Think you know why you do what you do? Hah! Get a grip! Your reptilian brain is in charge.
In this fascinating look underneath the hood, Shankar Vedantam explains how the brain relegates repetitive information to run in the background—a brilliant timesaver that has powerful and often unintended consequences in our modern world.
Why do we humans do what we do? There are 7 billion-plus answers to that question—one for every person on the planet. But flowing through our wildly divergent world views, there are commonalities that all people, everywhere, draw from. These are the foundations we can build on to leave a legacy of positive change.
There are two sides to every story, and as manager of the Seafood Champion Awards, I am in the enviable position of having a grandstand view of the upside of the world’s fishing industry. I read hundreds of stories a year about people doing amazing things to protect sea life. Here are some standouts from this year’s crop.