Jonathan Haidt: 5 steps to a happier life

The field of Psychology had long been dominated by disorders. It was all about what’s wrong with us, and how to (maybe) make us better. Then in the 1990s a new breed of psychologists, led by Martin Seligman, Ed Diener, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Jonathan Haidt launched the “positive psychology” movement. They focused their studies and programs on human flourishing – on how….

LessWrong: Refining the art of human rationality

In the past four decades, behavioral economists and cognitive psychologists have discovered many cognitive biases human brains fall prey to when thinking and deciding. Less Wrong is an online community for people who want to apply the discovery of biases like the conjunction fallacy, the affect heuristic, and scope insensitivity in order to improve their….

Fields of blood : religion & the history of violence 

From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. With deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric….

Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind is about one of the hottest topics in the sciences: morality. It’s about how we evolved to live in moral “matrices,” which bind us together around sacred values and then blind us to the truth. It’s about righteousness, moral diversity, politics and religion. As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social….

Michio Kaku: The Future of the Mind

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality…..

Verge: The big future

The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Its mission is to offer in-depth reporting and long-form feature stories, breaking news coverage, product information, and community content in a unified and cohesive manner. The site is powered by Vox Media’s Chorus platform,….