Reality Accepting Experts

Adam Conover

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Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Adam Conover (born March 2, 1983) is an American comedian, writer, voice actor, and television host. He is the creator and host of the half-hour truTV show Adam Ruins Everything, which is based on the CollegeHumor series of the same name. He is also the host of the American version of The Crystal Maze on Nickelodeon.

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Works of Adam Conover

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  • Adam Ruins Everything
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    Alan Alda

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Empathy, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Relationships, Science, and Social Skills

    Alan Alda (/ˈɑːldə/; born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H (1972–1983). He has had recurring roles on television programs such as The West Wing, and 30 Rock, and has received critical acclaim for films such as Same Time, Next Year (1978) alongside Ellen Burstyn and his directorial debut film The Four Seasons (1981) opposite Carol Burnett. Alda is also known for his performances in Woody Allen’s dramedy film Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), David O. Russell’s comedy Flirting with Disaster (1996), Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama film Bridge of Spies (2015), and Noah Baumbach’s relationship drama Marriage Story (2019). In 2004, Alda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Martin Scorsese’s Hollywood epic The Aviator. He is also known as Uncle Pete in Louis C.K.’s Peabody Award–winning tragicomedy web series Horace and Pete. Alda has also received three Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Apple Tree (1967), Jake’s Women (1992), and Glengarry Glen Ross (2005). In 2019, Alda received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

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    Works of Alan Alda

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  • If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating
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  • Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
  • Science Clear+Vivid
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  • Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
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    Alie Ward

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Gender Roles, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Science, and The Scientific Method

    Alison Ann “Alie” Ward (born November 6, 1976) is an American writer, actress, and television and podcast host.

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    Works of Alie Ward

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  • Ologies with Alie Ward
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  • Brainchild
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    Barack Obama

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Leadership, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, and Societies

    American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States.

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    Works of Barack Obama

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  • A Promised Land
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    Bessel van der Kolk

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Power, Pride & Shame, Relationships, Therapy, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist, author, researcher and educator based in Boston, USA. Since the 1970s his research has been in the area of post-traumatic stress. He is the author of The New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score. Van der Kolk served as a past president for the International Society for Traumatic stress Studies and former co-director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He is a professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and president of the Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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    Works of Bessel van der Kolk

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  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
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    Bill Nye

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    Main expertice: Evolution, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Science, and The Scientific Method

    William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter. He is best known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–2018), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

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    Works of Bill Nye

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  • Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
  • Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
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  • Science Rules!
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  • Bill Nye Saves the World
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    Brené Brown

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Emotions, Happiness, HEALTH, Leadership, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Social Skills, and Therapy

    Casandra Brené Brown (born 1965) is an American researcher story-teller, professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Brown holds the Huffington Foundation’s Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work and is a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Works of Brené Brown

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  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
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  • Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
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    Bronnie Ware

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    Main expertice: Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Empathy, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, KNOWLEDGE, Learning from Failures, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Bronnie Ware is an author, songwriting teacher, and speaker from Australia. Her inspiring memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, has connected with hearts all over the world, with translations in 27 languages. Bronnie lives in rural Australia and loves balance, simple living, and waking up to the songs of birds.

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    Works of Bronnie Ware

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  • The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
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    Cara Santa Maria

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    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, author, and podcaster.

    Cara is the science correspondent on National Geographic’s popular television series Brain Games as well as the creator and host of the weekly science podcast Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria. In addition to co-hosting the long-standing Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, she also coauthored the Skeptics Guide to the Universe book. Cara is the spokesperson for National Geographic’s Almanac 2019 and Almanac 2020, a founding member of the Nerd Brigade, and cofounded the annual science communication retreat #SciCommCamp.

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    Works of Cara Santa Maria

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  • Talk Nerdy
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    Chuck Carroll

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    Main expertice: HEALTH, Nutrition, and Over-all Health

    Chuck shed 265 pounds by conquering food addiction and devoting himself to a healthier lifestyle! Eight years later, he’s maintaining the weight loss by eating a plant-based diet.

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    Works of Chuck Carroll

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  • The Exam Room
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    David Attenborough

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Change, Empathy, Environmental Science, Fear of the Unknown, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Science, THINKING, Unavoidable Realities, and Widen Your Focus

    Sir David Frederick Attenborough (/ˈætənbərə/; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. He is a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K.

