How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

You all know the truth of what I’m going to say. I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at the evidence, we can compare societies, more and less equal societies, and see what inequality does. I’m going to take you through…

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Welcome to The Brain Scoop! [Channel Trailer]

Hi, I’m Emily Graslie, chief curiosity correspondent for the Field Museum here in Chicago and host of The Brain Scoop! What’s The Brain Scoop? Well… [ELECTRONIC BUZZING] EMILY: I don’t even think about the fact that I’m practically kissing this thing. ADAM FERGUSON: It is like we said. We don’t – we don’t cut the anal glands, right? If we…

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The Motel for the Homeless and Ex-Prisoners: The Stay Inn (Part 1)

I don’t even have to start off singing to do it I can just start doing it. *Throat Banging Noise* I taught myself to do that. Oh, I’ve just seen you going like this, what is that And I can eat practically anything, literally anything. I could, well, I can’t eat glass and I certainly can’t eat dog shit. That’s…

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Is globalization actually disempowering? | Yann Martel

I don’t think that globalization, globalism, this idea that the world is a village is true. In fact it’s remarkable how culture bound we are. And that’s not a limitation, that’s just a feature of us as a species. We are animals and animals operate based on their empirical senses. So take a deer in a forest. A deer in…

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Mummy Brains

We’re here with JP Brown, who is the conservator of Pacific Anthropology in the Regenstein Lab here at the Field Museum. But today we’re not talking about Pacific Anthropology… – No, today we’re talking about Egypt. – And, kind of, ancient Egypt. – Yeah, pretty ancient Egypt. What we’re looking at here is the mummy of Pen Ptah, a male…

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Aboriginal Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Dr Tracy Westerman

(SPINZ National Symposium 2009 Culture and Suicide Prevention in Aotearoa) (Dr Tracy Westerman Indigenous best practice) (Learning the importance of evaluation) I was actually talking about culture-bound phenomena and I had a professor of psychology say to me that there’s no evidence that culture-bound… or cultural illness exists. And I actually said to him, my response to him was, that…

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