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Ambition: Good News Bad News


Determination, individualism – work hard you’ll get ahead and get a piece of the American pie. Those are hallmarks of our society – but does ambition come at a cost? Do relationships hold us back? Is it possible to find a balance between work and our personal lives?

The answer may very well lie in our brains…. The neuroscience that can lead us to what Dr. Christine Carter calls The Sweet Spot. She believes we can change our lives for the better when we use tactics that flow with our brain and physiology, not against them. We’ll also talk with journalist Emily Esfahani Smith.

PHOTO: ED GREGORY


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