Judging Societies by Women’s Prisons | Emily Salisbury | TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen

Translator: Ellen Maloney Reviewer: Denise RQ “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” This famous quote by Dostoyevsky reminds us that to truly understand the progression of humanity, we should open our eyes to see how we treat some of the most unsympathetic characters in our world. How […]

Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

I think all of us have been interested, at one time or another, in the romantic mysteries of all those societies that collapsed, such as the classic Maya in the Yucatan, the Easter Islanders, the Anasazi, Fertile Crescent society, Angor Wat, Great Zimbabwe and so on. And within the last decade or two, archaeologists have […]

The Human-Robot Society

We often think in terms of conventional robots as humanoid… or they are things that are in factories… or they are robots that hoover the floor in our houses. But actually I say that the robots of the future are going to be everywhere. They’re going to affect every part of your life. Well, ubiquitous […]

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

You all know the truth of what I’m going to say. I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at the evidence, we can compare societies, more and less equal societies, and see what inequality does. I’m […]

The Try Guys Fix Their Voices

– The waves were much higher and far more frightening than they were supposed to be. A storm– (equipment clunking) Oh my God! – Oh my God. – Oh my God. – Sorry! One second, sorry. – We are recording an audiobook for our brand new book, the Hidden Power of Fucking Up. – That’s […]

Prince Philip royal baby name SHOCK: How Duke was FURIOUS over surname change

 It was a big day for two-day-old royal baby Archie Harrison on Wednesday, May 8, as parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduced him to the world and he later met his great-grandmother the Queen Archie was born on May 6, 219, at 5.26am, and his name was revealed two days later on May 8 […]

How Art Can Change Society, with Sarah Lewis

One of the reasons that I love writing about the arts, you know, curating work is not even so much that you’re able to honor one person’s expression and pay tribute to that. But because of how much it can shift things in us, you know. Frederick Douglas during the Civil War surprised his audience […]

Tony Robbins: Why You Should Change Your Mind ( Tony Robbins Psychology )

If you find your passion you’re gonna have this tremendous energy of sustainable energy but momentum requires you always do the next thing that keep the momentum going and the reason you get yourself in a passionate place is so that you change your life and the only thing that changes your life is making […]

What do Children’s Books tell us about Society?

Children’s books shape us more profoundly than almost anything else we read or encounter because we encounter these when we are very much in the process of becoming, when we are very impressionable. Children’s books tell us whose stories matter, and whose stories do not matter. Children’s books tell us what biases we may harbor […]