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Society

A fresh look at controversial or popular topics in modern history and culture from those who lived them.

Stockpiling to Save Money - Economist Andrew Tobias Talks About the Greatest Investment You Can Make: Buying Bulk On Sale

Stockpiling to Save Money

Charles Revson, the late cosmetics tycoon, bought his mouthwash by the case. By doing so, although it was the furthest thing from his mind, he did better investment-wise than he ever did in the stock market. In the stock market, with his...

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X-Prize, Zero-G, and James Cameron - An Amazing Story of Flying Zero-G Flight with James Cameron

X-Prize, Zero-G, and James Cameron

Since late 2004, I have had an interest in the evolution of the X-Prize, the first of which was named Ansari and awarded to Paul Allen’s team for their experimental spaceplane, SpaceShipOne. So it came as no surprise when an email appeared in my Inbox...

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Spontaneous Altruism in Toddlers - Interview with Dr. Felix Warneken

Spontaneous Altruism in Toddlers

A recent article in New Scientist named altruism as one of the ten great mysteries of human behavior, alongside kissing, blushing and laughter. For scientists, altruism has long presented a conundrum: Why do people help others...

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Peace Warrior - Interview with Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez

Peace Warrior

Creating peace is a full time job, whether it’s establishing détente between warring nations, healing the wounds after a civil conflict or calling a truce between rival gangs on the embattled streets of urban America. Regardless of the scale of violence...

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Finding Hope and Healing In Prison - Interview with Robin Casarjian and Beth Casarjian

Finding Hope and Healing In Prison

For people in prison, forgiving themselves is not easy. They may have committed murder, rape, or assault, sold drugs or stolen. Coming to terms with the impact of their actions requires time, courage, and a depth of honest self-examination...

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Bucking the System - Interview with Laurence Gonzales

Bucking the System

Journalist and author Laurence Gonzales has been studying accidents and their roots in human behavior for more than 35 years, culminating in the 2003 publication of Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why...

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Forgiving Catholic Pedophiles - Interview with Brent BecVar

Forgiving Catholic Pedophiles

Brent BecVar is an extraordinary man. He has accomplished a level of universal forgiveness and self-responsibility that very few people ever achieve, even though he suffered what many would consider as...

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Rebuilding Value in Our Lives

Rebuilding Value in Our Lives

It was Christmas Eve when award-winning author and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff was mugged in front of his “hip” Park Slope neighborhood apartment in Brooklyn while taking out his trash. He immediately did what any responsible neighbor would do...

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Searching for Level VI

Searching for Level VI

With experience, patience, and lessons learned from failure, you can create a classroom based on trust. The students know you to be fair. You’re dependable. The kids know that....

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Local Producer Merges Consciousness with Media

Local Producer Merges Consciousness with Media

Betsy Chasse is an unlikely poster child for spiritual media. Prior to co-directing and producing What the Bleep Do We Know....

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