Reality Accepting Experts

Adam Conover

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Biography:

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.

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

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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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    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.

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

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    Works of Alan Alda

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

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

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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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    Aminatou Sow

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    Aminatou Sow is a United States-based businesswoman, digital strategist, writer, podcast host, and co-founder of Tech LadyMafia. She cohosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend with her friend, the journalist and editor Ann Friedman. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman co-wrote Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close which was released July 17, 2020.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Works of Aminatou Sow

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    Angie Thomas

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    Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is a #1 NYT bestseller as well, and a film is in development with Paramount Pictures with Angie acting as a producer. In 2020, Angie released Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal to Writing Your Truth as a tool to help aspiring writers tell their stories. In 2021, Angie will return to the world of Garden Heights with Concrete Rose, a prequel to The Hate U Give that focuses on seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Website: Link

    Works of Angie Thomas

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  • The Hate U Give
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    Ann Friedman

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    Ann Friedman is an American magazine editor, journalist, podcaster, and pie chart artist. She writes about gender, politics, and social issues. She sends out a weekly email newsletter. Previously, she was deputy editor for The American Prospect, executive editor at the Los Angeles-based GOOD magazine, and a co-founder of the employee-driven, crowd-sourced spin-off Tomorrow magazine. Friedman and Aminatou Sow co-wrote Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close which was released July 17, 2020.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Opinions, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Relationships, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Works of Ann Friedman

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    B.J. Fogg

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    BJ Fogg, PhD, is the founder and director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University, where he has directed lab research for over 20 years.

    In addition to his research on human behavior, Fogg teaches industry innovators how to create successful products. His favorite professional training is the “Behavior Design Boot Camp,” which he teaches once a month.

    His book Tiny Habits is a New York Times Bestseller, and the editors at Amazon also selected this as the #1 book of 2020 in “Leadership and Business.”

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Planning, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Rewards and Punishments, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Works of B.J. Fogg

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    Barack Obama

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    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.

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

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    Works of Barack Obama

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    bell hooks

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    Gloria Jean Watkins (born September 25, 1952), better known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. The name “bell hooks” is borrowed from her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.

    The focus of hooks’ writing has been the intersectionality of race, capitalism, and gender, and what she describes as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination. She has published more than 30 books and numerous scholarly articles, appeared in documentary films, and participated in public lectures. She has addressed race, class, and gender in education, art, history, sexuality, mass media, and feminism. In 2014, she founded the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

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

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    Works of bell hooks

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    Bessel van der Kolk

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    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.

    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

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    Works of Bessel van der Kolk

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    Bill Nye

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    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.

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

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    Works of Bill Nye

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  • Bill Nye: Science Guy
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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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    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.

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

    Website: Link

    Works of Brené Brown

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  • Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
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    Bronnie Ware

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    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.

    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

    Website: Link

    Works of Bronnie Ware

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    Cara Santa Maria

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    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.

    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

    Website: Link

    Works of Cara Santa Maria

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  • Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
  • Talk Nerdy
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    Caroline Ervin

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    Caroline is a research-driven feminist investigator always on the hunt for the hidden histories of women who’ve changed the world. An editor by training, Caroline employs her print journalism background in her new-media approach to educating audiences about health, history and pop culture through a gendered lens. She also loves Corgis, Otis Redding records, and strong gin + tonics.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Power, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and Unhealthy Behavior

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    Works of Caroline Ervin

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  • Unladylike
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    Celeste Ng

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    Celeste Ng is the author of two novels, Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere.

    Her first novel, Everything I Never Told You (2014), was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications. Everything I Never Told You was also the winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the ALA’s Alex Award. It has been translated into over thirty languages and is being adapted for the screen.

    Celeste’s second novel, Little Fires Everywhere (2017) was a #1 New York Times bestseller, a #1 Indie Next bestseller, and Amazon’s Best Fiction Book of 2017. It was named a best book of the year by over 25 publications, the winner of the Ohioana Award and the Goodreads Readers Choice Award 2017 in Fiction, and has spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Little Fires Everywhere has been published abroad in more than 30 languages and has been adapted as a limited series on Hulu, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Gossips, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Lying, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Revenge, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Website: Link

    Works of Celeste Ng

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  • Little Fires Everywhere
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    Chuck Carroll

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    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.

