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  • New York City’s Next Great Poet

    Kioni 'Popcorn' Marshall is an up-and-coming poet - and she's only 12-years-old. Despite her age, she has earned the respect and admiration of the NYC poetry community by developing her own unique voice and bravely exploring mature themes like alienation, abandonment, loneliness, and abuse.

  • Should You Write What You Know?

    "Write what you know" is one of the most popular and most misleading pieces of advice that writers hear. But what does that really mean?

  • Inside Glossophobia: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

    Fear of public speaking is the most common fear in America - but with public speaking invariably intertwined with leadership, motivation, and change, people all over the world are working to overcome it.

  • Innovate Salone: Creating Innovation From Within Africa

    Kelvin Doe is a young innovator from Sierra Leone and MIT's youngest visiting practitioner ever. By inventing creative solutions to his daily problems, he is fostering growth and bringing fundamental change to his community and Sierra Leone.

  • This Is Your Brain On The Internet

    Is the internet and social media influencing your brain? Documentary filmmaker Tiffany Shlain investigates our changing behaviors in the connected world.

  • At What Age Will Your Creativity Peak?

    Recent research on the subject of creative innovation distinguishes different types of creative thinkers, not limiting creative potential.

  • Will Wind Energy Survive 2012?

    Wind energy is a polarizing topic of debate. The divide is along economic as well as environmental lines. With the wind energy tax credit expiring at the end of 2012, what legacy will wind energy leave?

  • Lessons from a Talking Head

    THNKR heads north to the contemporary art compound MASS MoCA to interview David Byrne as he's hard at work preparing his debut musical, Here Lies Love, opening in Spring 2013 at The Public Theater in New York.

  • Fundamental Principle of Entrepreneurship

    What does it take to launch a successful start-up in the digital age? The answer may be simpler than you think.

  • Do You Have Perfect Pitch?

    Absolute pitch, commonly referred to as perfect pitch, is the ability to recognize the pitch of a sound without an external reference. Research shows that there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of developing what you may have been born with.

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