How to use a thesaurus to actually improve your writing | Martin Amis

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Famously Nabokov said—or infamously, perhaps it’s now a synonym for that too – said, “There is only one school of writing, that of talent.” And it’s axiomatic that you can’t teach talent. Of course you can’t. But what…

How millennials can become a successful generation | Michael Hobbes

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink I think there’s this tendency to think that technology is going to save us or that technology is going to be uncomplicated when it saves us. And if you look at every technological innovation they’ve all been really…

Busting police brutality myths: Race, junk science, and big data | DeRay Mckesson

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink DeRay Mckesson: A lot of people don’t know is that any number you’ve ever heard about police violence comes through the aggregate of media reports. If you get killed in this country and a newspaper doesn’t write about…

Alex Jones and white supremacy: What to do with evil ideas? | Martin Amis

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Martin Amis: Salman Rushdie has argued that you can’t be—you know, it’s idiotic to say you’re above politics, because politics is all around you and above you and beneath you. I was resistant to that idea, but it’s…

Why toxic relationships are so draining. And when to break them off. | Shaka Sengor

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Shaka Senghor: I think the thing that causes relationships to become toxic are many-fold. I will start by saying: pessimism. Being around people who are pessimistic about life is to me one of the greatest obstacles that stands…