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The Secular Search for Truth

Everyone wants to know ‘truth. From atheists to saints, people ponder, what is truth, its meaning, its theories? We argue about truth and fight about it. But what are some of the ideas behind “truth” itself? Featuring interviews with intellectuals Simon Blackburn, Raymond Tallis, John Hawthorne, John Hick, and Michael Shermer.

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Hard Decisions vs. The Power of Good Habits

Deciding “I’m not going to eat dessert” is much harder than it should be. But if your rule is, “I don’t eat dessert” that temptation is no longer there. Learn more about the power of self-rule with good habits.

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SCIENCE MAGAZINE: How Lies Spread

Defending Truth in the Age of Misinformation

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly — citing one of the largest studies on misinformation — and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

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How to Avoid Decision Traps

Every day we make 20,000 decisions, most of them with lightning speed; brain research proves that. Too few are rational and well thought through; the behavioral economy shows that. Benedikt Ahlfeld reveals three decision traps you should certainly avoid. Learn how you can utilize the findings of brain research.

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Then a Miracle Occurs

4 Tips to Communicate a Sophisticated Truth

In this lighthearted talk, Dominic Walliman gives us four guiding principles for easy science communication, or any kind of communication of a complex and true idea. To offer an example, he unravels the myth that quantum physics is difficult to understand — it’s all in how it’s explained.

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Ruth Chang

How to Make Hard Choices

VIDEO: Here’s a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

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