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Attention Span: Find Focus, Fight Distraction

Gloria Mark, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Professor Emerita at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

David Epstein

Science writer and best-selling author

Feb 13 2024

Everyday Dharma: 8 Essential Practices for Finding Success and Joy in Everything You Do

Suneel Gupta

Author, founding CEO of RISE, and visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School

Debbie Millman

Host of the Webby Award-winning podcast Design Matters, co-owner and editorial director of, and chair of the first-ever Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City

Feb 12 2024

The 5 Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans

Aliza Pressman, Ph.D.

Developmental psychologist and cofounding director of The Mount Sinai Parenting Center

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, bestselling author, and the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection and of The Play Strong Institute

Feb 8 2024

Helping Our Boys Pursue Belonging and Purpose

John Duffy, Psy.D.

Clinical psychologist and author of three parenting books

Shaka A. Rawls

Principal at Leo High School

Heidi Stevens

Chicago-based writer and Director of External Affairs for the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Feb 6 2024

HBCU Made: A Celebration of the Black College Experience

Ayesha Rascoe

Host of NPR’s "Weekend Edition Sunday" and the Saturday episodes of "Up First"

Natalie Y. Moore

Award-winning journalist and author

Feb 1 2024

Writing for Busy Readers: Communicate More Effectively in the Real World

Todd Rogers, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of Character Lab, and the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Jan 30 2024

Think Faster, Talk Smarter

Matt Abrahams

Educator, author, podcast host, and coach

Kim Scott

Co-founder of Radical Candor and author of Radical Candor and Radical Respect

Jan 24 2024

The Mirrored Door: What Blocks Women’s Careers

Ellen Connelly Taaffe

Clinical associate professor and the director of Women's Leadership Programming at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

Deepa Purushothaman

Former senior executive at Deloitte and author, speaker, and founder of multiple businesses

Jan 23 2024

Strategies to Reduce Risk and Increase Resilience in LGBTQ+ Youth

Melissa Blitz, LCPC

Associate Director of the Center of Excellence for Adult Mood & Anxiety programming at Compass Health Center

Joe Serio, LCPC

Chief Clinical Quality Officer at Compass Health Center

Tiffany Myers, LCSW

Social work department chair at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL

Jan 17 2024

Tightwads and Spendthrifts: Navigating the Money Minefield in Real Relationships

Scott Rick, Ph.D.

Associate professor of marketing at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

Olga Khazan

Staff writer for The Atlantic and author

Jan 16 2024