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

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    Works of Chuck Carroll

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  • The Exam Room
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    Clare Patey

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    Empathy Museum’s exhibits are conceived by Clare Patey, an award-winning artist and curator who devises participatory installations, performances and exhibitions. She also created the Museum Of, The Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It and Feast on the Bridge for the Thames Festival.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Change, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, and What Should Be

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    Works of Clare Patey

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  • A Mile in my Shoes
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    Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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    Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals.

    A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster, and award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, and her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which has been voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers several years in a row. She launched a spin-off podcast called Animalogy in 2017. Along with fellow advocates, she recently formed a political action committee called East Bay Animal PAC to work with government officials on animal issues in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Nutrition, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Works of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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    Cristen Conger

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    An established voice on 21st-century women, gender and feminism, Cristen prides herself in educating, inspiring and making folks laugh at the same time. Whether on the page, on stage, on camera, or in the podcast studio, she sees no stereotype too superficial, no inequality too insurmountable, and no topic too taboo to confront with credibility and candor. Her favorite animal is her maltipoo rescue, Brewster.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and Unhealthy Behavior

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    Works of Cristen Conger

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  • Unladylike
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    Cynthia Lowen

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    Cynthia Lowen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer whose work uses the power of story to catalyze meaningful change, confronting timely social issues from bullying to online harassment to nuclear proliferation. She is the producer and writer of the acclaimed documentary ‘Bully’ (2012) following five kids and families through a year in the life of America’s bullying crisis, which was released theatrically worldwide by The Weinstein Company. The film also appeared on Independent Lens, Netflix and numerous other television and video-on-demand outlets. Lauded by critics, ‘Bully’ was nominated for two Emmys for Best Documentary Film and Outstanding Information Programming. The film was also shortlisted for the Oscars and received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism, as well as the Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, the True Life Fund Award, the Cinema Eye Audience Choice Award, the Emery Award, the Bergen Film Festival Audience Award and more.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Power, Pride & Shame, Social Skills, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Works of Cynthia Lowen

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  • Bully
  • Netizens
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    David Attenborough

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    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.

    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

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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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    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.

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

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    Works of David Mikkelson

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  • Snopes
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    Diane Guerrero

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    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.

    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

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    Works of Diane Guerrero

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    Diona Reasonover

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    Diona Reasonover is an American actress. She starred as Charmaine Eskowitz in the television show Clipped. She portrays Kasie Hines in the crime drama series NCIS.

     

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Website: Link

    Works of Diona Reasonover

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  • Periodic Talks
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    Dr. Carol Tavris

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    Dr. Carol Tavris’s work as a writer, teacher, and lecturer has been devoted to educating the public about psychological science. Her book with Elliot Aronson, “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by ME): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts” (revised edition, 2015, and most recently updated in 2020 with a new chapter–“Dissonance, Democracy, and the Demagogue”), applies cognitive dissonance theory to a wide variety of topics, including politics, conflicts of interest, memory (everyday and “recovered”), the criminal justice system, police interrogation, the daycare sex-abuse epidemic, family quarrels, international conflicts, and business. Her latest book, with oncologist Avrum Bluming, is “Estrogen Matters” (Little, Brown Spark, 2018). In addition to writing essays and book reviews, she contributes a column for Skeptic magazine, “The Gadfly.”

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Power, Pride & Shame, Rewards and Punishments, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Dr. Laurie Santos

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    Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, “Psychology and the Good Life,” teaches students what the science of psychology says about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. The class is Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years and has been adapted into a free Coursera program that has been taken by over 3.3 million people to date. Dr. Santos has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, NPR, GQ Magazine, Slate, CNN and O, The Oprah Magazine. Dr. Santos is a winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching from institutions such as Yale and the American Psychological Association. She has been featured as one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” young minds and was named TIME’s “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, launched in 2019 has over 35 million downloads.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Revenge, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Dr. Steven Novella

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    Dr. Novella is an academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to being the host of The Skeptics’ Guide podcast, he is the president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society. He is also the author of NeuroLogicaBlog, a popular science blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also contributes every Wednesday to Science-Based Medicine, a blog dedicated to issues of science and medicine. He is also a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and a founding fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine. He has a regular column in the Skeptical Inquirer – The Science of Medicine. Dr. Novella is also a Senior Fellow for the James Randi Educational Foundation and directs their Science-Based Medicine program.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Numbers and Mathematics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Planning, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Emily Kwong

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    Emily Kwong (she/her) is the reporter for NPR’s daily science podcast, Short Wave. The podcast explores new discoveries, everyday mysteries and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, Monday through Friday.

