Dominos

Our political beliefs influence more than just our votes. Paul Taylor talks demographic shifts, hyper-partisanship, and why we live near people with similar views.

Countries are shortening their work week, and Isabel Sawhill thinks America might want to think about following suit. We explore 30-hour weeks and the choice between more money and more time.

There is way more to the Internet than Pinterest and shopping. Rosa Bransky takes us on a journey through the dark web.

Darkness

The journey from the surface web to the dark web is easier than you might think. Rosa Bransky joins us to talk about what’s happening in the worst corners of the internet, and how to stop it. Read more...

television

We take a dip into history and explore the story of the man whose use of tech changed television forever. Read more...

Sarah Palin Voting

Thinking about canvassing for your favorite candidate? According to Paul Taylor, you might want to head to the next county, since we are segregating ourselves based on our political beliefs. Read more...

Sad Businessman

Sick of the 9 to 5? Brookings Institution Fellow Isabel Sawhill talks about why we should rethink our workweek. Read more...

Four-leaf clover

The Mona Lisa and Kim Kardashian have something in common, and it’s more than just a bewitching smile. Robert Frank, economics professor at Cornell University, says the secret ingredient to success isn’t just hard work and talent.

What’s your favorite color? If the answer is "blue," it’s a bit uninspired. But don’t worry, everyone else says the same thing. We explain why.

Still freaking out about running into your high school teacher in Paris? Turns out, coincidences are more likely than you might think. Joseph Mazur uses math to explain why, but insists that your coincidence story is still “magical.”

horseshoe

Yes, you earned that big promotion, but you also had help. Robert Frank of Cornell thinks we tend to underestimate the role luck plays in our lives. Read more...

DNA

Ever wonder what your chances are of winning the jackpot or of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Joseph Mazur says that people tend to misjudge the likelihood of coincidences. Read more...

frida kahlo

Gender bias is everywhere. And according to Duke University researcher Devon Proudfoot, it even affects how we think about creativity. Read more...

blue

You like blue, burritos, and Belle & Sebastian… but why? Journalist Tom Vanderbilt explains the science behind our taste. Read more...

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