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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Is There A Cure For Stage Fright?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Folk singer Joe Kowan talks about the visceral, body-hijacking experience he feels when he's performing in front of an audience, and how a song helped him cope with stage fright.

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What's The Difference Between Rational and Irrational Fears?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Through the story of the whale ship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker describes how our most vivid fears are often not the most realistic.

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How Do You Deal With Fear Versus Danger?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Astronaut and retired colonel Chris Hadfield discusses how to prepare your mind for the unexpected, and the worst.

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What's The Difference Between Real And Perceived Value?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Marketer Rory Sutherland says advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself.

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Is Authenticity Real?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Customers want to feel what they buy is authentic, but consultant Joseph Pine says creating "real" authenticity is a challenge.

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A Movie About Product Placement — Paid For By Product Placement?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the mysterious but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship.

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Top Stories: Moscow Displays Military Prowess; NFL Draft Opens

Friday, May 09, 2014

Also: An appellate court suspends voter ID laws in Arizona and Kansas; Thai protesters are angry over their interim government; and China uses monkeys to help patrol military bases.

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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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What Happens To Our Brain When We're In Love?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Why do we crave love so much? To learn about our need for romantic love, anthropologist Helen Fisher took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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