    Prior to working at NPR, Kwong was a reporter and host at KCAW-Sitka, a community radio station in Sitka, Alaska. She covered local government and politics, culture and general assignments, chasing stories onto fishing boats and up volcanoes. Her work earned multiple awards from the Alaska Press Club and Alaska Broadcasters Association. Prior to that, Kwong produced youth media with WNYC’s Radio Rookies and The Modern Story in Hyderabad, India.

    Kwong won the “Best New Artist” award in 2013 from the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition for a story about a Maine journalist learning to speak with an electrolarynx. She was the 2018 “Above the Fray” Fellow, reporting a series for NPR on climate change and internal migration in Mongolia.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Numbers and Mathematics, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Eugene Kiely

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    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.

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

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    Gene Demby

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    Gene Demby is the co-host and correspondent for NPR’s Code Switch team.

    Before coming to NPR, he served as the managing editor for Huffington Post’s BlackVoices following its launch. He later covered politics.

    Prior to that role he spent six years in various positions at The New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, he started a blog about race, culture, politics and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, and What Should Be

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    Gillian Jacobs

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    Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (/ˈɡɪliən/) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community (2009–2015), Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix romantic comedy series Love (2016–2018) and Atom Eve on the Amazon animated series Invincible (2021). She had a recurring role as Mimi-Rose Howard on the fourth season of the HBO comedy-drama series Girls (2012–2017) and has appeared in films such as Life Partners (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Don’t Think Twice (2016), Brother Nature (2016), Life of the Party (2018), Ibiza (2018), I Used to Go Here (2020), and The Fear Street Trilogy (2021).

    In February 2021, Jacobs and co-host Diona Reasonover premiered a STEM-focused podcast, called Periodic Talks on Stitcher Radio.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Gloria Steinem

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    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.

    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

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    Greta Thunberg

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    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.

    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

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    Gretchen Rubin

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    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.

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

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    Hannah Fry

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    Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour – particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

    Alongside her academic position, Hannah spends many of her days giving conference keynotes and taking the joy of maths into theatres, pubs and schools. She also regularly appears on TV and radio in the UK, most recently on BBC2’s Six Degrees and in her own documentary charting the life of Lady Ada Lovelace.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Societies, Technology, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Hans Rosling

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    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.

    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

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    Ibram X. Kendi

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    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.

    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

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    Ijeoma Oluo

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    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.

    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

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    Isabel Wilkerson

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    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.

    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

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    James Baldwin

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    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.

    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

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    James Randi

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    James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928 – October 20, 2020) was a Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic who extensively challenged paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. He was the co-founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). Randi began his career as a magician under the stage name The Amazing Randi and later chose to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims, which he collectively called “woo-woo”. Randi retired from practicing magic at age 60, and from his foundation at 87.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Science, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Jane K. Willenbring

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    Jane Kathryn Willenbring is an American geomorphologist and professor at Stanford University. She is best known for using cosmogenic nuclides to investigate landscape changes and dynamics. She has won multiple awards including the Antarctica Service Medal and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Numbers and Mathematics, Other People Exist, Planning, Pride & Shame, Regrets, Relationships, Science, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Jenara Nerenberg

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    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.

    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

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    Jeremiah Camara

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    Jeremiah Camara is the author of the books Holy Lockdown: Does The Church Limit Black Progress? and The New Doubting Thomas: The Bible, Black Folks & Blind Belief. Camara is the creator of the widely watched video series Slave Sermons. Next Camara created Contradiction: A Question of Faith, a full‐length documentary examining the saturation of churches in Black communities coexisting with poverty and powerlessness. His latest documentary film project is entitled Holy Hierarchy: The Religious Roots of Racism in America. Holy Hierarchy explains how the beliefs in a Supreme Being during colonial America led to notions of supreme human beings and how these notions worked their way into the legal system; ultimately turning racism into an institution.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, and What Should Be

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    Joel Fuhrman

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    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.

