Reality Accepting Experts
Main expertice: Behavior, Empathy, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Learning, Relationships, Science, and Social Skills
Alan Alda (/ˈɑːldə/; born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H (1972–1983). He has had recurring roles on television programs such as The West Wing, and 30 Rock, and has received critical acclaim for films such as Same Time, Next Year (1978) alongside Ellen Burstyn and his directorial debut film The Four Seasons (1981) opposite Carol Burnett. Alda is also known for his performances in Woody Allen’s dramedy film Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), David O. Russell’s comedy Flirting with Disaster (1996), Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama film Bridge of Spies (2015), and Noah Baumbach’s relationship drama Marriage Story (2019). In 2004, Alda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Martin Scorsese’s Hollywood epic The Aviator. He is also known as Uncle Pete in Louis C.K.’s Peabody Award–winning tragicomedy web series Horace and Pete. Alda has also received three Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Apple Tree (1967), Jake’s Women (1992), and Glengarry Glen Ross (2005). In 2019, Alda received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Works of Alan AldaBooks
Main expertice: Behavior, Gender Roles, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Learning, Science, and The Scientific Method
Alison Ann “Alie” Ward (born November 6, 1976) is an American writer, actress, and television and podcast host.
Works of Alie WardBooks Movies/Videos Podcasts
Main expertice: Behavior, Leadership, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, and Societies
American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States.
Works of Barack ObamaBooks
Main expertice: Evolution, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Learning, Science, and The Scientific Method
William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter. He is best known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–2018), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.
Works of Bill NyeBooks
Main expertice: Behavior, Emotions, Happiness, Health, Leadership, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Social Skills, and Therapy
Casandra Brené Brown (born 1965) is an American researcher story-teller, professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Brown holds the Huffington Foundation’s Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work and is a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Works of Brené BrownBooks
Main expertice: Health, Nutrition, and Over-all Health
Chuck shed 265 pounds by conquering food addiction and devoting himself to a healthier lifestyle! Eight years later, he’s maintaining the weight loss by eating a plant-based diet.
Works of Chuck CarrollBooks Movies/Videos Podcasts
Main expertice: Behavior, Happiness, Health, Other People Exist, Relationships, and Social Skills
Gretchen Craft Rubin (born December 14, 1965) is an American author, blogger and speaker. Rubin is a writer on subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project.
Works of Gretchen RubinBooks
Main expertice: Behavior, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, and Thinking
Isabel Wilkerson (born 1961) is an American journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
Wilkerson was the editor-in-chief of the Howard University college newspaper, interned at the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, and became the Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She also taught at Emory, Princeton, Northwestern, and Boston University.
Wilkerson interviewed over a thousand people for The Warmth of Other Suns, which documents the stories of African Americans who migrated to northern and western cities during the 20th century. Her book Caste identifies the racial hierarchy in the United States as a caste system. Both books were best-sellers.
Works of Isabel WilkersonBooks
Main expertice: Behavior, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Gender Roles, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, and Social Skills
Kamala Devi Harris (/ˈkɑːmələ ˈdeɪvi/ (About this soundlisten) KAH-mə-lə DAY-vee; born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
A member of the Democratic Party, she served as a United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021, and as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017. Harris became vice president upon inauguration in January 2021 alongside President Joe Biden, having defeated the incumbent president, Donald Trump, and vice president, Mike Pence, in the 2020 election.
Works of Kamala HarrisBooks
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
Main expertice: Behavior, Biases, Change, Cultures, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, and Thinking
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (/ˈkɪmbərli/; born 1959) is an American lawyer, civil rights advocate, philosopher, and a leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality. She is a full-time professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, where she specializes in race and gender issues. Crenshaw is also the founder of Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) and the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), as well as the president of the Berlin-based Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). Crenshaw is known for the introduction and development of intersectionality, the theory of how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination, or discrimination. Her scholarship was also essential in the development of intersectional feminism which examines the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination to which women are subject due to their ethnicity, sexuality and economic background.
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Lee Crosby, RD
Main expertice: Health and Nutrition
I’m Lee, a 30-something registered dietitian loving my real-food, plant-based diet—including loads of slimming and sassy vegetables.
I launched Veggie Quest in 2010 following a breast cancer scare (read more below). When I stick to a whole-food, lower-fat, plant-based plan, my breasts—and the rest of me—feel better than ever.
Works of Lee Crosby, RDBooks Movies/Videos Podcasts Series Websites
Main expertice: Behavior, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, Thinking, and Unhealthy Behavior
Michelle Alexander (born October 7, 1967) is a writer, civil rights advocate, and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary (New York City). She is best known for her 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and is an opinion columnist for The New York Times.
Works of Michelle AlexanderBooks
Main expertice: Behavior, Family, Friendships, Gender Roles, Health, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Nutrition, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, and Teachers and Mentors
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in nonprofits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992, and together they have two daughters.
Works of Michelle ObamaBooks
Neal D. Barnard
Main expertice: Health, Nutrition, and Over-all Health
Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a textbook made available to all U.S. medical students.
Works of Neal D. BarnardBooks Movies/Videos Podcasts
Main expertice: Behavior, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Information/Facts, Knowledge, Learning, Learning from Failures, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Relationships, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, and Thinking
Shankar Vedantam is an American journalist, writer, and science correspondent. His reporting focuses on human behavior and the social sciences. He is perhaps best known for his Hidden Brain family of products: book, podcast, and radio program.
Works of Shankar VedantamBooks Movies/Videos Podcasts
Main expertice: Behavior, Gender Roles, Other People Exist, Politics, Race and Racism, Relationships, and Social Skills
Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat, policy advisor, and public official serving as Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Rice served as the 27th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and as the 24th U.S. national security advisor from 2013 to 2017.
Works of Susan RiceBooks
Main expertice: Behavior, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, Thinking, and Unhealthy Behavior
Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, television host, producer, writer, political commentator, and actor. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.
Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, television host, and actor in South Africa in 2002. He has since had several hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and was the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa’s iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he hosted the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which he created and aired on M-Net and DStv.
Noah began appearing on American late-night talk shows and English panel shows. In 2014, he became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and in 2015 succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart. His autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016 and acclaimed by critics.
Works of Trevor NoahBooks