sex' in light of the explosion in online porn
Remember, fear is merely an impulse, and it can be based on lies, distortions, or even on nothing at all. It's a crazy thing on which to base your children's lives.
I am my children's caretaker, and what they learn about life is learned from me and those they are in contact with. Because I surround myself with quality individuals who hold similar beliefs regarding individuals, voluntaryism, agorism, and life in
Most of my time is spent defending major felony cases. However, once in a while I accept a misdemeanor case that is so obviously an injustice that any prosecutor would immediately dismiss the case; or so I thought.
The future's household will be one of empowered individuals who are self-reliant, with a sense of common purpose, collaboration and creating abundance for others through virtuous acts.
Our emails are a dead giveaway. The words we use in the messages we send can reveal not just our gender but also our emotions and maybe even our personality traits.
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
In 1900, only 3% of Americans practiced professions that were deemed "cognitively demanding." Today, 35% of us do, and we have all learned to be flexible in the way that we think about problems.
Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. That’s a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world … but, says philosopher Onora O’Neill, we don’t really understand what we're suggesting. She flips the question, showing us that our thre
Have you ever had issues with getting a portion, or an entire survival plan, off the ground?
Prof Hawking said: “I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to chose to end their own life and those that help them should be free from prosecution."
Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.
Right now, of course, it’s the war on Syria. Last month, it was something else. And next month, it’ll be something else.
Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible.
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
By any measure, the world's health is failing. We spend far more on health care each year and very little on disease prevention.
An Approach to Leaving the United States
Many anarchists and libertarians will eagerly study the psychology of tyrants, dubbed “Authoritarian Sociopathy,” in an effort to know their enemy in the battlefield of politics. Getting into the minds of our enemy is regarded as a strategy, a means
Intellectual Revolution’s mission is to assist in humanity’s evolution by providing quality information, which promotes critical thinking, personal growth and direct positive action.
Discovering just what works for you and how to pick the perfect fruit trees for your yard can be perplexing, and growing fruit trees in an urban area is significantly different than rural orchard growing.
When it comes to discussions surrounding technology, people tend to gravitate to circuits and wires and fail to consider other applications. One of my chief pursuits for the past couple of decades has been all that surrounds firearms. And the one thi