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    Works of David Attenborough

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  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

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    David Mikkelson

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    Main expertice: Complex Realities, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Science, and Technology

    David Mikkelson founded the site now known as snopes.com back in 1994 as a creative outgrowth of his wide-ranging interests in a variety of subjects (particularly folklore) and his professional expertise in the computer industry. Handling everything from researching and writing articles about urban legends to managing the site’s technical infrastructure, David saw snopes.com (which antedated the development of automated search engines) quickly become the go-to place for Internet users to query about anything questionable they encountered online, establishing it as the oldest and best known online fact-checking outlet operating today. David’s educational background includes a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas (San Antonio) and about a zillion course hours of post-graduate classes at California State University Northridge taken with no particular degree program in mind. His previous employment encompassed stints with the News-Chronicle (newspaper), Teledyne Electronics, USPS, JPL, Digital Equipment Corporation, Rocketdyne, and Health Net (HMO). In his ever-dwindling moments of free time away from snopes.com, David can be spotted at board gaming events and conventions.

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    Works of David Mikkelson

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  • Snopes
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    Diane Guerrero

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Insincerity, Lying, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Diane Guerrero is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin. Guerrero grew up in Boston and remained there after the rest of her family were deported to Colombia. She is an advocate for immigration reform. Her role on Orange Is the New Black has contributed to three consecutive wins for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Guerrero is the author of In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, a memoir about her parents being detained and deported when she was fourteen. She currently stars as Crazy Jane in the DC Universe action-drama series Doom Patrol.

    She is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. She lives in New York City.

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    Works of Diane Guerrero

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  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided
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    Eugene Kiely

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Cultures, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, and Societies

    Eugene Kiely is a journalist who has covered government and politics since 1990. Prior to joining FactCheck.org, Kiely was a Washington assignment editor at USA TODAY, leading a team of reporters who focused on Congress, politics and government accountability. Previously, he worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, starting as a statehouse reporter in Trenton, N.J., and rising to become the Pennsylvania state editor. At the Inquirer, Kiely coordinated coverage of the Amish schoolhouse shooting, honored with a 2007 Sigma Delta Chi award for breaking news. He also worked at The Record in Hackensack, N.J., where he served as the statehouse bureau chief in Trenton. He was the editor of “Open for Business,” a series on then-Gov. Christie Whitman’s environmental policies that won the 1996 John Oakes award. Kiely studied at Livingston College at Rutgers University, majoring in journalism and English.

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    Works of Eugene Kiely

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  • FactCheck.org
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    Gloria Steinem

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, and What Should Be

    American feminist journalist and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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    Works of Gloria Steinem

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  • My Life on the Road
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  • The Glorias

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    Greta Thunberg

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Cultures, Empathy, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Freewill, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Power, Science, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. Thunberg initially gained notice for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticises world leaders for their failure to take what she considers sufficient action to address the climate crisis.

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    Works of Greta Thunberg

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  • I Am Greta

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    Gretchen Rubin

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Happiness, HEALTH, Other People Exist, Relationships, and Social Skills

    Gretchen Craft Rubin (born December 14, 1965) is an American author, blogger and speaker. Rubin is a writer on subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project.

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    Works of Gretchen Rubin

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  • Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
  • The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)
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  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
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    Hans Rosling

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    Main expertice: Complex Realities, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Mental Health, Numbers and Mathematics, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Science, and The Scientific Method

    Hans Rosling was a Swedish physician, academic, and public speaker. He was a professor of international health at Karolinska Institute and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. He held presentations around the world, including several TED Talks in which he promoted the use of data (and data visualization) to explore development issues. His posthumously published book Factfulness, coauthored with Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling, became an international bestseller.

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    Works of Hans Rosling

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  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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    Ibram X. Kendi

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

    He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He also authored three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His newest books are Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, co-edited with Keisha Blain, which will be out in February. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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    Works of Ibram X. Kendi

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  • How to Be an Antiracist
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    Ijeoma Oluo

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    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Religious Thinking, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Ijeoma Oluo is a writer, speaker and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race and most recently, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many other publications. She was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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    Works of Ijeoma Oluo

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  • So You Want to Talk About Race
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    Isabel Wilkerson

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, and THINKING

    Isabel Wilkerson (born 1961) is an American journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

    Wilkerson was the editor-in-chief of the Howard University college newspaper, interned at the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, and became the Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She also taught at Emory, Princeton, Northwestern, and Boston University.

    Wilkerson interviewed over a thousand people for The Warmth of Other Suns, which documents the stories of African Americans who migrated to northern and western cities during the 20th century. Her book Caste identifies the racial hierarchy in the United States as a caste system. Both books were best-sellers.

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    Works of Isabel Wilkerson

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  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
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    James Baldwin

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, LGBTQ Issues, Lying, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Religious Thinking, Social Skills, Societies, Stories, The News Media, The Reality of Fiction, THINKING, Unavoidable Realities, Unhealthy Behavior, and Widen Your Focus

    James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century. Some of Baldwin’s essays are book-length, including The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976). An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema as the Academy Award–nominated documentary film I Am Not Your Negro (2016). One of his novels, If Beale Street Could Talk, was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film of the same name in 2018, directed and produced by Barry Jenkins.

