Curiosity Daily Podcast: Elastic Thinking (w/ Leonard Mlodinow), How People Judge You, and Your Time Perspective

Learn how you can change your thinking to keep up with today’s fast-paced world, with some help from author Leonard Mlodinow. Plus: learn about the two criteria people use to judge you, and how you can measure your relationship with time.

Episode Show Notes:

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

Resources and publications from Leonard Mlodinow:

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