Study Up For Think

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9:30 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Study Up For 'Think': The Hairy Truth Of Hair Removal

By 1906, Gillette was selling more than 300,000 razors a year, thanks to a contract with the US Army.
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Waxing, shaving, tweezing, threading, epilating, lasering ... while the methods vary, the vast majority of Americans have tried removing body hair they find unsightly. At noon, Krys Boyd will sit down with historian Rebecca Herzig, author of Plucked: A History of Hair Removal.

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World
10:54 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Study Up for ‘Think’: Empowering Women [Video]

Solving poverty and widening access to education start with equipping women to excel in their lives, especially young mothers. We'll get a glimpse at programs around the world and the individuals fighting to help women in the documentary series A Path Appears

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Study Up For 'Think'
9:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Study Up for ‘Think’: Uncovering A Dark Past

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Crystal City was once home to the only internment camp in Texas. Known as the "quiet passage," immigrants from Germany, Italy and Japan would settle in the small town during WWII.  

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Culture
9:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Study Up For Think: The Creativity Crisis

Timberg has personal experience with the impact of the "culture crash" on journalists: in 2008, he was the victim of a massive layoff at the Los Angeles Times and lost his home to the bank.
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The music recording business has plummeted in value. Hundreds of newspapers across the country have shuttered. Arts programs in schools are getting slashed.

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Psychology
9:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Study Up For Think: Accuracy, The Enemy Of Groupthink

According to Sunstein, isolated dissenters can reduce conformity pressures and defeat groupthink.
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Groupthink occurs when a set of people prioritize harmony and group cohesiveness over accuracy and diversity. At 1 p.m., Krys Boyd will chat with Cass Sunstein, co-author of Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.

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Science
9:30 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Study Up For 'Think': Lessening The Impact Of Poverty On Students' Brains

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Brain plasticity is the idea that brains aren’t static entities but rather are constantly being reorganized when learning or experiencing novel things. Thus, it’s no surprise that aspects of poverty—crowding, violence, hunger, family instability—have been shown to change the brain for the worse and impact language, learning and attention span among kids.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:45 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': A Natural Fix For ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects eleven percent of kids ages 4-17. In the first hour of 'Think', we'll talk about the root causes of A.D.H.D. and a natural approach to treating the condition with Dr. Richard Friedman, who recently wrote an article in The New York Times about the disorder.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:45 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Using The Food We Waste

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Food waste is a huge problem in industrialized nations where many households and businesses have more food than they really need. Today, in the second hour of 'Think' we'll be speaking to Elizabeth Royte, who writes about better uses for food waste in the November issue of National Geographic.

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Language
10:03 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Study Up for ‘Think’: A Guide to Good Writing

Rebecca Goldstein

Steven Pinker tells new ways to wield the pen - or keyboard - in his new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.  Pinker joins Think today at noon to speak with Krys Boyd about crafting clear, compelling, and elegant prose.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The World Of War Photography With Anne Wilkes Tucker

Alfred Palmer's photograph looks a women aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses for fighter and reconnaissance planes at the Douglas Aircraft Co. Plant in Long Beach, California in 1942.
Alfred Palmer / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In Anne Wilkes Tucker’s exhibition, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, viewers get a look through the lens at the many sides, stories, and effects of war. The collection is one of Tucker’s final projects before retirement in June 2015. She joins Think today at noon to explore the history of war photography and look back on her forty years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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