About Justin Brown

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. I'm passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

“Dark personality theory” reveals the 9 traits of evil people in your life

“Dark personality theory” reveals the 9 traits of evil people in your life

For years I thought that everyone is ultimately “good”, deep down. Even if someone treated me badly, I would always try to understand it from their perspective. Here’s what I would say to myself: They had a different upbringing to me. Their values are different. They just don’t understand the full situation. Yet no matter […]

Why are women more religious than men? Science has a surprising answer

Why are women more religious than men? Science has a surprising answer

In almost all countries around the world, women are more religious than men. For example, in the United States, there’s a significant 12 percentage point difference between men and women when it comes to religiosity. What explains the difference? A new study published in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion suggests that there’s […]

Noam Chomsky reveals the key threat to human survival in the 21st century

Noam Chomsky reveals the key threat to human survival in the 21st century

For the last half century, Noam Chomsky has been one of America’s most influential public intellectuals. Yet he’s largely ignored by the mainstream media. Chomsky is the scientist who taught us that human language is embedded in our biology, not a social acquisition. He’s the humanist who fought against the Vietnam War and other foreign […]

“There will be an increase in deforestation”: Brazil’s new president endangers Amazon and indigenous rights

“There will be an increase in deforestation”: Brazil’s new president endangers Amazon and indigenous rights

In his first day of office last week, Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro confirmed widely held fears that he would use his powers to increase the rate of deforestation in the Amazon. Within hours of taking office, Bolsonaro transferred responsibility for recognizing indigenous lands to the ministry of agriculture, reported the New York Times. According […]