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    Works of James Baldwin

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  • No Name in the Street
  • Notes of a Native Son
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  • I Am Not Your Negro

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    Jenara Nerenberg

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Relationships, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Jenara is a journalist, producer, speaker, and founder of The Neurodiversity Project, hosting bestselling authors in the arts and sciences who push for innovation in research and media. Based in San Francisco, Jenara is a SF native who returned to the area after 6 years of international reporting from Asia and interdisciplinary graduate training from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Harvard Business School. Her recent events include sold-out evenings with Gabor Mate, Pico Iyer, Dr. Joel Salinas of Harvard Neurology, author Maya Dusenbery, Angel Kyodo Williams, Lissa Rankin, NYTimes bestselling author Bill Hayes, designer Scott Belsky of 99U and numerous others. Jenara continues to write and curate author initiatives for the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Garrison Institute in NY, Elaine Aron’s HSP site, and elsewhere. Jenara is known for her warm and personal style, not shying away from delivering fierce and vulnerable insights from not only scientific research but also lived experience. Her clients and previous speaking engagements include the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Tahirih Justice Center, Park Day School, OZY Media, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and others. She can be booked at the button below or reached directly at community@divergentlit.com.

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    Works of Jenara Nerenberg

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  • Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You
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    Joel Fuhrman

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    Main expertice: HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Medical Experts, Nutrition, Over-all Health, and Physical Health

    Joel Fuhrman is an American celebrity doctor who advocates what he calls a micronutrient-rich diet.

    A former competitive figure skater, he suffered a serious injury which removed him from competition. He says an alternative medicine therapy helped speed his recovery and led him to become a physician. His practice is based on his nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease, also referred to as a nutritarian or restrictive diet, as well as promoting his products and books. He has written several books promoting his dietary approaches including the bestsellers Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The Eat to Live Cookbook, The End of Dieting and The End of Heart Disease and he sells a related line of nutrition related products.

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    Works of Joel Fuhrman

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  • Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
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    Kaja Perina

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    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Complex Realities, Emotions, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and Unhealthy Behavior

    I’m the Editor in Chief of Psychology Today. Prior to PT I worked at magazines large and small; defunct and very much still alive (RIP Brill’s Content; not going anywhere soon: Vogue). Before that I worked briefly in wire services and even more briefly in television news. My own writing for PT is anthologized in The Best American Science Writing series.

    The question I’m most frequently asked is whether I have formal training in psychology. My stock reply was once: “Only if you count years of psychotherapy.” I now tell people simply, and no less honestly, that lifelong curiosity about human behavior is ample schooling. As to formal schooling, I hold degrees from Vassar College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • Psychology Today
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    Kamala Harris

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Gender Roles, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, and Social Skills

    Kamala Devi Harris (/ˈkɑːmələ ˈdeɪvi/ (About this soundlisten) KAH-mə-lə DAY-vee; born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.

    A member of the Democratic Party, she served as a United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021, and as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017. Harris became vice president upon inauguration in January 2021 alongside President Joe Biden, having defeated the incumbent president, Donald Trump, and vice president, Mike Pence, in the 2020 election.

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    Works of Kamala Harris

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  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
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    Kim Johnson

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    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

    Kim Johnson held leadership positions in social justice organizations as a teen and in college, and is now an author and incoming interim vice provost at the University of Oregon. She maintains engagement in various organizations while also mentoring Black student leaders and serving as a graduate advisor and member of an historically Black sorority.

     

    This Is My America is her bestselling novel that explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. She is an award-winning novelist, with 2021 accolades that include the Pacific Northwest Book Award, YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction, and the ILA Notable Books for a Global Society. Her novel also received recognition as a NPR Concierge Best Books and Kirkus Best Fiction, Amazon Teacher’s pick, and a Junior Library Guild and Project Lit Community Book selection. Her novel has also been selected for the Spirit of Texas and Humanities of Tennessee 8-12th grade reading programs for their respective States.

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    Works of Kim Johnson

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  • This Is My America
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    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Cultures, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, and THINKING

    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (/ˈkɪmbərli/; born 1959) is an American lawyer, civil rights advocate, philosopher, and a leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality. She is a full-time professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, where she specializes in race and gender issues. Crenshaw is also the founder of Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) and the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), as well as the president of the Berlin-based Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). Crenshaw is known for the introduction and development of intersectionality, the theory of how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination, or discrimination. Her scholarship was also essential in the development of intersectional feminism which examines the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination to which women are subject due to their ethnicity, sexuality and economic background.

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  • Intersectionality Matters!
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    Lee Crosby, RD

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    Main expertice: HEALTH and Nutrition

    I’m Lee, a 30-something registered dietitian loving my real-food, plant-based diet—including loads of slimming and sassy vegetables.

    I launched Veggie Quest in 2010 following a breast cancer scare (read more below). When I stick to a whole-food, lower-fat, plant-based plan, my breasts—and the rest of me—feel better than ever.

