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Urbanization and the future of cities – Vance Kite

Today ,more than half of all people in the world live in an urban area. By mid-century, this will increase to 70%. But as recently as 100 years ago, only two out of ten people lived in a city, and before that, it was even less. How have we reached such a high degree of …


Finding happiness in a changing China | A Billion Chinese Dreams | Part 1/4

Finding happiness in a changing China | A Billion Chinese Dreams | Part 1/4

What is the Chinese Dream? When President Xi Jinping sounded the clarion call in 2012, it was about country and nation. But to the ordinary Chinese, what are these dreams made of? In this series, journalist and writer, Zhou Yijun, travels across China to size up the shifting shape of this dream. The American Dream …



Social sustainability: Satisfying human needs

Hi Alex here which human needs do we have to satisfy to live a sustainable life? Interestingly enough most definitions of sustainability mention meeting needs the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in 1987 defined sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet …


TAOISM | How to Get Drunk on Life

The habit of drinking is deeply ingrained in Western culture. Being drunk is often seen as a blissful state in which our sorrows are washed away, and exchanged for courage and an extraordinary ability to be merry and happy. Yes, alcohol loosens the inhibitions, dissolves our fears and makes us forget about our problems – …




Wil Wheaton on Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Depression, and Recovery

My name is Wil Wheaton, I am an actor, writer, and producer. I have generalized anxiety disorder, and I have, I forget the exact medical term for it, but it’s sort of like chronic depression. I wasn’t aware of how my mental illness was affecting me until I was suffering from it for easily 15 …


This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life | Tara Djokic

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old, but a human lifetime often lasts for less than 100 years. So why care about the history of our planet when the distant past seems so inconsequential to everyday life? You see, as far as we can tell, Earth is the only planet in our solar system known …


How to Survive an Earthquake, According To Science

Suddenly, a loud crash! A dish falls on the floor in your kitchen. Your dog barks and more things fall and smash. Your feet feel unsteady on the ground. What’s happening? It’s an earthquake, and you need to act fast. If you don’t, you could get injured, trapped or worse. So, how do you survive …

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