If you've ever leaned on the power of creativity to see you through a difficult time, you know firsthand how healing the experience of creativity can be. Maybe you painted during a period of loneliness. Maybe you banged on the drums to release stress during a difficult work week. Maybe you processed your worries by . . .
Arguably one of the central components that help to make us “human” are the ability to think in abstractions and the need to try to assign meaning to objects and the world around us. Art has played a central role in these truly human processes since the dawn of time. Beyond studying the history of . . .
Whatever you study, be it the ways in which children learn, or cultures interact (or even the way stars behave when they die) starts with the human mind. The human mind is the lens through which all other understanding flows. And understanding how we understand, as well as ways in which we may or may . . .
You've probably heard that data is the “new oil.” And how about the other over-the-top stat noting that humans have created more data in the last two years than all of human history before that combined. They're both true. But both muddled by the fact that even with data on that scale, data in-and-of-itself is . . .
Humans are pattern-matching animals. Today many of the patterns most important to us are detailed in the annals of scientific journals, classic literature, the arts, and journalistic endeavors. But there was a time before any of these enterprises. A time when humans documented ideas about what mattered the most in the form of stories - . . .
For most people, gender is such a basic and fundamental aspect of identity, that it goes unnoticed and unquestioned much of the time. And yet there is really no aspect of our lives where gender identity and social constructs don't play a role. Gender is complicated, too. On the inside, few people comfortably fit the . . .
Let us guess. You're moved by stories of international cooperation. And you're bothered -- or even spurred to action -- by stories about how global trends harm remote corners of the world. You already know that today's world is interconnected in almost every way, technologically, by industry, by our food chains, by our cultures, and . . .
"The point at which things happen is a decision. Instead of focusing on yourself, focus on how you can help someone else." ― Germany Kent We all travel down different paths, but what we share is a need to improve ourselves. Very few people are happy in stagnancy. How do we grow? Our genetics play . . .
Latin America is a region made up of thirteen dependencies and twenty countries in the Western Hemisphere. The most common languages spoken are Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Classically, this region has been colonized by the Spanish, English, Portuguese and French either physically or economically. Eventually the United States began to exploit Latin American countries as . . .