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  • Does practice make perfect? The science of expertise

    Does practice make perfect? The science of expertise

    More people are using their free time for self-improvement, whether it’s watching tutorials on YouTube or training for triathlons. While practicing for 10,000 hours gets you good, it isn’t enough to make you a master. Dr. Anders Ericsson, author of Peak, explains what it takes to become an expert.

  • Moon Juice: new age health goes pop

    Moon Juice: new age health goes pop

    As Americans become more adventurous in their quest for wellness and transcendence, Californian brand Moon Juice is serving up the ancient and exotic, infusing juices and supplements with ingredients like lion’s mane and astragalus. What’s behind the natural and alternative health boom?

  • How many? The science of quantification

    How many? The science of quantification

    Technology enables us to record and track data on almost any aspect of life – from diet to sleep, productivity to fertility. But what are the implications? Canvas8 sat down with Dr. Jordan Etkin of Duke University to find out how quantification can sometimes suck the fun out of life.

  • I'm special! The science of narcissism

    I'm special! The science of narcissism

    Searches for ‘narcissism’ have spiked in recent years, and some speculate that we're in the midst of an epidemic. But while narcissism is often considered a bad thing, does it have to be? Psychologist Dr. Craig Malkin isn’t sure. He sat down with Canvas8 to explain what healthy narcissism looks like.

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