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- Courageous Conversations Across a Growing Divide: One Small StepIn a time of polarization and political division, NPR and StoryCorps explore whether simple but courageous acts — talking and listening — can be a countervailing force to national discord.
- What I Learned From Writing Letters To Strangers Across America Writing letters to strangers in almost all 50 states became an outlet to process anxieties about the pandemic. And a reminder of all the ways we are connected.
- Finding Love — And Feeling Worthy Of It — In 'Felix Ever After'Kacen Callender's new young adult novel centers on a queer, trans teen trying to find out who's behind a traumatizing transphobic act — a quest that takes him on an emotional roller coaster.
- South Korean Bestseller 'Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982' Gives Public Voice To Private PainA slim book about an everyday woman's life in South Korea became a runaway bestseller (and a movie), tapping into a growing feminism in this punishingly patriarchal country. It's now out in English.
- In 'Minor Feelings,' Asian American Racial Trauma Is Laid BareCathy Park Hong's essays serve as a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life's flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.
- VIDEO: Elon Musk's Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let's Consider The ImplicationsThe tech entrepreneur recently said he is making implants that connect our brains to our devices. So let's explore the ethics of human upgrading — and what technology has already done to us.
- VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried ItResearchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050.
- VIDEO: What If Aging Wasn't Inevitable? The Quest To Slow And Even Reverse AgingScientists have developed promising clock-turning treatments for mice. Could pills that mimic the benefits of exercise help humans? In this Future You: the effort to stop the symptoms of growing old.
- Packing Hacks: How To Get Everything You Need For A Trip Into 1 Carry-On BagWith some planning, you can get everything you need for a trip down to one carry-on bag. Road warriors share their hacks — so you can travel with a lot less hassle.
- Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your BackyardYou can discover new things about the world when you travel, or even — if you apply a traveler's mindset — close to home. "It takes humility," says artist and author Jenny Odell.
- Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An ArmbandYou know "the Force" that binds all things — the one that can let your mind move objects? The latest Future You video demos an armband that allows users to control objects with thoughts.
- Higher, Better, Stronger, Faster — Brain Science Is Trying To Get ThereA headset that electrically stimulates your brain while you practice a motor skill claims to help you improve in less time. What might this mean for human abilities by 2050?
- Can You Travel In Groups Without Going Crazy? NPR Wants To Hear From YouNPR is putting together a guide on navigating the social dynamics of travel, and we need your help. Tell us, how do you deal with group dynamics when traveling?
- How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans CommunicateThe next phase of human evolution seems headed toward merging biological bodies with machines. In the first video of Future You, Elise Hu connects to a network and plays a game with her thoughts.
- How Mind-Controlled Robot Suits Could Enhance Our LimbsIn Episode 2 of Future You, Elise Hu explores mind-controlled exoskeletons that could let paralyzed people walk or the able-bodied gain super strength.