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The stories of our lives

Last week, I mentioned the evocative challenge that the writer and literary agent John Brockman recently posed to a group of scientists and intellectuals: “Ask the question for which you will be remembered.” I jokingly said that my own question would probably resemble the one submitted by the scholar Jonathan Gottschall: “Are stories bad for us?” As often happens with such snap decisions, however, this one turned out to be more revealing than I had anticipated. 1,199 more words


Book: This Will Make You Smarter by John Brockman

This is one of the books that are off the beaten track and make you both think and (due to parts of it) be bored. 435 more words


The last questions

For two decades, the writer and literary agent John Brockman has posed a single question on an annual basis to a group of scientists and other intellectuals. 955 more words


All-Male PR Panel Tells Women They Can Fix Sexism by 'Speaking Up More Loudly'

Sexism in tech and science is always a hot topic—just this week a physicist had her theories mansplained to her onstage until someone defended her. 704 more words


Life on The Edge

One of the keys to success is supposed to be a morning routine.  I figure one of the keys to creative success is to always stay curious.  839 more words