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Pure Genius

Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.

healthcare

Q&A: Katherine Bouton, on hearing loss and its hidden causes

Over 15 percent of Americans are hearing-impaired -- and one big culprit is everyday noise. We spoke with author Katherine Bouton about the causes, the damage and her own progressive deafness.

architecture

Q&A: Stephen Chung, host, 'Cool Spaces'

The Boston-based architect will use his new reality television show to showcase some of North America's most provocative public architecture.

environment

Q&A: Gretchen Daily, ecologist, on quantifying nature's value

As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?