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Dare to Disagree

Good disagreement is central to progress.

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

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Science of hugs

The Science of Hugs

Love them or hate them, hugs are part of Western culture. But hugging is not as straightforward as it may seem. Where do your arms go? How long is too long?

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Understanding Words

Understanding Words

Even the most basic words can be interpreted differently by different people, and we usually believe that most other people think like we do even when almost nobody does.

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The High Seas Treaty

The High Seas Treaty

After thirty-six straight hours of negotiations, diplomats in New York representing nearly 200 countries endorsed a treaty to protect biodiversity on the high seas.

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