Can Money Buy Happiness?
Can money buy happiness? We ask Michael Norton of Harvard Business School and Elizabeth Dunn of the University of British Columbia, authors of “Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.”
The Population Problem
Famed physicist Michio Kaku, author of “The Physics of the Future,” discusses the population crisis and tackles the question: how many are too many?
Tapping Into Genius
Is our generation less creative? Fostering creativity and understanding genius with Dr. Roberta Ness.
The Weight Debate
Are a few extra pounds beneficial? Findings from a new study on the effect of weight on mortality. With Dr. Katherine Flegal, senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This year we’ve seen what many experts agree are real symptoms of global warming - from fires in Colorado to drought that now blankets more than 60% of the country. And this July was the hottest ever for those of us in the lower 48.
Except that it wasn’t just July. The average temperature from last summer to this summer is hotter than any 12 month period on record in the U.S.
So, what’s going on here?
We dive into the science - and the politics - with author and activist Bill McKibben and Harvard's Dan Schrag.
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