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  • Hi, I'm Victoria Brown, Co-Founder of

  • The way we live and work is changing at a faster pace than ever before. Since Big Think

  • launched in 2008, our mission has always been to help our audience get smarter faster. We've

  • brought you idea-driven video interviews with thousands of global thought leaders. From

  • Dr. Michio Kaku, to Henry Rollins, to Salman Rushdie, and many many more. You've helped

  • us become one of Youtube's most popular education channels, with a really vibrant community

  • of users. And now, we're responding to your feedback. We've created Big Think Mentor to

  • bring you the world class ideas of our experts, transferred into actionable tools to help

  • you lead more productive, happier and healthier lives.

  • Up to 40% of skinny people actually may be what we call skinny fat people. They look

  • thin, but they're metabolically obese. People will work much harder not to lose something

  • than they will to gain something, and that's not depressing, that's very useful, you can

  • leverage that. So basically what research suggests is that focusing on that, focusing

  • on the future, focusing on your goals makes people happy. You know striving actually makes

  • people much happier than even achieving. I assert, that if you are depressed after learning

  • and being exposed to the cosmic perspective, you started your day with an unjustifiably

  • large ego.

  • We'll update our programming each month to respond to your changing needs. Watch our

  • expert video, and then reinforce your learning with a guided thought experiment or life experiment

  • provided in the comments section below. Report back on your results, engage in community

  • debate, and make recommendations for new experts and areas of study.

  • Join us today, and become a founding member of Big Think Mentor.

Hi, I'm Victoria Brown, Co-Founder of

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