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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Can You Use Algorithms To Find Love?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating, so she started treating the world of online dating as data — effectively hacking her way to finding a spouse.

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A Father-Daughter Dance — In Prison?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others' lives — but that becomes harder when the father is in jail. Patton tells the story of a unique father-daughter dance.

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What Makes Siblings Bond?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Writer Jeffrey Kluger explores the profound lifelong bond between brothers and sisters, and the influence of birth order, favoritism and sibling rivalry.

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Are We Asking Too Much Of Our Spouses?

Friday, April 25, 2014

How can couples sustain desire? Psychotherapist Esther Perel argues a good and committed relationship draws on the conflicting needs of security and surprise.

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VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady

Friday, April 25, 2014

"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.

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Does Money Make You Mean?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Social psychologist Paul Piff describes how wealth changes behavior and how almost anyone's behavior can change when they're made to feel rich.

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How Much Does Money Motivate Us?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Writer Daniel Pink explains why traditional rewards like money aren't always successful motivators.

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Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Social scientist Michael Norton researches how money can buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. The key is social spending that benefits not just you, but other people.

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Could Your Language Affect Your Ability To Save Money?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Behavioral economist Keith Chen says languages that don't have a future tense strongly correlate with higher savings.

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Are We Wired To Be Bad With Money?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Psychologist Laurie Santos studies human irrationality by observing how primates make decisions — including some not-so-savvy money choices their human relatives often make.

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Has Money Taken Over American Politics?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics and issues a bipartisan call for change.

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Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson explains how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color, and how we can address it.

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What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.

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Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

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On Identity, Depression And Listening: Andrew Solomon Answers Your Questions

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Writer Andrew Solomon on depression, identity, and listening in tough situations.

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What's It Like To Hear Color?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.

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Can A Prosthetic Limb Feel?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.

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How Do You Construct A Voice?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.

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How Can We All Listen Better?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.

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Is There A Secret To Happiness?

Friday, February 14, 2014

There may be no fool-proof secret to happiness, but Pharrell's song "Happy" definitely delivers some instant joy. Pharrell shares what inspires him to keep smiling.

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