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

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    Julia Galef

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    Julia Galef co-founded the Center for Applied Rationality, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people improve their reasoning and decision-making, particularly with the aim of addressing global problems. Julia’s background is originally in statistics, and she did social science research at Columbia and Harvard Business Schools for several years before becoming a writer for venues such as Slate, Science, Scientific American and more. For the last six years, Julia has hosted the Rationally Speaking podcast.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Julie Sondra Decker

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    Julie writes novels and short stories in various genres, including fantasy, speculative fiction, magical realism, science fiction, and realistic contemporary subjects. She writes in multiple age categories (MG, YA, NA, and Adult), but most of her work is for adult audiences. Her nonfiction work includes essays, articles, and long nonfiction on instructional writing topics and asexuality awareness.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Politics, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Kaja Perina

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    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.

    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

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    Kamala Harris

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    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.

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

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    Kim Johnson

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    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.

    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

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    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

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    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.

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

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    Lee Crosby, RD

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    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.

    Main expertice: HEALTH and Nutrition

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    Lori Gottlieb

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    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.

    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

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    Madeline K. Sofia

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    Madeline Sofia is the host of Short Wave — NPR’s daily science podcast. Short Wave will bring a little science into your life, all in about 10 minutes. Sometimes it’ll be a good story, a smart conversation, or a fun explainer, but it’ll always be interesting and easy to understand. It’s a break from the relentless news cycle, but you’ll still come away with a better understanding of the world around you.

    Before hosting Short Wave, Sofia hosted the NPR video show “Maddie About Science.” The show takes viewers behind the scenes with scientists, revealing their motivations and sharing their research — from insect mimics to space probes headed for the sun. Sofia also co-developed the worldwide NPR Scicommers program, which supports scientists interested in building their communication skills.

    Before working at NPR, Sofia received her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester Medical Center. She studied Vibrio cholerae, a fascinating bacterium that has haunted the human race.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Evolution, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, and THINKING

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    Mandisa Thomas

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    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.

    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

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    Maya Shankar

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    Maya is currently the Senior Director of Behavioral Economics at Google and is the Creator, Host, and Executive Producer of “A Slight Change of Plans”, a podcast with Pushkin Industries. Maya previously served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House’s Behavioral Science Team — a team of scientists charged with improving public policy using research insights about human behavior. In 2016, Maya served as the first Behavioral Science Advisor to the United Nations under Ban Ki-moon.

    Maya completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at Stanford, after receiving a Ph.D. from Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and a B.A. from Yale in cognitive science. She has been profiled by the New Yorker and has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Forbes, and on NPR’s All Things Considered, Freakonomics, and Hidden Brain. Maya is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music’s pre-college division and is a former private violin student of Itzhak Perlman.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Mazie Hirono

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    Mazie Keiko Hirono (/ˈmeɪzi hiˈroʊnoʊ/; Japanese name: 広野 慶子, Hirono Keiko; born November 3, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Hawaii since 2013. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Hirono served as a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1981 to 1995 and as Hawaii’s ninth lieutenant governor from 1994 to 2002, under Ben Cayetano. The Democratic nominee for governor of Hawaii in 2002, Hirono was defeated by Republican Linda Lingle. From 2007 to 2013, she served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district.

    Hirono is the first elected female senator from Hawaii, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, the first U.S. senator born in Japan, and the nation’s first Buddhist senator. She considers herself a non-practicing Buddhist[1][2] and is often cited with Hank Johnson as the first Buddhist to serve in the United States Congress.[3] She is also the third woman to be elected to Congress from Hawaii (after Patsy Mink and Pat Saiki).

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Michael Greger

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    A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

    Main expertice: Complex Realities, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Medical Experts, Nutrition, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Planning, and Science

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    Michelle Alexander

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    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.

    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

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    Michelle Obama

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    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.

