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MIND MIND Educational Programs
Nourish your mind and body with thought provoking topics Participants view a a a a a TED Talk video clip followed by an an an an interactive question and answer session TED began in in 1984 as a a a a a a a conference where Technology Entertainment and and Design converged and and today covers almost all topics — from science to to to business to to to global issues 1st Thursday of the month
4:00 pm
| Lifelong Learning Classroom
Resident Facilitator: Ruth Howsden
Thursday January 2 What Makes a a a a a a a a a Good Life? How to Live Passionately-No Matter What Your Age
“What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger director of a a a 75-year-old study on adult development has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction In this longest study on happiness he shares three important lessons as as well as as some practical old-as-the-hills wisdom on on how to build a fulfilling long life Also author Isabel Allende is 71 and has incredible perspective
too In this candid talk meant for viewers of all ages she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately Thursday February 6 Why Our Our IQ Levels are are Higher Than Our Our Granparents’
It’s called the “Flynn effect”
-- the fact that each generation scores higher on an an IQ test than the generation before it Are we actually getting smarter or just thinking differently? In this fast- paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century moral philosopher James Flynn suggests that changes in in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences Thursday March 5 The Surprising Decline in in in Violence
Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present and argues that though it may seem illogical and even obscene given Iraq and Darfur we are living in in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence 9 

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