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Video/Nature & Environment

In the murky waters of climate change, native fishers are among the most vulnerable

7 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

Pride, poverty and rapture in an Appalachian mining community where the jobs are gone

25 minutes

Video/Work

‘Brand consultant’? ‘PR researcher’? Why the ‘bullshit jobs’ era needs to end

4 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

The interned and the undocumented: the immigration spectrum in the US today

7 minutes

Video/Work

What the night janitor knows about you. And what you should know about her

9 minutes

Video/Stories & Literature

The welder-turned-poet who fell in love with words in a Glasgow shipyard

11 minutes

Video/Art

What happens when an artist doesn’t give up the day job?

6 minutes

Video/Design & Fashion

Not all paper is created equal: an 800-year-old tradition of making it by hand

6 minutes

Video/Travel

Rail workers battle winter’s worst in this kinetic, Oscar®-nominated classic

8 minutes

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Essay/Biology

The queen does not rule

The ant colony has often served as a metaphor for human order and hierarchy. But real ant society is radical to its core

Deborah M Gordon

Essay/The Home

Nobody is home

From the footloose networker to the exiled migrant, home has been displaced by an idea that’s both elusive and contested

Charles Leadbeater

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Essay/Work

Fuck work

Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?

James Livingston

Idea/Sleep & Dreams

How the 24-hour society is stealing time from the night

Leon Kreitzman

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Essay/Work

Trust me with your money

It takes diplomacy, anthropology and psychology to serve the world’s super-rich. But only trust opens their purse strings

Brooke Harrington

Essay/Demography & Migration

The great settling down

The idea that American life is increasingly transient and uprooted is a myth: people are moving less, but worrying more

Claude S Fischer

Idea/Social Psychology

Bragging rights: when beating your own drum helps (or hurts)

Patrick Heck

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Idea/Future of Technology

The economy is more a messy, fractal living thing than a machine

George Zarkadakis

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Essay/Social Psychology

Group smarts

Groupthink can be stultifying. So how do the most successful groups elicit collective intelligence from their members?

Jane C Hu

Idea/Education

Without tenure, professors become terrified sheep

Alice Dreger

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Essay/Work

Stupefied

How organisations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door

André Spicer

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s technically and ethically complex

Walter Vannini

Video/Sports & Games

Life as a young referee: you get berated on the pitch; at home, mother does it too

17 minutes

Video/History of Technology

The last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

29 minutes

Video/Food & Drink

Street food in motion: a chicken’s journey from coop to plate in Bamako, Mali

4 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

The joys and struggles of living on the world’s most crowded island

19 minutes

Idea/Wellbeing

Doctors have become less empathetic, but is it their fault?

David Scales

Idea/Social Psychology

Why rudeness at work is contagious and difficult to stop

Trevor Foulk

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Idea/Self-Improvement

Having a backup plan might be the very reason you failed

Chris Napolitano

Idea/Education

Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy

Nicholas Tampio

Idea/Education

Let’s make football a college major

David V Johnson