    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

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    Nancy Hopkins

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    Nancy Hopkins, an American molecular biologist, is the Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is known for her research identifying genes required for zebrafish development, and for her earlier research on gene expression in the bacterial virus, lambda, and on mouse RNA tumor viruses. She is also known for her work promoting equality of opportunity for women scientists in academia.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Complex Realities, Environmental Science, Evolution, Gender Roles, HEALTH, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Medical Experts, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Science, Teachers and Mentors, and The Scientific Method

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    Neal D. Barnard

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    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.

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

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    Penn Jillette

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    Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, actor, musician, inventor, television presenter, and author, best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller. The duo has been featured in numerous stage and television shows, such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and is currently headlining in Las Vegas at The Rio. Jillette serves as the act’s orator and raconteur.

    Jillette has published eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, the First Amendment, as well as previously identifying as a Libertarian, and supporting free-market capitalism.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Environmental Science, Evolution, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Nutrition, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Exercise, Physical Health, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Religious Thinking, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Raychelle Burks

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    Raychelle Burks is an Associate Professor of analytical chemistry at American University in Washington, D.C. and science communicator, who has regularly appeared on the Science Channel. In 2020, the American Chemical Society awarded her the Grady-Stack award for her public engagement excellence.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Numbers and Mathematics, Other People Exist, Planning, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Science, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, THINKING, and What Should Be

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    Rebecca Solnit

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    Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including Call Them By Their True Names (Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction), Cinderella Liberator, Men Explain Things to Me, The Mother of All Questions, and Hope in the Dark, and co-creator of the City of Women map, all published by Haymarket Books; a trilogy of atlases of American cities, The Faraway Nearby, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). Her forthcoming memoir, Recollections of My Nonexistence, is scheduled to release in March, 2020. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at the Guardian and a regular contributor to Literary Hub.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Social Skills, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Rebecca Sugar

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    Rebecca Rea Sugar is an American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, and singer-songwriter. They[a] are the creator of the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, making her both the first femme-presenting and the first non-binary person to independently create a series for the network. Until 2013, Sugar was a writer and storyboard artist on the animated television series Adventure Time. Her work on the two series has earned her seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Sugar is bisexual and non-binary, using she/her and they/them pronouns, which has served as the inspiration for her to stress the importance of LGBT representation in art, especially in children’s entertainment.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Ricky Gervais

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    Ricky Dene Gervais is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer and writer. He is best known for co-creating, co-writing and acting in the British television mockumentary sitcom The Office (2001–2003). He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Rose d’Or twice (2006 and 2019), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007, he was placed at No. 11 on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups, and he was placed at No. 3 in their 2010 list. In 2010, he was named in the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

    Gervais initially worked in the music industry. He attempted a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing, as well as working as the manager of the then-unknown band Suede before turning to comedy. Gervais appeared on The 11 O’Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000, garnering a reputation as a blunt and often controversial social critic. In 2000, he was given a Channel 4 spoof talk show, Meet Ricky Gervais. He achieved greater mainstream fame the following year with his BBC television mock documentary series The Office. It was followed by Extras in 2005. He co-wrote and co-directed both programmes with Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. He starred in 2016 comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road, which he also wrote and directed.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Gossips, 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, Planning, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Revenge, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Robia Rashid

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    Robia Sara Rashid is an American television writer-producer and showrunner. She is widely known as the creator of Netflix original series Atypical. Rashid was also the co-story editor, co-producer and supervising producer of the CBS sitcom series How I Met Your Mother.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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    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).

    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

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    Sabrina E. Dent, DMin

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    Sabrina Dent (she/her/hers) is the Senior Faith Adviser at Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

    Sabrina is a life-long advocate for human rights and social justice. Throughout her career, she has worked with vulnerable populations including women and children impacted by domestic violence and abuse, youth with mental health and behavioral challenges, and racial and religious minorities. However, she developed a passion as a religious freedom advocate in 2015 when she became a BJC Fellow with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC).

    Before joining the AU team, Sabrina worked as director of programs and partnerships at the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum where she managed several of the education initiatives designed for religious and civic leaders. She enhanced the Center’s Summer Bootcamp for Interns, providing an opportunity for college interns to learn more about religious freedom and engage national experts on this topic. Additionally, she led a three-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation titled “Religious Freedom: African American Perspectives” in partnership with Historically Black Theological Institutions. Sabrina is the co-editor and a contributing author for the recently published book African Americans and Religious Freedom: New Perspectives for Congregations and Communities.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, The Scientific Method, and THINKING

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    Sarah Silverman

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    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.

