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Paul Ekman: Outsmart Evolution and Master Your Emotions

One of the most amazing discoveries, it completely surprised me, and that’s what I like most in research is when you learn something you didn’t you were going to learn. That’s very different from research where you prove something you Read more…


Is democracy really the best form of government? | Steven Pinker

Is democracy really the best form of government? | Steven Pinker

Probably the most famous product of the Enlightenment was the American Declaration of Independence and Constitution, a blueprint for a form of governance that tried to get the benefits of government—seeing as how anarchy is worse because you get spirals Read more…


Effective Business Communication | IIMBx on edX


Why the language of fear won’t help us stop climate change | Cheryl Heller

Why the language of fear won’t help us stop climate change | Cheryl Heller

CHERYL HELLER: I just this weekend was at an event called Drawdown Learn with Paul Hawken based on his book Drawdown. And the work that he and the group of scientists have done in explaining what we need to do Read more…


How Spanish, not English, was nearly the world’s language | John Lewis Gladdis

How Spanish, not English, was nearly the world’s language | John Lewis Gladdis

I think the favorite lesson that I like to teach is the Spanish Armada in 1588, sent there by King Philip II of Spain, and the defense against the Spanish Armada led by Queen Elizabeth I, and what happened to Read more…


Mirroring: The Unconscious Body Language of Love, with Jane McGonigal

Mirroring: The Unconscious Body Language of Love, with Jane McGonigal

One of the fun things that you can do in everyday life is to develop a technique that I call the love detector. And here’s how it works. In everyday life we are constantly mirroring with our facial expressions, with Read more…


How Lexicographers Think About Language | Kory Stamper

How Lexicographers Think About Language | Kory Stamper

So these are two main approaches to language. There’s prescriptivism and descriptivism. Prescriptivism is a believe that the “best practices” of English will prevail. And so you champion the best practices of English. And the idea of the best practices Read more…


Saying no is hard. These communication tips make it easy. | Michelle Tillis Lederman

Saying no is hard. These communication tips make it easy. | Michelle Tillis Lederman

MICHELLE TILLIS LEDERMAN: “No” doesn’t feel so good. We feel a little uncomfortable. We feel bad saying no. “No” to something is “yes” to something else. And that’s the first thing you need to think about to give yourself permission Read more…


Aboard the ISS: Why cross-cultural communication is a matter of life or death | Chris Hadfield

Aboard the ISS: Why cross-cultural communication is a matter of life or death | Chris Hadfield

High above our heads is the International Space Station. It’s an amazing, complex thing—the most complicated thing we’ve ever built in space, one of the most complex international projects ever conceived and ever completed. But the keyword of that is Read more…


Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics | RWTHx and TUMx on edX

Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics |  RWTHx and TUMx on edX