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Can ordinary people change a system designed to protect those in power? Read More...

Why does it seem like America’s more divided than ever? We turn to psychology for the answer. Read More...

We learn the story of Ingvar Kamprad who revolutionized the furniture business, going from selling matches to selling matching bedroom sets. Read More...

Democrats and Republicans aren’t exactly known for their ability to set aside their differences. We take a look at whether bipartisanship is alive and well, floundering, or flatlining. Read More...

Too busy to read this blog post? In America, your unavailability is a status symbol. Read More...

Judy Cockerton saw a problem and decided to do something about it. At 48, she shut down her toy store and created a village of sixty homes. The catch? They were reserved for seniors and families with foster kids. We visited Cockerton's village to learn how she built it. Read more....

It’s impossible to imagine the modern world without code. But according to Philip Auerswald, we might all be coders - without even realizing it. Read More...

Big philanthropists like Bill Gates and the Koch Brothers are reshaping our society. But, we don’t really have much of a say as to how. We look at the rise of big philanthropy. Read More...

When did the fight for human rights begin? According to Lynn Hunt, the 18th century. And why? One answer is rather unexpected: the rise of the novel.

Childhood experiences can drastically affect a person’s health for the rest of their life. We talk to a doctor about what that means for medicine.

Science gave us penicillin, the moon landing, and the theory of evolution. But scientists can also make really big mistakes.

Human rights are hotly-debated, but when did that debate begin? UCLA’s Lynn Hunt talks about what might have been the formative moment for human rights - and how we’re constantly changing our definition of equality. Read More...

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