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Interactive video lesson plan for: Arianna Huffington: Why Elite Performers Practice Mindfulness

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In conversation with How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes author Maria Konnikova, Arianna Huffington argues that mindfulness meditation is a necessary antidote to the US' unhealthy work culture, one that rewards long hours and the appearance of hard work over real focus and connectedness

This is the second video in an exclusive video series of today’s brightest minds exploring the theory of genius. Exclusive videos will be posted daily on youtube.com/bigthink throughout 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius Festival: Venture into the Extraordinary, running March 1 to March 8, 2015 (http://www.92y.org/genius).

Follow the conversation via #7DaysOfGenius

Exclusive interviews with thought leaders, filmed at YouTube Space New York studios (https://www.youtube.com/yt/space/new-york.html), include:

- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post and Maria Konnikova, Writer and Journalist, discussing the science of mindfulness.

- Bill Nye, Science Educator, Comedian, Writer and Actor, and Jake Roper, Broadcast Journalist, exploring how to nurture future geniuses.

- Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist, and Carl Zimmer, Science Writer and Blogger, examining neuroscience and genius; and

- Joy Hirsch, professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, and Carl Zimmer discussing creativity and the brain.

Video interviews will be posted exclusively at https://www.youtube.com/bigthink

“Genius is defined as exceptional intellectual or creative power and to hear great minds such as Arianna Huffington and Bill Nye explore what genius means to them will be fascinating,” said Peter Hopkins, Co-Founder and President, Big Think. “We are excited to partner with 92Y on 7 Days of Genius and share innovative and influential ideas with our audience.”

“92Y is proud to host conversations with some of the best minds of our generation, and through festivals like 7 Days of Genius and partnerships like this one with Big Think, we are increasingly able to share those discussions and spark new ones, engaging an ever growing community in the world of ideas,” said Henry Timms, executive director, 92Y.

Follow Big Think here:
YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink

Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd

Tagged under: Arianna Huffington (Organization Leader),maria konnikova,youtube,mindfulness,Phil Jackson,NBA,Military,92nd Street Y (Organization),meditation,yoga,focus,stress,Health (Industry),Guru,Jon Kabat-Zinn,Jon Kabat-Zinn (Author),huffpo,genius,7 days genius,big ,bigthink.,bigthink,lifelong learning,educational

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