    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

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    Shalini Kantayya

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    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.

    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

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    Shane Burcaw

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    Shane Burcaw grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and recently graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. He is the president of Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. where he works to teach people that humor and positivity can be used to overcome adversity. He has written a young adult memoir and writes as a freelancer for The Morning Call. He also writes a blog called Laughing At My Nightmare about the humor of living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

    In his free time he enjoys running people over in his wheelchair, hanging out with his brother and friends, and traveling. His favorite food is mashed potatoes, and one time when he was a kid he stole thirty popsicles from the school cafeteria because a friend told him it was allowed. The popsicles melted in his book bag, and he was sent to the principal’s office. A life of crime just didn’t suit him.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Disasters and Tragedies, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

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    Shankar Vedantam

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    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.

    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

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    Shaun King

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    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.

    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

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    Shelly Johnson

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    Shelly was born and raised in the Mormon church, like all good Mormons, she married young and bred fast, having seven wonderful children to ensure she would get into Heaven and please her Mormon family.

    Not long after the birth of her seventh child, Shelly had a breakdown. She left the church, coming out of the closet and divorcing her husband. Now she’s doing her best trying to figure out life and heal from the trauma.

    This episode is a raw account of Shelly’s journey of liberation and awakening, as she undoes the shackles of conditioning, moves through guilt and experiences a full life for the first time in 40 years.

    Shelly shares how she thought her depression and anxiety was a sign that she was a sinner, it wasn’t until her partner Mary assured her that everything was going to be alright that she no longer had to pretend and life responded in the form of a gentle breeze on her shoulder.

    Together we explore her family’s response to her coming out as a lesbian and the incredible difference she is making in the lives of others as she and Mary host the insightful, funny and downright honest podcast called Latter Day Lesbian.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Complex Realities, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Shereen Marisol Meraji

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    Shereen Marisol Meraji is the co-host and senior producer of NPR’s Code Switch podcast. She didn’t grow up listening to public radio in the back seat of her parent’s car. She grew up in a Puerto Rican and Iranian home where no one spoke in hushed tones, and where the rhythms and cadences of life inspired her story pitches and storytelling style. She’s an award-winning journalist and founding member of the pre-eminent podcast about race and identity in America, NPR’s Code Switch. When she’s not telling stories that help us better understand the people we share this planet with, she’s dancing salsa, baking brownies or kicking around a soccer ball.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, and What Should Be

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    Stephanie Brown

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    Dr. Brown is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics, adult children of alcoholics and all addicts and their families, based on her research defining a developmental process of active addiction and recovery. Dr. Brown is the widely-published author of eleven academic and popular books on addiction and recovery, including her acclaimed first book, “Treating the Alcoholic: A Developmental Model of Recovery.” She is a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience, a researcher, a consultant and a frequent lecturer in the field of addiction.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Evolution, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Rewards and Punishments, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Susan Rice

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    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.

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

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    Susan Ware

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    Susan Ware, celebrated feminist historian and biographer, is the author of American Women’s History: A Very Short Introduction and Letter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century, among other books. She is the editor of American Women’s Suffrage: Voices from the Long Struggle for the Vote, 1776–1965 and is Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Societies, THINKING, and What Should Be

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    Tig Notaro

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    Mathilde O’Callaghan “Tig” Notaro (born March 24, 1971) is an American stand-up comic, writer, radio contributor, and actress. She is known for her deadpan comedy. Her acclaimed album Live was nominated in 2014 for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The special Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated in 2016 at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. In 2017, the album Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Emotions, 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, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Pride & Shame, Regrets, Relationships, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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    Trevor Noah

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    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.

    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

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    William Still

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    William Still (October 7, 1821 – July 14, 1902) was an African-American abolitionist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist. Before the American Civil War, Still was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. He directly aided fugitive slaves and also kept records of the people served in order to help families reunite.

    After the war, Still continued as a prominent businessman, a coal merchant, and philanthropist. He used his meticulous records to write an account of the underground system and the experiences of many refugee slaves, entitled The Underground Railroad Records (1872).

    Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Opinions, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Relationships, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

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