Post Tagged with:HUMAN NATURE
The B&N Podcast: Mary H.K. Choi on Fame, Authenticity, and Growing Up Now

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The B&N Podcast: Mary H.K. Choi on Fame, Authenticity, and Growing Up Now

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Permanent Record" joins us to talk about writing the lives of young people on the verge of adulthood, the distortions of fame, and necessity of balance in an always-online world.
The B&N Podcast: Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis Mode

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The B&N Podcast: Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis Mode

by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis" joins us to talk about how societies facing momentous change can learn something from struggles happening at a much smaller scale.
The B&N Podcast: David Brooks on the Dinner that Changed Everything

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The B&N Podcast: David Brooks on the Dinner that Changed Everything

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The bestselling author and New York Times columnist opens up about his quest to find meaning in community and the "radical" change that prompted his new book.
The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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What was the biggest programming decision in history? Clive Thompson talks about the culture --and the growing power -- of the people who speak in code.
The Goodness Paradox

HUMAN NATURE

The Goodness Paradox

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

It's a quirk of evolutionary history: humans thrived because we learned to cooperate, but in the process, we invented ways of committing violence on a massive scale.
The B&N Podcast: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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The B&N Podcast: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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The counterintuitive thinker who brought us "The Black Swan" talks about his new book "Skin in the Game", and the relationship of risk to reward.
Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

SCIENCE

Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

The ability to render a patient insensible is a key element of modern medicine. But do we really understand how it works?
The B&N Podcast: Steven Pinker

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The B&N Podcast: Steven Pinker

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The author of "Enlightenment Now" joins us to talk about why the Age of Reason is still alive and well.
Addicted to Love: David Friend on “The Naughty Nineties”

INTERVIEW

Addicted to Love: David Friend on “The Naughty Nineties”

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

According to Vanity Fair editor David Friend, the 1990s were a sexual -- and political --turning point for the nation. A conversation with Ted Panken.
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

SCIENCE

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

What is the self? Ask an octopus, suggest Peter Godfrey-Smith. Review by Melissa H. Pierson.
Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

HUMAN NATURE

Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

By Melissa H. Pierson ×

There's a science to making the modern soldier. Do we need a science for turning them back into civilians? Melissa Holbrook Pierson reads new books from Mary Roach and Sebastian Junger.
Love Affairs

SUMMER READING

Love Affairs

by The Editors of O Magazine ×

If you’ve ever dropped everything to follow your heart, been betrayed or betrayed your own vows for lust, or magically found “the one” after giving up hope, feast on these six delectable...