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Stress Management: Arousal and Value Judgement

Stress management wisdom – Stress is, at its core, how we communicate with ourselves. Instead of being afraid of stress, learn to listen to it and use it as a tool that facilitates self-awareness and self- understanding. Don’t try to reduce or eliminate stress. Instead, as you’ll see in this lecture, learn to make stress work for you. […]

Arts

Drawing 101: Linear Perspective

In this lecture, you’ll learn to use linear perspective to draw an architectural landscape of two buildings on a ground plane. Construct the buildings and the space between them using the principles of one-point perspective. […]

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British Literature

H. G. Wells And The Quest For Utopia

Many of H. G. Wells’ science fiction stories contain fantastical utopian overtones. What was the historical impact of including these utopian settings within the context of his writings? And, relatedly, is there a way to see utopia as being inherently part of the science fiction project? […]

Ancient History

The Dramatic History of Islamic Medicine

Al-Razi was known as the father of Islamic medicine — in fact, many of his medical texts became classics that were still consulted in the Middle East and Europe hundreds of years after his death. Examine the life and work of al-Razi, and explore the development of hospitals across the Greater Middle East, and reviews the contributions of another great medical mind, Ibn Sina. […]

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Small Space Gardening — Edibles and Ornamentals

Patios, small decks, fire escapes—whatever your space constraints, there are a wealth of container gardening ideas and designs you can enjoy. Taking you through several seasons, this lesson shows you how to take advantage of small spaces to blend ornamentals and edibles (such as tomatoes and blueberries) and come up with creative solutions for everyday gardening challenges, including color balance, privacy with neighbors, and pest control. Adapt each of these techniques as your space allows! […]

Applied Philosophy

Why Do Scientists No Longer Study The Soul?

Despite its immense importance over the millennia, there is one concept not found in contemporary science or philosophy of mind: the concept of the soul. Why are problems of mind and body still with us, both philosophically and scientifically, while contemporary scientists and philosophers have nothing to say about souls? This lecture considers the history of that vanished concept. […]

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Astronomy

Stonehenge: A Remarkable Relic of Archeoastronomy

Ancient astronomers achieved remarkable feats that were built on many thousands of years of watching the sky. How did they accomplish so much without using the technology we have available today? Welcome to the study of archeoastronomy. […]

British History

British India: An Era of Economic Uncertainty

How did one of the most vibrant commercial centers in the global economy drift toward colonialism, and how did this set the stage for an eventual conquest of India, by both regional Indian and foreign powers? […]

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