How stories help us connect, teach us empathy, and set the rules of society Read more
Why do stories matter?
How stories help us connect, teach us empathy, and set the rules of society
Why is Cinderella such a universal story?
Separating the art from the artist
Why does what we know about an artist affect how we see their work?
Why is climate change so politicised?
People on the left are more likely to accept climate change than those on the right.
Why should we value emotional labour?
Why do we find it hard to cut our losses?
When we know we’re in a hole, why do we find it so hard to stop digging?
Confidence: Why it misleads us
There is little overlap between how good people think they are and how good they are
Confidence: How it can help us
How confidence can motivate us and help us live up to our potential
Why is it so hard to get people to pay tax?
Attitudes to tax are determined by some surprising factors.
Why do people risk death in pursuit of adventure?
Why do we choose to do things that could kill us?
Why do we care where we come from?
The need to discover our past and what this tells us about ourselves
Why aren’t more women in computer science?
Computing history is filled with the accomplishments of women. But where are they now?
Why do we enjoy the misfortunes of others?
Why should we work together?
Have we become obsessed with the idea of collaboration?
Why do some people become hermits?
What makes people choose a life of isolation and silence?
Why do we care so much about games?
Why do so many people care so much about their sports teams?
Why does nature calm anxiety?
We find out how the natural world affects our mental health
Why do we blend?
Blending is a distinctly human activity. Why do we do it?
Why do funerals matter?
Why funerals matter so profoundly to us, as individuals and societies
Why learn to be happy?
Happiness is a fundamental human desire, yet we often struggle to achieve it.
Why do we (still) wear make-up?
What’s the power of make-up? Why can't many of us leave the house without it?
Why are we so gloomy about the world?
Sandra Kanthal asks if human nature is wired to fixate on the downsides of life.
Why do some people reject society?
Why do some people reject traditional forms of education, housing and even government?
Why do we love camping?
Why do people ditch the comforts of modern life to go and sleep under the stars?
Intuition: Why should we trust it?
What exactly is intuition? And why should we trust it?
Intuition: Why should we be cautious of it?
Why do we get so attached to our intuitions? And can they mislead us?
Why are we shy?
Why do we feel shy and what can we do about it?
Why are we conscious of so little?
Why are humans conscious of so little of what goes on around us?
Why are we conscious?
What evolutionary advantage does consciousness bestow upon us?
Why do we cheat on our partners?
Could the answer lie in our DNA, our upbringing or our lack of self control?
Why grandparents are important
Why do grandparents care for their grandchildren and what effect does it have on them?