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Are we helping millennials to enjoy working at their best?

Kevin Majeres, MD, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, explained how the searching for meaning and purpose in work yields surprising benefits for task-related attention. Therefore, striving in pursuit of ideals, rather than good outcomes, turns each task into an opportunity for practice and growth. This...

Pope’s Video to Canadian Youth

Source: Zenit. “I invite you to flood the places where you live with the joy and enthusiasm typical of your youthful age, to irrigate the world and history with the joy that comes from the Gospel, from having met a Person: Jesus, who has enthralled you...

Poetry, music and identity – Jorge Drexler

One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the "Décima." In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together...

This Will Revolutionize Education

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?...

Using our practical wisdom

In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question "How do we do the right thing?" With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely....

Harry Potter and the translator’s nightmare

Translating the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling, in over 60 languages around the world, was not for the faint of heart or vocabulary. Translators didn't have advanced copies of the books to get a headstart and these books could take months to adapt...

Pope speaks on climate change to Stephen Hawking and other scientists

Pope Francis met with Stephen Hawking and the scientists from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during their 4-day plenary session on Science and Sustainability. While the pope did not exchange many words with Hawking, perhaps the size of his smile expressed more than words even could. While...

New technology in Rome takes tourists 2,000 years back in time

Technology is making its appearance in the world of museums, and one of the most ancient monuments in Rome, Ara Pacis, is spearheading an innovative group that is breaking new ground in this area. Ara Pacis is one of the masterpieces of Ancient Roman art, but...

Charting culture

This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC...