Why No One – Not Even Kylie Jenner – Is ‘Self-Made’ | THINK | NBC News

The way we talk about wealth and success in this country needs to change. According to some experts, using terms like ’self-made‘ to describe successful entrepreneurs has real and lasting negative consequences. Follow NBC News‘ Andrew Stern as he digs into into the history of the American dream, the myth of meritocracy and why no […]

Public Policy Worships The Automobile — And We Pay The Price | Think | NBC News

In America, driving often isn’t a choice but a necessity. Gregory Shill, a law professor at the University of Iowa, joined THINK to discuss how the law subsidizes driving at everyone’s expense. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news […]

Switching To E-Cigarettes Is Not Quitting | Think | NBC News

E-cigarette companies like Juul, Altria and Blu have implied that their products are safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes. But scientists haven’t done nearly enough research to determine the risks of vaping, nor is it clear how effectively these products do (or don’t) help users quit smoking. Dr. Alok Patel joined NBC News to discuss why […]

HBCUs Are In Danger. If We Lose Them, We Lose The American Ideal Of Education. | Think | NBC News

For nearly 200 years, historically black colleges and universities have educated tens of thousands of students. But what was once 120 schools is now 101, as HBCUs struggle with financial woes, accreditation and declining enrollment. In the last 20 years alone, six universities have closed. Spelman College senior Tangela Mitchell joined THINK to discuss the […]

This Law Makes It Easier Than Ever To Destroy Someone’s Life With The Internet | Think | NBC News

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg believes that we’re all just one person away from having our lives ruined. It’s a consequence of the internet and a law that dates back to 1996, says Goldberg, who runs a law firm for victims of sexual abuse and harassment online. Her book, “Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls” […]

How Big Tech Is Enabling America’s Immigration And Detention Crisis | Think | NBC News

A number of high-profile tech firms have made millions of dollars from contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) CEO Jonathan Ryan joined THINK to discuss how big tech is fueling the country’s immigration and detention crisis, and what workers can do about […]

Gaby Dunn On Polyamory, Bisexuality And ‚The Bachelor’ Franchise | Think | NBC News

Gaby Dunn is no stranger to putting her personal life on display in her work. She’s parlayed her financial woes into a podcast and self-help book, she’s opened up about her experiences with bipolar disorder, and she’s vocal about her bisexuality and non-monogamy, two identities she says took her a long time to come to […]

How Did BTS Get So Big In The West? One EP And A Recipe Just Right For The U.S. | Think | NBC News

Even if you’re not a K-pop fan, you’ve likely heard of BTS. The 7-member boy brand from South Korea is enjoying an unprecedented rise, celebrating three consecutive Billboard No. 1 albums, two certified platinum singles, and two sold-out nights at London’s Wembley stadium all within the past year. Music journalist Jakob Dorof joined THINK to […]

Deepfakes Are A Red Herring. Misleading Video Is Everywhere. | Think | NBC News

The specter of “deepfakes” – those A.I.-modified videos in which people appear to say or do something they did not do – has sparked another round of panic among journalists, pundits and politicians. But are fears of a deepfake-led misinformation campaign overblown? Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, joined THINK to discuss. » […]

What Would A Better Format For The Presidential Debates Look Like? | Think | NBC News

Shouting matches, highlight reels, candidate zingers: Our presidential debates are becoming more like sports events with each passing election cycle, says Bob Bordone, a professor at Harvard Law School. It’s time for something else. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and […]