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    Works of Lee Crosby, RD

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  • Veggie Quest
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    Lori Gottlieb

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    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning from Failures, Lying, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Lori Gottlieb is an American writer and psychotherapist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a TV series. She also writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic and is the co-host of the iHeart Radio podcast “Dear Therapists.” Her TED Talk was one of the top ten most watched talks of the year.

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    Works of Lori Gottlieb

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  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
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    Mandisa Thomas

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Religious Thinking, Science, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Mandisa Thomas is the founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc. She has spoken at secular conferences and events, and has promoted the group’s agenda in media outlets. Thomas founded Black Nonbelievers, Inc. in 2011, as a non-profit, secular fellowship. Its goals include eliminating stigma, increasing visibility, and providing support and networking opportunities around non-belief in the African-American community. The organization’s leadership is mostly female, and includes LGBTQ representation, and it has chapters in ten U.S. cities. It partners with other secular organizations including African Americans for Humanism, Openly Secular and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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    Works of Mandisa Thomas

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  • Black Nonbelievers (BN)
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    Michelle Alexander

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Michelle Alexander (born October 7, 1967) is a writer, civil rights advocate, and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary (New York City). She is best known for her 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and is an opinion columnist for The New York Times.

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    Works of Michelle Alexander

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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
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    Michelle Obama

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Family, Friendships, Gender Roles, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Nutrition, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, and Teachers and Mentors

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

    Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in nonprofits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992, and together they have two daughters.

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    Works of Michelle Obama

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  • Becoming
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  • Becoming (2020 documentary film)

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  • The Michelle Obama Podcast
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  • Waffles + Mochi
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    Neal D. Barnard

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    Main expertice: HEALTH, Nutrition, and Over-all Health

    Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

    Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a textbook made available to all U.S. medical students.

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    Works of Neal D. Barnard

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  • The Exam Room
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, and THINKING

    Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton, replacing retiring justice Byron White, and at the time was generally viewed as a moderate consensus-builder. She eventually became part of the liberal wing of the Court as the Court shifted to the right over time. Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman and the second woman to serve on the Court, after Sandra Day O’Connor. During her tenure, Ginsburg wrote notable majority opinions, including United States v. Virginia (1996), Olmstead v. L.C. (1999), Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. (2000), and City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York (2005).

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    Sarah Silverman

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Lying, Mental Health, Nutrition, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Reality Relief, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Social Skills, Therapy, THINKING, and Valuing Time

    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, politics, and religion, sometimes having her comic character endorse them in a satirical or deadpan fashion. For her work on television, she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards.

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    Works of Sarah Silverman

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  • The Sarah Silverman Podcast
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    Shalini Kantayya

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Change, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Science, Technology, and THINKING

    Shalini Kantayya is an American filmmaker and environmental activist based out of Brooklyn, New York whose films explore human rights at the intersection of water, food, and renewable energy. Kantayya is best known for her debut feature documentary, Catching the Sun.

    Born to Indian parents with a mother who emigrated to the United States, Kantayya was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She received a BA in Media Studies and International Human Rights from Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and an MFA in Film Direction from the City College of New York.

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  • Coded Bias

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    Shankar Vedantam

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Relationships, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, and THINKING

    Shankar Vedantam is an American journalist, writer, and science correspondent. His reporting focuses on human behavior and the social sciences. He is perhaps best known for his Hidden Brain family of products: book, podcast, and radio program.

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  • Hidden Brain
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    Shaun King

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    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Today, there are crucial conversations rippling across North America—conversations happening on social media, on campuses, in the streets and around dinner tables. In greater numbers, people are talking about real empowerment and liberation for historically disadvantaged groups. When it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, they’re talking specifically about human dignity for African Americans. And for this movement, journalist, humanitarian, and activist Shaun King, a columnist for The Intercept and the Writer-In-Residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project, is amongst the most compelling voices: a humane and passionate advocate for justice and families, and an extremely visible fundraiser for victims of brutality and discrimination.

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    Works of Shaun King

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  • Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future
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    Susan Rice

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Gender Roles, Other People Exist, Politics, Race and Racism, Relationships, and Social Skills

    Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat, policy advisor, and public official serving as Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Rice served as the 27th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and as the 24th U.S. national security advisor from 2013 to 2017.

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    Works of Susan Rice

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  • Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
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    Trevor Noah

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    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, television host, producer, writer, political commentator, and actor. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.

    Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, television host, and actor in South Africa in 2002. He has since had several hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and was the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa’s iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he hosted the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which he created and aired on M-Net and DStv.

    Noah began appearing on American late-night talk shows and English panel shows. In 2014, he became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and in 2015 succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart. His autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016 and acclaimed by critics.

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    Works of Trevor Noah

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  • Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
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