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The Tap Code

Bob Shumaker, a former POW in Vietnam, describes how he and his fellow prisoners developed a social network that was crucial to their surviving three years in solitary confinement. They succeeded by creating a tap code that allowed them to communicate through their cell walls.

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Love's intensity

  • John Leguizamo
  • Actor John Leguizamo talks about the intensity of youthful passion and how those feelings mature over time.

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Asperger's Syndrome

  • Jason
  • Jason, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, talks about his struggle to overcome his problems with social interactions.

    Dr. Ami Klim explains the challenges people with Asperger's have with intuitive behavior.

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Sorting out the good from the bad

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Eat, Pray, Love...and Relax

  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of the book, Eat, Pray, Love, talks about why divorce produces such a high level of stress, how she discovered her own pathways to happiness, and why we must stand firm against the river of forces of stress in modern life.

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Understanding stress

  • Bruce McEwen Ph.D.
  • Dr. Bruce McEwen, Director, Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University, answers the questions, What is stress? Does stress harm the brain? and, What can we do to protect ourselves from stress?

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The space between your thoughts

  • Richard Gere
  • Actor Richard Gere ponders his personal philosophy of meditation. He talks about the value of using meditation to find the personal space between our thoughts.

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