Entries in Innovation Hub by Caroline Lester

There are fans. And then there are superfans. Author Zoe Fraade-Blanar explains the difference between the two. Read more....

It can be difficult to know what people are thinking. So how can we unearth our real selves? Google, says Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.

 Older Americans have the AARP. Gun owners have the NRA. And now, kids have Common Sense Media.

 What can a couple of inkblots say about you? Apparently, a lot. We talk with Damion Searls about the rise of the Rorschach test.

Older Americans have the AARP. Gun owners have the NRA. But one of the biggest swaths of our population has very little political power. Read more....

Science gave us penicillin, space travel, and computers. But, it also gave us TNT, guns, and heroin. Paul Offit tells us about when science goes wrong. Read more....

What happens when people regularly start living past 100? We have to redesign our lives, according to Andrew Scott

If you haven’t made that big scientific discovery yet, don’t worry: there’s time. Laszlo Barabasi tells us why great innovations don't just come from young geniuses.

We work four more weeks a year now than we did in the 1970s. And that’s a problem. Professor Julie Rose explains why free time isn’t just nice to have -- it should be a right.

It feels great to carve out a few leisure hours each week. But, Professor Julie Rose says that free time should be a right, not a privilege. Read more....

Scrolling through your newsfeed and noticing something… eerie? Facebook can be an echo chamber. Professor Cass Sunstein tells us how social media has contributed to groupthink.

Which channel has no ratings, no stars, and no commercials, and wants to keep it that way? We talk with a cable network founder about the secret to success, even when nobody's watching.

Our president may have been ubiquitous on Twitter for the past few years. But his first love will always be TV. And it loves him right back. IndieWire executive editor Michael Schneider explains.

No ratings, no stars, and no commercials. We talk with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb about the secret to success, even when nobody's watching.  Read more....

Internet librarian is a real job. And it's real important.

In 2016, two of the largest private prison companies made 4 billion dollars in revenue. But are they saving us any money?

Social innovation looks like a lot of things. One example? Prisons in New Zealand that try to keep prisoners out, not in.

Why do federal and local governments pay private contractors to lock inmates up? The answer is surprising. Read more....

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