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March 31, 2016
Josh Kaufman is a quick learner. He picked up how to wind surf, strum songs on the ukulele, play an ancient Chinese board game, and program a computer. Each skill was acquired in a month, with daily dedicated practice. So how did he do it? Kaufman revealed his recipe for rapid skill acquisition for adults at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival and in his book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything...Fast!Kaufman...
March 29, 2016
 The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each...
March 24, 2016
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks at Spotlight Health 2015 about the value of physical activity.The United States faces real challenges when it comes to physical activity. Less than half of adults get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week, and only a quarter of kids get 60 minutes of activity per day.In a 2015 Spotlight Health discussion called The Key to Population Health: Physical Literacy, Vivek...
March 22, 2016
The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each...
March 17, 2016
 Psychologist and MIT technology professor Sherry Turkle believes the human race is at a robotic moment — a time when we are ready for and accepting of robots, even if they’re not quite yet ubiquitous. Turkle doesn’t think that’s necessarily a good thing. At the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Turkle shared her theories, based on years of study, about what happens when people talk to and try to develop relationships with...
March 15, 2016
The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each...
March 11, 2016
 UPDATE: California's End of Life Option Act will go into effect June 9, 2016. The legislation that allows terminally ill people to access life-ending medication was first signed into law in October. The date regarding when people can start using it was announced in March. California is the fifth state to allow an end of life choice. The blog below was first published in September 2015. When California...
March 09, 2016
The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each...
March 08, 2016
Paula Johnson speaks with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at Spotlight Health 2015Today marks International Women’s Day, where women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements are celebrated. Even with many accomplishments, more progress for women is badly needed in areas grappling with violence against women.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, undersecretary general for the UN and executive director of UN...
March 02, 2016
The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each...

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