Standing up to discrimination and hate should be everyone’s business, says community activist Wale Elegbede. In this vital talk, he shares how his community in La Crosse, Wisconsin came together to form an interfaith group in response to Islamophobia and racism — and shows why a mentality of caring for your neighbors can make life better for everyone
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Trauma is the result of our inability to process a distressing experience. It’s much more common than we might imagine…and requires a patient examination of our past to overcome.
From microscopic “smart dust” tracking devices to DNA-tracing tech and advanced facial recognition software, journalist Sharon Weinberger leads a hair-raising tour through the global, unregulated bazaar of privatized mass surveillance. To reign in this growing, multibillion-dollar marketplace that often caters to customers with nefarious intents, Weinberger believes the first step is for governments to classify surveillance tools as dangerous and powerful weapons.
After two parents decide to raise their baby as gender neutral, they discover that gender-creative parenting comes with its own set of worries and challenges. via
We’re so used to conforming to the expectations of others that it can be hard to know what ‘we’ really want. Freedom requires a willingness, at times, to be ‘bad’.
Your mortal enemy has captured you and hooked you up to a bizarre experiment. He’s extended your nervous system with one very long neuron to a target about 70 meters away. At some point, he’s going to fire an arrow. If you can then think a thought to the target before the arrow hits it, he’ll let you go. So who wins that race? Seena Mathew examines the speed of thought. [
Here’s a talk about tears — and why crying isn’t something to be afraid or ashamed of. Exploring the science behind the mood-boosting power of crying, childbirth and lactation educator Kathy Mendias shows how tears can enhance your physical and mental well-being and deepen your relationship to yourself and others.